I started this juice cleanse suggested by my girlfriend Liz and so far I'm on my last jar and one night away from food-- can't wait! I recently had a colonic, the idea is gross- i know but combined with fasting for 3 days, I must say it's been quite the experience. The purpose of doing this wasn't about weight loss though it is a nice added benefit. The older I get, the more I find it a challenge to maintain my body and at 28, it takes a lot more effort than just working out. Don't get me wrong, I love my age-- I own it. I just had a lot more motivation when I was younger to go to the gym and the signs of aging are beginning to be more noticeable, for me at least. I'm not a fan of dieting, I love food too much and intend to eat just as normal once this is done. But I did this mainly because I wanted to release all the toxins inside my body and it just seemed like a good thing overall. I like to be proactive and lately after limiting my intake of alcohol and focusing on a healthier lifestyle, I've increased my energy and feel as clean as a whistle. Also, it was a perfect transition in switching to my next invisalign liner since downing liquids doesn't interfere with the pain. It's a nice way to start fresh and press the reset button on life. I've said goodbye to a lot of things in 2011 and doing this served as a symbol in letting go. I'm surprised for my determination in committing to this straight with no cheating at all. (It allowed a few permissible eats but I held strong.) I was even able to go out for *drinks* with some friends without caving. We hit up this dive bar Bloodhound in SOMA and you won't believe they served beverages in the same exact cans these juices come in. The whole time I was thinking of ways to devise a plan to avoid the pressure of alcohol-- my friends are notorious in forcing people to drink so thank goodness I had one of them in my bag. Haha.. I even felt a little ghetto popping it out but it was better than giving in. I promise it's really not bad as it seems and I highly recommend you try it. After all, everyone can use a detox to clean out their system and this is one way to go.