I did a four day fast from Monday evening through Friday evening this week. Easy breezy. Really easy. Felt strong and like I could have gone on for several more days easily. Think I might try a 7 day fast next.
What happens to me during a four day fast?
My Blood Sugar drops. My afternoon lows on the fourth day were 77. For several readings in the afternoon. Here is my average of the four days of the fast.
My weight drops. Around a pound a day maybe more although by calories count it has to be less than a pound a day. That’s because my expenditure is around 2500 calories a day and a pound is 3500 calories a day. That works out to less than a calorie a day.
I experienced no appreciable hunger and the bit that I did have was transient. Even the box of fresh donuts in the kitchen had no real appeal to me.
Mood was fairly flat which can be a bummer but it’s good to not be fed for flattening out ones mood.
Ordered Dr Jason Fung’s book on Fasting.
I gained several pounds after the fast ended but have dropped most of them in the last week. I don’t know if I would have continued to drop or not without the fast. I was gaining a pound a day or so, leveled out then started dropping quickly.
Not sure if this is normal or not. Plus during the days that my weight was going up my Blood Sugar was higher.