i agree it helps a lot, hell look at my weight loss in under 8 months ...
im just saying 5 days to me seems too long and could be counter productive IMHO .. thats the beautiful thing about this site we dont have to all agree
good luck with your venture ill gladly step in for 36-48hours
started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!
my journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34980.html
How different do you feel at around 100 hours of fasting as opposed to something like 30?
I wouldn't know how to break my fast if I went that long. In the 20-30 range I know I can eat a big meal, but you have to 'start slow' after a really long fast right?
As far as how I feel, I've always had good energy/mind clarity~ but I don't have blood sugar issues. Can't say how someone with those concerns would feel. Otherwise, you just know you're not eating today and get on with other things!
I'm in! I've done a few dinner to dinner fasts and felt pretty good. It really helps clear out the system. I have two reasons, one to reallly give my system some time to heal. I have major food intollerances and allergies, and think it just needs a break. And two, I need to kill my bottle of wine habit.
I'd suggest breaking the fast with something light. A meal that is too rich, can backfire even on a short term fast. At least it did to me yesterday. I'd hit another plateau that I wanted to break, so on Thursday I only had a piece of chicken for lunch, and then stir-fry moose with a little onion, pepper and tomato for dinner. Then yesterday I had nothing until 6pm. I made curry chicken with butternut squash, onions and coconut cream in it for dinner. About two hours later, I was in serious pain and it all came back up. I've never had a problem with this particular dish before, but I think it was way too rich after eating so little for two days and my system just freaked. I tossed the leftovers just in case there was something off. My stomach is still a bit queasy this morning so I've only had a little vegetable broth and a couple eggs.
The upside is I did break that plateau and dropped 4.4lbs in two days. Since I don't feel much like eating anyway, I may as well start today. So I'm in with nothing but water, tea and broth until next Thursday.
I started a forum journal on Monday and have eaten one meal a day since. I finished a giant meal a little while ago and plan to drink a lot tonight, but not eat anymore. No nuts. Didn't plan no dairy, but it's turning out that way. I don't know if I've lost any weight, but I hope so.
I'm intrigued by the idea of a multi-day fast, but nervous too. Sorry for so many questions.. but would you ever do a multi-day fast in the pursuit of weight loss (not to 'cleanse' or 'fix' your system), and do you do any exercise more strenuous than walking in that time?
I'd love to hear status updates throughout yalls fasts. But you guys sound like pretty cool cucumbers about it haha.
I don't think 5 days is extreme... even ten days carefully isn't terrible... but pushing very far past it certainly could be. Long term fasting has been proven in numerous studies to cause organ damage.
I eat only once daily several days a week (dinner to dinner) just because I'm really not hungry those days so I find IF-ing to be rather a natural effect of changing to a paleo type diet. I haven't tried to fast further under normal circumstances... I think it would freak my husband out a bit if I stopped eating completely.
Our body is our subconscious mind, and anybody who thinks that their conscious mind is running the show is seriously mistaken. In fact the conscious mind just may be the most narcissistic entity in the universe, it thinks it's running the show. It's not.
~ Nora Gegaudas
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing... -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." ~Vicktor Frankl
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.