My Slim-Down, Get-Glowing Detox
Forget juice cleanses. This eat-as-much-as-you-want diet promises weight loss and clear skin. But did it work?
The office had our holiday party the day I came off the diet, and since we had to put in our meal orders about a week in advance, I chose something that I thought would make an incredible fast break: Fettuccine Alfredo. My meal hit five of the six SAD GAS items, since I had a skinny margarita with dinner.
When I got my pasta, though, I was incredibly underwhelmed. It wasn't that it wasn't made right -- it was -- or that it didn't have enough of that cheesy sauce -- it did. It just looked so bland. Over the past week and a half, I had gotten used to incredibly vibrant-looking meals. The reds of bell peppers and tomatoes, the deep purple of beets, the varying shades of greens -- it all looks so lifelike when it's on your plate. And while the first bite was pretty good, after bite number three I felt more like I was eating sponge-like sawdust than nutritious food.
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