Fifth day after the Fast

Proper food today, proper solids, food I could chew for the first time in 19 days. It was so good, in fact too good. I made a veggie stir fry, consisting of; cauliflower and broccoli stalks thinly cut, (the rest of the cauliflower and broccoli are part of a salad for tomorrow), green beans, green pepper, cabbage, garlic, (five cloves), and beansprouts. It was very green and the massive wok full of the stuff, including the cooking oil came in at 420 calories. I had a huge bowl of it, leaving the same again for this evening. The problem was that it was just too good. I ate it slowly, savoured it, and after I wanted more, I did not want that taste experience to end, so I promptly dished out the rest into the bowl. I justified it to myself as it was such few calories, however just a quarter of the way into that second bowl I felt, very full and stopped, saving the rest for the evening. I felt bloated and a bit uncomfortable for most of the afternoon. This is the problem of eating again, your mind wants to eat loads but the body is just not equipped for it. Coming out of my last too fasts, this is the point it starts to go wrong, quite simply I ate too much and too much of the wrong stuff. This completely overloads the recovering body. The result in both previous fasts was a stinking cold at the end of the second week of eating. Then again those times I compounded things by training at judo and going to a boxercise class in the second week. I am determined not to do the same again, having said that the rest of the family have all gone down with really bad colds, so it might be coming my way anyway.

Another plus is my heart rate has started to drop; this has a direct correlation with my hunger which is now returning to a bit of normality. It means that my body is burning less fat now hence the lower heart rate, and the bonus is that my feet and hands are now warming up.

Weight today 95.3Kg, water drank today is 1.5 litres. Resting Heart Rate is 78 BPM. Calories consumed 1,047

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