You can fast anywhere. You can fast while traveling and avoid crappy food or the chance of traveler’s illnesses.
Fasting is cheap and even cheaper than eating out in strange restaurants that might not even be worth visiting or ordering dishes where you have no knowledge or control of ingredients.
Dr. Fung talks about how easy fasting is logistically: Do nothing.
Just came back from 3 1/2 hours of Jiu-Jitsu (first time for that long at once).
I survived and I’m still standing.
At the end, I was able to roll (spar on the ground) with a much younger man who was as strong or stronger, of similar size, and much faster than me.
He was a white belt (as am I) but he had some skills and was fast.
He passed my guard (got fully on top of me which is bad) but I did a very basic but often overlooked ‘maneuver’ (not even a technique) called shrimping rapidly and got myself back out – probably the best thing I did despite the next paragraph.
After we stalemated (no one could really progress – he didn’t know how and I was too tired) we rested then reset.
I snookered him and tapped him out (won) with a collar choke I learned from a video. The silly thing worked the first time. Cool.
Then I taught that collar choke to him, and we reset again, he passed guard again and I used a variation of the 1st choke to tap him out again – it’s usually quite difficult to attack and win from such positions, but remember he isn’t very experienced though he’s certainly no pushover and a good match for me generally.
Pretty cool, two taps, and the even better shrimp escape.
Probably worked hard for 2-2.5 hours of the 3.5 hours.
I hit 200 even on the scale when I returned, even after some more hydration.
First time in over 8 years – woo woo
Down 82.5 lbs and finishing the 20th fast day in a few hours.
Thanks to all of you for commenting and supporting me in this healing work.
Stay healthy and remember:
Fasting is FUN.
If fasting isn’t fun for you, I don’t know what you are doing but I know you are doing it wrong.