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 Birdie Mac ·  
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Did a quick search and didn't find any discussions on fasting. Life has come at me fast (pun unintended) recently, and I felt I needed to make a few changes to better my health and outlook on life. I fasted for five days - Monday through Friday - taking in nothing but lots of water and a half cup of coffee with honey and cinnamon.

It was surprisingly easy, I lost a few lbs, and felt a sense of accomplishment afterward and increased focus later in the week. I highly recommend it, assuming you're in reasonably good health beforehand. Anyone else fast recently?

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4966WRX Points: 736Posts: 4,966 Titanium Tees
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    We planned a 5 day a couple of weeks ago. Made it a full 72 hours and my wife was getting lightheaded and I was feeling quite funky, so we cut it off. We drank nothing but black coffee, in sweet tea and water. Now we’re planning to start doing every other day. It’s interesting for sure, but I’m not sure I’ll ever do more than 3 days unless it’s out of necessity.

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  • Jc0Jc0 ChicagoMembers  2042WRX Points: 234Posts: 2,042 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @bigred90gt said:

    We planned a 5 day a couple of weeks ago. Made it a full 72 hours and my wife was getting lightheaded and I was feeling quite funky, so we cut it off. We drank nothing but black coffee, in sweet tea and water. Now we’re planning to start doing every other day. It’s interesting for sure, but I’m not sure I’ll ever do more than 3 days unless it’s out of necessity.

    If your going to do it longer you definitely should add some vitamins and minerals. You'll burn fat for energy but you still need the vitamins to keep your body running normally.

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    We planned to do a serving of bone broth at dinner time starting on day 3. We bought enough to get us through, but never made it that far.

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  • jdvela55jdvela55 Sin City, NVMembers  570WRX Points: 106Posts: 570 Golden Tee
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    I intermittent fast and cycle off every other month. I do a 16 on 8 off. It can be a mentally tough adjustment at first, you just have to make sure you follow it. Little to no calories while on. Lots of water during the fast to feel full. For the 8hrs that you are off make sure you eat enough proteins and carbs. That at least what I do. I stay pretty active. Gym, golf and softball.

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    I didn't feel comfortable doing anything too strenuous during the fast; just stretching and walking. I also added some electrolyte tabs to the water occasionally. I did a three day fast years ago, and it was like torture. Not sure why this one was so easy. I'll do it again in a few months.

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    When I want to get my weight down, I would initially fast for three days, ingesting only water and/or soup broth (no solids). I found that after three days, my stomach acclimated and the hunger pangs were minimal. After that, I could resume eating and feel "full" easily and quickly. The key to losing weight from that point on was to resist raising food portion size and wise food choices. Dinner on a dessert-size plate and not going back for seconds. Eventually, I blow it; Thanksgiving, Christmas, event dinners, etc.

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  • GaiusMariusGaiusMarius Members  6WRX Points: 8Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    I have practiced fasting for the last ten years. Initially I did it to lose weight and it worked. I haven't done anything more than 7 day water fasts, but even those seem to cleanse me, reset my energy levels and give me stronger will power. I try to do a 3+ water fast every few months. In addition, i try to intermittent fast each day - 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours for eating each day.

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    I love intermittent fasting, but need to have a schedule in place to keep it going... unemployment has been bad for my diet.

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    something i need to do. Never thought i could go multiple days but hearing you guys I guess i could give it a shot.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    didn't mickelson do something like this before the british/open championship, but with the addition of grass-fed butter* and MCT/coconut oil?

    *not sure how one feeds grass to butter... :D

    edit: yep. scroll to "What's in this special coffee?" for the recipe: https://www.sbnation.com/golf/2019/7/16/20694641/phil-mickelson-coffee-diet-british-open-2019-fasting

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    I've done several water fasts in the past........the most I've ever done was 7 days. After another bad, bad, bad weekend of eating and drinking.....I'm gonna jump back into a fast so I can cleanse/detox my body.

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  • Calle83Calle83 SwedenMembers  60WRX Points: 42Handicap: 7.9Posts: 60 Bunkers
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    I intermittent fast 16-8 or 18-6 works great takes a while to get used to but i like it

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    On -, @Crazy About Golf said:

    I've done several water fasts in the past........the most I've ever done was 7 days. After another bad, bad, bad weekend of eating and drinking.....I'm gonna jump back into a fast so I can cleanse/detox my body.

    Do you drink anything in particular to detox? Like an apple cider vinegar concoction?

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    On -, @Birdie Mac said:

    On -, @Crazy About Golf said:

    I've done several water fasts in the past........the most I've ever done was 7 days. After another bad, bad, bad weekend of eating and drinking.....I'm gonna jump back into a fast so I can cleanse/detox my body.

    Do you drink anything in particular to detox? Like an apple cider vinegar concoction?

    Nope.....you certainly can, but you don't really need it. Drinking just water will flush your body pretty quickly.

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