(05-04-2011 05:52 PM)hannah Wrote: Almo, how are you doing wit the post-fast eating??
My post fast eating has been back to normal. As I had my first bowel movement pretty much right after I ate my first two fruit "meals", I was still cautious that night and just had chicken broth (which tasted amazing).
The day after breaking my fast, I was a bit worried after I had normal food. But my digestive system reacted fine.
Then it was back to pastry class for me, the first day back we had our petit four lesson, and I felt very sick after tasting just a couple of the stuff we made. Everything was overly sweet for me and I was not compelled to "binge" through class as it is normally the case with all my classmates.
Weight wise it's been fluctuating, but I'm still 2.1kg less than when I started the fast. Today we had another cake class, and I think I overate a bit, just because there was a fresh tray of croissants....
I also made the mistake of telling a couple of my classmates that I fasted for 4 days and they think it's a joke (I should've known!), another one of my crazy detox regimes they thought. I often attempt to inspire them into getting healthy but when I told them I tried a water only fast and didn't eat for 4.5 days, their response was "why'd you wana do that for?!!!" and looked at me ridiculously. hmmmm... I finally realised, it's a waste of my energy as they are obviously the wrong audience to "share good stuff" with which is disappointing, because it's sad to see them so out of control with their eating habits. Anyway, I didn't say much more after their reaction. Then during the class today, the chef came over and asked me about my "crazy stint", someone obviously told him, he came over and asked me whether I really did not eat anything for 4 days.... a few other students were interested and listened in, but I felt I was out numbered!! After a quick attempt to explain myself (that fasting is not weird!) they were all saying, I rather do exercise/ride my bike instead of that
! I just told them, if you're really interested go do your own research on fasting, just because I detox and drink green juices and climb the stairs and don't take boxes of pies home like everyone, I'm really not weird!!! I tried my best to educate them about fasting, but I can see how they see it as a joke, in the setting I was in, it was highly inappropriate! (Luckily I had the support of one girl, who works as a cardiac nurse, she understands...)
Anyway Hannah, I'm tempted to do a proper fast when I have time now that I've done a short one and know what to expect, but the thought of not being able to do much for 15~21 days bores me already! I know anything less than 7 days is not that beneficial, so I have thought about joining you in June. We'll see how things pan out.
Meanwhile, I'll still be lurking around