FUCK A DUCK if starving doesn't SUCK!!!!
Starving sucks ass. Dirty ass. Dirty sweaty ass.
I managed to stick it out for 16 days before I snapped completley and fell off the wagon. You're not suppoesed to be hungry on the cleanse and the truth is if you drink enough of the "lemonade" you really won't be. BUT, but that stuff gets so freaking OLD after a while, you get so SICK of it and it starts to burn and turn your stomach at the mere thought of it that - or at least I did - you eventually start drinking less and less until it's barely nothing at all. And then you get hungry. And more hungry but still can't stand the thought of the lemonade.
I tried drinking more water to "curb my appetite" but it only made me MORE hungry and pissed me off. After a while I was so obsessed that I spent every waking moment thinking about eating - to the point where I couldn't fall asleep without being completely exhuasted.
So. I caved.
It was great weight loss, 17lbs in 16 days and I know I would have gone on losing another 1/2 to a full pound a day but I just couldn't hack it.
SO, now I'm eating a shitload of salad and homemade veggtable soup in hopes of keeping my calories low but at the same time being able to eat. EAT FOR GODS SAKE - CHEW AND SWALLOW!!! Throw in the occasional lentils with vegtables, refried beans - sans oil - and egg with salsa and I'm going to be quite the happy dieter.
One cool thing besides the weight loss is that my taste buds seem to be on super taste mode now and everything I eat has a ton more flavor than it did before the cleanse. That's neato right? And it's not that I was just not noticing flavor anymore, I actually remember making some jiffy corn muffins before the cleanse and eating one and thinking to myself "Damn these things have no flavor. Sad, they just don't make things like they used to." And after the cleanse when I made some (not for me, for Chino's breakfast, lord knows HE doesn't need a diet) and tasted one and thought "Holy SHIT this is the best corn muffin I've EVER had! They DO have a lot of flavor, I just couldn't taste it before! Freakin cool yo!
SO, I've lost 17 pounds, got my tastebuds back and have developed one hell of a new respect for food. Not bad, I don't regret it at all.