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.