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Amazed at how easy fasting is for me... any tips for the last 2 hours? I become agitated!

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by charlie000, May 8, 2019.

  1. charlie000

    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    When I first started this, I adjusted fast with a liquid fast. I was having water and tea only.

    I'm now doing 30 days of no food or liquid (sunrise to sunset). I am finding it easy but the last two hours, I become easily agitated.

    can any one give me some advice please?
     
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  2. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Ride it out or eat something?
     
  3. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    What do you seriously expect with such an aggressive change to your dietary intake?
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    what do you mean by agitated?
     
  5. charlie000

    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    True I guess, but it happens at the end only..
     
  6. charlie000

    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    I get annoyed quick towards the end, especially when food is near!
     
  7. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    sounds like normal hunger to me : )
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    We call it “Hangry” here.
    When a person is hungry and it’s presenting as anger
     
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    #8 Hotpepper20000, May 8, 2019 at 10:23 PM
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you following this for religious reasons? (Hypothetical Q)

    If not then maybe for now accept that a slightly shorter fast is better suited for you. Or accept you’ll be a bit hangry for the last few hours. Or amend it to a water fast.
     
  10. charlie000

    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m following a religious fast style as a challenge with a friend
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ultimately it’s your choice if it’s a challenge not a religious decision.

    Go with what feels right for you physically and mentally wise. But don’t jeopardise either of these for a “challenge “
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not expert but understand, from my Muslim friends, that their faith and religious observances sort of bolster them up through this in some way which is real to them. Perhaps that element is also an important part of this observance and more difficult without it?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Bit of a contradiction there.. ?
    Am I right in thinking this is after about 16-17 hours? I'd suggest drinking some water at least and see if you feel better. Dry fasting is something best built up to and is something I may try one day but leaping into a 19 hour dry fast without some practise I'd say was a bit dangerous. Especially as you as yet don't really know what is wrong with you?
    I realise that you are trying to support your friend but making yourself ill by doing it will make him feel awful...
     
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  14. charlie000

    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    You’re right I will consume water
     
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    jpscloud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't get angry or agitated at the end of an extended fast but I do start to salivate, and feel a bit over excited, if that makes sense, when I know food is imminent. Up until that point, I'm happy as a lark fasting.

    I think it must be a normal reaction, manifesting slightly differently in each of us. Could you channel the agitation into a walk or something physical maybe?
     
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