Update. Lasted through the 13hr dry fast and it actually felt fine. I usually suffer during these fasts but this was much easier.
Interesting symptoms of muscle soreness. This isn’t just limited to the muscle groups I worked though. I feel it around my waist too. I really didn’t push my arms too much but they’re triggering like fireworks today.
The soreness around my waist is unusual given that I didn’t do any core exercises. But today, my TVA (transverse abdominal) and my obliques are sore. Lower back and abs not so much.
Normal digestive… no excessive thirst. No hunger at all so far.
Clear mind and calm.
I am experiencing a strange combination of high energy and reduced NEAT as well as fasting-like chills.
NEAT is basically non-exercise activity thermogenesis. It’s all the little things you do all the time that consume energy and boost your base metabolic rate… tapping your feet, fidgeting, etc… I find that those drop substantially when I fast and my motion becomes very controlled and deliberate.
Here, I’m getting the very deliberate motion mode (while fed) - so reduced NEAT like fasting.
Also the chills are like a shadow of fasting chills. I feel them, but they don’t bother me. Almost as if I’m getting both - thermogenesis to make more heat but vasoconstriction to limit blood flow. Like sitting by a fire in a very cold day. It’s an oddly comfortable feeling.
My whole body feels very “tight” and muscular. I noticed my bicep veins popping again yesterday and today - a sign of increasing vascularity. Again… hasn’t happened since college.
I’m wary that my body is going to quickly adapt so I feel I need to be prudent with the time I have to make good use of this effect.