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Hi, have you ever tried prolonged fasting, 72 hour for instance?
Some really good points here.Occasionally i've fasted up to 96 hours, with intake limited to water, black coffee, diet soft drink etc. I've never experienced any enhanced cognitive function from extended fasting (or keto) but it has been worthwhile to break the psychological link between daily living and food. Fact is the human doesn't have to eat three times, two times or even once daily. And if you happen not to eat daily nothing bad happens to you, once you become psychologically adapted to that reality. In particular your muscles don't drop off, you aren't bedridden by weakness, you don't become so fixated on food that cannibalism looks attractive etc. You do get a bit hungry from time to time, like nature intended. That's it.
You have to eat and live in way that puts your brain in a fog first, before you can find relief from it via one of the methods mentioned. ...is my guess.I don’t know where all these ideas come from about better cognitive function, clearing of “brain fog”(whatever that’s supposed to be), or any of the other things quoted by each team on the efficacy of THEIR diet. None of that ever happened. I felt the same, only hungrier.
My knee jerk response is that it's just a happy little cocktail of ketones and low dose stress hormones. More energy, more focus. I do notice a slightly elevated state when fasting in the 10-18 hour range. Too long and I get jittery and cold. Possibly from too much adrenaline and inadequate ketone production to keep the metabolism moving. It definitely seems to come and go, and I find I can achieve a very similar state by just eating appropriately. Any fasting I do now is typically for the sake of convenience.Can anyone suggest the physiological process that could flow from calorie restriction to acuity?
My longest fast ever was 24 days only drinking water with lemon juice in it.
Are you still training in this fasted state?My longest fast ever was 24 days only drinking water with lemon juice in it.
Prolonged fasting is actually pretty fun.
I am using it to kill parasites and clear candida.
I am currently on day 12 of a 17 day fast.
I feel great. Rarely do I ever feel hungry.
If you do, just drink some water and it leaves.
It feels that I am moving into the bliss state
which occurs when someone fasts for a long duration.
Have you ever fasted before?
Doing 72's would be very beneficial for you.
Especially if you want to drop some unwanted pounds.
Hi I fast regularly every week for minimum 36-48hours without negatívne effect so
Not to be rude, but I wonder if it is the placebo effect?Cognitive benefits of fasting (improved mental energy, clarity etc) are extensively documented and I've even got friends that swear by them but, as stated above, I have never experienced anything like that personally. Can anyone suggest the physiological process that could flow from calorie restriction to acuity?
Not really, a lot of factors in the body goes up during fasting wich makes you concentrate more easliy, it's an evolutionary advantage ( think hunter/gatherers tracking prey for days on end )Not to be rude, but I wonder if it is the placebo effect?