bluedrag (bluedrag) wrote,

Fast Experiment: Day 9

Weight: 133 lb * Body Fat: 15.7% * Cycled: 16 km * Ran: 1 km

Yesterday’s energy surge has hardly left any traces. I cycled the kids to the school today on my tandem bike, and got back exhausted. However, my body fat suddenly went down a notch (from 14mm to 12mm pinched skin). It’s a rather important notch, since (according to their chart) it moves me from the “normal” to the “ideal” category. We’ll see if it holds.

Today is the last day of my fast, and it makes me a little sad. It’s obvious that I could have achieved more by fasting more, but I think what I’ve done is quite good for the first time.

Just to complete the record: almost all cracks on fingers disappeared, the pain in the liver (?) area continues intermittently, and I got another bowels movement today.

I feel no hunger at all these days, so tomorrow’s return to food will be a completely conscious decision. Breaking fast is an important and delicate process, since it is so easy to do harm by overfeeding oneself.

I decided to break the fast with juices, just as I entered it. Tomorrow I will be drinking fresh tomato juice, half diluted with water. I am going to start with very small portions (a quarter of a cup every hour) and see how it goes. If it goes well, sometime during the day after tomorrow I’ll switch to undiluted juices, and in two days will probably sample some more solid food.
Tags: english, experiment, fast, fast-experiment
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