Recently, a company reached out to me asking me to promote their detox cleanse. This was just one of many companies who has reached out to me promising a miracle cure to detox my body. Um excuse me but who said my body needed to be detoxed?
Detox, juice, and tea cleanses are really popular right now. Do a quick Google search and you will find plenty of companies promoting their cleanses with claims of helping you lose weight, resetting your body and eliminating toxins.
Isn’t the weight being lost just water weight? As soon as the detox is finished and normal eating is resumed the weight will come right back.
Also, these cleanses are extremely low in calories. I’m pretty sure a calorie deficit can’t be healthy. Don’t we need other vitamins and nutrients found in other foods as well besides just fruits, veggies or tea?
As someone who exercises on a somewhat regular basis and works 40 hours a week, I could never starve myself like that with a cleanse. I need those calories and nutrients to give me energy and keep me going.
I have been personally approached by some believing they are helping their bodies by doing these extreme detoxes, sometimes even for 30, 60 or 90 days straight! I’m just not convinced yet that drinking detox juices or teas will do anything additional that my body does not already do on its own.
I’m a believer of eating healthy on a regular basis, moderation, and treating myself to donuts when I please. I am not claiming to be an expert or a nutritionist (because I’m not) but something about taking in such a little amount of calories on a liquid only diet just does not sit well me. It sounds more like starvation to me than cleansing and “detoxifying.”
I like my food, both healthy and unhealthy. I like moderation. I will never do a detox cleanse and you’ll never see me promoting one here or anywhere on social media.
What are your thoughts on detox juice and tea cleanses?
P.S. I drink both green juices and teas but never as a detox or as prolonged meal replacements.