Fasting makes you really appreciate food. I think this was my second or third 3 day fast.
This time I drank ginger and astragalus tea in the morning, water and a little plain mineral water. So for some it’s not that strict of a fast, but it was pretty good for me.
The first day was like normal. I stopped eating at 4:30 on Saturday which is not that unusual. Usually I will stop on Sat. somewhere between 6-8pm and then not eat until 6-7pm on Sunday. But this time I decided I’d go longer.
The first day was a bit harder than the second day. I felt pretty good on the second day. So good that I even went to Jiujitsu and by then I hadn’t eaten anything in like 50 hours.
I kinda wanted to see how I would do. I did surprisingly well. In fact I felt rather euphoric and happy. I had plenty of energy and I didn’t pass out or anything. I might have been slightly weaker, but it wasn’t too noticeable to me.
I even felt great after class. I was wide awake, but.
The problem came when I stayed online writing past 11pm which is like the magic time to get off for me. If I stay on longer than that then it’s pretty likely I am going to mess my sleep up.
I was right.
I hardly slept.
I kept thinking that if I ate something I would fall asleep. I slept like maybe 1-2 hours. So I woke up not feeling so good. I couldn’t sleep so around 4-5am I just got up and started working online.
I took a short nap in the afternoon and just wasn’t feeling so good. It was then when I decided what is the point of all this????
So I ate a little.
I was hoping for 5 days, but…
Fasting is good for autophagy. Something like when your body starts eating itself, but not muscle or anything I think it’s like dead cells.
- Fasting is supposed to help healing.
- Fasting for 3-5 days is supposed to stimulate stem cell growth when you start eating again.
- It’s good for your immune system.
- Fasting is supposed to help increase growth hormone.
Some people do some intermittent fasting before working out.
Your body can burn fat for energy.
It’s pretty cool. I feel good. Thumbs up for fasting ;-).