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Demi Moore Defends Detox Diet on Twitter

Demi Moore Defends Her "Clean" Detox Via Twitter

Remember when we told you that Demi Moore was on the 10-day Master Cleanse? Well, it didn't last quite that long. Via Twitter, Demi said that she made it through four days of the detox. Given that she was only allowed a concoction of maple syrup, lemon juice, water, and cayenne pepper, four days seems like an awful lot! But she didn't abandon detoxing altogether. In the same tweet, she said that she was on day 13 of the Clean Program, a popular detox amongst celebs like Mariska Hargitay and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Clean Program is a three-week cleanse with claim of ridding the body of toxin buildup. It consists of one solid meal of whole, organic foods and two meal-replacement shakes per day, along with pill supplements. It's also expensive — the three-week program runs $350 (food not included). And while it's not surprising to see another celebrity tout a cleanse, it is surprising to see a fan call them out on it. Shortly after Demi tweeted about the Clean Program, one of her followers — @chazzyb31 — sent out a series of tweets criticizing Demi's decision. Not content to keep silent, Demi retorted.

See their Twitter exchange when you


@chazzyb31: "I looked at the website you linked to. Two shakes & only 1 proper meal sounds like every other fad diet out there, e.g. SlimFast. With eating disorders so prevalent these days I am disappointed when celebrities like yourself endorse this sort of thing. You have a lot of influence, whether you realise it or not, and your fans may be all too ready to try something similar that doesn't cost $350 a pop (hefty price tag) and doesn't have the same support system you enjoy. I find it worrying. #justsaying"


@mrskutcher: "I think you need to research what it is I am doing there is no starving involved! It is all about nourishing the body!"

Demi went on to tweet to other fans that @chazzyb31 "doesn't know what she is talking about," and that the Clean Program is "healthier and liveable." The Clean Program even got in on the action, tweeting to @chazzyb31 the merits of the program, and asked her to "holla at us" with any questions. How's that for some Twitter drama?


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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
"Our bodies do need to be detoxed. " Define detoxed. Healthy eating? Limiting calories? Drinking only liquids? I WILL say that eating healthier would benefit everyone. I hope you know where your chicken is coming from because most come from farm factories where they're pumped with hormones and antibiotics.
Asia84 Asia84 7 years
Doing a cleanse has nothing to do with wanting to stay young. It has to do with getting the crap out of your body. If you believe it's BS, then don't do it. And if you wanna got there, Demi looks damn-good for someone her age. You see average people her age walking around, and they look a mess. They just let life add up. Then they wanna talk crap because someone is taking the time to give a flying sh*t, beyond taking a shower everyday, about their bodies.
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
I'm with the majority here. Demi should learn that she's just getting older and no detox is going to keep her younger. Besides, many doctors agree that long term detoxing is bad for you. You've got to eat the right solid foods.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
Good for Demi..sticking up for what she believes! After all, it's her body.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I agree with those that say that cleanses/detoxes are completely useless. Your liver and kidneys do a fine job on their own. If you want to do a safe cleanse, drink a lot of water, cut out booze and white sugar/flour, and eat a lot of fruits and veggies.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
My roommate is doing some juice detox cleanse thing. I feel like a jerk when I come home with pizza, but you know, I really dig solid foods.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Asche - That doesn't surprise me at all. Thanks for posting that, it was a good read :) I agree with Katie and Chazzy.
Berzerker Berzerker 7 years
Detox...Isn't that only for druggies? Is there something this Demi Moore isn't telling us? But seriously, I don't give a flying fuck; As long as I don't have to do their crazy diets, how does this affect me or anyone else?
Marshmelly411 Marshmelly411 7 years
@Betty Wayne - What she probably did was tweet it in two separate tweets, but they just combined it for the sake of the article. And omg! I remember seeing the infomercials for those foot things and thinking WTF?
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
asche, that's fascinating but not surprising. The biggest detox hoax I ever saw was detox foot pads:

You stick them to your feet before you go to sleep and when you wake up they're brown from all the 'toxins' that have been sucked out of your body.
TammyO TammyO 7 years
This is all Demi can do, huh? Talk about her diet obsessively. If I had a friend like this who always mentioned what new diet they were on and always talked about their newest crackpot "cleansing" methods I would not want to hand around them much longer.
Asche Asche 7 years
I actually saw a health miniseries in the UK that was hosted by Dr. Oz (of Oprah fame). One episode tackled the detox question. On that episode, there were two groups--a control group and a test group. Both groups consisted of 20-30-something year-old-women who had been binge drinking for about a week before the study (for the sake of science, of course!). Anyway, both groups were sent to a spa for a week. The control group engaged in light exercise, drank lots of tea and water, ate clean foods, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary for anyone with a fairly healthy diet. The test group, on the other hand, took part in a grueling detox. The detox took elements from all the major fads (Master cleanse, fasts, etc), and was coupled with rigorous exercise. At the end of the week, both groups had to submit urine samples, sweat samples, have physicals, etc, and their bodies were tested for various vitamins, elevated levels of toxins, etc. And who was better off? No one. Aside from being very cranky and tired, the test group was no healthier than the control group. It just goes to show that these fad detox programs are nothing more than a waste of time, energy, and money!
rc630 rc630 7 years
I don't see how this can nourish the body...You're not really supposed to eat less than about 1200 calories unless you are really tiny, old, or very sedentary, and most of these celebs have workout regimens that are as strict as some athletes. I looked up the program and I don't see how this can meat anyone's daily calorie needs: Breakfast: Shake made from brown-rice protein powder, plus herbal supplements in pill form to curb cravings and facilitate fat-burning Lunch: Stir-fried chicken and veggies with buckwheat noodles, plus herbal supplements. Vegetarian option: Cucumber and carrot slices served with hummus, tabbouleh and marinated kale with radish and pine nuts, plus herbal supplements. (Recipes are included with the plan.) Dinner: Shake made from brown-rice protein powder, plus more herbal supplements I don't see where the calories come from in that meal, especially in the vegetarian option. It may have a lot of vitamins and other good stuff, but anyone who's taken a basic physics or biology class knows that you have to have calories to do any work! Plus, what is there to even clean out? Most celebs hat are in this good of shape eat well anyway.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
It's funny how people are applauded for "calling out" a celebrity on substituting two meals per day with meal replacement shakes. I'm sure there's no way the Clean program actually does what it purports to do, but what's the big deal? It can't be any worse for you than eating one meal a day at McDonald's.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I highly doubt this detox program works. How do they prove it does? Do they cut a chuck of fat out of you, before and after, and measure the toxins? I mean, if it makes you feel good do it, but I'm not a big fan of blindly trusting celebrities or advertising. Just to point out, those detox drinks don't work for drug users. THC is stored in fat and can only be removed slowly over time as old fat cells are replaced by new ones. Most other drugs are water-soluble and really only stay in your system for a couple days. The reason people THINK detox drinks work is because you have to drink tons of water with them and the water dilutes your pee so much that it's below the level tested for. Totalls off topic, but aren't twitter posts 180 characters? How did chazzy get so many characters into hers?
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
^^ agree with katie225 and chazzyb31.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
I agree with Katie!
katie225 katie225 7 years
good for that twitter user for sticking up to these ridiculous claims! the body does not need to be de-toxed unless you've been taking illegal drugs. the human body has done a great job of taking care of itself and cleansing itself for millions of years. these fad diets and detoxes are completely unnecessary. i'm sorry, but skinny demi moore and gwenyth paltrow do NOT look healthy to me, do i will NEVER do any diet that they claim. i don't care how thin they are, that's similar to anorexia in my book.
michlny michlny 7 years
My colleague did the CLEAN program....he liked it so much, he stayed on it.....
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