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Discussion in 'Fasting' started by rab5, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    When I fasted decades ago it was just before my final exams. I floored them. 11 high grades. Even my headmistress called me back to give me my results. She was delighted. I made her school and teachers look very good. I studied like mad to distract myself. It all stayed in.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I guess another discover for me.
     
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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't noticed that! But now I can't get over it - a bit like your pics.........
     
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  4. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    If you're getting brain fog, it possubly means that you're usuffering from a sort of low carb/keto/Atkins "flu" - you've used up your available carby glucose fuel, but haven't yet got to the point where your body has (re)learned to use fat as well as those carbs as fuel - i.e. become fat adapted, so shortage of fuel to drive your body and especially your brain could mean you're feeling well and truly clobbered. :( On a higher carb diet carbs are an easy and quick source of fuel that gets topped up with frequent. high carb meals and snacks, so our bodies forget how to use ttheir vast fat stores as well.
    You just need to go low enough carb for long enough to persuade your body to switch (back) to using both carbs and - preferentially - fats for fuel. It's a permanent change to your body chemistry and unlike simply being in ketosis, you can switch easily between (some reasonable amount of) carbs and fats as required - easy carbs used up first, dietary fats then stored fats last, and your body is actually intended to work this way. Carbs are quick and easy fuel but need topping up all the time,while fat/ketones offer a continuous steady supply so you should feel the difference, and you shouldn't feel knackered when gallivanting up and down Snowden at top speed ... and as @ickihun suggested, mental clarity is an importanty benefit too. Last but not least you lose those carby craving and have no further need of constant re-fuelling to be able to work and think well.

    (Thinking about it, fasting for longish periods is probably a more drastic but faster method of getting to where some serious low carbing eventually gets you? And so, yes, it should get better because you have, with practice, learned how to access your stored fat fuel reserves to keep you going in place of food during your fast.)

    Robbity
     
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  5. rab5

    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    lettuce may work, as it is unlikely to kick your body out of a "fasting state".
     
  7. rab5

    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Folks can we have a list of fastiteers taking part in the TEAM -FAST April 2018.......

    As individuals you can do your fast your way. There are no hard or fast rules. A little crying is allowed but no slobbering messes please!

    Im thinking 2 days...with 3 days if you want to push on etc etc.... lets do this.

    1. Me
    2 .
     
  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    OK I've just had the last supper.. well at 8.30pm (oppo and cream yum).. so are we starting a new thread or just continuing this one?
     
  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    saw what you did there...
    I'm in
     
  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Me too can't find the hashtag key..
     
  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Shift key and 3 = #. :D
     
  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Not in the dear old mother country old chap... that gives us a proper pound sign £
     
  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Well I'll be, I learn something new every day... :D
     
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  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Just found it its alt 3 so you get.. #
     
  15. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Alt 3 gives me this: ♥

    I found this on Wikipedia.

    ♥♥♥♥♥
     
  16. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    No # key on my imac keyboard but loving your hearts..!
     
  17. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I don't. I get nothing with alt + 3. I have a # key on my keyboard, so simples!!! :p
     
  18. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Here's the rest of that bit I quoted before, I did not know you hada mac.

    I will now go and play with my ♥.
     
  19. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Not sure who these are, but good luck everyone!

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  20. rab5

    rab5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bulk can you start a new thread.. are you starting tonight?
     
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