This message is for everyone on the Master-Cleanse who fears (or knows) they drink too much. One of my primary objectives for going on the fast was to deal with my cravings for alcohol. While I don't believe I am an alcoholic, I know that I am an alcohol abuser. I have been drinking a bottle of wine every night for many years. Recently, I started drinking more like a bottle and a half (and sometimes 2) each night. I really got concerned, but seemed unable to stop. I am also a real serious Sugar addict and, at the start of the fast, about 75 pounds overweight.
As of today, day 24 on the fast, I can not believe how great it feels to be free of the craving for alcohol. It's gone. Totally and completely gone. I had a truly hellacious day today and, prior to the fast, would have been consoling myself all day long with thoughts of the bottle(s) of wine I would be picking up for tonight. Instead, I focused on the hot bath I would take tonight and the good book that would go in there with me. And that was enough. This is just a huge, huge relief to me.
While I am certainly not craving sweets, they still look good to me. I want to stay on the Master-Cleanse until this changes as well. I really want to be free from all of these cravings and I want to feel like I have more power over the decisions I make.
When I first started the Master-Cleanse I asked if anyone knew how effective it was for addressing cravings and addictions. It didn't appear that many people had experience in this domain. For this reason, I want to share my experiece with everyone who is struggling like I was. I am completely convinced at this point in time that whatever it was that was creating my cravings for alcohol, it was defintely chemical. Now that my physiology is undergoing some pretty serious change, the cravings are gone.
So, for everyone looking to let go of a particulary bad habit, I think that the MC is a really spectacular start. I know that when I go back to eating and engaging in normal social functions, there will be challenges to face, but at least I won't be fighting my own cravings.
If you're like me--take heart--this really, really works!