I Slept Significantly Better
Thanks to all of that coffee and a typical 8 p.m. second wind, I rarely pass out before 1 a.m. So I was shocked when, on day two, my eyes easily closed at around 11:30 p.m. Throughout the week, I was surprised every night when I consistently got tired at 11:30 p.m. and popped out of bed around 6:30 a.m. Perhaps it was the magic of the shakes, the fact that I wasn’t amped up on sugar, or that I wasn't trying to digest starchy carbs. It is also recommended to give the body 12 hours to digest between dinner and breakfast, and on the nights I did this, I found it was even easier to get shut-eye.
Disclosure: Though caffeine is restricted from the cleanse, I got special permission from Dr. Lipman’s nutritionists to drink it in moderation; call me a wimp, but it was overwhelming for me to completely eliminate my six-cup-a-day habit on top of everything else. I allowed myself one to two small cups a day, only in the morning. That was still a significant drop from my normal caffeine intake, so I considered it a success. Pumping my body with so many fruit and vegetable vitamins gave me natural energy, making it easy to step away from the roasted beans and go to bed earlier.