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  • Five 24-Hour Fasts in Five Days, Wish Me Luck!

    I've been stuck in the low-320's for a couple weeks now so it's time to shake things up. Back in 06', while on an ill-fated weight loss journey, I remember stalling out at around this weight...it appears as if that's happening again. I'm surprised that my body finds some sort of homeostasis at 320 pounds, but it seems to.

    So, the plan: consume a hearty breakfast (~2000 calories: omega-3 eggs, cheese, bacon or sausage, coconut oil, and a multi-vitamin) and then fast until the following morning, sort of like the Warrior Diet, only in reverse. I plan to stay as busy/active as possible while I'm fasting, but my gouty toe's been acting up so my ability to hit the gym may be a little compromised.

    I weighed myself yesterday @ 322 pounds, I hope to get down to 317.5 pounds by Friday and never see the 320's again. I've set my goal @ 317.5 pounds because that will bring me to 70 pounds lost since December 30th 09'. I won't be weighing myself in the meantime as I've been compulsive about it lately and I want to break that habit.

    Anyways, I started this morning so I'm 1/2 way through day 1!
    I began this Primal journey on December 30th, 2009 and in that time I've lost over 125 LBS.

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    Wow! I will certainly follow your experience with interest. My one (debatably 24 hr) fast definitely seemed to shake things up for me, weight-wise. There was a suggestion that I chase my AM coffee with a spoonful of coconut oil- you may want to throw that in there on occasion, it definitely seems to rev my metabolism and keep any incidental hunger pangs at bay.
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    • #3
      I've done this for 4 days before and it was a challenge, I think I can handle it though. It's only been 7 hours since my last meal and I'm already hungry. I'm heading to the gym now, I hope that will squash my appetite for the rest of the night.

      I will be consuming green tea throughout the day. I know fasting purists will cringe at the idea of drinking something other than water during a fast but I don't care.
      I began this Primal journey on December 30th, 2009 and in that time I've lost over 125 LBS.

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      • #4
        Purists annoy the bejeebus outa me. Sometimes their objections are valid, and need to be considered, but sometimes compromise actually works. I can't see how there'd be any issues with green tea - no solids or sugars. Possibly watch the temperature, not too hot or too cold.

        Maybe the lack of vegetable material will actually help your gout.

        Good luck!

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        • #5
          Me too, me too...

          Well, chock up the first day as a failure. I had some hard boiled eggs sitting in the fridge and I couldn't stand to let them go bad (poor excuse). I ate 7 of them, lol.

          Anyways, on to day 2!
          I began this Primal journey on December 30th, 2009 and in that time I've lost over 125 LBS.

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          • #6
            You can try something like the alternating day diet. It means that on one day you'll eat normally, and on the other day you'll only eat 20% of your normal caloric intake. My suggestion: On the odd days, have three protein shakes enhanced with coconut milk, plus the usual supplements (Omega-3, ideally in the form of cod liver oil capsules so you also get Vitamins A and D - you can also mix it up with palm oil).
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            • #7
              Good Luck!

              I'm not sure I have the will power for that yet!
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              • #8
                Cripes, I can't imagine eating 2000 primal calories in one sitting :/ Good luck
                You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                • #9
                  I'll wish you good luck as well. I drink tea too on fasting days (which is just about every day these days) for the record. I prefer to eat at night though because I don't care for going to bed hungry.
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                  • #10
                    I am not meaning to be critical just curious--why eat it all at one sitting? why not divide it into2 or 3 meals?

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                    • #11
                      Personally I find it *much* easier to skip breakfast and lunch, then eat dinner; then to follow the schedule you are doing. Maybe your job or something else prevents it, but if you are trying to do 24 hour fasts at least really think about doing it the other way.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Primalchild View Post
                        Cripes, I can't imagine eating 2000 primal calories in one sitting :/ Good luck
                        The last week or so I've actually been eating almost 3000 primal calories in one sitting, PWO, usually around 5pm, just that one meal a day. It started out being unintentional, but it has been incredibly convenient and I've been sticking with it. This has been mostly consisting of around 2 pounds of meat cooked in plenty of fat, an onion, lots of garlic, a few shiitake mushrooms, and anywhere between 1/2 to a whole sweet potato with butter (depending upon how hungry I am after the meat/onion/garlic/shiitake hash). This is all accompanied by a pure (no flavor) whey protein shake with a bit of unprocessed cocao and kelp. I've felt amazing and been an absolute animal in the gym. Also, judging by the mirror, my abs appear much more defined. It's been interesting, and we'll see what it leads to after a little while longer if I keep it up.

                        Oh, and I've been having a cup or two of green tea with a small bit of fresh, minced ginger during the day.
                        Last edited by Funkadelic Flash; 05-17-2010, 08:55 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KXS View Post
                          I am not meaning to be critical just curious--why eat it all at one sitting? why not divide it into2 or 3 meals?
                          Be critical, it's all good. Eating it all at once simply prolongs the fast. If I spread it throughout the day I wouldn't be fasting.

                          Originally posted by TigerJ View Post
                          Personally I find it *much* easier to skip breakfast and lunch, then eat dinner; then to follow the schedule you are doing. Maybe your job or something else prevents it, but if you are trying to do 24 hour fasts at least really think about doing it the other way.
                          I've called it breakfast but it's really an early-lunch. I haven't eaten yet (11:20AM my time), I'll probably wait until around noon.

                          Originally posted by Primalchild View Post
                          Cripes, I can't imagine eating 2000 primal calories in one sitting :/ Good luck
                          haha, dude, I could eat 3x that in one sitting if there were no consequences. 2000 cals is basically just a big omelet cooked in coconut oil/bacon grease, no biggie.

                          My appetite > anyone's you've ever met.
                          I began this Primal journey on December 30th, 2009 and in that time I've lost over 125 LBS.

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                          • #14
                            Okay Jokaman I tried... I really did try... I made 1lbs of ground beef topped with bacon and sauteed mushrooms, and 5 eggs... I only finished half of that though... hats off to you dude.

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                            • #15
                              OK but point remains. There is a natural rhythm to eating at night; hence several successful long time PBers incorporating warrior diet / lean gains model of eating at night. When your belly is full, perfect time to lie down and go to sleep. Good luck.

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