I got on the scale for the first time since before my trip, and i was stunned to see several pounds of loss. Seven pounds to my goal of 140! HUZZAH, as they used to say!
I expected a pretty good number, considering the way my "skinny shorts" fit.... A whole lot of different causes probably contributed to the process, but some of the FASTING is most central to it.
When i got sloppy and ate "naughty food" i followed it up with a 24-hour fast. I pretty much did the Kitava thing! A couple of times i ate canned fish as easy meals, and i also ran out of cashews early-on, and lapsed into macadamias -- that probably helped as i find them less moreish.
I will certainly NOT actually TRY to do the same thing again -- there is probably a lot of unrealized accident in the combination of circumstances surrounding my success! I'll just celebrate progress.
PROGRESS. When one exercises the discipline to be perfect on a dietary plan and does NOT get good measurable results, NOTHING is more discouraging! Where is the incentive to forgo nontoxic foods that are merely fattening, if one doesn't get anywhere by so doing? No -- as far as i'm concerned the "fast after indulgence" technique seems to solve a lot of problems.