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  • Originally posted by Pedidoc View Post
    Maybe try chewing some sugarless gum to trigger the "reaction"?
    That's a great idea!

    So I am going tonite for my tux fitting. First I have to stop and get our CSA share box. This week they add "specialty products," which we signed up for before going primal. The specialty items are typically artisan breads, fancy cheeses and bakery treats. Now that I'm Primal, we generally give this stuff to friends and family, and we'll do this again with this, but first I'll have to drive all of this fresh bakery stuff home and I'm just 8 hours into a 48 hour fast...

    But I will be strong.
    Height: 5' 10"
    Highest Weight: 292
    Recent Starting Weight 287
    Current weight: 244.0
    Goal weight: 195
    Body Fat 32.5%

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    • If you're looking to clear yourself out I find that a hot beverage on an empty stomach is enough to do so. Usually within the hour too. That's only if there is stuff to be cleared in the first place. You could always eat something your stomach would react to and fire it out if it's an emergency Of course then you'll just have a different emergency on your hands...

      Well I hope not on your hands but you know what I mean
      SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
      Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
      Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
      Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
      Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
      Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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      • I'll be a hot drink pounding, gum chewing, tuxedo wearing, dancing fool come Saturday. I just hope that it's the Fox Trot I am doing and not just "the trots!" ;-)

        Now I am 26 hours into the fast. This is the "sweet spot" for me. I'm not hungry at all, mental clarity is remarkable and I feel light and full of energy. This AM my weight was down by two pounds (most of this will come back after three days eating normally).

        But the best thing is my mood! I'm really happy and content, eager to get things done and feeling confident. I read in one of the many books that this feeling after a period of fasting is your bodies way of making you go out and hunt.
        Height: 5' 10"
        Highest Weight: 292
        Recent Starting Weight 287
        Current weight: 244.0
        Goal weight: 195
        Body Fat 32.5%

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        • Sounds like those endorphins are really working!
          Female 55
          Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
          Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

          With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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          • Very cool.

            I just signed up for organic veggie delivery, but we aren't locked in for long-term contracts. I can change things up pretty well any time. The others available in town looked similarly flexible. You can't modify things?
            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
            - Lewis Mumford

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            • No, this is a local farm and they provide what they grow (or trade with other local farms). The food is not organic in that they are not certified organic, but they observe good practice, and in talking to the organizers, stewardship of the land is important as well as providing wholesome food to the local community at reasonable prices. I remember going to this farm for apples and cider as a child (their main business), so it is filled with memories. The season is nearly over now, next week or the week after finishes it.

              I'm going to miss it. Next year we will probably skip the specialty items.

              Going on hour 36 of the fast, still good and feeling great!
              Height: 5' 10"
              Highest Weight: 292
              Recent Starting Weight 287
              Current weight: 244.0
              Goal weight: 195
              Body Fat 32.5%

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              • Gotcha. The farm I'm ordering from has greenhouses, and also freezes produce during the summer, as well as having some arrangements with a local mushroom grower and what not, so they keep the deliveries going all year. It should be fun. No avocados though... *sniff*
                5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                - Lewis Mumford

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                • I am nearing the end of the fast, currently on hour 46. I'm not at all hungry (though to be honest I rarely am in the morning). It was interesting, when I have fasted (this is the third time) I always sleep well.

                  Last night I slept 9 full hours. I generally get only 7 or 8 and this is more than the 6 I got before going Primal. Last night, I had vivid dreams. I dreamt that I was coming off the fast and needed to figure out what food to break my fast with. I looked into the fridge, and there was a container of steamed chinese dumplings and sauce and I ate the whole thing! I don't even really like them all that much. Why my subconscious mind would pick that particular food to fantasize about mystifies me?

                  It will likely be something a little more mundane (and available) like a tin of sardines or an omelet.

                  So my weight is now at 235.5, so the weight loss is 5lbs. I'll put some of that back on eating normally, but not all.

                  This AM I have a bit of headache and am feeling a little foggy, not unpleasant, just dull. Coffee might help that.
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Highest Weight: 292
                  Recent Starting Weight 287
                  Current weight: 244.0
                  Goal weight: 195
                  Body Fat 32.5%

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                  • Thanks for posting how you are feeling. I always think it is so interesting to read the experience as it is going on, not just a recap afterwards, when you might not remember everything.

                    Good luck in breaking your fast. And here's hoping to no ill-timed effects.

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                    • Thanks for sharing your experiences during your fast. I am thinking a lot about doing longer fasts occasionally. To be honest I always thought that was bunkum before...just goes to show that an old doggette can learn new tricks. My own modest 26-hour fast last week went well, although I would prefer to time things differently. Also, I know that I am now a fat-burning beast because I was able to talk the lab tech at work into testing me regularly over the last few months. At first ketones appeared regularly in my urine, then disappeared. This is normal because the body, particularly the brain, learns to burn the ketones for energy. During this entire time, my blood sugar remained rock solid at 80-100 mg/dl regardless of whether or not I had eaten. So I am not experiencing those highs and lows. I don't miss them.

                      Anyway, I'm babbling, but I did want to mention one more thing - I don't doubt you are stronger through your diet as I know that I am also. Yes, I am have been lifting my hammer and swimming. But even before I started these things I noticed a significant change in my strength. I believe the strength increase is why I was able to do these things quite easily when I took them up. Also the difference I have noticed in my cats, who have had only a diet change, is almost amazing. They look like cheetahs! Now we aren't cats, but we aren't so unlike them either. Okay, I will stop now!
                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                      • @Sabine

                        It is interesting to me too. After posting that I had some coffee and for an hour felt positively elated, really good. 8:00 was breakfast and I looked in the fridge and there wasn't any Chinese dumplings, but there was the lunch that I forgot on Wednesday. So I had that. It was about four ounces of grass fed London broil and about a cup of curried vegetable stir-fry. Not a big meal really. But no sooner did I eat it then the fun began. Weird. Like I said before, no discomfort, no cramping. Lots of bubbling and noise from my GI tract too. I feel actually over-full and even a bit bloated. But not to the point of discomfort.

                        But, the feeling of elation is completely gone and has been replaced by a contented heaviness, sort of like the feeling I get after eating thanksgiving dinner. Fascinating.

                        It would probably have been better to choose a breakfast that wasn't so challenging for my system, but in this case my Yankee thrift (not wanting to throw away the food) overcame my desire to ease my re-entry into normal eating. Oh the perils of being the son of parents who lived through the great depression, knew hunger and were at times uncertain when their next meal would come.
                        Height: 5' 10"
                        Highest Weight: 292
                        Recent Starting Weight 287
                        Current weight: 244.0
                        Goal weight: 195
                        Body Fat 32.5%

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                        • Now you're set for the wedding! Have a blast.

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                          • Hi Siobahn,

                            I really think there is something to that! I read in a lot of women's journals that they clean up their diets and are dismayed to find that they've gained weight! I read somewhere or other that with a carb heavy diet it is possible to be both overweight and clinically starving. I wonder if the body, once fed properly, takes care of the muscle gain before shedding fat (or the two happen simultaneously and since muscle weighs more than fat, the result is a net gain).

                            I didn't gain weight at first, but the weight loss was frustratingly slow, though I knew things were changing for the better. Now the pendulum has swung the other way. I am solidly in Ketosis (using the urine sticks) and the weight loss has picked up.

                            Things really are dropping into place in understanding how my body works...and after only 52 years!
                            Height: 5' 10"
                            Highest Weight: 292
                            Recent Starting Weight 287
                            Current weight: 244.0
                            Goal weight: 195
                            Body Fat 32.5%

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                            • I went for a walk after breakfast, Boy was having a soccer game so I circled around to the park to watch. SWMBO was there talking to some of her friends, and one of the women commented on how much weight I had lost. It was nice.

                              I walked about 4 miles, my energy level was a bit low, but not bad. Of course it is a grey drizzly day and that may have as much to do with it as any residual effects of the fast. My mood is affected by the weather.

                              Lunch was a tin of boneless sardine fillets in olive oil. I'm still kind of hungry, but will wait until the wedding banquet tonite to eat. Hopefully I'll find something there that's primal enough.
                              Last edited by DCarr10760; 09-29-2012, 11:00 AM.
                              Height: 5' 10"
                              Highest Weight: 292
                              Recent Starting Weight 287
                              Current weight: 244.0
                              Goal weight: 195
                              Body Fat 32.5%

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                              • Gary Taubes writes extensively about that phenomenon in his highly technical but fascinating books. One of the shorter ones is Why We get Fat and What We Can Do About It. Really interesting. He explains in a way I can understand why obesity and poverty go hand in hand. Basically we are as fat as we need to be. And Tom Naughton gets into it in his movie Fathead, one of my favorites.
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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