Right now I am about 2 hours and 20 minutes away from completing 72 hours of fasting. I plan on stopping tomorrow morning. By then I would have fasted more than 83 or so hours.
I haven’t eaten a thing. I did take one green supplement pill at the end of 24 hours and I have had some green tea in the morning. But other than that just a lot of water and no food.
I first started experimenting with fasting back in April 2015. That was more or less following the Warrior Diet and doing 20 hours of mostly fasting with 4 hours of feeding. And since then I have experimented with 24 hours of fasting with zero food.
After that I got inspired to do a longer fast. What inspired me? I read some something about how the body can regenerate stem cells after 2-5 days of fasting. And since I have had some injuries I thought this would be a good thing to do since it would promote cellular repair and healing.
The first 24 hours wasn’t too hard as I have done that before. I just felt hungry. I did feel more alert and maybe antsy. By the next day I started to feel a bit low energy and light headed.
On the third day (now) I felt nauseous when I first woke up. I still feel low energy and light headed. Morning seemed a little tougher.
I have been doing a lot of meditating which is good to. It’s been raining in San Fran a lot, so staying in, working on my website and taking it easy.
Update 2020: I did a 4 day fast here in Japan.
6 thoughts on “3 Day Fast: My Experience”
Yay! A new blog! I was wondering when you were going to post a new one…..
So, what’s the first thing you’re going to chow down on after your 3 day fast???
Haha… Thanks for asking, but not for reminding me of food^^ Just kidding. Only 10 or 11 hours to go. Well.. Probably a bunch of green apples, cucumbers, and maybe a bagel – if it’s not moldy and eggs if they haven’t gone bad and then I’ll go shopping for the big stuff.
Good Morning Ian! Remember the “celebrity juice diet”? I barely made it through that one. Never again. Fasting isn’t for me. I would faint. Hey, would love to see a blog about your experience living in S.F. You told me that this city has it’s ups & downs. Tell us the ups & downs!
You know a few years ago I would never have imagined. Then I just started finding out more about it and it sounded good for different reasons. I don’t need to lose weight either, but I think part of my interest in it is the challenge.
I have heard of juice fasts. How long did you do that for? A couple times yesterday I felt l like I almost passed out when I got up too fast.
Since you said “this city” I am curious… Do you live in San Fran? I have thought of writing some stuff related to it. I rarely write on this blog. Honestly I didn’t think anybody read it, lol. I spend most of my time working on my other website.
Are you Jenn from the laundromat?
Aaw…..you remember 😉
Only did the juice diet once in my life (for 3 days). Never again Fasting is definitely not for me. Snacking healthier, yes. Starving myself, no thank you.