Yesterday was an extremely productive day. I experienced fleeting moments of hunger but nothing to write home about. Aside from the white coating on my tongue - which is less today - there were no other detox symptoms that I noticed. Today I still feel great. I was ravenous for the first hour after getting up this morning but after drinking several glasses of lemonade I feel ready for the day.
I've successfully completed many, many 24-36 hour fasts but have never gone beyond five days. Once today is under my belt it will all be downhill, which is to say it should be a breeze considering how it's been nearly effortless so far. I have to attribute the ease of this fast to my past four months on a 100% raw diet, and the previous year or so on 80-100% raw, as well as all the shorter fasts I've done leading up to this one.
Before I get too cocky I should keep in mind that the serious cleansing may not have begun yet. As I approach the midpoint I wonder what old and entrenched toxins might be released in the second half of this ten-day fast. I also wonder whether such a potentially liberating experience will be unpleasant. I guess I'll find out soon enough.