Ok Nerdy, I'm with Chrissy that Day 7 entry about those darn ribs falling off the bone actually made me moan out loud...and I'm at work in my office with the door closed. Somebody might think I was doing something to myself
I could almost taste them.
I love your perspective on overall health and getting an adequate amount of sleep. In my opinion, that's what it's all about. It's ok to cleanse to lose weight because in my opinion, weight off is better than weight on and if you are of sound mind, you can take that weight off in whatever means works for you.
BUT unless you get to the root of why you're overweight to begin with, you will go back to your old habits and they may even get worse after the MC because your mind may kick into "catch up" eating mode. I've been overweight most of my post-puberty life by at least 10 pounds and at 41 years old I'm just realizing that I need to do the work on the inside to be reflected on the exterior.
Regarding gum, I have chewed gum on occasion like last night I had a meeting at church which is in a closed in location and with my tongue still being a little coated I needed a little freshness. I understand following the cleanse by the book but you have to make adjustments were necessary I CAN'T DO BAD BREATH....POINT...BLANK....PERIOD!