Sadly I can no longer enjoy unsweetened sun tea (the nectar of my youth lol), because it too gives me reflux. I think the peach herbal teas and green tea I have are definitely gentler on the tummy
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you can find something else of use then.
Have you tried acv? It seems counter intuitive, adding acid to your stomach but it works!
I think maybe the reason I am able to have the coffee when eating normal Keto is that I have it with my first meal, so stomach is coated first. Maybe sun tea would work the same if with food
Could indeed? … And as Bennan suggested, ACV is supposed to help with heartburn, and I use that every day in my KetoAide. But I have also read just drinking some straight can really stop heartburn quick. … It’s just not the easiest thing to drink straight. I’ve done it, but prefer to just mix some in. - It’s also helpful that I’ve always like Vinegar, and have some Cucumbers soaking in some now.
I did, but I couldn’t get past the smell and taste of it…I used a recipe for acv lemonade wate.
That’s a great idea, I might try putting it on something if issue continues after my fast!
Lol, I should have been more specific. I put it in my keter-aid, which I drink during my fasts. I’ve never been brave enough to drink it straight
Um… I did. - Took a nice ole’ swing and then did the shiver. Honestly wasn’t too bad, but boy is it strong! But as I said, I’ve always liked Vinegar. … But once my wife put my sliced Cucumbers in a bowl and after they chilled in the fridge, I took a nice big slice and quickly realized she didn’t cut it! After I got my breath back, I told her you’re supposed to cut it 50/50 with water!
I don’t mind it at all with small sips - I agree that a big swig gives one a shiver, LOL.
Sounds like fasting is going pretty well for people, very excellent!
I am feeling conflicted about fasting this week. For the past few months when I fast I enjoy the physical emptiness but I feel like I get a mental slump in the afternoon. Does anyone else have this happen? It seems that most people feel more sharp mentally when fasting.
I really dislike having a mental slump at work. Huh, this might be a reason to fast on weekends… I have a wedding reception to go to this weekend… could I fast through it I wonder?
As I type to the group I realize I can go for it and it I feel unwell or can’t function at work I can break fast and try again the next day.
So that’s what I am going to do. My current plan is Tuesday evening until sometime Friday afternoon or evening.
Fast on folks! Thanks for sharing I find it super encouraging.
I get a mental slump in the afternoon when not fasting (2 pm-ish). But I was tired enough to go down for a ~3 hours nap after work the first day of this fast.
Coffee might help revitalize you, salted coffee is my favorite fasting treat! Mmm salted coffee!
Day 3 is usually when I get super fasting brain kicking in! Those are by far the most productive work days.
Alas neither salt not coffee alone or in combination have been helpful with this problem. Although I enjoy them all
Hmm, I am not actually sure we need to blur those words…
They do ask to blur ‘food’ mentions, but I see some do blur drinks mentioned as well. I don’t think anyone would frown on it, but who knows. … Would keep ya in the mindset to keep doing it though.
I figured it’s better to err on the side of caution. Wouldn’t want to tempt someone in a moment of weakness!
I don’t understand what happens to me mentally when I am fasting lol, when not fasting I have zero cravings. When fasting about 42-48hrs in I start craving all sorts of things (definitely some non-Keto ones), I don’t physically feel hungry for more than a few minutes at a time, but can’t seem to divert from the mental hunger pangs!
After 102 days water fasting my new addition is watching keto cooking videos on YouTube. Been cooking up a storm for the Misses. I get the food porn and she gets good eats. I’d say its a win win for both of us
Could just be you’re missing meals? … Happens to me sometimes after 3, 4 or 5 days. Not hunger, just thinking that a nice meal would be nice. So it makes me just look forward to what I will break with.
Very possible, my husband was eating in front of me, offered me some…to which I yelled FASTING HERE…and expanded all my energy overreacting lol.
I lol’d so hard at this!
102 DAYS? How are you feeling??
My longest fast was 160+ hours, just shy of 7 days. I felt fine and remember I could have gone longer but I feel getting some nutrition in makes me more comfortable in this woe. Like @Digital_Dave, I self limit to 5 days max now.
I’m now in at 53 hours and had a calendar reminder that I will be from home tomorrow. That will make tomorrow a fast day too. So now I will wait and see how I feel about Thursday. I love ending the month on a fasting note. Happy fasting y’all!