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Magnificent May Fast!

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by bulkbiker, May 20, 2018.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I will... pork belly waiting.. only 4 1/2 hours to go...
     
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  2. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Apologies for my disappearing act - I've had (and still do) some sort of minor bug, my computer has been playing up and I'm having to look after a little dog in pain from a bad back , and husband's gone off gallvanting so I'm on my own foir nearly a week... Result: I sort of gave up on my daily fasts! :banghead:

    I feel a bit guilty as @lindajanice had a much more worrying time with her granddaugher - i hope she's OK!

    I'm going to have a browse now to see what's been going of fast wise since Thursday... But well done and a Gold Star gold_star.png
    for everyone who's taken part so far.

    Robbity
     
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  3. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done guys. I am so impressed by this thread. :)
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Wow cold streaky bacon tastes amazing after 6 days of no food... ! those cheeky rashers that were winking at me from the fridge are no more!
     
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  5. Mbaker

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

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    Great results.
     
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  6. Mbaker

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

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    Well done I picked up 4 kgs just to see how this felt - substantial. What's your goal(s), as you are nearing 200 lbs.
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to all who have taken part in the May Fast well done
     
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  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I would love to get to 13 stone - 182 pounds to have a bit of up and down room.. under 200 would be nice. Will be trying to maintain this loss in the coming weeks (or as much as I can).
     
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  9. rab5

    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    May Fast: 5 Days 17 hours approx (137 hrs)


    FBG Range for the fast 3.6 - 4.5

    Ketones Range during Fast 1.8 - 7.4


    Start End

    Weight 75.05kg - Dropped to 71.15 Kg (loss of 3.90 kg)

    11st-11.5lbs Dropped to 11st. 2.9 lbs (loss of - 8.6 lbs)

    Body Fat 17.9. (Dropped to 15.9). -2

    Visceral Fat 8.5. (Dropped to 7.5). -1.0

    BMI 23.2. Dropped to 22.0 -1.2

    I really enjoyed this fast first day was a gift second day was interesting but didnt feel hungry apart from a couple of times. As the fast went on it was easier by the hour. The interesting thing for me was although I had no hunger pangs I couldnt stop thinking, or looking at recipes on the net. I was constantly thinking about food. Not wanting it, just planning how I would break the fast. I even went shopping to pick food I would eat at the end. It didnt effect the way I felt but the urge to plan didnt leave me- 'weird'.

    However I was aware that I was maybe pushing myself too far in relation to body fat v BMI v loosing too much weight etc etc. It got to the stage were I decided to cut it short as my thoughts were I had gone far enough. Others were saying I was looking 'gaunt'.

    My refeeding plan went out the window only because I had a barbecue to attend I was quite good. (only had a sirloin and couple of leak n pork sausages lol) . However I had halloumi cheese chips bacon salad olives and brazil/pecan nuts before goin out.!!!!

    My fluid intake during the whole thing was actually Pepsi Max... I have commented on this before, again I would not recommend it, but it felt good and helped with the fast. The water to P/MAX was probably 5% water 95% P/MAX..... Who knows what that did to me.
     
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  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    HI @rab5
    Interesting set of results and mirror mine pretty much.
    My FBG range a bit higher 5.8-4.0
    Ketones 0.3-7.0
    Weight loss very similar at 9 pounds
    My body fat appeared to go up.. which I have to doubt but my readings for that number have always done very odd things.
    Visceral fat down from 13-12
    BMI from 29.1-27.8

    I started feeling a bit "off" the last couple of days not quite sure what it was but an odd feeling of semi bloating in the stomach.
    Was very happy to have some bacon this morning followed by a lunch of pork belly and butter fried cabbage with salami. The pork belly was the best ever, cooked sous vide for 22 hours then grilled to brown it up. Soft tender and juicy picture attached... IMG_1631.jpg
     
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  11. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Forgot to say just did bloods 3 hour after lunch (time just flies) and got a BG of 4.8
    Ketones of 5.2 so the food did no harm.
     
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  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Quite update after breaking the fast yesterday.. maybe overdid the celebrations a bit but not so many bad side effects

    FBG 5.2 back to "normal" quite quickly but that's quite normal for me and I may have a couple of high days coming
    Ketones 5.9 still high even after a treat of Oppo with cream and some Cavalier 85% choc last night.
    Weight 207 pounds so a bit back on but I feel less dehydrated this morning so that may have been a problem on the fast.
    Body fat down to 26.7 again I think this may be a hydration issue.. drink more water and less coffee when fasting? rest are as per..
    Now will transition onto carnivore/bacon experiment way of eating to see what happens next.
     
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  13. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    That sounds like a sensible idea.
     
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  14. rab5

    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I go with prof Noakes...... drink when thirsty. B
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Looking back I guess I was kinda thirsty with a nasty taste in my mouth for most of the fast.. next time I really should "listen to my body" duh!
     
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  16. rab5

    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    IMG_5421.jpg

    Don’t like berg as our picture
     
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  17. rab5

    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nasty taste might’ve been in ketosis
     
  18. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Not so sure about that as I’m there 99% of the time anyway..
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I feel frozen looking at that's picture.

    About 98% of my diving has been in a 2mm shortie wetsuit and the balance in a 3mm full suit. I have worn and did own a dry suit, but sold it a couple of years ago, when it was clear it needed to be replaced anyway.
     
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    No matter how amusing the post, if it breaks rules has to go, folks.
    Please be mindful, and give us mods a bit of a break.
     
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