I am very keen to try a fast of up to 72 hours. I will have been keto for 4 weeks this coming Tuesday, but Thursday afternoon would be the earliest I would start as I have two job interviews before then.
I think since around 3 weeks I have been feeling really good, after suffering with a lot of headaches before that (I found some sugar free electrolyte tablets which helped me balance my electrolytes, rather than mixing my own). I have been eating two meals a day for around a week (larger lunch, smaller dinner) and I love the reduced complexity. I’m hoping to go to OMAD to make it even simpler.
I have read a lot about fasting and am keen to try it. I have around 20-30kg (44-66lb) to lose, and have already lost over 5% of my starting body weight.
Is between 4 and 5 weeks in too early? Should I try a shorter fast first? Any other tips for a fasting newbie?
I’m currently thinking I will continue with my taking 2 electrolyte tablets per day along with plenty of water. Probably some extra salt and magnesium, as I usually do now also, and that will be all.
I’d also like to make it a monthly thing. I feel I need to be careful around my 2 and 4 year old though, as they are not keto (and beautifuly slim) so I don’t want their impressionable little minds getting any ideas about watching weight, etc. How we approach diet with kids can cause eating disorders.
Many thanks x