Based on some of my symptoms, I think you are most definitely right. I should have just juiced some and then got back right on it to correct what I think was some imbalance caused by the headaches and rising bp. Those oranges really did the trick to cure those initials symptoms when breaking the fast.
Since natural hunger did return, is that a product of the food stimulation, or it was real hunger? Well I look forward to figuring out what is true hunger on my next fast. I would like to see what it is like to break it because "natural hunger " has returned and not because of electrolytes.
I was thinking of trying a little dry fast. I did three days then merged into my first water fast.
Thank you Fonty for your post. Always a delight to read what your write and your experiences.