As fad diets become increasingly popular amongst dieters, many are eager to try them in hopes of a healthier lifestyle. Trending diets range anywhere from low carb intake, to baby food diets.
One diet, juice cleansing (or juice fasting), requires abstaining from any solid food consumption, instead drinking only fruit and vegetable juice for a period of time. Juice cleanses allegedly detoxifies your body and help with weight loss.
“I expected to be more energetic and feel renewed after the cleanse,” sophomore and previous juice cleanser Jordyn Baker said. “I’ve been reading up about their benefits for a while and I was really curious to see what the cleanse would be like.”
However, most juices, especially those packaged together specifically for cleanses, tend to be extremely pricey.
While many try this diet as a detox and claim it improves your health, appearance, and mood, others argue it’s unhealthy and remain skeptical of them.
“I think its a waste of time,” sophomore James Tsang said. “Your body needs protein not just juice.”
Even some who have tried juice fasting can agree all the work and money serves no real benefit.
“It was such a waste,” previous juice cleanser and sophomore Maddie Laufer said. “I still felt bloated and I was pretty upset with the results.”
While some are voluntary to give juice cleansing a shot, others despise them.
“People think that the cleanse with make them feel better but it’s all in their heads”, sophomore and anti-juice cleanser Caroline Figueroa said. “They want to seem hip and fit in with trends going on. But that just means they’re insecure with themselves.”
It’s clear that people have many opinions formed around juice fasting and there’s really no deciding if the juice lifestyle is right for you unless you are willing to give it a try more than two days.