I don't do anything, on the other hand, to be trendy. Is there a disorder against being trendy if that's what I did want to do though?
24 hour fasts a couple of times per week part of dietary lifestyle of some folks.
Others may choose the daily eating window within a certain time-frame.
Man, as soon as that crack about it being an eating disorder was made, I knew it was ON. This thread is now, I guess, official derailed. I don't know if I'd want to spend 24hrs fasting AND drinking coffee the whole time, that sounds like it would be wired city by twelve hours in. But eh, I guess people do it. I've had to fast at least that long for things like blood tests and surgeries. And if you pretty much don't try to DO anything, it's actually really easy to just not bother eating for 24hrs. Particularly if you're already mostly eating fat and protein rather than constant sugar-burning.
Also. As someone who's in remission from an ED... dude, nobody has an actual disorder to be 'trendy' of all things. That's like saying alcoholics drink just so their friends will think they're cool.
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Getting my Grok on in the Pacific Northwest.
"C is for cookie, that's good enough for me."
"Cookie is a sometimes food."
"Sometimes cookie monster eat APPLE instead of COOKIE. Sometimes eat CARROT."
-Cookie Monster, partially reformed sugarholic
The first thing to consider is the reason, or goal behind the fast. If you're going for a ketogenic fast, then you want to limit carbohydrates, since it's a lack thereof that turns on ketogenesis. Or you might be fasting to turn on autophagy, in which case the primary macro to restrict is protein. In either case small amounts of either won't hurt (it's really more of a spectrum than an on/off thing), and fat is generally benign with respect to not breaking the fast. Of course if you're fasting for calorie restriction then you'll want to limit anything at all caloric, but I wouldn't worry about it until you hit about 100kcals, maybe more depending on the exact parameters of the fast.
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Emphasis mine. I fail to see detriment here, and you basically missed the OPs question. Or is this just a spleen vent?Eating disorders refer to a group of conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health
ETA - read more of the thread, clever boy, it's a spleen vent!
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