By Anne Dieu Le Veut
There’s a basic mistake that some of us make when we get to this time of year. We subconsciously feel that we deserve some sort of punishment of austerity for all our excesses – especially over Christmas. So the New Year detox has taken on all the associations of the religious purge and confession of Original Sin in the hope of absolution!
The worse of the detox zealots are those who go on a juice-only diet; they rush around excitedly virtue signalling, making the rest of us feel quite dull and guilty, telling us how much energy they now have, when all along, they’re just on a sugar jag. The amount of fructose that they’re ingesting makes them seem like a hyperactive child at a birthday party and, mark my words, there will be tears before bedtime!