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    After two days of heavy, albeit strictly Primal feasting (involving a roast duck on Friday, and unlimited Dungeness at a crab boil yesterday)...

    Grokette is doing an IF. My last food was 8:00 pm yesterday, so that puts me about 13 hours in.


    My stomach is growling now, and I was thinking about some green tea. Any words of wisdom here? I don't want to mess this up.


    Also Maba and Sofia... my knee is starting to feel better. Thanks for the support :-D


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    Glad to know your knees are better! See, PB makes the healing process quicker too.


    @IF, hang in there. My first long IF was 16 hours, if I can do it, you sure can Kuno! Keep us posted.

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      Thanks, Maba!

      Will do.

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        How long are you fasting for? Go until lunchtime and you've already done a perfectly fine IF. It's a really difficult thing to "mess up." I don't think green tea would be a problem, but personally I would stick with water.

        You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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          I really wanted to do 24 hrs, and maybe have a light dinner salad with some protein about 8 pm.


          Guess if I start feeling bad, I can stop the IF early without feeling too bad, but right now I'm just at the growling tummy stage. This is doable.


          Thanks for the support, Primalchild!

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            +++ vibes sent your way! It is sorta neat to accomplish a good long IF, but they need to be reasonable. Take your mind off FOOD, take a cold shower, brush your teeth (no-sweetened toothpaste!), wash your face, go for a short walk, do 10 push ups, some little change up to get your body to disconnect from your brain about the food you likely don't really want/need.


            But that said, there is no "failed" IF as long as you keep the nutrition Primal as laid out in Sisson's book and here on the website! Good job!

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              I just went 15 hours, my first IF.


              Not pleasant, hunger, light headedness, SO glad to see 1PM roll around. Keeping physically busy helped, but no panacea.

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                I'm gonna do 24 hours IF today too. It was completely unplanned though. I'm in a bad mood and I'm staying home all day so I decided there's no point in eating lol. I need to save food anyways. Is coffee allowed? How about some weight training? Or should I just rest?

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                  My longest IF to date is 20 hours last week. Although I wasn&#39;t particularly hungry, my mind was preoccupied with food and kept looking at the clock every now and then. The minute it turned 20 hours, I attacked some dehydrated coconut pieces. Then went home and cooked and ate dinner 2 hours later.


                  @Acmebike, I&#39;m going to try and follow your tips the next time I go on a long IF. More than the hunger itself, it was the constant thought of food that made me break the fast.

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                    maba, I laughed out loud!

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                      It&#39;s coming up on 19 hours, now, and I am still pretty okay :-D


                      Just got back from a two-hour walk in the sunshine, with many hills. It was an urban walk, but still good to get out (I went downtown to watch the funny tourists). Interestingly, when I walked by the hotdog/pretzel cart, rather than tempting me, the smell actually kinda grossed me out a little, and so did the crowd of grossly unhealthy people waiting to get their "fix". Bleah.


                      So I walked down to the waterfront and watched the seagulls.


                      Thanks to you all for the support and great energy!

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                        Mine has been 8 hours so far and I&#39;m dizzy, how about you?

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                          Raphael,


                          I&#39;m feeling okay, but that might be due to the fact I ate big Friday and Saturday. What was the last thing you had to eat before your fast?


                          Don&#39;t make yourself too miserable, Bro :-(

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                            I went to a restaurant and had four little lamb chops for a ridiculous price (never again) and some stuff from a salad bar: mushrooms, little tomatoes, carrots, string beans and cheese. The cheese was the BEST thing ever, but my mom started complaining that I was eating a lot so I stopped. Now I&#39;m really craving the food from yesterday, which is why I&#39;m in a bad mood lol


                            I think I already got over the worse part. I go look in the fridge every now and then and I don&#39;t get hungry at all. I think it&#39;s somewhat how you felt when you smelled the hotdog. I think I&#39;ll make it! hehe

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                              You rock, Raphael.


                              In Falconry, btw, they don&#39;t say the birds are hungry...instead they say, "Sharp-Set". So you could say I am quite sharp-set right now; but nothing bad about it other than a noisy tummy.


                              I refuse to go look in the fridge right now, but I am planning what I&#39;m going to have when I hit the 24-hour mark. Bet whatever we have will be the best food ever :-D

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