Well, my cleanse phase is over. It was really easy and i am down 6 lbs and counting. I have lots of energy. I am a huge coffee drinker ( a pot a day kind of gal ) and they recommend drinking Spark in place of coffee / coke. This was one of the main reasons I was hesitant about the challenge (silly i know). However, it has been very easy. I honestly have not missed it. Spark does the same for me that coffee did AND more. Coffee would ONLY wake me up , BUT with Spark I am ready to hit the ground running! Coffee never did that. I also thought I would not be able to eat anything. This too is far from the truth. I eat a well balanced diet while using the products. I feel great and am looking forward to the next 13 days. Keep coming back to check progress. Until then, later people.