I’m at 41 hrs of water-only fasting and it’s time to call it. I can tell I didn’t do a great job with staying hydrated and electrolyted up. I had one episode of racing heart last night and this morning I have a ‘tight head’ - the closest I get to headaches. I did drink tons of water, (about 10 liters yesterday!) but I also was very active and walked about 6 miles in the steep hills, didn’t sit down all day AND have been having night sweats since starting fasting. I drank one bottle of salty water, but I gotta be honest - that shit was like drinking spit or watery pee! It felt very wrong to be drinking something salty with no flavor! I now know something about the tolerances of ppl who recommend this, that I have no business knowing! (yes, mouth in the gutter, mind in the gutter - sorry-not-sorry and you know you need the distraction if you’re fasting!)
I want to get my electrolytes back up, but all I have here is Gatorade Zero and I am trying to avoid the artificial sweeteners this week, what else can I do for electrolytes? Is pickle juice good?
Now, here’s my next question(s):
I just weighed and I am an unprecedented (on Keto) 157.50. Before I get excited about that:
~ is that truly fat loss / fat burning? It could just be water loss/dehydration, couldn’t it?
If i was still eating carbs and I managed a 41 hr fast,
~would I have been burning fat then, too?
Let’s say I was completely and perfectly hydrated and did this on a Keto diet and then did it on a carb diet,
~ what’s the difference?
~On carbs, what is my body burning for fuel during a 41 hr fast?
~Wouldn’t it burn fat if it had nothing else, too?
I’ve seen several ppl say they gained the weight right back after fasting, but if this could have jump started me out of a plateau and I’m going to optimize my fat burning now,
~what’s your best tip on keeping this momentum going?
~Am I going to have to keep fasting for 36 hr windows beyond this next week?
~Could this 2 week intermittently fasting have been enough to start the process, if I keep my fat intake reduced?
Thanks to all for the support and tweaking advice during this not-so-fast fast!
Ps -I have a new acronym for editing:
RAD: Redundant As Fuck