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wickerhearty Sat 11-May-19 22:45:33

Anyone want to join me?

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MrsMcG18 Sun 12-May-19 11:23:54

I've just started my 3 day water fast so I'll join.

This is my first attempt 😬

wickerhearty Sun 12-May-19 11:44:28

Hey, this is my second attempt. I last ate at 10 last night so I'm nearly 14 hours in

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MrsMcG18 Sun 12-May-19 11:50:36

I last ate at about 11pm after a night out with DH so a good few hours in as well. I'm excited and nervous for this. I really hope I can manage the 3 days

lauryloo Mon 13-May-19 23:47:30

Hope it's gone well. I'm going to start one tonight

GiveMeAllTheGin8 Mon 13-May-19 23:49:06

Please let us know how you get on! I don’t know if I’d have the will power but would love to give it a try !

stanski Tue 14-May-19 00:32:39

3 days just on water? Hats off to you OP not sure I could manage

Coulddowithanap Thu 16-May-19 12:49:52

Is it just water you are allowed?

Toitoitoi Wed 14-Aug-19 10:28:00

3 day water fast starting today(well last night at 7pm) anyone want to join me? smile

Has anyone done one before? Do you have any tips?

cavalier Sun 18-Aug-19 19:55:50

Sounds dodgy to me ! ..... be careful

Blubluboo Tue 20-Aug-19 08:33:12

What is a 3 day water fast? Can you eat anything at all?

Toitoitoi Sat 24-Aug-19 18:16:42

I am now 48hrs in. I didn't manage it the other day. It is not strictly water. I am having black coffee, green tea. I also had a teaspoon of salt in warm water and mineral water.

Toitoitoi Sat 24-Aug-19 18:17:32

Surprisingly easy so far...if a little dull.

Pinkdoor Sat 24-Aug-19 18:18:01

Sounds batshit. The first seven pounds are your glycogen stores going, which you will put straight back on. Have fun!

Toitoitoi Sat 24-Aug-19 18:29:33

No as I have been doing 8 days of 23/1 lowish carb. Not batshit at all. It is not recommended for people with disordered eating but has many health benefits.

Toitoitoi Sun 25-Aug-19 16:29:34

2hrs to go.

Toitoitoi Sun 25-Aug-19 17:30:04

So far 10lbs off in 2 weeks. With OMAD and this extended fast. Anyone else had similar results. Just 10lb to go.

GodolphianArabian Sun 25-Aug-19 22:02:34

That's pretty good going. How has it been when you started eating again?

My longest fast has been 42 hours. Not sure I would manage 3 days. Had you done much fasting before?

Toitoitoi Sun 25-Aug-19 22:13:04

No this was my first extended fast @GodolphianArabian. I found the last 6 hours hard going and I woke up feeling a little sick on the third day with little energy.

I did overeat a bit but not too bad. I think I should have tried to stay low carb but a Magnum had my name on it and a bit of crusty bread with blue cheese!grin

I will definitely do it again around Christmas time. I will go back to OMAD now and see if I can loose the last 10lbs.

Toitoitoi Sun 25-Aug-19 22:16:07

I think the key to going so long was doing OMAD first and keeping carbs lowish.

GodolphianArabian Sun 25-Aug-19 22:54:51

It sounds like you were fat adapted already.

You meal sounds good. I found I got an upset tummy first few times I broke my fast after just 36 hours, did you suffer at all?

Wow the last 10 pounds! Good luck!

Toitoitoi Sun 25-Aug-19 23:13:10

Not yet. I feel fine. I was a bit groggy for about an hour. I didn't follow all the bone broth tips etc and just ate what I fancied.
Small glass of coconut water, greek yoghurt with cream, nuts and blueberries/raspberries, blue cheese and french bread, boiled egg, Magnum, a couple squares dark chocolate, chicken leg, couple of quorn nuggets, a tiny bit of veg, couple of teaspoons of peanut butter and a Cornetto! smile Sounds like a lot but boy did it taste good! Back to smaller portions tomorrow and healthier fayre!

LimeJellyHead Thu 12-Sep-19 14:59:53

It is not "bat shit" and it is not dangerous. It is how our bodies were designed to work. Only modern day man has food on tap. Our fat is there to be used if we need it. As we all eat 3 meals a day every day, our bodies now have no time or need to use our fat stores. Doing a water fast will address that and get fat burnt.

One thing a lot of people say when you say you are doing a 3, 4 or 5 day water fast is that it can't be good for you and it is going to starve your body. It is actually very good for you and no, your body does not starve.... it simply switches to another fuel source... those pesky fat stores.

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