Taco lovers who are looking to get healthy in 2016 will be thrilled to learn there is a new diet plan that consists of only stuffed tortillas.
Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris, four self-proclaimed ‘taco scientists’ from Austin, Texas, created The Taco Cleanse after they discovered that 30 days of eating nothing but tacos is actually beneficial for your health.
But before you drop everything and run to Taco Bell, there is a catch. The diet book consists of 75 recipes for vegan tacos, which means meat and dairy are off limits.
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New trend: The Taco Cleanse suggests that eating nothing but vegan tacos for 30 days is good for your health
However, when you consider the fact most cleanses often consist of nothing but liquids, or in the case of the Master Cleanse, a mix of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup, you can’t go wrong by chowing down on healthy tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
‘Did you try the Master Cleanse and feel hungry all the time? Did South Beach leave you cold?’ reads The Taco Cleanse website.
‘Did you climb on board the Paleo train only to learn that cavemen didn’t ride on trains? Finally, there is a new diet plan that will have you actually be able to stick to.’
According to the book’s description, readers will learn how to make their own tortillas and fill them with everything from beer-battered Portobello mushrooms to tater tots.
Genius idea: The unique eating plan was created by Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris, four self-proclaimed ‘taco scientists’ from Austin, Texas
Taco experts: Jessica (L) and Molly (R) can be seen wearing white lab coats while holding glass beakers
Vegetable expert: Stephanie (pictured) is also the creator of Lazy Smurf’s Austin Vegan Guide
One image on the cookbook’s Instagram page sees a taco stuffed with a vegan hot dog. And there are even recipes for healthy salsas and margaritas.
Unsurprisingly, the new diet book, which debuted in December, is attracting a lot of attention, with many people taking to social media to dub the eating plan the greatest thing to happen in 2016.
Former reality start Spencer Pratt jokingly tweeted: ‘I’m on day three of this taco cleanse and have only gained like 10lbs,’ while Patricia Lopez added: ‘I’ve never been so excited to start a cleanse.’
Proud of his work: Wes can be seen posing with he and his co-authors’ new book and a menu featuring their taco recipes
Popular diet: The Taco Cleanse, which debuted in December, has attracted the attention of numerous taco fans on social media
Getting creative: The diet book consists of 75 recipes for vegan tacos, which means meat and dairy are forbidden. This meat-free taco is stuffed with a vegan hot dog
New Year, new you: Patricia Lopez shared a photo of the book on Twitter, explaining that she has ‘never been so excited to start a cleanse’
‘Begin with a breakfast taco, the most important taco of the day,’ the book promises. ‘Even if you do nothing else, your mood will brighten in just 24 hours.
‘Keep eating tacos and within a week your outlook will be noticeably improved. After 30 days, cleansers report lasting benefits – and you will, too!’
However, the tongue-in-cheek satirical guide, which pokes fun at dieting culture, also jokingly claims to help followers grow beards and conceive children.
Is that vegan cheese? This Twitter user dubbed her breakfast tacos ‘the most important tacos of the day’
Exaggeration: Former reality start Spencer Pratt joked that gained 10lbs after three days on the new diet
Master this cleanse: The tongue-in-cheek satirical guide pokes fun at dieting culture, while offering readers unique vegan taco recipes
Feeling frui: The plan offers plenty of variety, and these ‘Tropical Breakfast’ tacos are made with bananas
When one Twitter user contemplated starting the plan, The Taco Cleanse replied: ‘It’s a satire. But don’t tell anyone else. It’s a secret.’
And while The Taco Cleanse doesn’t appear to make any promises about weight loss, the book’s scientists may be on to something.
Coincidentally, a few weeks before the book debuted, Elite Daily editor Kaylin Pound was inspired to eat nothing but tacos for six days after reading about 28-year-old Charlotte Palermino’s ‘pizza cleanse‘ that helped her shed five pounds.
Unlike The Taco Cleanse, many of Kaylin’s tortillas were filled with meat and dairy, however, she still managed to lose four pounds.