Fasting is the new low-fat diet, except it’s cheaper, easier, and it tastes better. But the kicker is that it’s not new at all. It’s been used for thousands of years.
Oh man, what a loaded question.
I’ve decided to start a regular fasting regimen because it is way easier figure out what not to eat than what to eat, which is nothing. It just makes sense to me. If the body is designed to store excess energy as fat for times when food is scarce (common knowledge), make the food scarce to use the stored energy. I have quite a bit of stored energy, so I should be good to go.
I’ve decided to do 48-hour fasts, starting after breakfast this morning and then refeeding at breakfast time on Friday.
The reason I’ve chosen to do 48-hour fasts is because I have training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon. Eating a breakfast on training days is beneficial for performance in my experience, otherwise I’d probably fast as long as I could.
I haven’t decided what to do on the weekends yet. I might eat, I might do a 72-hour fast until Monday at breakfast time, I dunno. It depends on my energy level and how I feel.
The only thing I get to consume is plain coffee and water. My favorite water is Evian. For good measure I’m also going to add some salt and “no salt” to the water to keep my electrolytes up and the dizziness away. I learned this the hard way the first time around. Oh boy.
If this is the first time you’ve herd of fasting for weight loss or other health reasons and want to learn more, I suggest picking up the book “The Complete Guide To Fasting” by Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung.
The link below will take you to amazon where you a pickup a copy for yourself.
I’m going to start posting these “Health Blogs” on a regular basis so that you can keep up my progress, keep me honest and maybe pick up some useful information along the way.
You can expect to read how I’m feeling, what I’m going to eat for refeed meals, what I’m doing for my workouts, how much I sleep, the stuff I’ve learned about the keto diet and fasting, and of course, my progress.
This morning’s breakfast: Bacon, Eggs, Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Espresso Americano. Yum.
Have a great day!
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