OK, so I’m 36 hours or so into a fast. (Despite my undeserved and unwarranted reputation from people who can’t read well
Yesterday (9-24 hours of the fast, or -6 - 7 depending on your counting methodology) was crazy. I haven’t been feeling good for a couple of weeks (bad headaches are back, and I doubt the new ADHD/depression meds are helping either), so it’s been somewhat difficult.
Anyway, I got through the day eventually despite being RAVENOUSLY hungry several times - I kept finding myself standing at the fridge, with the door open. Very annoying. And triggering. (Yes, I was pretty spaced, it’s kinda obvious, and so I think that had a fair bit to do with it
So, I figured last night that I would go through to this morning and then have three regularly-spaced meals.
When I woke up 5qm, the hours ago), I wasn’t hungry at all, but now I’m back to really really wanting to try the new sous vide egg-cooking method I found yesterday. So my stomach is rumbling very loudly, and has been for a couple of hours.
My question is - am I ACTUALLY hungry? Or is it just my brain triggering hormones as a method of enabling it to do what it wants (the eggsperiment)? I’m flipflopping between the two ideas, and being sure both are entirely correct.
Or is it both?
It’s interesting. The brain/body is a circular confounding thing, that doesn’t run on normal closed-system rules.