Hi! So, I have a question about feasting before a fast.
My stats: 172cm, 69kg, and I do 23:1 most days of the week.
I want to join the Zorn fast this month and as a preparation I decided to start fasting yesterday (thursday) night, up until as Long as I can (Minimum saturday night is my Goal, or sunday if I can.)
I dont have that much fat to lose anymore, so it might be harder for me. Ive done 36 hours before successfully.
I think I remember Carl mentioning he feasts the day before and the day after his multiple day fasts. Question is: Should I? and how much of a fest?
So, my normal caloric intake is 1000 to 1200 cals, and I do cycle the caloric intake sometimes (one day eating less and the other more). What I did yesterday was, I didnt do my usual 23:1 IF schedule, ate breakfast which triggered my hunger and then had lunch, and then a very big dinner, which in total ended up in 2500 to 3000 calories, double my normal daily Protein intake and a lot of good fats. My theory is this would help Speed up my metabolism right before fasting. And it would also help me fast longer . Will it though? Is this right or Counter productive? I would then break my fast with a regular 1200 calorie day, since my feast already gave me enough calories to go the fasting days with a 1200/day average. Meaning I wouldnt Need a Surplus AFTER the fast.
But would it be better to feast only after the fast?