As I reported to you on Monday, I started a 10 day fast on Saturday night. I am fasting for 10 days leading up to my next appointment with my endocrinologist. I want to have my body at its peak when I go see him!
So, now I am on Day 6, more than halfway in. How am I doing so far?
To be honest, this is my best and easiest fast so far! Six days in and I am feeling great! In the past, when I have set out on a more prolonged fast, on day 3 I have always had leg cramps, but this time, here I am on Day 6 and I have not experienced any leg cramps at all.
I can only think of two reasons why that might be.
- Dr. Fung recommends using Himalayan Pink Salt to replenish your electrolytes. In the past, I did not have that, but I have some now and have been using it. They recommend using up to a teaspoon and a half per day. I have not been using that much, but I do, several times per day, take some. I believe that is probably helping with the things like leg cramps.
- I have been taking a multivitamin each day, Stresstabs. In the past, I did not use any vitamins during fasting but decided to give it a try.
I believe that one of these supplements is helping me, or a combination of both of them. I can’t say for certain which one, but I believe it is a good thing to use both of them, so I will keep on doing that.
Another good thing so far on this fast is that my weight loss is really doing well. I am in the middle of day 6 and have lost about 7 pounds in those 6 days (really 5 1/2 days), so I am quite happy about that.
One thing that I have also been doing on this fast and did not do nearly as much in previous fasts is exercise. In the 6 days, I have been fasting, I have done walks of 3 miles or more on 3 of those days (one walk was 5 miles). I believe that is also helping a lot both with how I am feeling and my weight loss.
Next week, I have an appointment with my endocrinologist, Dr. Ho, and I have something that I will be talking to him about. It is related to changing this 10 day fast, but I want him to sign off on the change that I want to make. I believe that it will be major “news” if I do it. After I talk to him, I will be letting you know what the change is! It is something that I am excited about, and will probably shock you!
So, everybody, have a great weekend ahead!
Omg !!! You are going to starve to death I tell ya!!!
That is just not the case, I’m not even hungry. My body has a lot of fat, our body store fat in case of times when we don’t have food. There’s plenty for my body to eat, I can assure you. It’s just inside my belly.
So long as you are ok! I’m kinda worried!
No need to worry! I’ve been fasting intermittently since February, I have no problems. My doctor completely approves of this, and said there is no danger.
Mumay Develos Torres
Hi Bob will start my 24 hr fasting later. Do you only take water?
I take water, black coffee, or if I feel that I need it to Extended fast, I will take bone broth. These are all things that are approved by dr. Fung.
By the way, good luck with your fast I hope it goes well.
Mumay Develos Torres
Thanks. I have been doing IF so i think I can do this easily.
Hello, my friend, Resh! Thank you so much! Good luck to you also!
Thank you Bob!
Terry L Snyder
Congrats Bob, I’m proud of your accomplishment to lose weight. Fasting does clear the mind and extend lifespan. It also allows the body to repair itself. Your are doing great job!
I am finding fasting to be very enjoyable and also super effective, Terry. Thanks for your support!
Goodluck Bob.I’m trying IF now and looking forward to do 24 hr fasting soon.
Keto on Bob!
That is really great Cathy. I wish you the best of luck!
Thanks for keeping us posted on your journey. I enjoy reading them with my morning bullet proof coffee.
Thank you Delma. Good luck on your journey.
Thank you Marlon.
Nice work mate!!!
Thank you Bob.
don’t worry you will be ok friend
Congratulations! Love the picture of James Brown also. I saw him on his 70th birthday. Great show!
Thank you William.
Oh yes, James. I am fine! Thanks for your concern.
“I believe that it will be major “news” if I do it. After I talk to him, I will be letting you know what the change is! It is something that I am excited about, and will probably shock you!”
what was this news going to be?
I just told you that on my last my dear James! I was thinking of doing a 100 day fast, but I have reconsidered.