The Ice Cream Cleanse: Does It Work?

ice creamSo, there is always a new weight loss fad out there. Some are better than others, and in this case, some are quirkier than others. What’s most important is are they really healthy?

The new ice cream cleanse fad was introduced to the world by Kippy’s! Ice Cream Shop in Venice, California.  They offer a yoga class and ice cream four-day meal plan priced at $220.  There have been several reports of people explaining that after eating five pints of ice cream for four days straight they lost weight. I’m not sure if there is any real science backing up this method, but according to Kippy Miller, raw ice cream connoisseur and shop owner, it works! Your initial reaction is probably somewhat similar to mine: IS THIS A JOKE?! I mean, as a hardcore lover of ice cream I’d love nothing more than for it to be true, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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Kippy Miller has been making raw ice cream for over five years, and if you are like me, you are probably wondering what the heck is raw ice cream. Raw ice cream has never been heated or cooked, and is made with organic and vegan ingredients.  Kippy takes imported coconuts from Mexico, ferments them for five days, creating a coconut yogurt. She then uses raw honey to sweeten the mixture. “You’re getting a probiotic and raw fat,” say Kippy. “We need more raw products to replenish our gut and help our digestion and our immune system.”

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Next door to Kippy’s unique ice cream shop is a Kundalini yoga studio started by Guru Jagat, the ice cream cleanse co-creator. Jagat says that, “Kundalini yoga is meant to work the body, mind, and spirit.” Kippy and Guru Jagat’s cleanse comes with a strict regiment of Kundalini. “It’s a double whammy of detoxification,” says Miller.

A writer from website Gizmodo did the cleanse with his girlfriend and did drop about six pounds, but he wrote that he gained it all back over the course of a long weekend. If in some ways your meals are limited, you most likely are going to be eating less—and therefore you are most likely going to be losing weight. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for you or healthy, though. While you might lose weight, the weight comes all right back because it’s not a sustainable lifestyle approach.

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