... I have remembered! Here is what i was going to say also: i think the conventional "wisdom" about "refeeding" after a fast is totally screwed up. i think "refeeding" "protocols" actually just reinfest the body with bacteria, unnecessary bacteria, which basically re-addict the person to food. f*cking gross, and so sick!!! It's only in the presence of (sometimes rather food-specific) bacteria that (often rather food-specific) food addiction is present. i think the general population is in an unacknowledged state of food addiction that is deemed normal -- so sick! & the fasting community has not really broken away from this general addictedness to food, or even , for that matter, from the general fear of fasting... I do not know what the answer is , but I do know scientific research substantiates the relationship between the presence of (certain specific) intestinal bacteria and the addiction to (certain specific) food (search NPR.org for a story referencing this, sometime in 2006-2007. [good luck]. wish I had a link and am sorry. I want to find a way to conclude a fast without this insane juice/fruit ritual people go through, rhapsodizing all the while about how great it all tastes bla bla (what the f*ck? 'nectar of the gods' bla bla, well I won't get into it).... I guess i think that somehow when one uses a food as comfort, bad effects occur; maybe the comfort-eating behavior somehow triggers bacterial overgrowth and -- then these bacteria cause cravings for more of the same comfort foods. ... somehow it must be possible to consume only NON triggering foods after a fast, and get out of the cycle. I think most fasts are not done to completion, and so the body fights the breaking of the fast, and you'll have pain when eating, and fruit/sugar is the most painless way to seduce the body back into its accustomed state of food addiction. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to express my thoughts.