When people think of "dieting" they often envision their favourite foods going out the window. Pizza, pasta, ice cream and tacos all come to mind.
But one woman wanted to change that. See, after hearing about Charlotte Palermino going on a week-long "pizza cleanse" and actually losing weight, she decided to take a deeper look at how she could do the same, with her food of choice, of course.
"If there’s one day of the week I love just as much as Pizza Friday it’s Taco Tuesday because let’s face it, tacos are delicious AF," began Elite Daily's Kaylin Pound. "So, I grabbed my sombrero and set out to fulfill my dream of making every day Taco Tuesday by going on an epic taco cleanse."
For six days, Kaylin went on a strict diet of just tacos. She didn't consume coffee, booze, or even chips and guac. All she ate were racks of tacos.
"And you know what? I actually lost four pounds in the process. But then again, I guess that shouldn’t be too surprising since a taco in each hand is basically the same thing as a well-balanced diet, right?"
She admits, however, that it wasn't as fun as she hoped it would be. Here's the skinny on her week-long experiment:
"Last week, I went on a 'taco cleanse' and ate nothing but tacos for six days straight."
"I kicked off day one with a tasty trio of tacos from my favorite spot, Cafe El Presidente."
"On day two, I was feeling pretty good so I headed over to Dos Caminos on Park Ave and demolished a plate of fish tacos."
"I hit up Cafe El Presidente later in the day for taco round two. My official count was up to eight and I was already getting pretty sick of these things, so I knew this was going to be a long week."
"On day three, I think all those tacos finally started catching up with me because I felt like sh*t. I had horrible heartburn for most of the day but, nonetheless, I weathered through the acid storm in my throat and upped my taco tally with some chorizo tacos from Sabor A Mexico Taqueria…"
"…plus a plate of carne asada tacos from Salvation Taco."
"By day four I was really struggling and spent most of the day dreading the thought of eating another taco. But I knew I was in too deep to turn back, so I ate an Adobada taco from Los Tacos No. 1…"
"…and somehow managed to stomach several salmon tacos from Vamos later in the evening."
"I felt a little bit better on day five, although I was getting really, really sick of Mexican food at this point and probably would have sold my soul for a few sips of coffee. I reluctantly upped my cleanse count with a couple chicken tacos from Chipotle…"
"…and polished off an insanely delicious tray of shrimp tacos from Ottos Tacos."
"On day six I thought I might actually be dying from a taco overdose, but it was the last day of my cleanse and I really wanted to finish off strong. Since I felt so terrible, I figured I would try to be “healthy” by opting for a veggie taco from Five Tacos."
"I continued the taco tour by taking on some chicken tacos from Dos Caminos later in the day."
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"I brought the final taco tally up to 28 by crushing a couple victory tacos at Empellón Al Pastor. Although I felt pretty awful, I’m happy to report that my torturous taco diet was somewhat of a success because I did lose 4 pounds in the whole tortilla-filled process."
"However, I probably wouldn’t recommend this diet to anyone because quite frankly, forcing tacos down my throat every day made me feel like absolute sh*t. Not to mention, eating tacos by themselves is not nearly as much fun as eating tacos with a side of guac and an ice cold margarita."
Have you ever tried a pizza cleanse or a taco cleanse? How did it go for you?
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