21 April: My first fast

I’m currently doing my first fast.

My goal is to fast from today (Tuesday) through until Friday if at all possible, but if I can’t, I”ll just fast as long as I can.

When I finish the fast, whenever that is, I’ll have a least a whole day off, with normal eating, then do another fast a few days later. How long later depends on how long I manage this fast for.

So, for example, if I manage to fast this time around for four days (my goal), I’ll have a four day break of normal high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate eating, then try to do another fast of the same length.

And so on.

If I only manage a day, I’ll just have one day of normal high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate eating again, before embarking on another fast. And I’ll try for another four days.

This is the plan at the moment. As I think things through, and get more experience, I’ll work things out a bit better.

21 April: What am I tracking?

Weight, waist, mood, skin, eyes, blood sugar

I’ll be tracking my weight (and hopefully weight loss) and my waist measurement.

I’ll also be taking notes on my mood, any side effects I notice, and my skin and eyes, as I’m quite an allergic person and have had terrible problems with both.

I’m also about to order a sugar monitor which attaches to my upper arm, so I can track my blood sugar. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes, but my blood sugar was rising last time I went to the doctor for a check up, and I think I’m likely to develop diabetes if I don’t get a handle on my weight and wellbeing now.

21 April: Hello world

Fit, Fed and Fasted is my online log of my adventures with fasting and the keto-carnivore diet, and today is Day 1 of my first fast.

My goal for this fast is to manage 4 days. It’s Tuesday and I want to try for four days, but if I can’t manager that (which is likely), I’ll stop at whatever point I have to.

I want to note how I manage, what the difficulties are, and how I get around them. I’ll document weight loss and inches lost (f any), and how I feel generally, as well as how my body responds.

What will the blog cover?

My health approach has two main prongs of fasting and a low carbohydrate diet. So the title of this blog is a play n words of those two points 🙂

IF you run a blog with similar themes, please comment. I’d love to learn from what you’re doing 🙂