Here’s what I wish I had read before I tried my first cleanse

I didn’t metamorphose into Gwyneth Paltrow, but it did cure my writer’s block.

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At the end of July, I decided to embark on my first cleanse. I blame five months of quarantine eating and exercising — I was eating way more sugar and carbs than I was used to, running the equivalent of 2.5 marathons every week, and generally feeling awful. At any other time in my…