Thanks. Here’s a copy of the refeed info I provided in another site.
I’m on day 10 now. I’ve kept to a very strict Keto protocol with the only carbs coming from steamed broccoli, cauliflower, avocados or small quantities of Macadamia or pecan butters. Total protein has been capped at 30 grams per day to minimize the risk of refeeding edema or refeeding syndrome. On day 10 I’ve had no refeeding issues of any sort: no edema, no overeating, nor rebound weight gain, no digestive issues.
I started Thiamine and a full spectrum B vitamins two days prior to breaking. These were added to the potassium, magnesium salt, phosphorous and multivitamin I was already supplementing with.
126 days of a slightly modified water fast!
“Why would you do that? How did you do that? Were you sick? ARE you sick? What did your Doctor say?? Are you crazy? How do you feel? Are you happy it’s over? Are you sad it’s over? Would you do it again? You’re not going to do it again, ARE you?? Do you think I could do that?”
And, probably the most important question of all, but certainly not the one most often asked: How do you intend to break the fast?
I am currently on day five of the refeeding process,and despite my own personal concerns and worries, everything has been going very smoothly!
No digestive issues, no cravings, no urge to binge eat.
My first solid food after a little more than four months of fasting was 1/2 of a perfectly ripe avocado. I had expected to find myself very full from that, but found myself wanting. - more! So, two hours later the second half followed. What I had not expected was to find the avocado left a very sweet aftertaste that lingered for hours! Four hours later another whole avocado (they were both small) and with a second coffee with cream for the day that was it!
Day two: coffee with cream and a whole avocado in the morning. Two tablespoons of macadamia butter mid day
And a bowl of steamed broccoli with butter and MCT oil late afternoon. As the avocado had done, the broccoli left an incredibly sweet aftertaste lingering the rest of the evening.
Day three: I woke up wanting: steamed broccolli. So, broccolli it was - a larger serving than yesterday.
Two tablespoons of macadamia butter later and then a large serving of --steamed broccolli. I think my body was obviously craving the nutrients from it!
Day four - woke up really wanting protein! So, I decided to be either brave or foolhardy and try a small cube of emmentaller cheese - very well chewed. That went well with no digestive issues. Another day of avocado and steamed broccolli and 2 more ounces of cheese in the evening. Between the veggies and the cheese, that brought my total protein intake up to about 30 grams which is the max. amount for the first 10 days.
Day five (today) no swelling from the protein (yay!)
One more avocado - I think I’m getting a little bored with them at the moment - and a tablespoon of pecan butter.
The pecan butter was - OK. not anywhere as good as I had expected though. I tried some soft salad greens a little bit ago with a thinly sliced raw mushroom and decided that while the mushroom was great I’m not quite ready for raw greens. So, I think I’ll go with steamed cauliflower later in the day and about 3 oz. of cheese!
I was expecting to have to do battle with a carb monster yesterday or today - so far he hasn’t put in an appearance!
(Maybe I killed him by starving him to death? Maybe he died from boredom? Maybe he’s just hibernating - hoping I’ll wake him up with a sugar fix?)
Just a tiny bit disappointed - here I was emotionally all set up to prove I COULD defeat him with sheer willpower!
5’5" tall Small frame. Age: 65 years old
Starting weight on June 28th. 194 pounds (88.6 kg)
Ending weight on November 1st. 138 pounds (62.7 kg)