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EXTENDED FASTING ...SHOULD I FAST OR SHOULD I NOT

Published by brassyblonde900 in the blog brassyblonde900's blog. Views: 850

I tried fasting earlier in the year...it was a disaster.
My liver believed I was having a faceoff with a pride of starving lions.
I honestly believed at some point, it was on par to out produce Tate & Lyle.
It must have thought it needed to give me energy, so that I could deal with the danger, it perceived I was facing.
I remember getting a reading of 8.5mmol/l on day 5 of my water only EF, and had to halt the fast there and then.

Fast forward to recent months.
I have been doing IF. (18/6 never been a breakfast person)
FBSL is in a very acceptable place
Post Prandial readings are good too

My issue is, I am finding my obsession with sweet stuff coming back..Thanks to Xmas.
So far I am able to rationalise my mind out of wanting all the Xmas stuff I see around me.
I am also well aware, that I can be delusional, and I can rationalise pretty much anything once it comes to sweet, carby food.
c'mmn!! I love Baileys and at £10 a 1L bottle in Asda at the moment, its hard to resist
ditto all the sugary baked goods.
I doubt I would ever look upon sugar as nothing but pleasing to my taste buds.

Now to fasting
I know it would give me the breather I need, to not delude myself that I would get that Baileys, and not polish it off before Xmas.
I know it will focus my mind on the noble art of taking ketone and Blood glucose values, and the holy grail of GKI
I know that it will re-energise my quest for health and well being and Autophagy
I know I am beginning to be bored with the whole BG test thing, now that I am guaranteed to be in the Dr Richard K Bernstein 'Normal' BGL.

I have been mulling it over and over and over and over.
I am thinking of the Pros and Cons, and how it did not go well last time.
I am also well aware that this time around, a lot has changed about my state of diabetes control.
My journey puts me at normal BG levels these days, as opposed to where I was during that EF.
My fasting levels are good ditto my post prandial levels.

I want and need a new focus....fasting appears quite desirable at this point.
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