Just putting this up for those who are ahead of USA/CA, etc. time zones
October 2018 IF / EF Chat ALL WELCOME
November 2018 ZornFast
Bet with a Devil
7 days weight loss
Thank you ma’am. I like bookmarking these for the month.
Your welcome Dave. Those of us in the USA/CA etc. time zones sometimes forget it is another day on the other side of the world.
My first multi-month fast!!!
Hey, thanks for the thread.
Just hit 70h feeling fine still, still writing on and off on my novel rather than working.
How are you all doing?
I’m aiming to fast three days a week this month. This will be a mix of 42 hour fasts and longer fasts. Basically, switching it up semi randomly (and to work around/with travel and social commitments).
On one hand, the 42 hour fasts are actually MORE difficult. They’re not super hard, but the first day is the one where I am really battling my urge to eat - not hunger, just wanting to eat - and the 42’s are all first days,
On the other hand, the longer fasts have me having to deal with my well meaning family, so there’s a different kind of aggravation there.
I’m purposefully eating more during the non fasting days. I don’t have any satiety mechanism to speak of - left to my own devices there’s no real difference between eating one piece of cheese and eating until I can’t - so there’s some trial and error there.
The point of all this is try and improve my insulin resistance. I’m type 2 diabetic, and I’ve found that fasting even one day a week seems to make a difference, so I’m trying out a more intensive regimen.
64 hours in and avoided the Halloween lunch at work. I wish I could go for a walk but raining pretty good out there now. At least the lunch was set up in different building so I didn’t have to smell it!
I had to go out to my car and get my coat as I am sitting here at my desk freezing. Hands, especially. I ran warm water over them last time I went to the restroom and that helped. They must have the hot water heater turned way down because it never got above warm - not hot like I was hoping.
That’s most of the world, esp currently
Can not argue with that.
68 hours in and headed to Starbucks to hang out to avoid the hot dog fest at my host house. Hopefully they will have eaten by the time I get there - if not, I will make my excuses. I want to KCFO until Friday morning - will be my longest fast so far!
I’m a week into Keto, just starting my first 24 hour fast to break me in gradually. Its around 6 months since i last did one. I used to do between 48 and 72 hours, but its daunting when out of practice
Ooh I’m keen for November.
We just had halloween at work and next week we have the Melbourne Cup, so I won’t be fasting until next Wednesday at least, other than my normal alternate day fasting. I really want to eat today though.
74 hours in and managed to avoid the Halloween feast at my AirBnB home. As I hoped it was very casual with people filling their paper plates and hanging out on the porch to watch the kiddies trick or treat.
I kept a bowl of candy in my hands and handed out the whole time and nobody noticed I didn’t eat. Early on my host asked me if I wanted to eat and I said I wasn’t hungry yet. (true).
I will admit the smell of hot dogs and chili made my tummy growl - even on my 3rd day but I am sensitive to smells. I just ignored it, sipped some ketoaid and KCFO.
One more day, one sleep, then I can break my fast at the local diner on my way into work.
Eyes and nose very important with food.
Yep. I can browse the food porn thread all day long while fasting and it doesn’t bother me or make my tummy growl. I just think it looks good and I’ll try it when I am not fasting. But smelling food always triggers my traitor tummy.
I’ll be breaking today at lunch time at 90h.
I could go longer but have plans tomorrow night that I don’t want my refeeding symptoms to ruin.
But good to know that I can still (or again) rock those longer fasts even in winter…
That’s because we are the only ones who matter
I could smell chocolate through the wrappers when I was pouring them into the Halloween treat bucket
How often can/ should you do a broth fast? The reason I ask is because about a week ago I did a 5 day water then right into a 2 day broth. Lost about 2 pounds on day 5 and about 2 more on second day of broth. This time I thought I would switch it up and did 3 days water lost 0 switched to broth but this time I drank water during the 2 days. Gained 2 pounds guessing cause I was drinking salt water. Switched back to water for 1 day and lost the 2 pounds. So after 6 days I broke even. I’m a little disappointed. I’m sure it did some good but just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen and what I could do to increase weight loss when fasting. Thanks for any advice you can give
I would not say that there isn’t any fast rule to that.
I just add broth when I can not do water only because I feel my electrolytes are off.
It also depends on what your aim is. I think a broth fast would be amazing for gut healing.
Weight has probably more to do with stress and hormones than anything else, I do not see too much difference in weightloss if I do broth or water.