The Taco Cleanse Promises to Change Your Life

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Cleanses, especially during the new year, are a dime a dozen and all so incredibly hard to get excited about, but hold on to your tortillas because the latest radical detox diet comes from the authors of the new book "The Taco Cleanse"—and it might just be the cleanse we've all been waiting for.

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The authors of this book are self-proclaimed "taco scientists" from Austin, Texas, who want to "detox your dreams" and "redefine your dinner" with their tortilla-based diet. Their diet plan provides you with more than 75 vegan recipes to choose from so that you can get your taco on morning, noon and night.

The whole thing is very tongue in cheek and pokes fun at the diet industry that is based on deprivation and makes us all so freakin' hangry. None of that in the taco cleanse. Instead of depriving your body, the taco cleanse "rewards your body with what it naturally craves: tortillas, refried beans, guacamole!" Ain't that the truth?

But seriously, though. It all seems reasonable and nutritious. You even get the deets on how to make flour, corn and waffle tortillas from scratch. Waffle tortillas?! Intriguing to say the least. As a bonus, this cleanse lets you have margaritas, too. Have we all just died and gone to heaven? Because surely heaven is full of tacos and margaritas.

It is important to note that this cleanse does not promise to make you lose weight. I mean, you might, but that would be because you're actually full from eating many plant-based tacos — and not starving yourself to the point of binging on empty calories as you cry yourself to sleep, feeling like a failure with no self-control and an incredible craving for tres de asada.

This begs the question, how many tacos can you eat in one sitting? Guess we'll have to try it ourselves to figure it out!

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