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Old 01-10-2017, 06:44 PM   #61
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Hi Dasiey

I'm a newbie on this particular forum too. I had an unread copy of Dr Fung's Obesity Code sitting in my room. Anyway on 28 Dec I suddenly decided (after a bit of a binge) that I'd fast every second day. After a week or so I'm down a bit. And yesterday I finally got around to reading the book! Reckon I'm on the right track. What I'm doing is what Dr Fung refers to as "36 hour fasting". I don't find the fasting difficult. Do you? It's actually quite fun!

It's my eating day today, and I must admit here that I'm not eating as CLEAN as Dr Fung recommends. But not too badly! My only hiccup has been last weekend when it was my fast day, but my dear grandson phoned and invited me round for a BBQ that evening. I had to accept, so just had two eating days in a row and then got back into fasting every second day. It did a little bit of damage weight-wise but I'm back in the swing now and feeling positive. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I figure that if I only eat 50% of the time, I should in the long term halve my weight. Which is what I am after!

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Hi everyone. I would like to join your group and learn all I can about fasting and hf/lc. I'm on a 48 hour fast it ends at 530 this evening. I plan on just having one meal tonight and 3 tomorrow. And then fast until Saturday morning. What do you think of my plan?

I have lost 4 pounds I started on 1-1.

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:02 PM   #62
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I broke my fast. 68 hours. 4 hours short of 3 days. I was doing fine all morning then whammy, suddenly felt terrible, severe hot flashes then freezing, felt unstable walking, had plenty of fluids in me so wasn't dehydrated. I'm ecstatic with almost 3 days. I'm glad I went for it. I enjoyed it. I expected day 2 to be really tough but it was a breeze. So I hit a wall and called as Fung recommends. I am going to stay lchf but will graze for the next few hours cause I want to take food slow. 19 days amazing! WTG!
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:26 PM   #63
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I was fat fasting as well as taking salt, lemon, Cal, mg, zn, and K and B complex. Much like I had to 2 mins ago, cos I was crashing.
True Water fast - my limit is 2 days, max nowadays. Currently I am on day 7 of a 9 day, following the meal on 13th I'll do a 10 FAST (yea sucralose and fats as well as 0 calorie spices, cant do without those). I didn't too too many very good water fasts, maybe a couple days early in my fasting periods. I remember cramping up like crazy 6 days into a 15 dayer, panicking and eating, and eating myself out of keto to see if the cramps go away.
I think that was the longest water only. Oct 31st to Nov 6th 2016.
The 19 dayer was not pure water atleast not the last 5 days for sure.

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Old 01-11-2017, 05:57 PM   #64
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Yes I got to thinking I could have had broth, see if that would have fixed me right up, because I suspect I needed salt.it would have allowed me to continue but it wouldn't have been a water fast then. Back to OMAD, which I really like.

Srinath- Did you lose all your weight fasting?
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:49 PM   #65
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I started @ 238 on June 1 2016. A1c of 5.9 and FBS 99. Pre-diabetic.
I had long wanted to try atkins, and that was the trigger. So I just cut out foods that were carb heavy that I didn't like. Rice and bread, especially pizza bread, I'd order the pizza in a topping bowl - everything but the bread.
I was 219 on July 25th when I dropped under 20 gm carb, was drinking 2-3X atkins shakes etc.
Was still @ 219 sept 17 though I felt a lot better throughout when I went to 24hr fasting.
I almost instantly dropped through the first 30 lb so fast, in 2 weeks or so.
Oct 12th my fasting went to 2, 3, 5, 8, 6, 9, 9, 20, 4, 2, 1, 5, 5, 2, 2, and the 8th day I am today shooting for 9, then planning a 10, and then a 8 (or who knows, I am shooting for getting that last baseball sized clump of fat out).
I plan to go to a 3 day regular routine for the next 20-30 meals, then maybe go to potato hack for 5-15 days then a calorie counting style, with regular carb counting and IF detours.
I like my sweet tea and some other Indian confections.
But I also like meat, eggs and cheese. If I keep these 2 separate, being calorie deficient when on the first, then fast, then get the second one covered I guess I'd maintain a 140-145 range which would just make me borderline underweight.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:03 AM   #66
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Srinath-Wow, that's some dedication there. On a mission. Great job!

Up a lb after breaking fast. I assume it's just putting food back in the system. Omad looking good, dinner at 5. Thinking a few days of omad then another 3 day fast. I just keep thinking if I'm not hungry at dinner why should I eat? Maybe a late dinner? I guess I will eat when I get hungry, now that's a concept I've never operated under
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:26 PM   #67
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Its easier 48 hours after eating, but I should say, water fasts are not for me. That 6 dayer sent me down to a painful state. I am lemon salting like crazy today, its even a decent palate cleanser for my Sucralose tea. So its working on many fronts.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:32 PM   #68
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I was reading your supra lose experiment in that other thread. Keep us informed, it's interesting, plus anyone willing to give it up themselves to be a guinea pig has my vote!
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:13 PM   #69
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I will. I start feeling miserable only 6-7pm on. The cold is what gets me.
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:17 AM   #70
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Just checking to see how many are still fasting on and off. I'm coming off 4 days today, taco salad for me, a big one, quite sure my giant eyeballs are bigger than my stomach. Breaking the fast cause I feel tired today, I think it's time. Otherwise this has been the easiest fast yet, as long as I get some salt in everyday I never get dizzy. I used to get dizzy if I didn't eat all day till dinner so it's really eye opening to just get a pinch of sea salt and no dizziness . Did have broth on day 2 and 3, otherwise it's been a coffee tea and water fast.

Should be interesting to see how much of a bounce I get after eating on the scale tomorrow. Never want to see the bounce but I think it's part of fasting. After my last 3 day fast it bounced up 1. I hope for that again but don't know if it's realistic? Feels like this is all a giant experiment, I have no experience in it.

Anyone else still fasting? What's your usual bounce up, or do you have one?
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:27 AM   #71
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I broke a 6 dayer yesterday in a rather unplanned move.
I am eating Saturday and Monday and then going on a week-8 day long.
My scales are indicating I am in the 7-8% body fat range, so I am going to have to taper them to where I am not getting problems.
I am working on getting that visceral fat - in the 2-3 range as per my scale down to 0 if possible.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:39 AM   #72
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I am going all day on bone broth, tea, and 1 egg before bed. This has worked well for me and I've lost 6 lbs this month.
Oh and a gallon of water.

I lose so slow I don't bounce much. I don't even pay attention to it anymore.
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:21 AM   #73
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Jaylyn~ nice not to really have that bounce. 6 lbs in, what 3 weeks, we are into January, that's great! An egg is something I have considered before bed. Bedtime is usually the hardest fasting. Thanks for sharing your experience!
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:59 PM   #74
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Thanks, Michelle. Its taken me years to find what works for me. I started low carb, lost 80 lbs and have kept it off for 6 years. that in itself is a miracle for me. Two years ago I read Josie Spinardi's book and did well with HDE (eating only when hungry). Last year I learned about Dr Fung and watched and read all his stuff I could find. He just made so much sense to me.

I don't do longer fasts, usually do OMAD, with a few longer fasts in between, like today with broth and an egg.

I only do what feels right, I don't force myself to "not eat this or that" or go without food when its driving me crazy to eat. I've let my body determine when and what it wants, pretty much. Most days, when eating, I am under 20 carbs.

I don't weigh myself every day. too stressful for me. So I guess I just don't see the bounces. and thats fine.

I still want to lose about 40 lbs, but feel pretty good, so I don't think about that much. I got back to fasting after being gone most of November and December. So I'm sure that's why its coming off pretty easy so far.

CONGRATS! on a four day fast. I wish I could imagine myself doing one. Maybe some day. You are doing great!!
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:15 AM   #75
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Hello! Has been over two years since I was last here.

I got down to 158 in 2014 but then lost interest in the diet. I did gain 25 pounds back but I still was not interested in counting macros again.

But, eventually insulin resistance caught up with me and A1C/fasting glucose started rising and fatty liver became an issue. I've decided that I must take control and started in on lchf nutritional ketosis last fall and have been doing well. Last week I read up on fasting and ran the idea past my doctor and she was all for it.

I naturally fast for around 18 hours at a stretch. I only ever eat breakfast or lunch on holidays. I generally only have dinner and a light snack before bed so I needed to try something that was different than my normal eating habits. The doctor said that my desire to do 3-5 day fasts was fine and will be beneficial.

I did a 48 hour fast to start out to see how it felt. It felt great. All those ketone bodies feeding my brain made me even happier than usual (but with total insomnia!) I only had water, black coffee, plain herbal teas, salt, magnesium and a daily multivitamin. I'll start again at midnight on Tuesday and fast Tues, Wed, Thurs for sure but if I can make it through Fri and Sat - all the better!

I'm simmering a combo of roasted chicken carcass and chicken feet (I know - ewwww - but they have lots of collagen) with veggies so that I can have a nice stock to sip on at dinner if I feel the need but I did okay without it on the 2 day fast.

The worst part of fasting for me may just very well be the fact that I'm chief cook and bottle washer at home. It is hard to cook without tasting this and that for seasoning and tenderness so I warned my husband that he'll probably get frozen leftovers on the days that I'm fasting. Maybe I can get him to join me so that he doesn't have to suffer through reheated dinners
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:55 AM   #76
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Dianne~ you have a doc that's on board with fasting? Wow!

I'm really enjoying it to. Try to stick to one meal a day in between 2-3-4 day fasts, really paying attention to how I feel so I never set an ending date. Ended a 4 day fast a couple days ago. Bone broth gets me right on through the evenings.

Still reading my Fung books so I don't have all his info yet.....
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Dianne and Michelle

You are both doing great! I am jealous you can do multi-day fasts. I really need to get my head in the right place and just go for it. I do a lot of "almost" fasts, with eggs only. I can't sleep if I go to bed feeling hungry.

Keep us posted on how you are doing.
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