Snake juice recipe
When I first heard about the so-called “Snake juice” or “Snake Diet” I was slightly confused. Fortunately, this diet does not prescribe eating snakes or converting them into liquid. It encourages to eat like snakes. The good news about this diet ends. If you have heard about it and want to understand how accurate this information is, there are many reasons why you should not go on a snake diet and drink juice. It is likely that after reading this material, you will categorically refuse this venture.
What is Snake Juice
Snake Juice was created by fasting coach Cole Robinson, who has garnered a large following on social media, YouTube, and Facebook.
On these channels and his SnakeDiet.com website, Robinson is actively promoting the idea of a lifestyle centered on prolonged fasting. It means that you should abstain from eating as long as possible. Eat once a day or even every few days. He urges people to starve not for hours, but days, weeks, and even months, says Robinson literally in his YouTube video.
During this fast, he strongly recommends that his followers eat exclusively “snake juice.”
It is made from water, potassium chloride (“no salt”), baking soda, Himalayan pink salt, and Epsom salt.
Robinson even appeared on the television show The Doctors, where he recounted how one of his clients lost 50 pounds in a month by eating only once a week while actively practicing martial arts every day. Other success stories on his website include a woman who lost 100 pounds in 5 months, a man who has lost 25 pounds in 2 months, and so on.
Robinson claims that in addition to weight loss, the snake diet promotes the resorption of tumors in just two months and cites the example of treating his herpes.
BasicRecipe for “Snake Juice”:
- 2 liters of water
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- One teaspoon salt-free potassium chloride (salt substitute)
- 1/2 teaspoon edible Epsom salt
The mixture can be consumed alone or blended with coffee to make “snake diet coffee.”
How much snake juice should you consume per day? If you use ready-made packs of a powdered electrolyte mixture to make snake juice, diet recommendations recommend no more than three packs per day. If you are making your mixture at home, there are no clear instructions on consuming.Experts warn that one of the problems with snake juice consumption is its high sodium concentration. A snake’s daily juice can contain up to 4,000 mg of sodium, which is about double what most adults need. It can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, kidney problems, and more.
Reasons to Avoid Snake Juice
Snake juice isn’t for everyone, and here’s why:
- There are no clinical trial results and no scientific conclusions. There is currently no reliable evidence to support this diet. Disputing this, Robinson relies on misleading results from his Facebook group. This data will never replace scientific findings for many reasons. Not only because it is impossible to determine: where the truth is and where the lie is.
Many sources claim that Robinson has no medical education. Including in the field of dietetics. It is almost impossible to find information that would confirm his competence in matters of proper nutrition. He proclaimed himself a fitness trainer.
- Promotes nutritional deficiencies.If you have found the strength to follow this diet for an extended time and have not developed a deficiency of any nutrients, this will be a real discovery. It is impossible to get all the nutrients you need by eating once a day, let alone a few days, a week, or more
- Not suitable for people prone to eating disorders. Snake juice provokes symptoms similar to eating disorders. It describes an article in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including the following:
- frequent sitting on this diet generates anxiety associated with certain foods or skipping meals;
- Strict rules and procedures related to eating and exercise;
- Feelings of guilt and shame associated with eating food;
- Constant concerns about food, weight, and body shape negatively affect the quality of life;
- Feeling of loss of control over the consumption of foods, even those to which you are used to in everyday life;
- The constant fluctuation in weight;
- Physical exercise, eating restrictions, fasting to cleanse the body from the junk food eaten.
- It is unstable. You can lose weight by following this diet. It can motivate you. But this phenomenon is temporary because it is precarious. When you return to your regular diet, the weight will return as well. Often even higher values than the original ones.
Should you take social media advice seriously
Maybe yes, maybe no. But does it matter? These are just photos taken on time. Any diet works only for a short period. What you will never see is the long-term effect of this diet. You will hardly be able to find pictures of people a year, two, or three after starting the diet. Moreover, these images do not show internal changes in the body, not to mention the mental state of these people, which exist only at the expense of water, salt, and a minimum amount of food.
As we all know, social media is like a commercial. It will not show real life. What people experience and what they go through is always behind the scenes. Just pay attention to the pinch of salt you add to your food. Is this amount sufficient for the normal functioning of the body?
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Intermittent fasting is strongly discouraged for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and people with hypoglycemia. Also, people with digestive disorders, gastrointestinal tract disorders should not starve. They need to follow particular dietary guidelines. In any case, before starting a new diet, it is necessary to agree on a nutritional plan with a specialist to ensure a healthy and safe approach to this issue. An integrated approach to treating many diseases involves the joint work of a doctor of the corresponding direction and a nutritionist. A dietitian helps you lose weight or gain weight; establish a regimen of food intake; exclude foods that contribute to weight gain or worsen the symptoms of chronic disease; make up for the lack of nutrients.