22 April: Still Day 2 of my first fast

They say time goes slow when you’re fasting.

It’s true.

It’s the middle of the afternoon. While I’m not exactly hungry. food is there at the back of my mind. I know I’m going to complete this four day fast that I’ve set myself, mainly because I don’t like to fail. But that doesn’t mean it is going to be easy.

Right now, if I could eat, I would. I’m not going to, but I would. Ironically, something that helped me when I was going through another phase like this (when I was finding things difficult) was thinking about What Exactly I would Eat Right Now If I Could Eat Anything In The World.

The answer made me realise I wasn’t actually hungry. Because there were a lot of things I would like to eat, but nothing I was absolutely desperate to eat. I figure if I’m not absolutely desperate to eat anything, then I’m managing okay and not starving. Yet.

HUNGER COMES IN WAVES

Hunger definitely comes in waves, and for me the worst waves seem to hit mid-afternoon (i.e. NOW) and evening time when my family are eating and I am not.

The good thing about hunger waves is, you know they will pass. The bad thing is you start to learn when the next one is likely to start, and they’re not exactly a welcome thing.

I’m new to fasting, and I have been told that the hunger does subside over time, and fasting does get easier. I’m hoping that’s true for me. I think it will be.

22 April: My first fast – Day 2

Here I am, enjoying my first fast, day 2.

Day 1 was not too bad in the end. I wasn’t as hungry as I expected to be, and when I was I was able to manage it.

The times I was hungry coincided with lunch (particularly just before lunch), mid afternoon, and just around dinner time. I also felt like snacking when I was sitting in front of the TV in the evening and, of course, I couldn’t snack!

I think a lot of the hunger I felt was habitual, rather than actual hunger. I was hungry because I expected to be hungry, and hungry because I expected food at those particular times. I also felt hungry because my hands had nothing to do. That sounds stupid, but it’s the best I can think of right now.

Rapid weight loss

I’ve lost 3 kgs (6.6 pounds) since I started, which is unbelievable. I know it’s mostly water weight, but I like to think of it as my body clearing all the debris out.

If that wasn’t enough to inspire me, I don’t know what would be!

Excellent sleep – with dreams

And here’s a random thing I didn’t expect – I slept incredibly well last night, better than I have in ages. I went to bed early, and zonked out pretty much right away. I dreamed a lot too – just weird stuff – but I can’t remember dreaming for a long time. This all might be random stuff, but I’m noting it down anyway.

A bit aching across the shoulders

I woke up this morning and felt a bit aching across my shoulders, which is something I don’t normally have, plus a bit of a headache. So I took an electrolyte sachet in some water, just in case I’m low on salts with everything going on.

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: 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 🙂