Maybe it’s the less food yesterday, maybe my bad sleep but I broke my fast extremely early today, at 10:30am. Very unusual from me but what could I do? I was hungry.
I wrapped up my eating in 2 hours (2 meals, it seems I do that nowadays, very close meals, I mean) and now I am looking forward for a… maybe 30 hour fast now. But definitely more than 24. Short but I didn’t do even that since many months (that was 48 hours though).
As it’s a longer than usual time, it’s more exciting and I will put a little more extra effort into it and make it as long as I can, comfortably enough, at least. Sometimes I feel so very obviously not ready to continue, it feels wrong to try… I had that today. It must be serious if I break my fast before 3-4pm let alone way before noon, a simple soft hunger isn’t enough (I had that yesterday but I waited a tiny bit and it disappeared. it’s not typical for me but sometimes happens). Normally I can’t even eat before noon (without a small force, not like I ever do that. I had to as a child, each and every day and I hated it).
I cook keto and often carnivore food for my high-carber SO too The carbier (still low-carb most of the time) stuff isn’t even nice enough to tempt me so it’s perfect: I don’t want it but I get food joy through cooking.
But as long as I am satiated, only my biggest favs are tempting anyway. My fasting was always about keeping my “I can’t eat” and “I can eat but I don’t really want to” states very long. If I want to eat for any reason, I probably will.
I am not particularly good at this. 20 hour fasts are ridiculously easy and natural (not always but often) but 26+ hour ones are super rare and require strong determination or some lucky circumstances where my body forgets to scream bloody murder and stop working properly when I skip a meal. Or my mind, some of these 2 is against me and they are me too.
Oh well. I try to stick to my 1-3 hour eating window at least. And do 24+ fasts now and then. It still will be an improvement.
(How can I still write this much about my fasting or lack of it I don’t know. I didn’t change much since a year except I got these super close meals but that has nothing to do with my longer fasts. That don’t happen despite my intention.)