Well, I was gung ho for the first 3 days. Day 1 was horrible and I craved everything I liked. Day 2 was much, much better and my cravings and hunger pains were gone. Day 3 I started to get bad abdominal pains from drinking the tea the night before(there was truly nothing to eliminate) so, I didn't drink it again and just did the salt water flush in the mornings. Day 4 started out well then half way through, I was done and drank some orange juice and cooked soup for Day 5 in order to start eating again. I missed food!! I know the cleanse directions say to tough it out for at least 10 days but what if your not overweight (I'm 5'2 and weigh approx. 107 lbs), and by the 3rd day, all I was passing was clear liquid?? My weight after my cleanse attempt dropped to 101 lbs. I had a little muffin top ring around my belly but, that disappeared. I'm also gluten sensitive so my diet before the cleanse consisted of 80-85% raw fruits and vegetables and lots of water. I do plan on doing the cleanse again in a couple of months and don't want to do the full 10 days if my body can cleanse itself in half the time.
You're putting too much value on the weight-loss aspect of the MC. Weight-loss is a side-effect
. The purpose[
of the MC is to rid the body of toxins. What you experienced was simply a loss of will power. You can't justify bailing out early on your body weight changes. You're not getting the full benefits of the MC.
I'm on my 9th Master Cleanse and being one of the unlucky ones, my hunger always
hits maximum and never subsides over the 40 days I do the MC. Being ravenous 24/7 for 40 days is no picnic.
So I'd suggest drinking water whenever you get those irresistible cravings.