By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
The aughts were all about cutting carbs--Atkins says no grains, no problem, South Beach eliminates them in its first phase--and those wanting to lose weight fast came in droves, with some success. But that moment has passed, and now, if there's one thing experts agree on, it's the importance of eating real food-the stuff that doesn't come in packages and in which you can easily name all the ingredients. However, that doesn't mean the body-fixing quest has gone anywhere.
Enter juice cleanses. These three-, five-, or seven-day regimens during which you drink nothing but cold-pressed, veggie- and fruit-packed concoctions went from Hollywood to the mainstream, and it's difficult to find someone who hasn't at least thought of temporarily ditching solid food. It's a marketing trend as much as a diet one, but despite what advocates claim, the scientific community is skeptical that a liquid diet has the powerRead More »from Are "Detox Diets" the New South Beach?