Ok. My big fast starts March 4th (March 3rd midnight) ending April 28th at 8pm and I’m starting my prep. I’m hoping to get to 26 days (4 weeks - 2 days), and refeed vegan for two days and then go again. Longest has been 12 days (2 weeks - 2 days) so I expect to need a little encouragement around the 11th day … it will go a long way
I don’t really have much family support (wife thinks I’m nuts).
I’m going for Dexa on the 1st (next Friday) 3:30pm… I expect I’ll be at 185lbs and 19% BF but I have little faith in my “smart scale” so who knows. I’m 180 today.
To prepare, I’m trying to beef up a bit - still keto and OMAD but pushing to 4000 calories and skipping my usual 3 days per week fast (Wed-Thurs-Fri). I’m 180lb today so I’d like to see a 5lb buffer built up over this week.
The purpose for this fast is three-fold:
- Increase mental clarity and focus
- Reduce loose skin through autophagy
- Increase muscle and muscle % by boosting growth hormone and testosterone
I plan to:
- Weightlift 5 days a week
- Sauna 5 days a week
- Tan (UVA) 3 days a week
- Cold bath 1 day a week
- Sleep 8 hours every day
This is my beast to conquer. Last year was miserable so I’m glad I found this forum for support and help.
Today - Sat Feb 23rd
3 pork tenderloin + 5 eggs + 4 bacon strips + 1 large ribeye + heavy cream + 2 spoons chicken liverwurst + 2 avocados w/EVOO + 1/2 cup macadamia
Cold Bath = yes
Lifting = no
Sauna = no
UV = no
Morning Glucose and Ketones (G, K) = 74, 1.5