Ditch the diet: Try this taco cleanse

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Flush that carrot juice down the toilet and blanket your hands with the comforting warmth of tortillas.

According to the Los Angeles Times, four Austin residents and self-styled "taco scientists" designed a taco cleanse in late 2015, guaranteed to "prevent or reverse taco deficiency."

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Sure, such a calamitous malady is likely all but eradicated in the Lone Star State. But if you're looking for a healthy way to build your entire dietary life around refried beans and guacamole, that resolution is now much easier to keep.

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In "The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life," vegan foodies Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris detail a method of replacing all meals for a month with tacos. It's good news if you're quite particular about your folded fare. The book offers much guidance, according to the Times:

“Before attempting the taco cleanse, the book offers a taco quiz, in which you answer a series of questions to discover your taco-eater personality. You can be a taco purist, taco sentimentalist, taco adventurist or taco contortionist. Yes, it’s just like those Cosmopolitan magazine quizzes.”

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“The Taco Cleanse” also explains how to make vegan versions of tortillas (flour, corn or waffle), margaritas and popular fillings like picadillo, carne guisada and more.

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