Day 4 for me and all is well. I don't know how long I am going to do this for. I fear that I will just start to over-eat again if I stop at a mere 10 days. My last two MCs were 10 and 9 days. I went back to bad and worse habits almost immediately. 40 days seems really really long...I am thinking about 12-15 days this time? Let me get through day 4 first! I would like to know if a longer cleanse clears away more of the addictive/emotional eating habits. 40 days does sound like a life changing experience (has biblical conotations?) I need to rid myself of food addictions and emotional eating. I currently weigh about 155-160lbs and I am about 5ft6. I have always been a little curvier than my friends and family. Now that I am 40yrs old my metabolism has changed permanently and I fear that I will just gain continuously unless I am vigilant. My goal is to be 130 which is I think very reasonable.