I'm not an extremist on any side of the coin.All these things that are being pointed out to help others from trying this and hurting themselves comes mostly from plain ole common sense with a side order of researchable and documented facts both from the scientific community and the holistic community and last but not least YEARS of personal experiences.
What has alarmed many very knowledgeable and experienced people that have both years of study personal experience and the learning from sharing information on forums like this I would say is the length of time she did it for and as even you acknowledge that Aspartame is a dangerous substance. What you are also failing to grasp whether you agree on it's dangers or not is that this was being consumed on a daily basis with nothing to buffer its absorption into the system going straight to the blood stream. The other very dangerous thing she was doing in not consuming enough fluids at a level that is not even suitable for somebody her weight even under normal everyday conditions which just about guarantees dehydration and yes absolutely STARVATION.
You are harping on this "it's all liquids" misconception. So by your definition if you put a fish in a blender a la Dan Akroyds famous SNL skit "the Popeil Bass-o-Matic" blender and turned it into a liquidit would be perfectly fine to use it for fasting being a liquid and allhuh?. Puleez that is just simply ridiculous.
The aspartame was just the glaring chemical that we all saw but there were all kindsa other crap in that drink. In one of the other posts somewhere along in these discussion somebody else broke it down to all the other chemicals and explained their adverse effects Again we are talking 65 DAYS!!!!! of consuming nothing but this crap everyday at liquid volume rates less than minimal levels forcing the system to suck up every bit of it to keep itself hydrated. The effects of most of these garbage chemicals is cumulative and when there is nothing else in the system to buffer its absorption it's going to all be stored in the system (most likely the liver and kidneys) at rates that would be way way waaaaay higher than when these things are taken in with solids and other elements that would buffer it's absorption. If she had even done some lax tea or SWF everyday to help wash the stagnation of both these nasty chemicals and the body's natural excretion of toxins into the eliminating organs it might have been somewhat better.
Now we get into the fasting and the metabolism. Just because of the length alone her metabolism has got to be at an all time low. Add dehydration and starvation. For some other person that reads this that may not have the constitution or maybe have some other internal known or unknown problems doing something this extreme drinking this crap and all of the other factors described it could cause complications bad enough to cause someone's death. So I will reiterate again :
TO ANYONE READING ABOUT THIS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS INSANE FORM OF STARVATION. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS. WHEN THE BODY IS STARVING AND DEHYDRATED IT WILL START USING VITAL ORGAN TISSUE FOR ENERGY. YOU WILL NOT ONLY LOOSE MUSCLE BUT YOUR VITAL ORGANS WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED. THE HEART IS A MUSCLE!!!. DO YOUR RESEARCH READ THE LINKS THAT SOME OF US HAVE POSTED DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH FIND OUT HOW FASTING ACTUALLY WORKS AND HOW TO DO IT SAFELY.