Detox or Crash Diet?

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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. It’s sort of like my beef with those Skinny Bitch books, if that makes sense? 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.