How to water fast for three days. My weight loss experiment.
I’ll show you the best way to lose 4 pounds in 3 short days. This comes down to losing almost a pound per day, which is awesome by any standard.
To do your first three-day fast, you will need some preparation. First and foremost is preparing your mind for the practice. Most people will have many fears about attempting a three-day long fast. I did. You have to become fat adapted. Do some research, and know the process and what to expect.
What is fat adapted? It’s when your metabolism has used its stores of glycogen as its main fuel source. Our bodies produce glycogen when we eat carbs, it burns quickly and when it is gone we become overcome with hunger and cravings. It will stop when you switch to using fat as fuel. It is true that your brain needs glycogen as a fuel but our liver is amazing. It will take the fat you eat (or your bodies fat and turn it into the chemicals needed to maintain homeostasis. It is very important we stick to a strict ketogenic diet for at least 2 or 3 weeks before you fast.
I found it very surprising that I was not hungry because my body was used to using fat as fuel so it naturally used my body fat when I stopped eating.
It is good to understand the basic principles of fasting, the various bodily reactions, and its benefits. Also, read up on the testimonials of those who have attempted long fasts and learn about their experiences. That will give you confidence.
A normal human body can go for weeks without food. Hence a three-day fast is not difficult. Once you start doing it, you will experience the great health benefits that accompany it. I hear crazy stories of people reversing diabetes and gaining control of their health. If you have a serious illness, consult your physician first before you attempt fasting. Those with certain contraindications like tuberculosis and other deficiency diseases should not take up long-term fasts. Also, pregnant women should avoid long-term fasts.
Also, after the 3 day fast, you need to slowly come back to regular eating habits. Hence you should plan for a total of 4 days for the complete process. Ideally. I started on Thursday and fasted into the weekend so I could be at home in case I became sleepy and couldn’t drive. This didn’t happen. In fact, I had MORE energy and was so clear-minded it took me back.
How to do a Three-day fast?
In a three-day fast, you must drink only water, coffee or tea. No solid food or other liquids that contain nutrition (like fruit juice, milk, etc) are allowed. Simple pure mineral water is good. You can also use bone broth and salt to get needed minerals.
It is been said not to exercise while fasting. I can agree however, I did not follow that. I found I was very energized and could exercise.
Will you be super hungry?
One may feel a sudden bout of hunger. To overcome it, just drink one or two glasses of water. Maybe lie down and take rest. The hunger should go away in a short time. If not, it may be a deficiency in potassium. Cream of tartar is a quick fix for this. Also, try an ounce of apple cider vinegar you get very hungry.
Give it a try! Let me know what worked for you in the comments. Keep it keto guys!