RedSiren, ... ... You have a good plan to heal your body and lose weight. ... ... First, expect...
You have a good plan to heal your body and lose weight.
First, expect a loss of only 1lb per day of weight, on average. So one fast will not get you to your goal.
No supplements at all, no use of toothpaste, chewing gum, nothing but water. Warm water preferably.
Breaking fast depends on how long is the fast. After a short fastyou can eat solid foods easily, I personally don't. After a long fast 15+ days break it with freshly squeezed citrus fruit juice. Then build up your appetite slowly. After a week of feeding on fruits and vegetable juices you can then eat salads without commercial dressings.
Long term, try to be on a plant based Keto diet, which continue the weight loss and the healing.
It takes a long time to be ill, it takes longer to get better.
Best wishes. Keep posting here to get encouragement and also to teach us all from your experience.