I know this sounds strange, but I don't quite understand what is going on with my appetite after fasting, though there are no major problems, or any problems at all really.
After my 1st fast back in November, I loved the taste of fresh fruit - and feasted on it.
By the 5th and 6th fast I have noticed that my appetite is much more "flexible", almost as if it has been reset after each fast, and likes and dislikes can be re-learned.
For example, a few days ago (about a week after end of last fast) I was busy sorting out PCs at home, ran out of apples, didn't go to the shops, and started eating some cheese. Now I seem to have forgotten about apples, but only a few days I was crazy over them. Now I am drinking coffee again because I ran out of juice, now coffee seems the norm and I have forgotten about juice.
Before all of my fasts I was not interested in fresh fruit and veg, apart from eating it because I kind of knew it is supposed to be good for me. Immediately after my fasts I seem to know what's good for me, and nothing but fresh fruit and veg will make me happy. However I am surprised that the healthy pattern of eating can be unlearned so quickly. Nevertheless, I still know within my mind what is good for me, and will go back to fresh stuff, and I will do more fasts anyway, even after I have achieved my target weight loss.
Maybe my body is less particular about what it eats when it is well nourished as compared with immediately post-fast, and maybe this is the trap we all fall into in this western world? Maybe this is how religion and fasting seem to be linked in many societies, ie they consider fasting to be good for the soul (and body of course)?
Oh and by the way Fonty (or anyone), what do you think of Vegemite? I ate a lot of that soon after the end of a fast and loved it. I know the salt is not good, but yum yum, it tasted sooo good! At one point I got through a jar a day.
Not sure if anyone else experiences the same as me, but thought it worth a mention.
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