I feel is you eat you are not going to get the complete benefit of the cleanse. Hence the word "cleanse". However I must say I am on day 30 and there has not been a day I have felt bad. I'd say during the last 30 days I have been overly tired about 3 times and that's it. The symptoms dont hit everybody the same. Don't let them freak you out. I know when I started and was reading some of the things that were being said I was worried about them happening to me. God has carried me through with no problem. It's amazing how I feel today. ALIVE~ 10 more days to go.