Lynn, I notice that you've only been a member since July, and I wondered if you're new to the primal way of life. FWIW, I needed to be on a primal diet for many months before my blood sugar settled down enough for me to consider IFing. Otherwise I most definitely would have gotten headaches and worse. If you're new to primal, maybe you just need to give it a few months for your body to get stabilized? Just a thought...
And I've been IFing for ONE WHOLE DAY so believe me I'm no expert! But I do know more than I'd like to about low blood sugar.
Last edited by primalpatty; 09-01-2010 at 04:15 PM.
Thanks, Primal Patty...I will do just that...slowing down on the IFing sounds like a good option. I'll try again in a month or so. Thanks!
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Exactly, Kev. And the better you eat as you go along, the easier it will become!
I would agree that you really want to get your diet sorted out and get over the low carb flu for a while before you start doing IF. I'm a daily IF kind of person these days with about 16 hours being my minimum and sometimes 24 to 48 hours. I've found that I really don't enjoy going much longer than 48 hours though. At the point that I'm at now a 16 hour fast feels like I just ate to me and I know that at any given time I can go a couple days without eating and I'll be just fine.
When I hear people around me staying how hungry they are and that they are starving it makes me smile inside. I consider and understand my body's needs in a different way than they do. It's a thought that I normally keep to myself though. It's perfectly normal for someone to feel the way they do and I never say a word about it. I am an eccentric bastard anyway.
thanks for you thoughts...
now i have a frickin' cold - just curious, do you all like fasting during a cold? and how about exercise when you're feeling under the weather?
I haven't had a bad cold for a while but I tend to keep my normal eating schedule colds. Snacking and eating at weird times just isn't in my vocabulary at this point. I do cut out lifting heaving things though if I'm really sick. The last thing that I want is hurt myself.
Oh and if I've slept really poorly I don't enjoy fasting quite as much and I will shorten down a fast if I didn't sleep well. (it's good to be flexible anyway) If I had thought I would be doing a 24 hour fast, for example, and I'm exhausted I'll probably cut it down to 16 hours or so.