These Disturbing Weight Loss Trends Need to Die — Here’s Why

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You deprive your body of a lot of nutrients when you cut out whole foods. | lzf/Getty Images

Concoctions like the Master Cleanse have certainly had their heyday. But liquid-based regimens like this are actually quite bad for you. In addition to robbing your body of the nutrients it needs to function properly, trendy cleanses are not a long-term weight loss solution. In fact, you are more likely to gain the weight back because your metabolism will be thrown so far out of whack. While we’re on the subject of metabolism …

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