On Monday, for the first time since I began this group almost six months ago, we talked about fasting not as a health or weight loss tool, but rather as a spiritual practice. Normally, I’d steer clear of religion simply because…
One of the most common pieces of advice that I hear people give new fasters (I do it too!) is to “stay busy while you’re fasting.” The idea being that if you can stay so busy at work, reorganizing the garage, listening to book after book on Audible, etc. you won’t have time to fixate on your hunger. You can trick yourself into completing the fast.
However, as I’ve become more comfortable with this sensation of an empty stomach, I’ve started experimenting with something I’m going to call “Mindful Fasting.”
I’ve been pricking up a storm and have GKIs from my last several days while I fasted. Here’s what I notice:
1. All my best readings are when I’m fasting (>=3.5 ketones or <70 glucose). 2. Even though I fasted longer on Monday than Wednesday, my Wednesday numbers look better and I wonder if that is because the consecutive fasting compounds the effect. 3. My GKI/Dr. Boz ratios have been in the fat burning zones for a while now, which is great! I’m hoping that this will lead to big changes in my body composition too.
There just don’t seem to be enough blogs in the world, so I thought I’d start one.
To be serious, I’ve gotten very into fasting in the last two years and I want to share my experience, learn from others and help contribute to this growing community.
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I'm sharing my personal experience. I am by no means an expert or medical doctor or offering advice.
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