Going long, part 2

Saturday, November 09, 2019

I'm assuming you've already read my blog "Going long."

Well, it didn't go as planned: everything was fine for the first four days, but that evening my blood sugar was 67. I have a rule that whenever my blood sugar drops below 70, I eat something. So I decided I would have a meal and then resume my fast.

Books on fasting usually have advice about how to break your fast. I've never paid those sections much attention. I've done numerous fasts and eaten whatever I felt like at the end without ill effects. Of course, this time I was breaking a fast after 96 hours. It turns out that makes a difference.

I had a big salad and then my G.I. tract rebelled. I'll just say two things. The first is that you don't want to hear the details and the second is that my wife is a saint.

That ended this attempt to go long. I also received an invitation to go mountain climbing this weekend and never having tried climbing while fasting before, I didn't want to test it out on a big mountain. So I finished the week with some 16/8 fasts and a few OMADs (one meal a day).

I'll try a longer fast again sometime soon, but right now it's off to bed, then an early breakfast and finally off to the mountains.

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    I'm sorry that salad didn't agree with you!
    I, too, am finding out my GI tract will rebel - I won't say completely without rhyme or reason anymore... Fried foods are turning into a "No-no" but I still find myself tempting fate at times!
    I may need to "go longer" myself to nudge myself off this plateau, but I have certainly become accustomed to routinely doing 16:8 or 20:4 fasts, it has simplified my life SO much.

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    589 days ago
    Good for you for following your own rules, and paying attention to your bodies needs.

    Hope the mountain climbing was fun!
    591 days ago
    Doesn’t Dr Jason Fung say those long fasts don’t reap much more benefit than shorter fasts?
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    591 days ago
    To climb a mountain, literally as well as metaphorically, how fitting. emoticon Be safe.
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