My roommate (muslim) has been doing this off and on over the past two years. It really pisses me off that i'm cutting my ass and busting my ass in the gym and losing slowly, he fasts for 21 days and loses nothing but body fat. He just recently came off of a fast and lost 20 lbs of fat in 21 days, swears up and down that this fast will not cannibalize on muscle for energy that it goes for fat first unless you put your body in a position where it needs energy right then and there, then it will use muscle for energy. Anyway, i was wondering your thoughts on this, as i've seen him do it 3 times in the past 2 years, and he's lost fat every time, and still can keep up with the weights he was using before he started. For those that don't know, here's how it breaks down: Master Cleanser Two tbsp. lemon or lime juice (1/2 lemon) 2 tbsps of pure grade B maple syrup 1/10 tsp. cayenne pepper (red) or to taste 12 oz of purified water (very warm) Combine ingredients and drink. You many double the recipe and fill a large thermos bottle and drink all day long. This will help purify the liver. * Dissolves and eliminates toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body * Cleanses the kidneys and the digestive system * Purifies the glands and cells * Eliminates all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles * Builds a healthy blood stream * Relieves pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries and blood vessels Fasting for 1-2 days a month on this drink can be very cleansing and rejuvenating. The Master Cleanser drink has no fiber, so it is necessary to use a herbal laxative twice a day. This will help to remove the waste as it is being shed from the colon wall. Otherwise, the waste will stay in the body leading to tiredness and other problems. We suggest using a herbal laxative tea or Nutri Cleanse, which is an all natural, gentle, herbal colon cleanser. Grade B maple syrup contains a large variety of minerals and vitamins. These include: potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine and silicon. Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, nicotinic acid and pantothenic acid are also present. To enhance your energy and promote the healing process during your cleanse, we recommend alternating your Master Cleanse with another rejuvenating drink made with a tablespoon of Green Magic Powder and two droppers-full of Therapeutica mixed in 8 ounces of water. This will help promote alkalinity, cellular nourishment, and detoxification. He's thinking i should do this in efforts of my cutting for 10 days only and see if i like it.