This morning I woke up and I could see some semblance of my abs peeking through. Again, I didn’t start this fast with the intention of losing weight; I started this to clean out my clogged system. The weight loss is a nice benefit however.
Cleansing is definitely taking place. It’s been six days and I am still eliminating solids. My tongue remains considerably white throughout the day and on top of that I’ve begun getting a runny nose. I imagine that my body is trying to get rid of some excess mucus.
Although the intense hunger pains are no longer here, I still have some cravings for food…especially chicken; not steak, nor pork but chicken. In The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs, he mentions that you will end up craving that which has caused you to become toxic. Since my wife and I often eat chicken and rarely eat red meat or “the other white meat” for that matter, it would make sense that this would be the case. I’ve read that it takes longer for chicken and poultry in general, to be digested in comparison to red meat.
The heightened sense of smell thing still baffles me. Sometimes I feel like Hannibal Lechter in Silence of the Lambs being able to distinguish people by their smell. No worries though, I won’t be eating anyone’s “liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti” anytime soon.
I’ve got the making of the lemonade down to a science now. In the morning I take 5 lemons, run them through my Green Star GS-1000 juicer. This thing removes all the pulp, rind and seeds and leaves perfect freshly-squeezed lemon juice. I then put in an equal amount of Grade-B maple syrup. This I then add to 100 oz. of water (about 3/4 of a gallon) and add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I shake it all up in a gallon jug and add it to my 100 oz. hydration pack that I carry to work and drink throughout the day.