Im almost on day 2 currently, I got a bucket of water next to pot in case I need a flush assist when the big one comes. That said, if it helps you get you through your fast and you can’t fathom going a few days without chewing, go ahead. But the most of your other experience are. I am taking a 14-day break and then doing another 10 or 14 day fast!!! It’s just the preferred primary fuel source after 2-5 days. You can power through and do a big fast from the start, but maybe it becomes more of a lifestyle if you do it like how you did it, starting with a meal a day, then slowly extending. Would appreciate your thoughts on how to keep going:) Everybody wants to know the secret and I enthusiastically share, but few believe me. I also lost 50 pounds in about 6 months and maintained it for 2 yrs before regaining 15. A three day fast is a long enough duration to see some of the benefits, but short enough that most people wont need professional supervision. Thx for reading Chris. While a 3-day fast will certain bring many positive changes to your physical, mental, and spiritual health, a 3-day fast is also new and stressful to your body. –it helps fat loss. From 187 lbs to 167 now. taking it easy now. Click Here For A Printable Log Of Weeks 6-9 Monday. Interesting article and posts. All of a sudden, three days would seem easy and too short. Surprisingly though, even as I watched and smelled her cook and eat her delicious-looking meal with envy, I didn’t feel hungry. Click Here For A Printable Log Of Week 10 Wednesday. Most people do a 3 day fast where they have some diluted fruit and vegetable juices, in combination with lemon water spiced with cayenne pepper for an enhanced cleansing effect. p.s. Weight loss was not a goal for me, but I lost over 6 lbs during the fast (168.9 lbs to 162.7 lbs) which I attribute to passing previously undigested food and some fat loss. when you’ve used up your glycogen and you start burning toxic fats. I’m in the first hour of my first three day fast. I am back to Keto, but want to do another 7-Day fast. The night of day 2 was the hardest (probably the transition into autophagy) whilst most went well with the slight up and downs. Hey! so i think finasteride and such are v dangerous for people with mood disorders). And maybe give fasting a go another time when you’re not sick. Day 1 was easy peasy (shockingly!). I have experienced the cold and use a space heater at my desk. In my opinion, it really doesn't matter what type of format you use for bulking/cutting/maintaining, as long as the format you are using advocates progressive overload, mainly by encouraging progressively heavier weights to be used, and does not promote overtraining, then I am all for it. I found this article when looking to see the health risks and danger of what I was doing. This is not the first time I had three days and three nights fasting. I’m thinking of doing this once a month now since my first experience was so good. An upper body workout will normally hit your chest, back, shoulders, biceps … If you want to join, subscribe to Consider This for a fresh dose of ideas every 10 days. Of the 6 pounds you lost, expect to gain back a good 5 of those. Anyways, I’m lean or lean enough 9-11% bodyfat or less, at 172-192lb. At 5 a.m I was up and ready to go. I also attempted a salt water flush morning of day 2, but it’s been 4 hours almost and no BM. Day three and tomorrow I get to eat! Here’s hoping you have to start putting your belt to more use afterward, Tanya! Decide when you are going to start and end your fast. Your original post and the replies have truly been an encouragement. Michael GJ coming in hot!!! How can you not constantly nibble in such circumstances? I’m also thinking about a 3 day fasting idk if I can pull it off or not as I’m a big time foodie but hey thanks for sharing this experience and I’m also signing up for the email newsletter! I’m attempting my first 3 day fast right now, the exercise I still do ok with, have a lot of energy, but the hunger pangs are insane on day 2. I did the fast for spiritual reasons, (the Bible talks about walking by the spirit and not by the flesh). or one medication and mineral lithium as needed). Have a good one! Also if lifts go up, definition goes up, who cares about the estimated numbers. I’ll let you know how my journey ends. Thanks for sharing your experience and the inspiration. I am really enjoying reading all the comments. Anyway it’s been all be benefits mental acuity etc until 54hrs, now I have general aches, little colder, poorer concentration, and skin seems more oily. It really helps to know there’s a hand to hold mine as I’m struggling through a 3 day fast. Cool read bro!!! -7 days fasting. Just a few more hours to go, but feel so good i may extend. Thanks, Leigh! Kind of like extended fasts for most people, I guess. tell no one. The gut to get a break from agitants, and the brain to get a break from stimulants. I cardio exercise during my fast but didn’t when I first started, work into it… Most fasted 3-8d if they fasted. All the best with the rest of your fast. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome many years ago and my life has become a tale of doctoring and experimenting with my body for results. I will say from all that I have read I will limit working out to just walking, yoga and pilates. Anyways, all this is to say I’m looking forward to how I’ll feel 3 days in and if there will be the big detox!! From what I’ve read, dry fasting might actually support electrolyte balance better, is a faster route to ketosis than water fasting, and burns even more fat as the body metabolizes a greater amount of fat to make water to replace what isn’t being consumed. Congrats Raylene! (And if not, that’s fine too. The next month, I did a 48. lean or leanish 17-19% bf by 21. near dead, a medication (SNRI, misdiagnosis). Way to go (and congrats on the strange shit)! Hi Tanvi. Everyone thinks I am sick lol but I feel perfectly fine. But it wasn’t a “garage cleaning” of crazy shit like I hoped. I’m at 44 hours. However, interestingly enough, 24hours fasting restores sleep and mood and deep sleep *like that* for me. After that I went vegan and started getting some old arthritis pains in my fingers even though I have dropped 40 pounds, so I was considering doing a water fast for the sake of autophagy. Fasting for me was much easier after I kicked refined carbs and sweeteners. Seemed to work well and I went from barely making it up a flight of stairs to being a lot healthier overall. Got ripped and jacked the next 2 mo, and maintained. Lo and behold 8-9 weeks later I was down 20lbs. I did feel focused at times, but not supercharged as you mentioned. So these guys will tend to use much higher frequency templates (>5 days per week), due to the fact the more you stimulate a muscle to grow, the greater opportunity it has to grow (providing the CNS is fully recovered each workout and you are training hard and smart). If I want to keep my claws into that loss I have to work hard on portion control. I I just (8AM) completed my 84 hour fasting, I had a nice beef broth with white beans, still waiting for the garage cleaning though…. I want to still go down to 52. Beyond obvious ideas like wearing something warm or drinking something hot, I have no idea, sorry. Hopefully you guys hear from me again . If you’re up for it, I’d be keen to hear how it goes for you, and help with any questions if you have any along the way. Not sure we’re you’re getting your data, Bob, but I’d love to see it. working out 2x a day ripped at nearly 200lb or 172 (skinnier tho, but i prefer it, also who cares. Why would you have a “heavy workout” during your fast? I think what ive noticed the most is the energy i had day one and most of 2. My sleep-tracking ring told me I had 90% sleep quality. Yeah I think your theory’s on point TJ. Their mind’s on overdrive and they have a harder than usual time falling asleep. Just tepid water, less work and no hard exercise. The science suggests that, if you can do it, a prolonged fast for 2-3 days or longer may induce your body to clean out some old immune cells and switch on … Today has been better, I had quite a bit of energy earlier today which was nice and I felt quite bright too. Yes! I felt great. But there’s research supporting the idea of a cautious dry fast. -Also: You probably could take low low dose lithium, or a stimulant (which is not like lithium at all), as per my experiments. I’ve read about pulling coconut oil so going to attempt that for a bit of freshness. Bone broth certainly helps though, especially after a workout! I was Intermittent fasting pushing for 18 hours and just kept going. I wanted to loose weight and then God started talking to me about fasting. Hey Dietrich. 4/25/20. I have done plenty of 24hour ones but never an extended one so here go’s. So for me ill probably go to one 24hr day a week fast to upkeep my gut and body. I’ve been doing quite a few 3 day fasts so far and even did a five day fast once a few months ago. I don’t anticipate any problems…she said dizzily…. I felt like I did the day I tried working out after taking the bus from Lima to Huaraz in Peru (an elevation gain of 3000 meters or 10,000 feet). If I was on some university team or something, I’d get Dexa scan. What an experience! The amazing thing compared to my other diet plans etc. Thanks for the good read. not vaping rite now). Normally I’d have a big early afternoon meal, but this time… nothing. So we may be like smartphones, but our fat acts like a gigantic portable battery we can only access when fasting. Many people say the second day is the hardest (even if they come in well-prepared like you), so hopefully your next day went well and your hunger pangs went away a bit. …And hopefully more than just walls to stare at. My mouth has water and is not dry at all. I would not lift weight during a 3 days fast. 3 day fasts should include only water. No cannabis for me because the munchies will win! Good on you for doing “true” fasts. CHEERS, mikeisretired49. Which is a little longer than usual but I push myself to wait a bit longer too. I’m no DAY 3 now.. had a wiered bowel movement with some strange things in there so I headed over to google and ended up on this page , My day 3 will be tonight but I will only breakfast tomorrow morning/midday so basically giving it about 84 hours in total. Start morning with black coffee. You have a food and nutrition blog (keep up the good work, btw), so I’m surprised you haven’t read a complete blog post in a long time and have yet to try fasting! Click Here For A Printable Log Of Week 5 Friday. If it’s a dark yellow sludge, drink more. Again, not having my ritual meal brakes for lunch and dinner was a trip. Hi Darby. If you feel hungry, drink some water spiced with cinnamon or cayenne. . Your body transitioned to primarily fat burning, that’s all that happened. Hi Chris, I changed my email after retiring from the United States Air Force with 30 years and eight days of military service and I was 49 years old. It made me feel light-headed, and almost nauseous. You already know this, though. All the best! So, I decided to do a 6 day water fast and it was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. You'll find that most IFBB professionals will not use 3-day splits, because of their massive supplement arsenal, that allows them to enhance their recovery abilities by copious amounts compared to the average trainer. Sleeping in till 8am. Hey Fuad. Feeling mentally sharp but physically lethargic, I nonetheless went to the gym to see just how much juice my body had left. 10lbs! Basically it kept me from eating regularly for two weeks. Currently 60 hours into the fast (shooting for over 100). This morning I felt tired but happy. Already have a Bodybuilding account with BodyFit? My husband just did 5 days and his carport was very creatively cleaned out by day 5. No water for 3 days? out of 70000 who are cured. Disclosure: Whenever possible, we use links that earn us a cut if you pay for stuff we recommend. My body didnt have much junk to crave i guess. I could also possibly be that you normally don’t feel hungry in the morning when you’re not fasting? For anyone worried about me doing this just know you’d try anything if you were in my shoes too. Hopefully fasting helps, or at least brings other benefits. You should plan it out so that you have at least 72 hours between your last and first bite of food. Headache is still present but almost gone now. I certainly don’t want my mind to be literally blown, but if it’s that cool I’d be keen to see it. Too bad your fast wasn’t as easy as others’, but I’m glad to hear you plan on continuing to tinker. Last year I started with a 7-day water fast and survived. The third day I didn’t have as many headaches and had a good amount of energy but I wanted to eat so badly. We’ve got lots of fat on us and when fasting we only burn about half a pound a day, so we can go A LONG time without dying. To lend you statements some more credibility could you share the basis on which you say “There were literally no health benefits to what you did”? If you exercise a lot while fasting or have an extra active metabolism (which is unlikely, since if you did you wouldn’t gain weight as easily) you might burn a bit more than half a pound of fat a day, but not much. I have sometimes wished there was a scale in my toilet that actually measured such things. It is vital that you do your 3 days a week or you will not have enough rest and you will not grow. ), I made a delicious and humongous Sunday night dinner, capped off with some Toblerone and a cocktail to celebrate. I fast regularly twice a year I have 2 different fasts I do one 3 day fast coffee and water my good fast is my 23 hr. keto breath, is often a problem for me, too. Prolonged Fasting’s Surprising Benefits and Disadvantages, How to Stop Liking Junk Food: The Reverse-to-Revulsion Technique, How to Train Your Palate: The Art and The Science of Better Taste, https://pmj.bmj.com/content/49/569/203.short, tips I learned and researched on acquiring tastes. My previous was 3.5 days. So thank you . Thanks for sharing it and congrats on the all the progress you made! Ideally you should use this workout on Mon-Wed-Fri. Stage 3: Day 8-15. Anyone else found effective treatments? I guess a little of that is the body being forced into ketosis quickly? Near dead again late 20s breifly. Will post back if I clean out my garage, lol. First 2 days were very tough to not eat. Also, if you disagree with anything from any of our posts, please point it out for all of our benefit. So I’m sure that there are potential added benefits to removing the excess caffeine as well as the food – but unless someone can show me that those added benefits are overwhelming, I’m sticking to my coffee…. It’s not all bad, adds a lot of personality, and I’m lucky to take 0-1 meds, many are on polypharmacy regimens for that). I do it mostly to keep my hunger hormones from getting into a routine and because I feel “cleaner” for it. The big benefit from fasting derived from autophagy. I did two sea salt flushes during a 10 day water fast and I’d say it was a really important part of the fast to cleanse your body. Lucky you. I feel great and amazingly, not hungry. I was recommended a water detox by a friend who does it twice a year and benefits immensely from it. I continued walking 3 miles a day and even worked out with weights three days during that seven day period. It had deflated overnight and felt completely foreign to me. Strange shit, I must say. I’m always happy to hear others’ conflicting opinions, so thanks anyways. fast I tried meditating for 20 minutes and… holy hell! Anyways back to things that matter… Ive done 24hours+ fasts before, and could have gone longer but I just got bored of not eating… I like coffee and maybe I will sneak something else… Cover your eyes Bob… maybe a sprinkle of sugar!?!? I did a 10 day bone broth fast in the summer of 2016, two of those days actual fasting, and it was the beginning of a life changing Transformation. Otherwise I’m 3 minutes till my 31st hour into this fast. Thanks for your post. I’m not familiar with the bowel tolerance stuff you mention, so I’ll have to look that up. “Good luck” isn’t the right thing to say, since there’s no luck involved in not eating. Sort of like a mild high. Indeed, studies have shown that fasting for just three days can not only boost your immune system, but regenerate it entirely, helping to ensure a long and healthy life. 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