Yes, I feel GREAT when I’m fasting
Let me explain how I feel great when I’m fasting
I have been fasting for coming up on 2 years (not continuously!). In 2017, I fasted for around 200 days. This year, I have probably fasted around half that number so far, I guess. So, the question arises, how I feel great when I’m fasting?
Most people think that if you are fasting you will feel weak. You will feel lethargic. You will be in a bad mood… hangry. Are these things correct?
Well no, they are not correct. How I great feel when I’m fasting? I feel great. I feel that I am at my peak of performance and the peak of how I feel.
How can you not feel weak when fasting?
Food is where your energy comes from, right? Well, sort of. So, you don’t have any energy when you are fasting then, right? Well, no, that is incorrect.
Our energy does come from the nutrients that our body consumes, I can’t argue with that. But, even when I am fasting for a long-term fast, my body is still getting nutrients.
But, Bob, how can you be getting nutrients when you are not eating?
Well, my body has stored away a lot of energy over the years, it is called fat. It is stored fat. The purpose of our bodies storing fat away is to provide our bodies with nutrients when food is not available.
How do I feel when I’m fasting? I feel great when I’m fasting!
When your body starts consuming stored fat, that is called Ketosis. Your body is using fat as its fuel instead of sugars (and all carbohydrates that turn into sugars when you eat them). When your body is in a ketogenic state it is burning a far more efficient fuel, and burning cleaner. That is why I feel great when I’m fasting.
Am I weak when I’m Fasting?
No, not at all. In fact, I have a lot more energy when I’m fasting. You see, I have a lot of stored fat (still) that my body can consume as it wishes, so I am not hungry, and I am not weak. In fact, the more fat my body consumes, the happier I am going to be when I step on the scale the next time.
Think about it this way. The common thinking is that when you eat plenty of food you have a spike of energy. Are you sure about that? Every year on Thanksgiving, Americans have a huge spread of food. I mean HUGE. After eating the Thanksgiving meal, how many of you go out for a jog to burn off all of that excess energy? Well, it is far more likely that you go lay down on the couch and rest, isn’t it?
But, I feel great when I’m fasting. In fact, while fasting I go walking, sometimes up to 10 miles per day. I’ve even gone running, even though I am still building up to that. I lift weights while fasting. I do lots of physical things even when I am many days into a fast. Yes, I feel great when I’m fasting.
Lethargic? Haha, nope, I never feel lethargic when I am fasting. I feel great when I am fasting. If you don’t believe me, give it a try. But make sure you have adapted your body to efficiently burning fat and getting its energy from fat before you judge how you feel when you are fasting. I know that I feel great when I’m fasting. Let me know how you feel!