I’ve never dared to go beyond 72 hours fasts, because the 4th day is usually a sports day. I really don’t want to have the runs then.
But since we have to stay@home at this turbulent times, I’m going to try an extended fast beyond 72 hours.
The past week has been tough, because I was responsible for cooking and it’s mentally challenging taking care of the kids while working at home. So it’s hard to resist not eating. (during office days, it’s much easier, as hunger feelings subside in the evenings. And if there’s nothing to eat, it’s easier to fast)
But I’ve passed the first 36 hours, resisting the temptation of a very tasty smelling diner. Hope to pass 48 hours soon, because usually it gets easier in the 3rd day.
I’ll see how far I can get. My soft goal is “the end of this soft lockdown” (we’re urged to stay at home, but we’re not prohibitated to go out) which should last 2 more weeks.
But if I can only manage 5 days, I’m totally fine with that too.
Fast is waterfast. No calories. Not even broth. Every 72th hour, extra magnesium and pottassium. Magnessium will be extracted from pills, cutting out the gelatine cap.