Hi everyone, excited to be here and to be venturing into another fast. I have done a couple of short ones before, and one five day fast. Would like to do another five day or longer fast. I have a couple of questions first if anyone has advice.
Firstly, I know I did the five day fast poorly, I only had water, did not supplement anything (like sodium). I have seen some great advice here and elsewhere online and now know the importance of at least keeping up my sodium intake.
On the fifth day of that fast I started getting a racing heart feeling, felt like my blood pressure was through the roof, it was not a nice feeling and prompted the end of that fast. Although other than that feeling I also felt great, like euphoric, a ton of energy, focused, motivated.
My question is what parts of this are normal and expected and what is not. Also to expand on that, are there any warning signs one should watch out for when fasting, that should prompt ending the fast or even seeking medical attention?
Beyond that, I am trying to heal my gut after years of eating foods I have intolerance to. I am confident past fasts have helped by giving everything a break, this time round I want to include some supplements, any thoughts on the below items.
- Multi vitamins
- Wheat grass
- Apple cider vinegar
Link below to the probiotics, a lot in these but assume its ok.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.