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Ruby Tuesday Matthews is hungry during her three-day juice cleanse

Byron Bay influencer Ruby Tuesday Matthews has discovered the main problem with multi-day fasting: getting hungry.

The mother of two, 27, told her Instagram followers on Tuesday night she’d started a three-day juice cleanse. 

‘I’m standing here, I’m on a three-day juice cleanse and I’m so f**king hungry and I’m not even like 12 hours in,’ she complained. 

Fancy that! Byron Bay influencer Ruby Tuesday Matthews has discovered the main problem with multi-day fasting: getting hungry 

‘I’m standing here looking at the boxes where the food is packed. Nuts, where are you?’ she added wistfully.

However, she seemed to be in a better mood on Wednesday morning.

‘Good morning, everybody. Day two of a juice [cleanse]. Last night I almost caved and ate nuts, but I woke up and I’m feeling strong,’ she said.

She added that she’d noticed a change in her complexion since starting the cleanse.

‘My skin is starting to break out, I don’t know if that happens on day two of a juice cleanse, but I think that is the toxins releasing itself from everywhere,’ she said. 

Juicing: The mother of two, 27, told her Instagram followers on Tuesday night she'd started a three-day juice cleanse. 'I'm standing here, I'm on a three-day juice cleanse and I'm so f**king hungry and I'm not even like 12 hours in,' she complained

Juicing: The mother of two, 27, told her Instagram followers on Tuesday night she’d started a three-day juice cleanse. ‘I’m standing here, I’m on a three-day juice cleanse and I’m so f**king hungry and I’m not even like 12 hours in,’ she complained

In November, Ruby defiantly shared a photo on Instagram of herself eating a hamburger – just days after blasting critics of her very slender frame.

The post came after Ruby had uploaded an angry rant upon waking up to hundreds of concerned comments about her figure.

‘Okay I’m officially over it. Firstly I’d like to clarify that I do not have an eating disorder of any type,’ she wrote.

'I have a very fast metabolism': In November, Ruby defiantly shared a photo on Instagram of herself eating a hamburger - just days after blasting critics of her very slender frame

Tucking in: Ruby proudly displayed the high-calorie meal as she sat in the driver's seat of her car

‘I have a very fast metabolism’: In November, Ruby defiantly shared a photo on Instagram of herself eating a hamburger – just days after blasting critics of her very slender frame

‘I’ve been a size six my whole life I don’t owe anyone an explanation.’ 

‘I have a very fast metabolism. My Botox only lasts seven weeks – that’s how fast it breaks it down,’ she added.

‘I see a dietitian who is helping me try to gain weight through this process. I’ve always been honest about all my mental health struggles.’

Size matters: The post came after Ruby had uploaded an angry rant upon waking up to hundreds of concerned comments about her figure

Size matters: The post came after Ruby had uploaded an angry rant upon waking up to hundreds of concerned comments about her figure

Although juice cleanses are often marketed as way to shape up in a speedy fashion, qualified dietitian Kathryn Hawkins told Body + Soul they ‘are not actually healthy’.

In fact, Ms Hawkins said while the body may appear slimmer during the cleanse, the juices are actually leading to water loss and can cause your ‘muscles to waste’. 

This is due to the juices being low in protein and complex carbs – two things we need regularly in our diet.

‘You can appear lighter and smaller as muscles are atrophying,’ she said. 

Not only this, but the cleanses can also cause you to crash and have mood fluctuations as they ‘spike your blood sugar levels’.

Not smart: Although juice cleanses are often marketed as way to shape up in a speedy fashion, qualified dietitian Kathryn Hawkins told Body + Soul they 'are not actually healthy'

Not smart: Although juice cleanses are often marketed as way to shape up in a speedy fashion, qualified dietitian Kathryn Hawkins told Body + Soul they ‘are not actually healthy’ 

What are the benefits of a juice cleanse?  

  • Easy way to enjoy your daily dose of fruit and vegetables 
  • Your body can absorb the nutrients easily because the fibre has been removed
  • You can get more adventurous with the fruits and veggies in your diet  
  • Great way to reduce produce waste 

Source: Dr Axe 

And when it comes to the ‘detoxing’ part, Ms Hawkins said our bodies simply don’t need it. 

Instead, healthy food choices are a better option for detoxing, with Ms Hawkins encouraging people to ditch sugar-heavy foods, fried foods and processed foods and replace them with fresh fruit, veggies, proteins and wholegrains. 

Australian dietitian Susie Burrell has also weighed in on this issue and said while there is ‘nothing technically wrong with a juice detox’ compared to ‘toxic weight loss programs’, there is an issue with them on a nutritional level. 

‘If followed for a short (three to five day) period, you will drop a couple of kilograms and feel lighter and more energised as a result. The biggest issue nutritionally is that fruit juice in particular is packed full of sugar, up to 30-40g or 6-8 teaspoons per glass,’ Susie said. 

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