TASTE: Coffee has become less and less enjoyable, even with 1/2 & !/2, the bitterness is more marked and less palatable. I've been trying to kick my newly-acquired coffee and cream habit for months now. In the past, the creamy cappuccino in which I indulged each morning was delicious, frothy, and nourishing. Now, whether I use HWC, 1/2 & 1/2, and/or ghee, it just tastes bitter. This is a good change, because it will make it easier to kick the Joe Habit and return to tea, which I love, and never tastes bad! This change in my taste buds has been very marked during this fast. I didn't notice these changes during my last two fasts. In fact, giving up creamy coffee for my last 7-day fast was really hard!
I also noticed that my Electro-mix electrolytes tasted distinctly stronger: both more tart and more sweet.
The salt that is required during a longer water fast became more and more unbearable for the last 4 or 5 days of this fast. I despised the taste and it made me feel slightly nauseated. When I decreased the dosage and increased the frequency, it still tasted bad and I kept forgetting to take it throughout the day.
NASAL MUCUS: I have used a neti pot daily since 2006. I'm currently staying in a part of the US which has quite a bit of pollen and dust. While it doesn't cause me any allergy problems, my net pot clears out a more-than-usual amount of mucus and crusts. A few days into an EF, all the mucus and crust disappears! My neti pot water flows clear down into the sink! This makes sense, since I am not taking in any foods for my body to digest and clear.
REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (HORMONES/MENSTRUATION/MENOPAUSE):
BODY: I am definitely losing fat weight; my scale and my body shape are telling me this.
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!