A couple of things I learned following my last fast of thirty five days which took me up to where natural hunger returned, is that it is important when taking food to give the digestive system enough time to do its work uninterrupted before taking in more.
It seems to interrupt the digestive process if you even snack on good foods within the next four or five hours after a meal.
Kind of like causing the digestive process to go back to the beginning and starting all over and leaving the meal left unfinished resulting in foods not getting digested completely.
In the first few days of breaking my fast I was pretty much keeping comfortably full most of the time on fruits, (of course everything tastes so damn good and the body is wanting to be nourished) and was wondering when the feeling of having energy would return.
I decided to try just having a moderate meal and nothing else but water for four or five hours and like magic I suddenly had energy.
So I had to conclude that constant eating was just producing a lot of incompletely processed food and that the body was just not getting very much out of it. Kind of a waste of food too.
The other thing I noticed now that I'm eating at proper intervals is that I only need about half of what I use to eat before the fast.
It seems that the bodies ability to assimilate nourishment is now much greater and that much less food is required to get the needed nutrients.
I've been cutting back and cutting back and it seems that the body really doesn't need very much food anymore and is doing better on less.
A couple of things that I probably would never had learned without having done the fast and then had to confront the re-feeding process in a workable way.