Also, I am less afraid of fasting and I plan to do it again next Sunday.
I am 36yo male of low-moderate activity that is around 250 lbs from a top weight of 330-350 (not sure) and I have been eating primal for probably around 1.5 months.
As my weight loss has stalled lately and I am trying to get a grip on portion sizes (I always think I am overeating as I can eat a LOT), I decided to confront my phobia/anxiety about fasting by trying it out on Sunday. I ate breakfast and fasted from 7AM to 7PM. Around 5PM I felt really uncomfortable and light in the head and cranky. I had some amino acid pills and a TB of coconut oil and I felt comfortable enough to wait until my wife made dinner at around 7:30PM.
I also did my first sprint workout Sunday morning.
Today I feel somewhat thinner-feeling, which is nice.
Any thoughts? Thanks
IMO, this will happen in the beginning. Kind of like starting out with Primal eating... You will experience the low-carb flu symptoms. In time your body will get used to not eating for a certain amount of time (give it a couple of weeks), and your Grehlin will reset itself... But in no time, you will find that you're not hungry as often as you thought you were/should be.
I find it much easier to fast by skipping breakfast, then you are asleep for most of the fast
"I tried to call the nurse again, but she's bein' a little bitch....I think I'll get outta here." Pink
Learning the difference between real hunger and psychological hunger takes some getting used to when you're first learning to fast. I learned to relax and know that I can go a really long time without eating if I need to and that skipping any given meal is really no big deal.