I just completed day 2 of this round yesterday. I, too, wish to lose weight and detox. I plan to continue for at least nine days, perhaps to 15 days.
I use much less syrup in my lemonade - I make up 32 ounces
at a time (a quart) and includes only 2 to 2 and a half tablespoons of syrup. To me it tastes just fine and it is less than one tablespoon per 8 ounce glass.
Suggest you steer clear of non-supportive friends as much as possible at this time. Seek out only those who believe in you and this effort - it is really very important for your success! We are here for you!
All the best,