NOTE: The ReFeed and Workout phases after the 1st 21-day were to focus on feeding the newly produced stem cells to replace cannibalized dead cells from the fast and to add lean muscle mass. The primary focus was NOT on weight maintenance, as a former diabetic rebuilding a strong physical foundation for the final third of my “6-pack at 60” project had the higher priority.
Combined with the fact that my body’s set points were:
August 9th 2019: 278lbs - Starting Point
December 1st 2019: 197lbs - End of 40-day fast,
Meant my body was going to mount an effort to gain back some of its original weight.
You can understand by the time I started the 2nd 21-day fast my BEFORE weight was only a 2 pound difference. However, at least IMO, you can some signs of the intervening 30-day workout phase in the 2nd 21-day pictures.