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First 7 Day Fast COMPLETED!!

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by KevinPotts, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I started at 7pm last night and as you'd expect so far so good.

    Started it at an interesting time, as I've had a bad chest infection for about a week or so and do started the fast last night with a BG of 7.2..

    Day 1: ketones .5, BP 124/79, fat mass 16.6%, weight 11st 4lb, FBG 7.1 - 12 hours in.

    More tomorrow:)


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  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Good luck mate, remember plenty of water!

    Five days (ish) was my limit!
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I'm on an intermittent fast today, chicken is slowly roasting in the oven for 3pm!

    Should I have put that info, sorry, mate!
     
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    Jasperville Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, and sweet dreams, oops sorry, no, fat dreams.

    Respect to you for trying this..............I'm sure your stomach hunger will turn itself off, it's your brain you'll have to watch.
     
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    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck KP
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Taking my hat off to you @KevinPotts for even attempting this ... very best of luck, not that you'll need it as you seem to be totally dedicated to these fasts :)
     
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  7. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oooo...you've got me thinking about that roasting chicken:)


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    PosyPip Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck! I look forward to your updates.

    One thing I find that helps is that I have different types of drinks that act as progression through the day, like meals. Coffee then herb tea then oxo in the evening. It's as close as I can be bothered to get to Jason Fung's homemade several hour cooked bone broth!
     
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    PosyPip Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Meant to say well done for starting it when you are not feeling 100%. I think I'd have used it as an excuse to delay!
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you are completely BONKERS mate

    Having said that I wish you the best of luck (and health)

    I will not be following your brave example


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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Me neither @KevinPotts but get your thyroid checked regularly. Take care.
     
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  12. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh my wife Yvonne agrees with you. She thought I was bonkers 34 years ago when we met and that has never changed:)


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    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep...abided by that on my previous 4 day fast: coffee, green tea, water, bovril to keep up the salt:)


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    Good to know it works for you too KP.
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Good luck Kevin, you're a brave soul.
    If you don't make it all 7 days just let it go. I could NEVER do that as I just love food too much haha

    Is there an advantage to 7 days vs 24 or 48? Just curious...
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Enjoy yourself KP ...hoping you find it easy..,I'm sure you will
     
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    Well I'm no scientist but Doc describes it as a huge jolt of ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) for my insulin production.

    Fung's view is the extended fast really empties the "fridge" (liver) of all my stored sugar (glycogen), so that my body can then easily access my "freezer", fat stores (40,000-90,000) Cal stores and happily starts burning it as fuel, clearing up any non-alcoholic fatty liver and subcutaneous fat deposits generally.

    I am 4lbs if his estimated Personal Fat Threshold for me and I have 11 days to get rid of this prior to my second A1C, I'm inclined to think I can achieve the target. If I do, I will have lost 6.5 stone in around 4 years or so and kept it off. The last 2.5 stone (about 16 kilos) has come off in 3 months:)




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    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So after exactly 24 hours, markers are:

    BG 5.1 (so pleased with this, means my infection is well in retreat):)

    Ketones: 0.6

    BP: 118/76

    Fat Mass: 16.6%

    Weight: 11st 4lbs

    Next report FBG tomorrow morning:)



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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Looking forward to your updates KP. Looking great so far.
     
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    Please can you outline your methodology, @KevinPotts ?
    Are your fasts fluids only? No veg or soup, just clear fluids? Also, do you take vitamin supplements?
    Thanks.
     
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