i did a 24 day fast and live alone. I lost control. I ate everything in sight. Lobster and steak were the only things I did not eat. got some diarrhea, and once it stopped, started eating again. I am fine, feel great. And still eating. But NO MEAT, NO SUGAR, NO CAFFEINE, NO Chocolate, cake, pastry, white flour, candy, brownies, pork, pasta. So you can survive coming off the fast by being a jerk, but it still does wonders for jerks like me. my diet is 1000 times better than before the fast. I was addicted to all the above before the fast. Now i eat only fresh veggies, fruit, fish,nuts, beans, whole grains, and other good stuff. NO ALCOHOL OR CAFFEINE OR SUGAR of any kind.