Well, I have completed Day 2 of my 10 Day fast, and am halfway through Day 3 now! It is time to post a report about my experiences in Day 2 now.
The longest I had ever fasted previously to this was just a total of 36 hours, that was a week or two ago. It was no problem at all. Now, I have completed 2 1/2 days of fasting, and I am feeling great. Actually, I have been doing Intermittent Fasting for more than a month now but started my long-term fast 2 1/2 days ago.
I worried that Day 2 was going to be very difficult because I had heard some people online talking about how difficult Day 2 is. I have also heard that Day 4 is very difficult. I did not experience too much in the way of difficulty yesterday, though.
Difficulties I experienced
As I said, the difficulties were very minor. I experienced two things:
- I had some dizziness starting in the morning but found that it was low blood pressure. I was taking 3 different drugs to treat hypertension, now I am taking only 1 of the 3 drugs, and I am monitoring my blood pressure every few hours, or anytime that I feel a need to check it. As of this morning (halfway into day 3), my blood pressure is now a bit higher, so I am not overly worried about this, but I am monitoring it.
- Tired. About 1 PM I got extremely tired, and I slept for about an hour. This happens sometimes and is not too much out of the ordinary. I don’t even think it is related to the fasting because most of the time my energy levels are very high.
I did not report yesterday about weight loss, so today I will report Days 1 and 2.
Day 1 Weight
Before Starting the fast, I weighed 281.6. After Day 1 my weight was 278.6.
I lost 3 pounds on Day 1.
Day 2 Weight
At the end of Day 2, I weighed 276.6.
Day 2 weight loss: 2 Pounds
Plans for Today
I will be going to my doctor’s clinic today. I need to have some blood work done in advance of a couple of Doctor appointments next week. I should have my blood results by noon, so I can see if anything is out of line, but I don’t think anything will be bad. I get my blood tests regularly (at least quarterly) and my results have been running all within normal levels, or even below normal, so it is good. I am sure I will continue that with today’s results!
I don’t expect any fasting issues today. I think I will continue enjoying the fast and moving forward to better health!
See you tomorrow for my Day 3 Update!
Hi Bob, I’m trying to follow your last few posts on fasting so I can try myself, I have type2 diabetes and take 3 meds, what I need to know is how do you keep from getting sick and shaking from not eating? If I skip breakfast by lunch time I feel sick and start shaking from low sugar. I will talk to my doctor after I have my surgery for kidney stones Monday. But any advice from your experience would be helpful thanks. George.
Hi George, I have a couple of recommendations for you.
Number 1. Don’t start out by fasting, start out by doing a ketogenic diet, where you eat almost no carbs at all. When you do this your diabetes will nearly disappear. Hi George, I have a couple of recommendations for you.
Number one. Don’t start out by fasting, start by doing a ketogenic diet with almost no carbs. You need to get your body in to ketosis before you start fasting. Ketosis means that your body will burn fat instead of carbs for its energy.
Number 2. Go to youtube and search for Dr Jason Fung. He is a strong Advocate of fasting, and he has also cured many people of diabetes. Watch some of his videos, they are fascinating, they will teach you a lot about fasting. I follow him daily, and I feel he is kind of the guru that I like to follow in doing this kind of thing.
Based on my own experience, I would say that once you’re into ketosis, and fasting, you will not experience the kind of problems that you mentionedperiod I find fasting very easy, doesn’t make me sick it doesn’t give me the shakes, nothing like that at all.
I wish you the best of luck.
If you are feeling dizzy eat some salt. Really helps. Sea salt is best. When your insulin is low your kidneys dump fluids from your system and alot of electrolytes with it.
The dizziness was caused by low blood pressure, but that has been adjusted with medication. I have no dizziness today! 🙂