Juice cleanses and diets in New York

It seems like every day I am in New York, I am listening to someone discuss the latest food trend (gluten free? Low carb? No eating after 6pm?). I have a coworker who just eats a grapefruit for breakfast each morning and does the low-carb thing the rest of the day. I have another coworker who is doing a five-day juice cleanse, and when she is “feeling desperate,” she is “allowed” to eat cucumber slices. Fast-paced, work-centric city life seems to make us resort to painful, pointless fads to stay thin, but what long-term achievement will be found from this?

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