As a result, I felt more energized, I felt lighter, and even happier! And this wasn't the point, but I lost weight, too.
A cleanse works because it removes toxins from your body so you can properly digest real food and get the nutrients you need, use the proper amount of energy to digest food, and even save energy normally used to break down yucky, processed food so you have more to spend on other things.
Simply by eliminating the above-mentioned foods, you're removing many common allergens from your diet. Although not everyone has a sensitivity to all of those things, you won't know until you've removed it for a little while!
And even if you're not sensitive to something like gluten, if you avoid it, you'll probably eat less bread and less packaged food. Avoiding dairy will cut out the tremendous amount of cheese most people eat. You'll start filling your day with veggies and fruits that provide actual nutrition and don't fill your body with empty calories.
While you'll almost certainly lose weight, this isn't about starving yourself by any means. There's still plenty of food you can eat that will fill you up and be SO much better than the usual Standard American Diet fare.
Here are some great meal options: