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Heaven Or Hell?....my FIRST 4 Day Fast

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by KevinPotts, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. magsiesss

    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck ..... I don't know how you can do this fasting for such a period
     
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  2. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Feeling good. Did the full morning run, bullet proof coffee, gong to do the lawns next. From everything I've read, just carry on as normal. 7pm tonight will be that 48 hour mark....will be interesting:)


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  3. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Neither do I....but I know there are lots of people who will do 7 day fasts once a quarter....now that is serious fading:)


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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Give it a go.. you don't know what you can achieve until you try it.. although you might need to watch your meds obviously..
     
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  5. magsiesss

    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps I will try fasting once I am off the Glic .... :)
     
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  6. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Results on completion of day 2:

    10 hours 5.3 - BP 116/68, BPM 66

    24 hours 4.8 - BP 119/66, BPM 68

    35 hours (6AM) 5.3 - BP 116/67, BPM 62

    48 hours - 4.8 - BP 118/77

    Interesting identical FBG and 7pm BG measurements:)

    Feeling remarkably good... The 48 hour wall has not happened yet:)

    More tomorrow morning for day 3!





    Diagnosed 13/4/16: T2, no meds, HbA1c 53, FBG 12.6, Trigs 3.6, HDL .75, LDL 4.0, BP 169/95, 13st 8lbs, waist 34" (2012 - 17st 7lbs, w 42").

    14/6/16: FBG AV 4.6, Trigs 1.5, HDL 2.0, LDL 3.0, BP 112/68, BPM 66, 11st 7lbs, waist 30". Lifelong migraines and hay fever gone.

    Regime: 20g LCHF, run 1 mile daily, weekly fasting.
     
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  7. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Results during day 3:

    10 hours 5.3 - BP 116/68, BPM 66

    24 hours 4.8 - BP 119/66, BPM 68

    35 hours (6AM) 5.3 - BP 116/67, BPM 62

    48 hours - 4.8 - BP 118/77

    64 hours - 4.4 - BP 115/69, BPM 66



    Diagnosed 13/4/16: T2, no meds, HbA1c 53, FBG 12.6, Trigs 3.6, HDL .75, LDL 4.0, BP 169/95, 13st 8lbs, waist 34" (2012 - 17st 7lbs, w 42").

    15/6/16: FBG AV 4.6, Trigs 1.5, HDL 2.0, LDL 3.0, BP 112/68, BPM 66, 11st 5lbs, waist 30", PWV 7.0. Lifelong migraines and hay fever gone.

    Regime: 20g LCHF, run 1 mile daily, weekly fasting.
     
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  8. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cowabunga! Keep up the good work!

    :):):)
     
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  9. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Going out soon, so publishing completion of day 3 results 1 hour early;

    10 hours 5.3 - BP 116/68, BPM 66

    24 hours 4.8 - BP 119/66, BPM 68

    35 hours (6AM) 5.3 - BP 116/67, BPM 62

    48 hours - 4.8 - BP 118/77

    64 hours - 4.4 - BP 115/69, BPM 66

    71 hours - 4.6 - BP 116/73, BPM 60

    Strange increase through the day.... Only a dollop of double cream in two of the coffees today.

    Still feeling good, but slightly hungry now:)

    More results 7AM tomorrow for day 4!!


    Diagnosed 13/4/16: T2, no meds, HbA1c 53, FBG 12.6, Trigs 3.6, HDL .75, LDL 4.0, BP 169/95, 13st 8lbs, waist 34" (2012 - 17st 7lbs, w 42").

    15/6/16: FBG AV 4.6, Trigs 1.5, HDL 2.0, LDL 3.0, BP 112/68, BPM 66, 11st 5lbs, waist 30", PWV 7.0. Lifelong migraines and hay fever gone.

    Regime: 20g LCHF, run 1 mile daily, weekly fasting.
     
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  10. PenfoldAPD

    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you seriously hungry? I'm sure I would be - although I know there are many fasting heros out there!
     
  11. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I thought I would be...but....I'm really not!

    Do t know why...the end is proving easier than the beginning. I am not sure whether it's a from I action of mind set or the fat burning fuel from Ketosis, but it's remarkable.


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  12. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Doesn't being in ketosis prevent you from feeling hungry? It did for me.
     
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    Kevin, I'm impressed.

    Are you also recording your ketone levels as well as all else?

    Robbity
     
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    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It definitely has for me I'm surprised:)


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    So early morning of day 4:

    10 hours 5.3 - BP 116/68, BPM 66

    24 hours 4.8 - BP 119/66, BPM 68

    35 hours (6AM) 5.3 - BP 116/67, BPM 62

    48 hours - 4.8 - BP 118/77

    64 hours - 4.4 - BP 115/69, BPM 66

    71 hours - 4.6 - BP 116/73, BPM 60

    83 hours - 4.4 - BP 114/68, BPM 64 - keystones using sticks based on colour looks like 4, which is high, but it's hard to match the colours and the sticks are notoriously inaccurate, but defo real Ketosis.

    I feel really good and will easily make it to 96 hours (4 days) at 7pm tonight. I'm convinced by Jason Fung's contention that 7 days is perfectly possible with a ketogenic LCHF diet:)



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  16. Brunneria

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    When fasting, my hunger comes in waves. Some quite intense - as described above, a wave at 11pm is going to keep me awake. And stressed.
     
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    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, as I find comparing the colour shades quite difficult, but Ive done it this morning...it was second from the darkest;) about 4.0 from my best guess.


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  18. Pipp

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    That would really put me off. I usually find that after the second day I feel no hunger at all.
     
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  19. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Very well done sir.. and some great results too..
     
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    BOOM!! 4 day (96 hour) fast completed.

    7pm BG 4.1, BP 118/68, BPM 67

    Remarkably straightforward and could pretty easily do this one again.

    Not sure what I gained in terms of BG stability. A big effort to drop my BG 1.4 mmol, but convinced fat as fuel makes eating less a lot more achievable.

    Going to research and consider a 7 day fast in about a month...would be a real test, so just thinking it through:)

    Dinner tonight at 7pm, salmon with seeds, OPPO ice cream with a few strawbs and bluebs....felt like a bit too much...so need to gradually reacclimatise tomorrow:)


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