Oh, don't mind me. That's the sound of my head hitting my desk repeatedly.
Why? Oh, I just found out about the latest diet book making the Internet rounds -- The Lemon Juice Diet.
Really? Yes. Really.
I'll let the publisher's description speak for itself.
"Instead of just suggesting dieters drink a concoction of lemon juice, cayenne, and maple syrup, The Lemon Juice Diet starts there and then integrates lemon juice into a healthier, easy to maintain, long-term plan. Lemon is a natural powerhouse; its great flavor makes it an easy addition to your diet and its low glycemic index provides a steady stream of energy, without the sugar high and subsequent crash we get from high GI foods."
Oh, it gets better: "Lemon juice, when taken regularly first thing in the morning, acts as a tonic to the liver and stimulates it to produce bile making it ready to digest the day's food."
Anyone else in favor of a 100-year moratorium on any diet plan that suggests any beverage that combines lemon juice with cayenne pepper?