It is a universally accepted fact that diets are hard to stick to. Having controlled eating portions are bound to make anyone feel miserable and worse, hungry. Now that different types of cleanses and diet fads are popping up here and there, it’s really hard to decide which would be the best one for you.
But recently, one particular cleanse has been making rounds on the internet and getting everyone curious, mainly because of its delicious-sounding name – the ‘taco cleanse’.
This tempting diet is an idea borne out of the humorous cookbook called “The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life.” The book has been published a few years ago, but it has recently been garnering a lot of headlines as well as some serious advocates. The responses have been overwhelmingly positive so far for those who have tried it.
But before you run to the nearest store to indulge yourself with some carne asada tacos, one thing should be made clear: all tacos must be vegan. Wave goodbye to the greasy goodness of your carnitas, and say hello to your sweet potatoes, avocados, and nuts – they will be your new best friends.
How does the ‘taco cleanse’ work, exactly? It’s quite simple – all your meals must contain tacos filled with healthy, plant-based ingredients. A cleanse can last for just a day or up to one month depending on your needs. The diet doesn’t claim to help with weight loss – in fact, the book’s authors do not promote it as one.
Their opinion of diet cleanses is that they are unhealthy (aside from the Taco Cleanse, of course). So don’t expect that this book will have you tracking your weight obsessively every single day – it won’t. Its authors – who are four self-proclaimed taco scientists – can assure you that.
But come to think of it, if you’re eating tacos stuffed with nutritious vegetables and plant-based proteins on a daily basis, then shedding a few pounds while on this diet is definitely not an impossibility.
In keeping with its lighthearted philosophy about eating, the taco cleanse even recommends drinking what the creators call “the required margarita supplements.” Go get your glasses ready!
The Taco Cleanse was written for people who love tacos and want to experiment with a vegan lifestyle. Its authors aim to promote a healthy view of eating, reminding their readers that eating healthy doesn’t have to be tortuous – it should be enjoyed.
“We can become so obsessed with cleansing and ‘perfect’ diets that we develop eating disorders or at least spend an unnecessary amount of our lives worrying about filling our diets with righteousness,” Stephanie Bogdanich, one of the book’s authors, told Women’s Health.
We completely agree. So, will you be trying the taco cleanse?
(Note: This article is for informational and entertainment purposes only and not to be treated as a professional opinion, recommendation or medical diagnosis.)