Extended Fasting Questions
Most of the people I've found doing them are Vegans and so I was curious if any Paleos had done a long water fast ex. 7days on spring/distilled water only. I'm trying to heal some skin issues and feel like my body needs spring cleaning. (I'm... (more)
Hello! I'm very confused about how to break the three day water fast I'm on. I've heard the more conventional idea that one should have only fruits/juices after a fast, as the digestive system starts to reboot. However, I've also heard that it... (more)
I once heard that people who spend a bit of time cooking don't eat as much. Is this attributed to the fact that cooks tend to taste as they work? Or does their being bombarded by olfactory input cause a sort of pseudo-satiation. If the latter is... (more)
Hi All, this is an experiment, not really a question. If it is not acceptable on this website, please delete the thread. I've been suffering from insomnia and IBS for 20 years (I'm 33 now). Maybe I was born with this problem, I don't know. What... (more)
How do you feel physically and mentally? Specifically, are your intellectual abilities compromised in any way? I ask because I'm thinking of fasting for 3+ days but am a bit concerned it'll interfere with my studies (I've just signed up to an... (more)
When i'm not fasting, I typically do Cardio w/HIIT + weights. While fasting 48 hr +, I'm wondering if its better to just do light cardio (e.g., swimming w/o sprints) or strength training? I'm thinking that my usual workout of both cardio and... (more)
Very interesting questions/posts lately concerning IF and extended fasting. I have read the books of Taubes, Wolf, Pilon and other assorted guru's blogs and have not seen a lot of data concerning extended fasting. Thanks to Paleohacker Rob Sacks... (more)
Hi Leah. Thanks for mentioning that my earlier posts were helpful. I really appreciate it! It takes a long time to lose carb cravings completely. In my case, over a year. Like Eva said, ketosis and loss of carb cravings are two different... (more)
Please note, I am not really considering doing it- I am only interested in the objective science of what an extended water-only fast would mean for long-term health and longevity. I've read here and there about how when you are fasted for this... (more)
I thought I had found a good, convenient source for paleo takeout/delivery - a Persian kebab restaurant. Basically hunks of meat, chicken, or fish on a skewer. All well and good until Thursday night when I'm pretty sure the ground beef and... (more)
Here is what's in my shopping basket when I have a problem like this: canned pumpkin, chicken and beef stock, bananas, and apple sauce. I learned about the pumpkin from a dog trainer, who told me to use it when my dog was sick. I tried it on... (more)
Effects of prolonged fasting on AMPK signaling, gene expression and mitochondrial respiratory-chain content in skeletal muscle from lean and obese individuals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23512807 Does anyone have access to the full study? (more)
Jack kruse and other paleo-friendly doctors have said that fasting is not always a good idea for those who are obese or still are in the mode of losing weight. That's something to practice after you reached your goals.
Male, 6"1, 180lbs, 9% BF, 100% Lowish carb paleo. I have always had a problem with falling asleep. The last couple days I have noticed that I feel REALLY sleepy a god couple of hours earlier in the night, even though I have been sleeping... (more)
6'1", 180 lbs, super thin and you're doing low carb Intermittent Fasting why exactly? Add carbs , calories and HIIT and don't do IF unless you're trying to cut.
This is the first year I have actually cared about my health, meaning change of lifestyle (primal, obv) and exercising 3-4 nights/week, and Ramadan is approaching in two weeks. Because of my schedule, the only time I can get to my gym (muay... (more)
The Jewish Holiday, Yom Kippur is coming up soon. The holiday calls for a 25 hour fast from evening to evening. I have been playing around with doing some small fasts and am enjoying doing them. I have yet to do a fast as long as 25 hours since... (more)
I am aiming to do a fast for 7 days. I don't plan to do anything overly strenuous but plan to spend most of my time outdoors, hiking, camping, etc. Unlike most of you I presume, I live in a place were its pretty much summer already (minus the... (more)
Hello. I know there was a somewhat similar question a while ago but that involved a much longer period of fasting. So here goes... I've been Paleo for sometime now and wanted to get the benefits of IF. I basically began with the missing... (more)
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