Nice work. You saved some money too!
This idea came on spontaneously. I've been working on losing some weight. I've been having great workouts until Thursday where I felt like a train wreck. I figured after that it'd be time I take an easy week. And I figured I could get away with eating less for the next week since I wouldn't be working out as hard. So Thursday I ended up skipping my workout and leaving early, didn't feel hungry, and so I skipped dinner and fasted that night. Friday I felt fine and figured I'd skip all my meals that day as well. Today I pondered on going another day but figured what the heck and had breakfast for dinner. I ate a good meal, nothing too big, am feeling stuffed right now, and am probably done eating for the day.
It was crazy. Friday night I started to feel cold. This morning my friend came over and said it was too hot in my house. I usually keep the heat around 73-75 degrees fahrenheit, but today I had it up to 84, felt really cold, and I couldn't tell it was hot. After leaving I turned the heat down to 73, went out for the day and had dinner, came back and noticed it was rather warm.
That is how I know my metabolism slowed down for sure. It makes the body colder in order to conserve energy. I don't consider that a bad thing. It was actually rather interesting. I feel a lot more energetic after eating now. And surprisingly I wasn't that hungry at dinner and didn't in any way shape or form have the desire to commit gluttony. I am convinced that fasting some how resets your hunger so that when you finally do eat even a little bit you feel ful a lot quicker.
I'd also like to mention for those who heard that fasting increases your metabolic rate, I'm not sure about the exact number of hours, but that is true. During a fast, you're metabolic rate will increase initially for the first day or so, then it will eventually start to decrease. I don't think that's a bad thing though because your body still burns a good amount of fat for every extra day that you fast. And I am absolutely sure that the metabolism gets restored back to normal after. Proof of that for me was the fact that earlier I felt cold at 84 degrees, but later after eating I felt warm at 73.
As far as results goes, I lost a few lbs during the fast. I can't tell so much on my belly, but it does seem to show on my face. My face definitely looks thinner.
I've tried up to 48 hour fasts in the past, but didn't like it and ended up hungrier when I came off. But this time seemed different. I was mentally prepared; since I haven't been doing much lately the whole idea seemed like it would be easy. And it was easy. I just think not socializing for a few days made it easier because people typically eat together as a social event.
For anyone who is overweight or even a healthy weight with a few extra lbs on them, I'd definitely recommend it, if you're mentally prepared for it. I think for me it was a lot easier since I had already been eating very little carbs and calories for a while, so it just seemed a lot easier. It was definitely a fun experiment and I surely saw some benefits. Heck, I might even try it a few more times this month.
Nice work. You saved some money too!
i see you have aligned with your fate and found the path towards becoming a true primal warrior
the next test will be to fast for one week. if you pass, you will have ascended to a higher status in the primal brotherhood and will live sufficiently on sunshine and air
for only those of weak spirit need food
yeah you are
I used to think I was funny until I met Kathy Griffin. Iím gonna have to call my mama and have her tell me how good I am. - ginger minj
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"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
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That is fantastic!
65lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
I agree completely! I've been including weekly 48 hour fasts and my weight loss has consistently been 3 - 4lbs a week since I started the weekly fasting 4 weeks ago. The longest fast I've done is 60 hours. I may try a 72+ hour fast the day after Thanksgiving, the following Monday breakfast would be my first meal.
Imagine LOSING weight over T-day?
Height: 5' 10"
Starting Weight: 292
Starting Primal Weight: 275
Current weight: 224
Goal weight: 172
Body Fat 30.5