Why you shouldn't do a juice cleanse this holiday seasonIf you've uttered the words "I'm never eating again" while clutching your bloated, about-to-burst belly at past Thanksgiving dinners, you may think literally quitting solid foods cold turkey after your turkey feast is a good idea. After all, a juice cleanse offers a much-desired break from chewing and digestion, and comes with rave endorsements from slim celebrities plus alluring health and weight-loss claims from popular juice companies.
But before you order that six-pack of greens to "detox" your body, it's important to understand the hard-to-swallow truth about juicing, especially right after your biggest gorge-fest of the year.
Not So Fast
Despite glowing reviews from diehard juiceheads, there's no science to support that juice cleanses actually live up to their promises. In fact, many doctors think of these as bottles of B.S.
"This feast-or-famine approach to eating is not healthy," says Lynn Allen, M.D., an endocrinologist from theRead More »from Why You Shouldn't Do a Juice Cleanse Right After Thanksgiving