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If you see the word 'detox' run and 5 other diet claims never to believe

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Detoxing will help you lose weight

“Detoxification is a made-up term,” says Yoni Freedhoff, M.D., author of The Diet Fix. “Juice cleanses that call themselves that rely on pseudo-scientific babble.” Yes, you’ll lose weight on a three- or five-day liquid diet, but once you go back to solid food, you’ll gain it all back—and maybe more thanks to acting on feelings of deprivation and the idea that you deserve treats after being “good.” “Our liver, kidneys, and skin detoxify our bodies naturally. There is nothing left over that we need to remove, nor is there any mechanism by which these cleanses could do so.” 
© Namie Genkin

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