I’m starting another fast and want to log my progress. I’ve completed several extended fasts, one 30 day fast, some 14 day fasts, and many shorter ones - mostly 3 day fasts on consecutive weeks. I made many health gains and lost a lot of weight, but I took the last year and a half off due to the pandemic. I have not regained weight, other than what you might expect after coming off of a long fast. I lost more weight during the pandemic by dieting, but I have some more health problems that had reversed that are coming back, so I want to do this to knock those symptoms down and get my A1c/average blood sugar lower. It is time to get back to this to improve my health. I want to lose about 50 to 60 more pounds.
Start 7/17 9:30 p.m.
I think I was dehydrated 7/18, so I took salt yesterday. Oddly, I have seen my weight go up at the start off a fast before, doing this same thing.
I am waiting to see my glucose drop, then will measure ketones on strips.
Oddly, I am experiencing no hunger at all this time. I am 40 hours in at this point. The first time I tried a 30 day fast, I struggled somewhat in the first couple of days, and the end of day 3 was really hard. That would be tomorrow, if it happens. Possibly my medications are blunting hunger, not sure, or maybe clean eating has given me little to “withdraw” from.
So far, so good.