I’m not a big cleanse person. Thanks to low blood sugar, skipping meals means cold sweats, shaking, and general crankiness. Whoever coined the term “hangry” probably did so right after getting between me and a snack when I hadn’t eaten in a few hours.
The thing that’s always rubbed me the wrong way about cleanses, besides the hunger part, is that they so often feel like veiled ways to not eat. As someone who’s struggled with body image issues for most of my life, I’m sensitive to anything that seems to normalize disordered eating. That’s why I really dug this video from my friend Anita Avalos about the difference between a detox and a diet. Check it:
Do you guys ever do the cleanse thing? Is it about weight loss for you? I’d love to hear your experiences!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!