It has been a hectic semester, traveling, eating out straight for eight weeks, tons to do. So I had been feeling really sluggish and run down so I thought I would do the master cleanse. What the heck, I always knocked it before, but until you try it, why knock it, you know? So anyway, I bought the lemons (organic, I have a really nice juicer), grade B pure maple syrup (you can use grade A but it does not have as many vitamins), and cayenne pepper, along with "The Master Cleanser" book by Stanley Burroughs. So first off, I really don't believe all of the stuff he says in the book, I mean, the guy was convicted of fraud and he killed several cancer patients, you can read about it on wikipedia. But being very determined and curious I decided to give it a go anyway. By the way, I am not doing this for weight loss, as I am pretty skinny to begin with. I weighed 105 this evening, so I have been adding a bit more syrup as the book recommends for those not wishing to "reduce". I have lost a few pounds, maybe five or so, but that is just water. The point is, the first day all I craved was coffee, which I have a major addiction to, and the other days I have not been hungry, have not wanted food or coffee, really I have not even wanted the lemonade. I feel great, like really really great. I am on day 7 now and think at max I will continue to 14 days and then replace one meal a day (breakfast) with juice. You never realize how sluggish eating out all the time, or even eating at home for that matter, makes you feel so sluggish. I am going to try transitioning to raw once the cleanse is done.