Well, I set out to do a 10 Day fast, and I did it!
Day 10 was uneventful as far as any kind of health things. No pains, no hunger, no dizziness or tiredness.
I had a regularly scheduled Doctor Appointment with my Endocrinologist during Day 10. I will say that the appointment went VERY well, and I will be writing a lot more about that this coming week.
On Day 9 I forgot to post my weight results! So, I will include that today.
Day 9 Weight: 272.4. Down 1 pound since Day 8.
Day 10 Weight: 272.0. Down .4 pounds since Day 9.
Total weight lost during the 10 Day Fast: 9.6 pounds.
I consider that to be a great success, 9.6 pounds lost in 10 days.
After the Fast
When the fast was completed, I had a very small “mean”. Two meatballs with tomato sauce. I had intended to break the fast with very light things like a bit of soup and such, but I felt that my stomach could handle a small amount of a heavier food, so I tried it, and it was no problem.
During the fast, I kept thinking about Sashimi (Tuna Sashimi) and thought I’d like to have some after the fast was finished, so a couple hours after the meatballs I had some nice Sashimi, and I really enjoyed that a lot. With the Sashimi I ate some squash, which was also quite nice.
That was all I ate in the evening after the fast.
The Day After
As I write this, it is Sunday morning, the day after ending the fast. I have not eaten breakfast, and am not going to eat breakfast today. I did not eat after about 8 PM last night, so I will probably end up fasting for about 16 hours before I eat lunch this afternoon. For lunch, I am going to eat fish breaded in Almond Flour. Then around 7 PM, I will eat Salad in a tortilla made with Almond Flour, Psyllium Husk, and Flax Seeds. All very healthy (non-carb) ingredients.
The following days
So, I ate a bit on Saturday night after the 10-day clock came to an end. I will eat 2 meals today, Sunday. After 7:30 or so tonight, I am starting a 5 day fast.
I decided to cut back to 5 days instead of 10 this time for a few reasons:
- It is coming right on the tail of a 10 day fast.
- I feel that 5 days will be my “standard” fasting time going forward, with only occasional longer fasts.
- My body wants to fast more.
- I am energized to keep it going.
I am really feeling great, and that is one of the main reasons that I have decided to go straight into another fast. I have gotten good feedback from my medical team, which encourages and energizes me too. Looking forward to having a nice day today with some meals that will be delicious. However, I am just as excited to get back to the coming 5 days fast!
When I go into the 5 days fast, I am not going to post daily blog posts about it. I did it for the 10 days fast because it was my first time to do a prolonged fast like this, and I expected that there might be some interesting things happening. Now, though, going 5 days of fasting at a time, I don’t expect that it will be exciting enough to write about. I will only post updates if there is anything “out of the norm” to report. I will, however, write a “post fast” article when it is over to update on how things went for me.
So, for now, and the foreseeable future, I plan to fast Mondays through Fridays, and eat on the weekends.