This is my second time in life doing the Lemonade cleansing fast. I first did it when I was in high school. My mom hooked me up with a professional massage from this lady, and she suggested a liquid-only diet with a strange mix of water, maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

I had been feeling really sick and had a real bad case of that high school acne, nahmean? Well, after a week, this fast completely emptied me out. Acne-b-gone. Illness-b-gone. Health returned.

Over the past year, especially, I've been having some fun-with-health issues. New pains. Crampiness. Bad time sleeping. Horrible headaches. I know my body has collected a lot of toxins, both physical and emotional (following the passing of my mother).

Three weeks ago, I treated myself to a deep tissue massage, and the fasting is the followup. I'm going for 5 - 10 days.

I started last night with a detox tea. This morning I cooked a delicious breakfast for my girlfriend (cause I'm the man) as I drank the spicey water.

About twenty minutes ago I started to feel hungry for the first time today. I'll let you know how it goes.

Read more about the fast.