I whole heartedly agree with this post. When I decided to embark on the Master-Cleanse about a week ago the weight loss aspect was definitely appealing. However I wasn't going to kid myself. The reason why I was overweight was because I ate unhealthy foods in large quantities and rarely exercised beyond walking. The actual reason why I decided to commit a whole month to the Master-Cleanse (especially during the holidays when there is ample delicious food around) was because I needed a LIFESTYLE change. I was lethargic, unhappy, mean, and all aroud displeased with the negative outlook I had towards my weight, and as a result toward my life. My first journal entry for this cleanse even says that after I'm done I need to change my eating and exercise habits. Drastically. I need to keep my caloric intake between 1400 and 1500 and I need to do aerobic exercise at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes to an hour. The purpose of doing an extended cleanse was to remove the negative buildup caused by years of eating abuse and remind myself that I don't need to eat unhealthy items like cheeseburgers or candy (they do say 30 days to make or break a habit...) in order to live and be satisfied. I won't post how much weight I've lost because this should be about how many toxins I've removed and how much happier I am now that I'm taking the first step toward a new and healthier life.