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    WOOT! Congratulations! And I'm with you on the fermented foods. I try to eat some every day. I have a good source of raw milk kefir, I work that in as often as I can. I'd like to eat more fermented things. And I think you are right about the sugar.

    A couple of years ago I had the obligatory (?) colonscopy recommended at age 50, which involves a partial fast and a cleanse - really unpleasant it was, too. Afterwards they gave me a blueberry muffin made with white flour, sugar, and transfats and told me I could eat anything I wanted - which I did - the next day I had stomach cramps like I have never had in my life, unbelievably painful, and I am not a crybaby. I realized I should have repopulated my gut with good bugs, yogurt with live cultures, etc. Of course you could not expect a CW doctor to tell you something like that.
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    Although I tried to take it easy yesterday, I did end up going a bit overboard with food - it was all primal, but the ice-cream probably took the calories well over what I needed. I was very full when I went to bed. Still, the weight gain wasn't as severe as I thought it would be.

    I'll call this Day 1 BF - one full day after breaking fast.
    Weight - 138.8
    BP - 101/64
    Pulse 73

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    Day 2 BF
    Weight - 143.0
    BP - 99/61
    Pulse - 67

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    How are you feeling? Is your wife commenting on anything?
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    I'm feeling pretty darned good. Getting ready to go for a hike with the dog. My wife's just happy I'm eating (and cooking) again.

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    Day 3 BF
    Weight - 143
    BP - 115/64
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    Went to the local brewery last night, 3 pts + 1 glass of wine. Otherwise, I've eaten primally since breaking the fast.

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    Are you insanely hungry? Even after just a few days of caloric restriction (like backpacking or something) I seem to be insatiable for a few days. Can't imagine coming back after not eating for 21 days...

    Would you do it again?

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    The question should be "were you insanely hungry," as the extended fast is over. There were times that hunger was a monster, but those times never lasted that long. As far as doing it again... I'm not ready to say either way. I will definitely fast for a day or a few here and there, but I'm not ready to commit or deny that I'll ever go 21 days again.

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    Day 4 BF - Party Weekend, yesterday had 4 beers and 2 glasses of wine, spread over the whole day of course, and then a biiiiiig portion of sticky rice with my Thai food last night. I think this probably suffices as a carb re-feed.

    Weight - 146.8
    BP 108/68
    Pulse 65

    My wife made me a capuccino this morning, but I plan to eat very low carb today.

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    I actually used "are" implying post-fast. What I was getting at was, that for me, hunger is somehow bearable/ignorable when you know you have no choice (backpacking in my case, fasting in yours). However, once I get back to food its as though I don't get full. Since food is now present and available I was wondering if you found yourself "making up" for 3 weeks with too little food.

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