Day 5, cycle 2, phase 2
2 lbs down
This is the lowest weight this fast (both phase 1 and 2). Given that there’s really no more food flux or water to lose, that’s 2lbs of body mass in one form or another. I’m expecting it’s a reduction in stomach size and other non-muscle lean mass.
Still, even if it’s half fat, losing 1 lb of lean mass in a day is rough and yesterday felt very rough. I even had an uneasy feeling before bed that I should break the fast and eat something. It wasn’t hunger - more a sense of “gone too far”…
I powered through it since that would have made the results less meaningful and it was only 18 hours from the end anyway.
Maybe it’s my imagination, but it looks like the second cycle gets pretty close to a reasonable continuation of the first cycle? Maybe one pound of difference due to the refeed:
I am seeing definite improvement in loose skin around the belly. Monday I will reveal all.
I think this is the first time my morning blood glucose was under 50… 0.46GKI.
About 10 hours from eating and still dry fasting till 1pm (6 hours) so that’s not going to be fun… but I will uphold Friday traditions and power through this too. Might need some encouragement though.
Feels like Sisyphus… almost got the rock to the top… 10 more hours till I can let it drop