I thought I should give a little report on the fast I did after the 7-day fast. I was going to go 4 days straight (started Monday night), but yesterday I had one of those “I just know I need to eat” experiences. I think it may have been a little too soon to jump into another multi-day fast (ate 3 days in between). The signal yesterday was feeling nauseous in the afternoon. Also, while getting some clothes at Walmart I decided to pick up some of my soup ingredients. I think I knew in my heart I was going to have some that day instead of waiting for Friday night. So around 4 PM I had some cheese curds and almonds (seems like there are always extra cheese curds in the fridge when I get to the end of a fast lately), waited about an hour with no ill effect, then had my soup. Later I had whipped cream and more cheese curds. It was fun to eat. It was a couple more hours before it hit my gut, and that lasted until bedtime. After the fun of eating was over, I felt kind of icky about eating. My energy went down almost instantly. I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open after having the soup.
I was not thrilled with my bg numbers on this almost 3-day fast. The morning numbers were:
(It is just disappointing after getting as low as 113 on the 7-day fast)
Today (the day after the cheese curds, almonds, and soup) I woke up to 204 bg.
Going forward from here, it will be an intermittent fasting schedule that actually started up right away today (fasting today, won’t eat til coffee tomorrow AM). The plan that my husband and I are both planning to do is:
Tuesday eat (coffee AM, then lunch and dinner in an 8 hour window)
Thursday eat (same as above)
Saturday and Sunday eat (same as above)
It was a little rough when I got up today not being able to have coffee (I am having Berocca on fasting days though). I am glad that we have a plan though, and I don’t mind tacking one more fasting day on to this week.
As far as weight, I had gone up 5 pounds after the 7 day fast, then lost three pounds during the 3 day fast, but this morning those 3 pounds were back. I did see a few body fat percentage points come off. It had increased during the 7-day fast, so I lost those extra plus a few more. (Have no idea if I can trust that Aria scale as far as body fat percentage.) I hope the intermittent fasting schedule yields some results. I am hopeful that getting some better nutrition in on the eating days will help.
Hope you are all are still burning away fat as August approaches the end. Looking forward to hearing your progress!