So THIS is why everyone loves doing it! LOLz!
“A detox is a great place to start before a diet. My doctor, Alejandro Junger, recommends a detox once a year to rid organs of processed food and environmental toxins. His theory is that the gut (your system of digestive organs) is the root of good health. It contains about 80 per cent of your body's serotonin - which regulates appetite - so you're more likely to lose weight when it's working properly. This year I chose the Elimination Diet, which meant no additives or processed foods for three weeks. I've done juice cleanses in the past, and in my twenties I did the Master Cleanse, which left me hallucinating after 10 days. Be aware: a juice detox can crash your metabolism and lead to future weight gain.”
Yes, everyone should definitely check with their doctors before starting a cleanse because we’re pretty sure there’s nothing healthy about hallucinating!
And thank goodness for Gwyneth getting the word out there because it's a pretty popular trend.
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