Hey y’all! Quick update for those of you following.
Started this “Snake Diet” thing (description below) and here are my results:
Overview: Fast as long as you can, eat a small single meal for refeed and then go back to fasting. Repeat until you hit your goal - your body will tell you when you need to increase cals/fat. He recommends 4:1 veggies to meat/fat. During fasts, drink “snake juice” (which is just water with salt and potassium). No coffee, no tea.
My take: fast as long as I can, eat a keto meal refeed, go back to fasting. Repeat. I’ve cut out coffee for now, but may add back.
Days 1-4: fasted for 95 hours, had a refeed meal (big salad with olive oil, goat cheese, ribeye)
Days 5-6: currently fasting, will break at 48 hours
Down 6 lbs as of this morning (morning of day 6)
Things I’m experiencing:
hunger. I’m very jealous of people who aren’t hungry when they fast!
Low blood sugar - was down in the 50’s a couple times.
High ketones - got up to 6.8 on day 4!!
What I’m learning: I think shorter fasts are better for me (48 hrs) but I’ll keep testing different fast times.
What I’m excited for: my partner/BF said to me: you’ve got the strongest will power of anyone I’ve ever known (considering he’s friends with a bunch of Navy Seals, I’ll take it)! That’s when it hit me…I do have strong willpower, if nothing else is working, why don’t I just FAST!!! If I can do all these other things, I can surely do that. I tried fasting in the past but got distracted by different versions of keto and zero carb, but if there’s one thing that HAS to work…it’s simply not eating, right?? I’m very excited to finally maleness progress!
3/26/17 SW keto at 149 (32% BF)
10/15/17 SW for this fasting protocol: 153.7 (34% BF)
10//21/17 CW 147.7 (31.5% BF)
Goal weight: TBD, but 127 puts me at 20.5% BF
PS I’ll post progress pics once I see some real progress!