Detox Diaries: My "Crazy, Sexy Diet"
Can a chai-obsessed, meat-loving writer become a green juice-drinking vegan for 21 days in order to detox her body? Find out
The importance of cheatingIt's Day 5 of my detox diet and I caved and had a chai this morning. There. I said it. My name is Meghan, and I'm a cheater.
But I was tired! And there was a parking spot right in front of my favorite coffee shop that makes the most delicious chai in the entire city! And I felt as if I would die if I didn't get that damn chai!
I know I sound like a melodramatic child, but consider yourself warned: If you try a detox diet, cravings will come. And they will be hard to fight.
But before you think this is a big 'ol cop-out, hear me out: With detox plans I've strictly followed in the past, I've gone hog-wild the minute I was finished detoxing. And I mean hog-wild -- bacon and eggs with a triple-shot latte for breakfast; bacon cheeseburger for lunch; pizza and beer for dinner. But experts say this is one of the worst things you can do after detoxing. That blast of unhealthy eats taxes the liver (which has already been taxed during the detox) and can actually cause you to get really sick.
So I may actually be onto something in my justification for caving and grabbing that chai latte. I'm hoping that if I let myself cheat every so often, I may actually succeed in sticking to the tenants of this detox plan well after this 21-day adventure is over, which is really the goal, says Carr.
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