I'm not sure what people think they're accomplishing when they use "cleansers" or lemon diets. But hey, if they are happy with the results then it's all good, right?

So, Oprah Winfrey just completed her 21-day "cleansing" diet which prohibited her from touching caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten or animal products. Well, anything is better than that Colon cleansing scam that people get suckered into wasting money on.

    Winfrey kept a blog about her experience on the cleanse and admitted to nearly giving in at one point, writing: "I want some wine. Bordeaux 82. Just one glass at sunset, almost broke down and had a glass. I didn't." On the cleanse's final day, she ate a large baked potato and fresh green salad, reports People. "All ingredients except the olive oil came from my garden," she wrote."I got a real kick out of that. I was raised by a grandmother who grew and harvested everything," she added. (Source)

Good for Oprah. But I wonder how much money this "cleansing" diet cost her?

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    I am so over Oprah!!!! I know she has alot of fans
    however I am not one of them... Boo 2 Oprah

  • teecee

    it might have cost O a lot of cash, but we poor folks who are religious do the same thing. we call it a daniel fast. a daniel fast is a 21 day fast where you eat fruits and veggies, pray, drink water and some non sweetened juices. yes men fast too during the summer. lol

    this is much safer for those who are on meds because some meds call for you to eat. it doesn't cost you a lot of money just a trip to the farmers market and time in front of the stove. i am going on one the first of \July because i have been eating a lot of grilled food and not a lot of veggies.

  • NYCUTIE

    I don't believe it cost her much more money than she usually spends. She probably saved a little change

  • Anna

    Laughing at how long it took for a comment. If this were about Beyonce there would be 30 comments already.

  • candycane

    I still mad at Oprah from years ago, when Bernie Mac was on and was talking about hot good hot links are, and Oprah said, what's a hot link. BYTCH PLEASE!!! You mean to tell me in all your years of living (at that time) born and raised in Missippi and you NEVER, let alone heard of, but never ate one. Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • bklynchick

    Oprah could have taken a metamucil and all that sh** would of came out of her the same way. She must be running out of ideas....

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    @teecee ...I am a vegetarian and I love it this is year 17 for me. Some people confuse vegan with vegetarian.
    Because I only eat seafood no meat meaning anything
    On the land and everything in the ocean. Well maybe not
    Everything. LOL
    Daniel and the three Hebrews refused to eat from the
    king delicacies.

  • http://www.myspace.com/spiceandmusicqueen08 pyt_504

    OK I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sick of this woman! I know she is a black woman and we are supposed to stick together for the sisterhood and all..... but I can give a fat rats ass about oprah and if she cleaning her damn system.

  • http://www.myspace.com/spiceandmusicqueen08 pyt_504

    bklynchick Says:

    Oprah could have taken a metamucil and all that sh** would of came out of her the same way. She must be running out of ideas….

    ____________________________________________________

    hahahhahahhaaa now you go to the corner for that one--->

  • ggouch

    I am a huge fan of FASTS. My parents were dashiki, afro wearing, black power fist in the den, incense blowing, hippie-ISH.

    I was raised as a child to fast for balance, spiritual guidance, discipline and clarity. That is typically what MOST people, I know want to accomplish when embarking on a fast.

    I am preparing to fast as we speak...I am to begin at sunrise on Thursday. The fast I do maybe what you (Sandra) is referring to when you say "Lemon Diet" is actually the Master Cleanser or the Lemonade Diet.

    It consists of 10 to 40 days of no food intake (YES 40 days!! some have accomplished this)... it consists of:

    Distilled Water,
    Grade B Maple Syrup,
    Cayenne Pepper, and preferably
    Organic lemons

    (it taste like a spiced tea…not bad tasting at all)

    Additional items needed are herbal teas: Senna Tea to move the toxins and waste that the aforementioned concoction is loosening up in your body. This allows it to get completely through your body for release.

    Also, an herbal tea, non-caffeinated, to aid you in remaining discipline to the fast. It beaks up the monotony of drinking the concoction. I use peppermint or a lemon tea.

    Why 10 days? It typically takes the human body at least 7 days to absorb the benefits of any regimen, i.e. vitamins, medications and so on.

    Though you are probably like Hell NO!! NO FOOD!!,

    If you can make it to day 4 without deviating from the fast, the hard part is over. From here it is smooth sailing. If you believe in Metaphysics, you can relate to the fact that Fasts are good it puts the body back inline with the universe. My practice of fasting encourages me to do this type of fast twice a year, the spring and the fall. I rarely get sick during the year. I have only been in the hospital 3 times in my life and 2 of those times were for the births of my children. The other was a broken ankle.

  • miamore73

    I thought about doing this Lemonade diet but the whole idea of having to stay near a bathroom for fear of the runs was enough for me to say HELL NO!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/spiceandmusicqueen08 pyt_504

    yea yea i heard of the mater cleanser diet with the pepper and the only thing i will say.. what you put in will come out..... you eat pepper so you will sh!t pepper. keep the Preperation H near by.....

  • teecee

    SnootyPooty1 Says:

    @teecee …I am a vegetarian and I love it this is year 17 for me. Some people confuse vegan with vegetarian.
    Because I only eat seafood no meat meaning anything
    On the land and everything in the ocean. Well maybe not
    Everything. LOL
    Daniel and the three Hebrews refused to eat from the
    king delicacies.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    @ SP
    have you ever had vegetarian sushi ? a friend of mine makes it for his summer cook out. his Asian wife makes a lot of vegetarian and vegan meals. its ok sometimes and other it make u hurl. lol

  • ggouch

    To PYT-504, it takes some getting use to and you are correct that if you work, I hope the bathroom is close. The Senna tea does that though. And it is HIGHLY Recommended that if you feel the urge to fart...9 times out of 10....it's not a fart...wink wink, nudge nudge..BUT, you bottom does not burn from the pepper. You drink enough water that does not happen.
    @ SP, this fast is actually a good pre-lude to beginning to eat vegan or changing your eating habits all together. You feel so good afterwards, you don't crave the same levels of sugar, starch and caffine, or even at all. You also loose a lot of weight...but once you go bacck to eating normal, you will gain some of it back...the key is to make a change and the weight coming back wont be an issue. If anyone is interested I have a information I can send to your private email.

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    I fast but its for spiritual purposes not to be clean...but I guess to each his own.

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I just ended a year of being a vegetarian, and all I can say is THIS BACON IS GOOD AS H E L L!!!

  • ThatCarmen

    okay, yall are making me hungry....thinking about all these empty stomachs.

    I did a fast once ...(like milly) it was for a huge spiritual purpose to focus on what I was praying for.

    I am also starting a fast for 14 days on the 1st of July for a spiritual reason... it just allows me to focus less on my physical cravings and more on my mental needs.

    and uuummm .. as for Oprah; its so hard for me to hate on her. For all the things she could probably be doing better or more of, it doesnt take away from some of the life changing things she has done for many people. She is human; not Christ.

  • ggouch

    @ ThatCarmen Says
    and uuummm .. as for Oprah; its so hard for me to hate on her. For all the things she could probably be doing better or more of, it doesnt take away from some of the life changing things she has done for many people. She is human; not Christ
    _______________________________________________________
    I am AMEN-ing all over the place with you on this one sister.

    With all we feel SHE DON"T DO!! there is a WHOLE LOT she does do. I just don't get the hate.

  • BayArea

    Sandra said:
    Well, anything is better than that Colon cleansing scam that people get suckered into wasting money on.

    ********************************************************
    Sandra I was going to ask you about the above (I heard a commercial on my local radio station re: “ever clear” or something like that). But when I googled it: It was ALL bad, not recommended. Can we get a medical minute on this? What do YOU recommend?

  • maema

    Sorry, but if you eat fish you are not a vegetarian.

  • Anna

    ThatCarmen Says:

    okay, yall are making me hungry….thinking about all these empty stomachs.

    I did a fast once …(like milly) it was for a huge spiritual purpose to focus on what I was praying for.

    I am also starting a fast for 14 days on the 1st of July for a spiritual reason… it just allows me to focus less on my physical cravings and more on my mental needs.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You are brave with the 4th of July coming up. I will have to look at my calander very clearly before I decide to do a 14 day fast.

    Nice to see pics of real ppl on your gravitars. I have a face for radio. lol

  • AlwaysSweet

    I've heard of the colon cleanse thing. And I've seen pictures of what comes out of those people's bodies. And I ain't having no parts of it. That ish is scary.

  • ThatCarmen

    Anna; yeah, i picked 4th of July on purpose because its when my physical cravings will be off tha chart with the smell of the bbq out in the air.... thats why its a spiritual thing for me.... and imma pray for your "face for radio" comment when i am fasting!!!!! lol..you suppose to embrace yourself beautiful and say "f" what everybody else thinks...thats what these celebrities need to be saying when they all up in our grills about what we blog about...let our comments roll off ya and keep doing you!

  • Anna

    @ ThatCarmen Says:

    Anna; yeah, i picked 4th of July on purpose because its when my physical cravings will be off tha chart with the smell of the bbq out in the air…. thats why its a spiritual thing for me…. and imma pray for your “face for radio” comment when i am fasting!!!!! lol..you suppose to embrace yourself beautiful and say “f” what everybody else thinks…thats what these celebrities need to be saying when they all up in our grills about what we blog about…let our comments roll off ya and keep doing you!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I wish I were as disaplined as you. I don't even balance my check book. I mentally know what is in there. Like going to the grocery store. You mentally know how much you are spending. Why do I always get in the line with the woman who has $80 in voids? LOL

    And my looks. Dad is black mom was white. They did good. I am only lacking rythmn and pigment. LOL

  • ThatCarmen

    Anna; I wouldnt give a sh*t if both your parents were right off the boat from tha mother land and as black as this site's background ....... I think everyone is beautiful! I like to talk about them crazies that do a hack job with plastic just to look worse than they did before they wrote the check to the doctor....or the ones that rely on MAC products trying to cover up sh*t that the make-up only enhances...... but, ill shut up now and sip on this good corona (at work yes!) and save the beauty talk for another blog another day. its a good day when everyone takes off work in my office except me!

  • Anna

    @ ThatCarmen Says:

    Anna; I wouldnt give a sh*t if both your parents were right off the boat from tha mother land and as black as this site’s background ……. I think everyone is beautiful! I like to talk about them crazies that do a hack job with plastic just to look worse than they did before they wrote the check to the doctor….or the ones that rely on MAC products trying to cover up sh*t that the make-up only enhances…… but, ill shut up now and sip on this good corona (at work yes!) and save the beauty talk for another blog another day. its a good day when everyone takes off work in my office except me!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The person who I thought surprised me the most getting knifed is Vivica. After I thought about it I understood. She is ghetto crazy and has to have a softer look because no matter how hard she tries she will always play Angry Woman # 1 and Ghetto Womanj # 4 in a movie. LOL

    My boss just called me. Guess he was checking in to see if I was still here. He did not want anything. I know what time I get off work and I don't take advantage of that.I am the only employee so I don't mind when he leaves early.

    I have my job to do and I get tired of training him. Hell if he has not figured it out by now it's time to get another career. LOL. It's been 4 yrs for him and I am just glad he stopped asking me where the "j" is on his keyboard. LOL

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Oprah is a die hard yo yo dieter. I cna't believe she does it so publicly. Too bad she can't just accept that God obviously doesn't want her rail thin. She needs to stop fighting it and focus on staying healthy. There is no way all these extreme diets can be good for her.

  • Anna

    @Bird Says:

    Oprah is a die hard yo yo dieter. I cna’t believe she does it so publicly. Too bad she can’t just accept that God obviously doesn’t want her rail thin. She needs to stop fighting it and focus on staying healthy. There is no way all these extreme diets can be good for her.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It has to be so heart breaking to lose the weight only to gain it back. That yo yo thing sucks. Look at me I am skinny with flat abs. Look at me now it's 4 months later and I have gained it all back. It's embarassing. Janet is the same way. I could lose a few pounds. Just glad I am tall and gaining 5 pounds does not look like 20.
    Some ppl were not meant to be skinny and you can tell because when they get skinny(for the short amount of time it lasts) they look ill and bobbleheadish.

  • hellava10

    So the basic bottom line is Oprah is full of sh!t? And she's put on more weight because she is full of sh!t? And it took some days to find out that she was full of sh!t?
    Hell, I could have told her that she was full of sh!t over a slice of pecan pie.

  • Anna

    @ hellava10 Says:

    So the basic bottom line is Oprah is full of sh!t? And she’s put on more weight because she is full of sh!t? And it took some days to find out that she was full of sh!t?
    Hell, I could have told her that she was full of sh!t over a slice of pecan pie
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Don't forget the whipped cream or ice cream. She has nothing to lose. LOL

  • ThatCarmen

    hellava10 ^^^^^^

    if i knew your first middle and last name, i would call you out and over to the corner like your momma use to.

  • Anna

    @ ThatCarmen Says:

    hellava10 ^^^^^^

    if i knew your first middle and last name, i would call you out and over to the corner like your momma use to.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    hellava10 may make few comments but they are oh so worth reading. (My first time on this site was registration day. I did not know it was a seculded registration. Yea me.)

    It took me months before I commented but always enjoyed reading hellava10's comments. I started commenting when Sandra was cleaning house. I was making sure I was still here. LOL.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    @teecee.......No I am going to have to try that.. It sounds good...LOL at some of the food makes you hurl I can relate to that because some of it does the same thing to me...

    @smokie... LMBO

    @maema.. There are different types of Vegeterians.. That is why I made the distinction that I am not a vegan because they dont eat anything that comes from animals.

  • maema

    SnootyPooty1 -

    There ARE different types of vegetarians, such as those who will not eat dairy, eggs, or ANY products from an animal. BUT, the key principle of all vegetarians is that they do not eat flesh living beings/animals. To say that you are a vegetarian that eats fish is like saying you are a vegetarian who eats chicken.

    There is nothing wrong with eating fish, but I wonder why you insist on labeling yourself a vegetarian? Just say you don't eat meat.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    @maema.... Okay we will agree to disagree because that is the mature thing to do at this point. However you might want to do some research. You Have a wonderful day!
    BTW I am healthier than my husband who eats meat!!!!