6 Strangest Cleansing Diets That People Swear Actually Work

1. Juice Cleanse

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Because this super low-calorie, produce-based diet prohibits all the solid foods you’re used to eating, it helps you eat fewer calories without having to navigate tons of complicated rules. This creates a calorie deficit that promotes weight loss.

But could you see yourself juicing for two weeks straight? Missing breakfast or lunch (or breakfast AND lunch) gives me a huge headache by mid-afternoon. I couldn’t see myself NOT eating for two entire weeks!

2. Taco Cleanse

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Tacos are tacos. Tacos are meant as a comfort food, not diet food for crying out loud. This cleanse, based on The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life, suggests eating tacos with every meal. The book comes with a long list of taco shell and filling recipes.

While this may work for the short term, let’s face it: tacos are not a part of any diet, period.

3. Master Cleanse

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One of the original cleanses, at one point it seemed like everyone in Hollywood was doing it. But because Beyonce did it, it doesn’t mean that it will necessarily work for a busy working mother-of-two like you and me.

It consists of drinking nothing besides a mix of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. With that being said, it sounds awfully gross. The only thing I eat syrup with is waffles or pancakes, thank you very much.

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Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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