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Fasting is just stupid..... says my husband!

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by berylc, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Avocado? fatty and low carb and more importantly soft!
    Or a couple of glugs of double cream from the pot..but as I say if you aren't hungry then don't sweat it.
    If you feel good then you probably are good.
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The reason I'm a bit hesitant is that you are still in the early stages and I wouldn't want you to get really hungry and just junk it all because of trying for too long a fast at once. I was doing intermittent for 6 months before I started extended fasts and eating ultra low carb for that time as well.
    As Dr Fung says .. your body isn't stupid.. if you are hungry then eat.. if you're not then carry on..
    Hope that helps a bit.
     
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    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Do you like olives?
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have an avocado every day, also double cream in coffee, forgot to add the cream to my list!
    Had a slightly earlier tea tonight 6 to 7pm slow eating!
    Spoots - razor clams to be posh, a surprise gift, so cooked them straight away in butter. Along with lots of veg, including an avocado and spinach, also bacon. Feel stuffed! Will have breakfast tomorrow and skip lunch.
     
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  5. berylc

    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Her husband doesn't wear a hat, but has quite a lot of experience of fasting, having been brought up Catholic back when Catholicism was real hard-line stuff! For the record, neither the fasting nor the Catholicism did him one whit of good......

    I LEFT THE COMPUTER ON THIS PAGE AND MY HUSBAND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ABOVE POST, COULDN'T WORK OUT HOW THIS WAS NEXT TO MY NAME! JUST REALISED WHY. MAYBE HE READ MORE AND THIS IS WHY HE NO LONGER NAGS ME! :bookworm:
     
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  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds nice.. my only observation might be that I found it better to skip breakfast to extend the overnight fast and then have lunch and dinner rather than eat every 12 hours.. but as always what ever works best for you . be interesting to see how your sugars react and then you can show your OH how successful your fasting is.. you never know you may convert him too...
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Will follow your advice. In fact it is probably better as I'm at work at 7am until 2.30 and breakfast would be at 6.30 far too early!
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE green olives, tucking into garlic stuffed ones as we 'speak!
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just broken fast as I'm on 11.30 lunch at work, so did 16 1/2 hrs.
    Tucking into 4 different slices of salami meat, 6 garlic stuffed olives, 12 prawns, and slice of brie. I forgot the avocado. Reading before lunch 7.8. Didn't feel hungry at all. Drinking water with a dash of lemon juice. Back to work at 12noon.

    2 hrs later 8.0
    3 1/2 hrs after long 1/2 walk home still 8.0
    No cream in house so off to supermarket to buy some for my coffee :)
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with @bulkbiker that, when fasting, its probably best to skip breakfast. I also find on non-fasting days that when I have breakfast I really don't feel like lunch.

    Your food sounds absolutely lovely - I'm on a fasting day. :)
     
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  11. berylc

    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just back from my 1st pilates class. Tested my BS and it is now...... drum roll.......... 6.0
    So off to have my tea, a salad with antipasto meats, baby red peppers stuffed with crream cheese, garlic stuffed with garlic, a few prawns, rocket leaves, 4 baby tomatoes, 1 avocado (seeing as I forgot to put it into my lunch for work), bacon lardons fried til crispy. Then fasting until either 11.30 or 12noon, depending upon lunch break at work.
     
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  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great super results already... you are doing really well.. keep it up..
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was going to have lunch at 1.30pm, but don't actually feel hungry - though have been eyeing up my fresh lidl high protein rolls. 9 freshly baked rolls were put out and guess how many I got.... 9! Some for the freezer, sorry those who can't get now! But instead of lunch I have decided that I'm going for the big one, for me anyway, a 24 hr fast, so tea will be at 7.30pm Wonder what my BS levels will be then? Husband out for his weekly lunch in a hotel with the local Rotary club, so he will have no idea I've not eaten, so don't tell him!
    Have been having a coffee with cream, 9am, 12.45pm and probably at least 2 more before 7pm Taking water too
     
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    I have to admit, my husband was a bit hesitant when I said about doing the 5:2, worried about my sugar levels etc. I could understand his concern, until I got him to watch the Horizon programme with Michael Moseley and also after promising to always have some food with me in case I feel faint/ill. I am now 11 weeks in and 11 pounds lighter, sleep and feel better, so he is now resigned to agreeing that it does work. I have now got to the stage where I look forward to my fast days, as I am in control, don't get hungry and know that I am doing so much good for my body. Good Luck, I'm sure you will be ok. xxx
     
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  15. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How's the fasting going..need some updates..
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've got this..
    The sweet potato... hmm personally I wouldn't but treat it as an experiment to see if your body can handle it.. then you'll know for future reference anyway.
    Well done for ignoring hubby and going with what feels right for you.
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea why I picked that. It was over so year ago though. I should have gone for the lamb.
    Readings this morning really bad, 9.4 I had a very restless night, weird dreams and cramp. Had no high carbs or bad food yesterday, so blaming my liver dump. I think my BS levels are lower the mornings when I don't have to go to work. Work has changed so much in the past 9 years I have been there. It isn't the same job I applied for. No chance of retirement until I'm 66 it will be a long 4 yrs 8 mths and 23 days!
     
  19. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not that you're counting!

    I often seem to have higher BG's after a bad nights sleep too..odd things bodies..
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Took a small tub of meats and cheese to work with me for later, but will try and resist it and go for the 24 hr fast.
    I'm on holiday at the end of the week, so maybe that will help?
     
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