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Who's fasting today?

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by Roggg, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So quiet in here... It's 11AM in my part of the world, and I'm 16 hours into a 36 hour fast. My first fast longer than 20 hours since the fall. Anybody else fasting today? How's it going for you?
     
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  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I use intermittent fasting every day and I have just had my first meal of the day,
    As its sunny and not cold, I've thrown a salad together.
    Trying to decide what to have later before I fast again.

    Stay safe
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Was up until about an hour ago as usual..

    Good luck with yours though. Hope you find it relatively easy.
     
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    zeeeee Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Finished a 72 hr fast at 15:30, wasn’t too bad was getting a bit dizzy towards the end, try and do this 3/4 tines a year back to the normal 20/4 tomorrow.
     
  5. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice job everyone, and especially @zeeeee. 72 is quite a stretch. So far, so good for me. This used to be pretty easy but it's been a while. I'll be having some broth today for sure.
     
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    Lilylala · Well-Known Member

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    23hr fast ate at 7pm roast chicken ...... So now fast until 7 pm tomorrow ......... Sleep ...... Fast ....... 7pm eat........ Repeat ........ Been doing this since 1/2/20 50 lb weight loss and only on 4 units of insulin ...... At the start I was on 80 units
     
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  7. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    36 hour fast ended. 37 actually. I find it really easy to extend fasts that end in the morning, and. could have gone another 4, but... well just didn't want to. Broke my fast with this:

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    12 hour eating window today (well 11 it turns out). I always try to stop at 7 PM. Tomorrow will either be 20/4, or possibly I'll repeat the 36 hour fast. Not decided yet.

    Hope everyone's fasting is going well.
     
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  8. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OMAD for over a year...wow! I'm wondering if/how often you break from this? I find it hard to eat a day's worth of calories in one meal. The closest I get to it is 20/4. When I do 20/4 I eat one "proper meal" and some snacking.
     
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    Lilylala · Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty much my way of life now , but I do maybe a few times a month usually at a weekend have a bigger eating window but if I do my first meal will be something keto to like some bacon , egg , sausage for lunch then a smaller main meal at 7 pm . I'm on maintenance at the moment and not being too strict on what I eat for my main as do not want to loose any more weight and also I have really good blood sugar controls ....... So I have found what suits me and feel so much better ..... So a longer fast I know I can have something naughty for tea and pudding
     
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  10. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Who's fasting today? Me! I'm fasting. I'm going for another 36 hour fast (plus or minus a few hours). I run 5 days a week, so I'm trying out a 5/2 by not eating on non-running days. For now at least that's Wednesday and Friday.

    Good luck on your fasting journey today.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I fast between breakfast and lunch, apart from my elevenses of course.
     
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  12. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did no fasting on the weekend as planned. Well... 12/12 if you count that. Today I go back to back to 20/4. It's 8:30 AM right now, and my window opens at 3 PM, so 6.5 hours to go. Today will be easy. Tomorrow might be a challenge. I have a hard running workout (intervals at the track) tomorrow which I plan to do fasted, and I'm not sure what my appetite might do afterwards. But tomorrow me can worry about that. Good luck with your fasting today everyone.
     
  13. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday went well. I opened my window a little late and closed it a little late too, so it was 21/4 if that makes sense.

    Hard workout went well. Or rather it went well metabolically...the running was a bit of a disaster (high winds, muddy trails, yada yada...). Energy was good, I'm at the beginning of my eating window, and I'm not hungry. I guess I'll wait a bit.
     
  14. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday went 21/3. The 21 hour mark was around me making dinner for the fam. Even though I wasn't hungry before that, it's hard to prep food for others after 20 hours of fasting and not get a bit hungry.

    Today is going to be another day of 20/4. It's mid-morning here and I'm nearing the 18 hour mark. I thought about going 36 hour, but frankly, it's taco day, and I cant sit idly by. Tacos for me is either a taco bowl, or romaine lettuce taco "boats".

    Hope your fasting went/is going well today.
     
  15. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not feeling well today so decided to give it a pass today and just do 12/12.
     
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  16. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Working on a 36 hour fast today, and I'm about 14 hours in. Planning for some broth around dinner time (22 hour mark). The full-day fast is always hardest at dinner time. Fasting glucose was good today though at 5.4.
     
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    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    18/6 today. Ordinarily it would be 20/4, but I have lunch plans with the fam, so I need to widen the window a bit. Good luck everyone.
     
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    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Planned for 18 hours today, but ended up at 21 due to a work emergency pre-empting lunch. :). It's always so much easier to keep going when you're busy. Broke my fast with leftover chicken drumsticks, leftover "cheesy keto skillet bread" (https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/low-carb-cheesy-skillet-bread/), and a bit of ham.

    Happy fasting everybody.
     
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    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies for being the worst diabetic in the world but why do you fast ???

    Is there a benefit outside weight loss ??

    I've read a bit about Dr. Longo & beta cell regeneration about a year ago so I'm not totally clued out but I wonder what the current thinking is.
     
  20. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The theory behind fasting is pretty much similar to the theory behind keto/low carb. Not eating at all is pretty much as low-carb as you get, so going longer periods of time between eating allows the glucose and insulin levels to fall in between "eating windows". This allows your body to begin undoing some of the insulin resistance without down-regulating your metabolism. You dont necessarily eat less on a fasting regimen...you just eat what you eat over a shorter period of time.

    Jason Fung is a leading proponent of intermittent fasting. His book "The Diabetes Code" covers it very well, but his appearances on YouTube will give you a good overview.
     
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