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Detox teas, appetite suppressant lollipops, juice cleanses — you’ve probably seen celebrities endorsing these so-called detoxes, diets and “lifestyles” on social media. It’s somewhat normal for influencers and celebrities to sell us stuff that we don’t need (that doesn’t work) in the pursuit of thinness. After all, when we’re constantly being told that thin equals healthy and beautiful, we will literally do anything to lose weight no matter what. Going on a strict diet, or restricting food heavily by doing a detox, is often seen as a form of strength. …

Mel Ciavucco

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