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mike  ·  2046 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Short-term fasting may improve health

I did this last summer, 72 hours. I ALMOST started this morning, and then realized I have a party I'm hosting in 3 days and I didn't want to start drinking immediately afterwards. Funny to see this pop up today of all days!

I will start my 3 day fast on Monday. Anyone want to join me?

OftenBen  ·  2046 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If it wasn't for the fact that I'm moving into my new place on monday I'd be down.

I think for weight management purposes fasting will probably be easier for me than just eating slightly less each day.

mk  ·  2046 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think katakowsj is planning on doing it again soon.

katakowsj  ·  2030 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did it. June 23-25.

b_b  ·  2046 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm considering it. My wife will be out of town, so it's a good time to do something crazy. I have one worry though that stems from the fact that I play hockey on Tuesdays. I'm wondering if I'll be able to exert energy at the level I need to to actually ice skate. It's a minor concern, but still a valid one, I think. This would be a big accomplishment for me, because I often find myself having to eat between breakfast and lunch. I'm not a tough person when it comes to food.

mike  ·  2046 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When I fasted last summer, I had good energy. Went for bike rides, played a lot of pickleball. It was really no problem at all. The activity made me forget being hungry. In fact, I wasn't really hungry very often during the period. I'll dig up my notes and post them here...

katakowsj  ·  2030 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As an experiment, this year I ran two miles around hour 65 or so. It was easier than I expected. I have been running regularly for the last year, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good I felt.