Two Days of Fasting and I am Smooth Sailing! A progress report.
Ok, I have to admit I was a quite a skeptic. I really thought this would be much harder. Sure, I have had some hunger and dry mouth the first couple of days, but it was mild and just drank more water and added a little lemon juice to water to fight the bad taste I experienced off and on for the first 24-36 hours. Today, I am not even hungry.
Hunger: It was moderate the first day, but since then, there has been nothing. I have found that if I have a cup of coffee in AM and do not get hungry till lunch and for the most part. As long as I keep myself busy, I do not think about eating. In fact, I could go longer without eating.
Do I feast when I eat? No. I did not overeat. You have to be careful, drink lots of water, and eat slowly. The faster you eat lunch and dinner, the more you will eat. I am also suggesting that you avoid eating when you are distracted and do not eat at your desk.
How many calories did I eat? I ate about the same amount fo calories per day, but I ate a little more for lunch and dinner since I missed breakfast. I would say that I ate about 700-800 calories per meal.
How do I feel? Overall, I feel great. The thing that amazes me is how clear my thoughts are. I have not slept well, but that is due to stress at work, and I am sure it will improve on Tuesday when I am not longer in charge of as large of a part of my workplace. I am very energetic and more alert than I expected based on the number of hours of sleep I am getting.
How long will I keep up the fast? I am still undecided. I may continue for up to 2 weeks, but I will do it for at least 2-4 more days.
How much weight have I lost? So far, I have lost 4 pounds and about 0.2% body fat. I am sure most of that is water weight. I am undecided as to what I think about this yet. I will continue the post so you can decide if you want to try it.