@CFLBob I did have trouble finding a weight when fasting. I’d lose 5 pounds the first day of the fast, for instance. I assume this is the fact I’m not eating (at least a few pounds right there), I tend not to drink much when I’m fasting (probably a pound there). But the problem is that if you’re losing 5 pounds in one day, it makes it hard to determine what your real weight is. And when you eat, you’re gaining almost all of that back.
I did two 36 hours twice a week for a while. I think it’s possible to overdo this, and I think I did. If you start getting cold a lot, including when you’re not fasting, then that’s an issue.
Now, I do one 36 hour fast a week at most. I aim for one per week, and usually get a few per month. I did fast 36 hours this week, but not last week, but I think the week before that, I did one.
@Naghite, I recommend following Bob’s advice and mixing things up. Say, one week or two weeks of fasting 3x/week, then 1-2 weeks of “normal” eating, maybe a 3 day fast, then 1-2 weeks of normal eating, etc.
@Shinita, OMAD or 2MAD within a short window should be similar. Even when I’m eating OMAD, it’s really like 2MAD within a very short window, as often I eat something, then have to do something, then eat a bit more.
Edit: I would like to do a 4.5 day fast at some point. Not sure when that will be, though.