The SWF does help many people shed excess pounds... but not everyone! My body just tends to hold on to all the salt (& does not poo), actually making me gain weight until I flush it out of my system.
So for me, it's Smooth Move Lax Tea. I drink 1 or two bags a night and it works just fine (usually well into the morning). I wouldn't take laxatives in pill form if I were you, to many toxins that go into making them. Just stick to the teas.
Getting through the first couple of days is all a mental trip. If you make the lemonade properly and drink plenty of water, your body isn't lacking anything... it's just your MIND wanting to eat. Feel hungry? drink some water or "the juice". Boredom is a big threat to the MC. Must keep yourself busy. If you find yourself dwelling on eating or food or whatever, go do some stretches, take a walk or do some chores. By the time you're done, your cravings will be gone!
Best of Luck!