Who’s doing  2 day Tuesday?

I ate one meal last night for supper

and I will eat supper Wednesday

thats 48 hours, but saying 2-day Tuesday is more fun

 

what happens to our bodies when we fast for 48 or 72 hours?

 

because we haven’t eaten, our insulin levels drop telling the body to get energy from stored fat

 

The pancreas releases glucagon when the concentration of insulin (and indirectly glucose) in the bloodstream falls too low. Glucagon causes the liver to convert stored glycogen into glucose, which is released into the bloodstream.

 

glycogen stored in our muscles is converted to glucose

 

the body goes into nutritional ketosis, which means that your body is burning body fat.

If you have 40 pounds of body fat, like I do, that’s 140,000 calories of stored energy….

or 70 days of reserves

I’m finally burning those Christmas cookies from 1997.

 

the ketostix start to show color

 

human growth hormone increases 1300 – 2000%

 

the body engages autophagy, a cellular repair mechanism, which may fight aging and cancer

 

your gut gets a chance to rest, and improve its bacteria

 

inflammation is decreased

 

free radical damage is reduced

 

and somehow, appetite is reduced

 

all this because you just didn’t fucking eat….its not complicated

 

and we are learning control, telling the body that the mind is STRONG

 

do a 2-day Tuesday this, week, next week, then maybe two 48-hour fasts the following week

build up to a 3-day Thursday

 

for me, these are the cornerstones of fasting:  2-day Tuesdays and 3-day Thursdays.

 

and, if I can get motivated….once a year, I’ll do a 7 day fast

For cancer prevention, Dr. Seyfried recommends a 7-day fast. However, many autophagy benefits are theoretical and unproven.

 

Independent, many have found the 7-day fast much less difficult than one initially imagines.

 

 

 

Not medical advice. That’s what doctors are for

 

You’re awesome! You’re fantastic

Get Motivated.  Get Fasted.

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