Image: You’ll never find anyone looking this happy on a juice cleanse. Soup, however… (Thinkstock)
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I’ve always been suspicious of juice.
Not suspicious to the point where I’ve managed to avoid paying $9 for my favourite “kale and friends of kale” special at Cold Pressed Juices. But suspicious enough that I’ve never done a juice cleanse.
I just feel like if you’re going to live on juice, it shouldn’t come in cold-packs and be consumed while you’re living a normal life. You should have to go to an aquamarine Thai island where they make you eat clay and flush your bottom out with coffee enemas at the same time. Anything less just doesn’t seem right.
These celebrities love a bit of juice cleansing action…
But now there’s a cleanse I really, really want to do. And there’s no juicing involved. It’s a ‘Soup Cleanse’, and as the company states: “Turns out suffering isn’t a nutrient, so we didn’t include it.”
On this cleanse, instead of scolling back litre after litre of lemon, cayenne and sugar-loaded apple juice, you get to “enjoy all the healthy benefits of whole fruits and vegetables including their naturally-occurring fibrous skins, seeds and rinds.” Which sounds pretty ace to me.
And it’s also something I’m quite familiar with. Way back in the day, French Women Don’t Get Fat advocated a similar two day “magic leek soup kick off weekend” to help turbo-start your new and fabulous life of living like a French woman. The “magic leek soup” was meant to help you de-bloat and drop kilos over a couple of days, when you would eat as much of it as you liked, and nothing else.