I see there are countless posts concerning those fasting longer than 10 days; however, most of these ‘fasters’ are above 17-20% body fat. I am not, and wish to return to my ‘normal’ body fat of 7%. My fast has already begun and will end on the 19th of February. I will continue my regular training routine: 5 miles per day 6 days a week in conjunction with 3 days per week of weight training.
I have seen all the advice ‘on how to fast’: ‘take this’, ‘take that’, ‘do this’ to make the fast easier or hunger less threatening; however, this is in direct contradiction to the very notion of fasting, namely, not eating, the whole process is the direct pursuit of hunger, not an evasion of it. Nevertheless, I am aware of hunger suppressing ketosis and fat-adaption that can occur prior (or whilst) to the fast making it much more enjoyable.
I am rejecting all advice to supplement with anything and will do as I please. Doing nothing is much easier than worrying about this supplement or that. Allow us to keep it simple.
Thus this fast is more of an acceptance of the horrible suffering that results from not eating (also accepting the euphoria); however, it is not the pursuit of euphoria or suffering. It is merely recognizing the experience and continuing to fast, despite any negativity, the goal is to reach the 13th day without eating and regular exercise, not to have an enjoyable experience.
I will post daily.