Welp. There it is. Six o'clock in the evening. 6pm. I completed my first 😎 I've been wanting to do this for quite some time, but I've doubted myself. I came close last week with 21 hours. I wasn't hungry, but heavy with self- doubt (food wouldn't be available until much later and I got nervous) This time I knew I had the control. , after all 😉❤ I only struggled once I hit 5pm. But I was cooking dinner then, too, so that didn't help 🤷♀️😋 *
I've been doing an 18-hour daily fast for about 6 months now. I started with 12 hours, for four months before that, and worked my way to 18. Doing this slowly allowed my body time to adjust so when I say that I didn't struggle thru the last 24 hours, I mean it. I wasn't STARVING. I wasn't desperately craving anything. It was just a day. Just a normal ole day. *
In case you were wondering, No, I did not do this to lose weight. I seriously doubt I lost anything after that dinner I just inhaled 🤣 increases insulin sensitivity and autophagy; allows the body necessary time away from food digestion in order to fully repair itself. Because of this, fasting heals . The gut produces stem cells while in a fasted state. The body resets your circadian rhythm while fasting. And to quote Dr. Rhonda Patrick @ "If you're training fasted, you get really robust enhancements in glucose sensitivity and mitochondrial adaptations to using fatty acids" 😊So yeah, I ran today too.
Next up will be a 72-hour fast, but I don't think i'm quite ready for that yet. I really, really like eating 😂🤷♀️