Ended a planned 3-5 day water fast today at 86 hours (nearly 4 full days). But I plan to resume the water fast tomorrow at noon after only 1-day of re-feeding.
My logic is that I wanted to do 5-6 days but my body said it was time to eat (light headedness despite electrolytes) around noon today (11-7-18) so I had a cup of coffee with 2 Tbsp of HWC and three Splendas, then just one avocado to begin re-feeding. Felt good. For dinner, 6 hours later, I had a small green salad, some tuna fish salad and a small piece of cheese. I know that is short on needed calories but I plan to resume a water-fast tomorrow at noon after a large brunch of coffee, scrambled eggs and bacon. I want to continue some of the glycogen dump momentum.
Then it is back onto the water fast for another 48 hours or so. That would total right at 6 days overall in one week. Not a true 6 days (really a 4-1-2) but I want to change it up, I’ve been too predicable with my 3-day fasting regimens.
My near-4-day fast was one of my best ever. Dropped nearly 9 pounds over that time – from 216.8 (after eating three pieces of apple pie) down to 207.0. My ketones never got above a “trace” on pee sticks despite the the long fast and my FBG ranged from 76-84. Burning more fat?
I did not see a wild swing of BG levels during the fast – never went below 69 or went higher than 85. Does that mean my insulin resistance is improving? Not sure. My previous extended fast dropped my BG levels into the 50s. These seemed more stable.
That 207.0 pounds (a 48.4 loss since April 8) was my lowest weight since mid 1990, that’s my lowest in 28 years!! 208 was a mini-goal and I beat that by a pound.
Next two goals are 205 (hopefully next week) which would signify a 50-pound loss. The next one would be major and the obvious 199-pound goal (-56).
My main goal is to be 180 pounds by April 2019, a loss of 75 total from a starting weight of 255 this past April 8. I weighed 180 pounds when I entered Marine Corps boot camp in 1969 – 50 years ago. All-time lowest adult weight of 125-130 pounds as a grunt in Vietnam is, well, apple pie in the sky dreams…and nightmares.
Finally, I started LCHF/Keto wearing a tight 46-inch waist khakis and jeans. Today, I bought sized 42 jeans but had to bring them back because they were clearly too big and baggy. I then easily slipped into a size 40 for the first time in about 15 years. I hope these are just temporary and that 38s will be on my shopping list before the end of the year.
I hope these small milestones help you to keto and fast on. It can be done.
Sorry, just wanted to brag a little bit.