This Twitter thread explains exactly why you shouldn't do a January detox 3 years ago

This Twitter thread explains exactly why you shouldn't do a January detox

This is really quite interesting.

It is officially 2019. We bet you've already seen quite a few "New year, new me" captions on Instagram, and you can also prepare yourself for everyone you know starting a diet of some sort.

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Which is probably a good idea, because the festive period has almost definitely done a bit of damage to your body...

And as much as we encourage a healthier diet, or a new gym routine, one Twitter user has pointed out the flaws in the logic of a detox diet.

A detox diet, or a cleanse, is the process of completely removing anything bad from your diet over a period of time.

And although this sounds like a good idea, food expert James Wong has explained why he believes the whole process is basically a load of nonsense.

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Wong reckons that there is no real benefit to the whole thing, saying: "Thanks to science we now know that immorality isn’t the cause of ill health. (Duh!) AND that attaching weird moral labels like ‘clean’ and ‘pure’ or ‘sinful’ and ‘junk’ to different foods is bat shit crazy. So do yourself a favour and spare yourself the agony."

You can read the thread in full here:

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So next time someone judges you over what you're eating, redirect them to this thread and they won't do it again...