This is somewhat of a "self-indulgent" thread, but also a sort of log for me. A log to keep up with my own thoughts, along with the thoughts and
opinions of ATSers.
I'm not entirely sure if this is posted in the right place, so mods, feel free to edit.
Here is the purpose of this post;
Tomorrow, I will be starting a "five day fast."
I have been cussing and spewing anger a LOT more often lately, and my thoughts and dreams have been becoming much darker due to some family drama
(dreams of war, my friends committing suicide, etc.).
I've also been taking God's name in vain quite a bit.
I believe in God (not churches or religions, but I do believe in a supreme being).
And I think I may have been ticking him off lately, judging from what's happening to the loved ones around me lately... and me as well.
Also, while my "working out" has been making me feel better, it hasn't really helped much with the extra weight on me. So, after studying up a
little on what the body does in starvation mode, I believe I'm ready to experiment with it.
So, this fast is partially a spiritual cleansing, and partially a physical health de-tox.
Let me de-construct a bit of misinformation regarding this slightly controversial topic.
First of all, in starvation mode, the body does NOT eat the muscle UNTIL the fat stores are depleted.
Starvation mode is a state in which the body is responding to prolonged periods of low energy intake levels. During short periods of energy
abstinence, the human body will burn primarily free fatty acids from body fat stores. After prolonged periods of starvation the body has depleted its
body fat and begins to burn lean tissue and muscle as a fuel source.
That quote is from Wikipedia, regarding "Starvation Mode."
To read the whole thing, go here. ---> Starvation Mode
Also, it IS true that the body is in hyper-storing mode when it's suffering from starvation. If you eat any food while your body is in storing mode,
it will stock up a considerable amount of stores (fat) to save for a rainy day, aka more starvation.
So, I have an idea on how to dodge the fat bullet.
After this five day fast, in which I will be eating nothing and only drinking water, I will consume very small amounts of fairly lean foods, like
sardines. Very high in protein, very low in fat. And I will eat very small amounts of them in the day following the fast, like two or three little
In the two or three days following the fast, I will very slowly ween myself into the habit of eating regularly again, and during this time, ONLY eat
small amounts of lean foods. No ramen noodles, fatty meats, sugar filled stuff, etc.
Right now, I'm enjoying some lasagna, prepping to go without flavor for nearly a week.
I'll update the thread along the way to keep up with how it goes.
Here I come, God!
So... here goes!