Hello! I just started my second fast. Today is my 4th day, and all is well. After my 52 day fast, I gained 5 pounds back. That 5 pounds that I lost in the beginning with no problem at all, is the weight that I gained back. It's water weight. After gaining that 5 pounds back, I had maintained a healthy diet for the first month, and then eventually ended up eating the crud for food that I was eating before. I gained 9 pounds back, plus that five, for a grad total of 14 pounds that I gained back between my fasts. With the fast that I am on now, I am super committed to achieving my goal. For my first fast, I lost 52 pounds in 52 days. It was great results, and I was stellar about the results that I was getting. For these first four days of this fast, I have already lost 10.4 pounds, and I'm looking for more. My goal with my first fast was to lose 40 pounds. I certainly wasn't anticipating the wonderful results that I got. I started at 235 and was done to 183. Gaining the five pounds of water weight was a little depressing, after seeing the scale go down each and every day. Now I am headed for a great and healthy weight goal, where I will seriously have to do some maintenance to keep.
The key thing is, if you fall off the wagon and eat something bad, DO NOT beat yourself up! We are all human, and we all make mistakes. Some mistakes may not be easy to fix, but with a day or two of juicing, you'll be just fine. (: Don't look at juicing as punishment for gaining weight over the years, or since your last juicing period. Look at the juicing diet as a chance for you to fit back into your skinny jeans again!