The day after completing the cleanse I meet with Fiona for my second body-analysis consultation. The scale informs us that I have lost over a kilogram of fat and muscle, which is usual for someone of my weight and fitness – many of her clients who are overweight and specifically looking for weight-loss results have lost up to four kilograms on this programme. We discuss how best to ease back into eating and Fiona suggests consuming light foods such as fruit, steamed vegetables, salads, soups, rice, tofu and yoghurt for the first few days to increase the metabolism slowly to meet the new demand. She explains that I have been consuming nothing but ‘raw’ food and so, although my body is probably purer than it’s been in years,it will be sensitive to processed food and large portions. Remarkably, all I want to eat in the week that follows is salads, chicken, fruit and vegetables. I replace coffees with juices to give me a boost in the morning and, although I indulge in the odd glass of wine after work, to my surprise, its acidity means I don’t want more than a glass.