So I got some issues with bad joints and some inflammation I need to work to improve. Been reading a lot about prolonged fasting and how it affects the body. And then I came to think of the various fasting retreats I’ve seen while traveling in Europe. They do hard core versions up to 14 and 21 days, and been doing so for more then a few hundred years. I am not going to fast that long.
It seems that most of the benefits from fasting can be had even in just 72 hours. Fat loss, stem cell stimulate, cell rejuvenation and autophagy.
First week of august I am entering a program for weight loss. It is a 6 week “fat camp”. With focus on exercise. Several sessions a day. Three most days and 2 during weekends. I am looking forward to that, but I am also scared. Scared because I know I get joint pain when I move too much. But I also know they are making individual plans for each person. So that we start out with as low intensity as need be, and gradually moves on during the 6 week course.
I can’t walk and talk at the same time today, as I gasp for air after just a minute of walking. So it can only get better from here
To help myself I am thinking of doing whatever I can do to get ready for fat camp. So I am considering doing two 72 hours fast over the next 5 weeks. I know it might seem crazy but I need for my body to work at its best so I don’t need to sit at the bench with pain rather then actually participate and do 3 work out sessions a day. I am thinking if I start this weekend with a 72 hour fast it is in fact a month to the next 72 hour fast.
1: Will I be able to get any reduced inflammation or less joint pain by doing the 72 hours fast twice over next 5 weeks?
2: Will I somehow mess up the keto life by doing 2 x 72 hrs fast during the next 5 weeks?
3: Lastly I am thinking that the mental aspect is a good thing too, being able to manage two 72 hours fasting periods over the next 5 weeks should help me trust my mental power more so that I can pick up myself when I start feeling tired, exhausted and just wanna quit. Because I know I will feel that during the 6 weeks.
What do the great people here think? Should I go all in for two 72 hours fasting periods during the next 5 weeks?