I'm now 5 weeks post-fast and have gained back almost all the weight I lost, and am almost back to my normal strength in my training routines.
My body had a pretty violent reaction when I first started eating and I was quite sick on the second day.
But it only lasted 24 hours and I started over again with lighter cooked veggies and less volume for a few days. I have since been eating like a horse actually- never seem to get enough.
I'm going to restart my Friday fasts which I've been doing for over a year, on the Friday coming and will take that opportunity to go for a full battery of blood tests. So in that regard I can't really tell you what effect the fast had as yet. Should get the results in a few weeks. I'll try to arange a CAT scan also.
An interesting side note- within two weeks of ending the fast I started having lower back problems (nerve pain in upper leg)
- I suspect due to the combined effect of lack of exercise and cutting out supplements such as glucosamine and MSM for the six week period. It takes about 8 weeks after restarting the supplements before any effect is felt. I'll be going for some deep tissue massage therapy tomorrow to try and alleviate the problem. In retrospect, maybe it is better to continue those types of supplements, in spite of what Rudolph Breuss says!
I'll post again when I have some results from my bloodwork.
I appreciate your interest
Good health, Steve