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  • Originally posted by Betorq View Post
    The point of a fast is not to abstain from food or calories, but to achieve one's goals, whether those goals be spiritual, detox, weight loss, health gains &/or recovery, longevity, lean-gain or partial or full switch to fat burning.
    Well put, Betorq - I like the challenge of doing what defines a "fast" for me. That means no calories, so that's my goal. I'm totally enthused that others are joining in, in whatever version. It'll be great to support one-another, compare notes, and make suggestions.

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    • My last meal was @ 4.30pm EST today, an early turkey dinner. I'm aiming for 3.5 days, as per Dr Longo's recommendation from the Eat, Fast & Live Longer doc. That would have me fasting until breakfast Friday morning. If I feel fine & have no desire for food, I may go for the whole 96 hours, which would be a Friday early evening dinner.
      "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
      "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
      "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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      • Guys I've finally posted my own personal story to the forum. I think you will all find it very moving and interesting. I was a morbidly obese child and it was a pretty emotional experience writing it all out. Ive just finished it and posted it in the meet and greet sections. I hope you all enjoy reading it and find it motivating as we all fast together. Will plan on reading your personal stories as well so we can get to know each other better through this experience. Again I hope you take the time to read it, I appreciate your time.
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        Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
        Before and after pics
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
        Primal Sucess Story
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
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        • Originally posted by Betorq View Post
          The point of a fast is not to abstain from food or calories, but to achieve one's goals, whether those goals be spiritual, detox, weight loss, health gains &/or recovery, longevity, lean-gain or partial or full switch to fat burning. The list goes on... I'm sorry you lack the understanding to follow our posts, but that does not make any of our hacks that allow calories or fat nonsense, it just makes you look ignorant or unwilling to read what we've posted in plain English.

          I have no idea how many will be doing this fast, as some are lurkers & will not post for whatever reasons they deem appropriate. At last count, I think we are at about a 1/2 dozen. But as I said, it would not surprise me if there were more...

          Camomille tea never worked for me, not when used alone before bed, except to prompt me to wake up to pee in the middle of night. But it might work for someone else. I don't recommend drinking anything for 3-4 hours before bed while fasting, especially not hot teas or other hot drinks. But whatever works for you or others is great.

          I've had sleep issues since becoming a parent 6 years ago, compounded with the 60-80 hours of work I was putting in having started my own online international business that often had me on the phone & on Skype with people all over the world, at all hours of the night & day. My schedule isn't that crazed anymore, but my sleep has never gone back to what it used to be...
          Thanks for further insight on fasting. I am very young and new to fasting and do not have as much experience as you or paleo bird and others. I find it interesting that yall are experimenting in the fast and just wanted to know why. I will go back and read your previous post most in dept, I only glanced over them. Perhaps I worded what I said wrong so for that I apologize. I did not mean to come off as ignorant. Looking forward to fasting with yall.
          Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
          Before and after pics
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
          Primal Sucess Story
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
          Primal Journal
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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          • Originally posted by BennettC View Post
            Thanks for further insight on fasting. I am very young and new to fasting and do not have as much experience as you or paleo bird and others. I find it interesting that yall are experimenting in the fast and just wanted to know why. I will go back and read your previous post most in dept, I only glanced over them. Perhaps I worded what I said wrong so for that I apologize. I did not mean to come off as ignorant. Looking forward to fasting with yall.
            No problem, Bennett. We are all still figuring things out and trying new things together. Actually you and Betorq have some things in common, both southern gentlemen with professional chef training.

            I just had some guacamole to use up some avocados that weren't going to survive until Friday. So, it's on.

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            • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
              No problem, Bennett. We are all still figuring things out and trying new things together. Actually you and Betorq have some things in common, both southern gentlemen with professional chef training.

              I just had some guacamole to use up some avocados that weren't going to survive until Friday. So, it's on.
              sounds like your guac turned out good? Hope you enjoyed my story!
              Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
              Before and after pics
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
              Primal Sucess Story
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
              Primal Journal
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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              • Past 36 now. Personal record. I am not really hungry but was sort of at bed time so I just went to bed. Had some "special" time with DH and he normally konks out while I have to get up and marathon houseclean, but not this time. I went to sleep, slept well - I usually wake up on and off HOT, but I didnt notice it until about 4 so I went ahead and got up.

                I am sure DH will have his theory on what I need to do for a good night's sleep, could be the fasting, could have been just catching up with me, could have been my ice pack - probably a combination of all the above.

                I did have BP coffee for breakfast, but only finished half my cup. I had a cup of bone broth for lunch and later a cup of sauerkraut w/CO.

                I didnt have to cook for others, so that helped. This is a good time to clean out the freezer of leftovers.
                65lbs gone and counting!!

                Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                • Well good thing I just saw this right now. I'm going to have to give this a shot as my longest fast is 36 hours and I'm always one for a challenge. I didn't read through the whole thread but I'm sure I can't be the only one still drinking coffee right?

                  I'm guessing as long as I keep the calories at 0 it's still technically a fast? I've heard of some people only consuming water but I still need coffee in the morning lol.

                  Cheers, and good luck to you all!

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                  • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    No problem, Bennett. We are all still figuring things out and trying new things together. Actually you and Betorq have some things in common, both southern gentlemen with professional chef training.

                    I just had some guacamole to use up some avocados that weren't going to survive until Friday. So, it's on.
                    Yes, we do in fact. Thanks for pointing that out.

                    I did go to & read Bennett's story & it was pretty interesting, some tough breaks but he is fortunate to have found this path so early in life. I was young too, 23, when I turned my life around with some key major changes, but it took me til age 45 to learn about MDA.
                    "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                    "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                    "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                    • Good morning all. The Crio Bru is bru-ing in a cauldron and the decaf coffee is perking in the Mr. Coffee pot. The house smells like a giant mocha bomb went off. Yumm.

                      I'm going to keep the bulletproofing of drinks as an option to use if I should need it but not go for that right away. I'm going to try to get out of the house today as much as possible after I make Dad's breakfast. His dinner is already done in the crockpot. i made a big beef heart stew last night.

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                      • Morning all~

                        Starting with my usual morning coffee too~ not the 'purist' this time around. My main goal is to drop some weight. Yes, I know, but my 63 birthday is in two months and I WILL NOT weigh this much on that date!

                        I will freely admit that I eat/drink too much~ just can't seem to adjust to the slower/senior metabolism, I want to eat until I'm full. So, it's just easier for me to eat nothing than stop after Lilliputian amounts.

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                        • Originally posted by Nady View Post
                          Morning all~
                          Starting with my usual morning coffee too~ not the 'purist' this time around. My main goal is to drop some weight. Yes, I know, but my 63 birthday is in two months and I WILL NOT weigh this much on that date!
                          I will freely admit that I eat/drink too much~ just can't seem to adjust to the slower/senior metabolism, I want to eat until I'm full. So, it's just easier for me to eat nothing than stop after Lilliputian amounts.
                          I agree. It's much easier for me to fast, than it is to consistently control my portions.

                          This morning, I was up early, around 5:30 am, sans BP coffee, did my 1st Convict Conditioning session, feeling good & it feels physically and intuitively right to be segued into whole bodyweight fitness & away from weight lifting, which was hurting my back a little(squatting needs to done w/ progressively higher weights).

                          I'm a bit hungry now @ the 20 hour mark (I think its psychological as much as my tummy). Busy ass day, but I'm on it...
                          "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                          "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                          "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                          • Sounds yummy. I had a cup of BPC this morning. I have been up since 4am and starting to get hungry. I did drink a sea salt water w/slice of lemon. Then I had some green tea blend. Getting hungry so now I am having a cup of bone broth. Hopefully that will hold me for awhile. I just have to make it until 5. I am feeling really good. I am thinking of continuing on since the scale moved .9 pounds this morning. I am thinking if I take a BCAA supplement it might minimize muscle loss?
                            65lbs gone and counting!!

                            Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                            • Originally posted by gopintos View Post
                              Sounds yummy. I had a cup of BPC this morning. I have been up since 4am and starting to get hungry. I did drink a sea salt water w/slice of lemon. Then I had some green tea blend. Getting hungry so now I am having a cup of bone broth. Hopefully that will hold me for awhile. I just have to make it until 5. I am feeling really good. I am thinking of continuing on since the scale moved .9 pounds this morning. I am thinking if I take a BCAA supplement it might minimize muscle loss?
                              BCAA or pure whey, as long as its under that 50 calories, you'll be fine...
                              "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                              "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                              "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                              • Good afternoon everyone. I had my last meal last night around 11:30, well over a quart of raw milk and 3 raw eggs. No I don't normally eat that late. Needless to say I may be going a few hours longer than most. I woke around 9, I am not hungry. Have had a few glasses of white tea which I have really taken a liking to. Going to go take the assessment for my G.E.D. classes now. Good luck everyone, enjoying the updates.
                                Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                                Before and after pics
                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                                Primal Sucess Story
                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                                Primal Journal
                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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