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Clean Diet Review

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How the Clean Diet Works

Created by Dr. Alejandro Junger, the Clean Diet is a 21-day detox program that is meant to help people cleans the toxins out of their system and get them physically and mentally healthy. It was designed for those who suffer from depression, IBS, weight problems and a number of other issues.

While using the Clean Diet, people will have a liquid meal to start the day, then have two solid meals with the recommended ingredients included in the book. Dr. Junger claims that people who use his diet will feel rejuvenated after three weeks of following his program.

Although not designed specifically for people who want to lose weight, the Clean Diet can help people get slimmer simply by lowering their calorie intake. That being said, it is not considered a diet program because it lacks any type of exercise regimen and it is only meant to be used for 21 days.

Do Dieters Lose Weight on the Clean Diet?

The Clean Diet is actually a pretty good option for short-term weight loss because the three daily meals are going to contain far fewer calories than most people are used to consuming. It isn't a good option as a long-term weight loss plan, though, because once the 21 days are up, it is up to the dieter to figure out how to continue shedding pounds.

On top of being a very short-term diet, the Clean Diet also lacks any type of workout plan to compliment the rest of the program. Anyone who wants to lose weight and keep it off will have to look elsewhere to find a workout routine that will work for them. Many other diets are more complete than the Clean Diet, so those who want a healthy eating and workout program will have to find it elsewhere.

Level of Effort

The Clean Diet is considered a “simple” diet only because the rules are easy to understand. It most definitely is not an easy diet for people to follow because it requires them to make major life changes. Many dieters will find it to be nearly impossible to go from eating what they want, when they want to only being able to eat two solid meals per day.


Once the required supplements are factored in, the Clean Diet ends up costing people up to $450, which is very expensive considering that it is a three week program. On top of that, it is not a long-term diet plan for people who want to use it specifically to lose weight.

The Clean Diet may be perfect for people who suffer from depression and/or stomach issues, but those who want a complete diet program that doesn't cost them an arm and a leg will want to look elsewhere.

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posted 2 November 2016, 16:11   *
The diet is tough, but it doesn't have to be expensive. If you read the book, the shakes don't have to be purchased. There are many alternatives. I do this diet occasionally to primarily just feel better and clean things out. I will agree with the author, there are probably much better alternatives if you're looking for a diet with the purpose of losing weight.
posted 5 June 2016, 12:22   *
Diet plan is very restrictive and have too many rules can be difficult to follow long term. Way to expensive for what its worth.