Well,...I wasn't able to get the detox tea BEFORE starting; yet, I did start. I spent about $70 for the first five days of food at Wal-mart. I did buy some items in bulk; so, the price might be lower if you buy exactly what's needed.
Day 1 was...interesting. For someone who has been on their series of fasts, Day 1 seemed different. I charge it to wanting to eat, but not being able to eat what I wanted. I usually would snack on Mountain Trail Mix, which contains cashews, almonds, raisins, peanuts, and M&Ms. The problem was only a handful of nuts can be consume daily. I usually munch more than that out of the trail mix bag. So, I resorted to drinking LOTS of water. I have a 32 oz cup that I filled to the rim and drank every time I got hungry. Unfortunately, I forgot my snacks (celery, carrots and apples); so, water was the alternative. (Would not recommend if not use to going without food for hours on end).
I made a 36 oz smoothie the night before. It was simple to start the day with the detox tea. When I got to work, I refridgerated the smoothie and left it there until I got hungry. The smoothie I made was NOT thick, for I did not use ice. So, it was easy/necessary to chew the ingredients.
This day was the day I chose to go to the movies. When I go 99% of the time, I get popcorn. So,...I did. It was the BEST popcorn ever!!! I got a large size and ate the whole thing (not recommended).
I was able to drink the entire smoothie by the end of the day. I used the restroom 6 times. I felt lighter, not sluggish.