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The truth about diet cleanses - 4 biggest myths debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, “diet cleanse” has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “cleanse,” you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?

The truth is, a diet cleanse doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you do it in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.

The following are four myths you may have heard about cleanses, making them scarier than intended. The purpose behind a cleanse is to eliminate junk foods from your diet and replace it with nutrient-rich foods that help your body’s natural detoxification process. Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why a diet cleanse might be just what your body is craving.

Myth # 1: You won’t enjoy anything you’re eating while on a cleanse.

While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy, a cleanse isn’t all about eating lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil. There are many delicious recipes that can be prepared using healthy ingredients that not only taste amazing, but nourish and help your body detoxify itself.

The best part is, many of them don’t involve any fancy ingredients and can be prepared even by a cooking novice. In fact, my cleanse participants always discover new foods and recipes that they absolutely love that have become staples in their diets long after the detox ends.

Myth #2: You’ll constantly be hungry while on a cleanse.