Do you get dizzy first thing in the AM? I did a few days last week and also when was doing yoga and on my back, I’ve felt like things were moving?? I guess I need more salt?
Yes, I get dizzy quite often during the fast, but part of this is probably my blood pressure. I am 23 min from 72 hours at the moment and I will eat then. I think that 48 hours for the next one will be sufficient for me though. I just took my blood pressure and it is 181/129 so I know that is still too high.
When I did it a few days ago when I woke up, before this fast it was only 160/131. When the cuff fits my upper arm, I feel that I will get more accurate readings, but this is still giving me an idea of the numbers. I will take it again later on, when I have eaten, and am more sedentary/resting =). I would think the Pink Himalyan salt will help you though, I see a lot of people suggesting keeping up your electrolytes when fasting, and the salt also helps me with the hunger, so I think it will help!
I think it depends on the person and how much fat they have to leverage. For me, anything over 20 hours is torture and I’m not into purposely suffering. 16 hour fasts helped me a little, but 18-20 hours (while still being easy as long as I eat enough during my window) is what really blew my mind and got my body to let go of even more fat than I tried to lose. However, some people, with more to lose, say they have to AT LEAST do a 24 hour fast in order to get their body to start burning the body fat. That’s just not me… so it depends on the person.