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38 hours in...so far so good

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by Roggg, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Roggg

    Roggg · Well-Known Member

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    38 hours into my fast which was intended to be 36-48 hours depending on how I feel. Right now it feels good. I'm not hungry at all, and the headache I had yesterday has gone away. Need to watch my fluids and electrolytes.

    I've done fasts of this size a few times, and I know it gets pretty hard for me around 42 hours in (between lunch and dinner on day 2) so having achieved the main benefits already, I don't usually feel compelled to push. I am curious as to what a fast spanning two full days plus feels like, and also what it looks like on the meter.

    FWIW, I see major benefits whenever I do 36+ hour fasts. For me, my BG readings are very good during my fast, but I also see a drop in m BG numbers for days afterwards. I hate to use the word "cleanse" as it's trendy and mostly nonsense in most cases, but it seems like running on body stores for a day or two does accomplish something of the sort.

    I recently got a ketone meter, and will take a reading before I break my fast. Test strips are expensive though so I'm not testing as much as I'd like.

    Anyway, just sharing my experience. Have a great day everyone.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    It's normally thought that around the 42-48 hour mark is the hardest part and after that it gets easier again. I'll admit when I have done 7 day fasts this is exactly what happened to me.
     
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    Roggg · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks BB...that's helpful. I'm around 41.5 hours and I can confirm I am indeed hungry. Not helped by the fact that my wife is working and I just finished feeding the kids. I've resolved to get to 48 hours then consider another 12 hours to make 60.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Hopefully it will get easier for you too.
     
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    It did actually and I made 48 hours without too much distress. Decided to end it there for this time, and probably aim for 60 next time.
     
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