Fasting

BasilSeal

Sparrow
Catholic
Was there weight training involved sorry if i didn't catch that?
No. Any exercise is really casual. I walk a few miles every evening with my wife. That's the only consistent exercise.

Here are some blood work 30 day numbers (before and after), for those interested. All of the following went red to to green (HDL was fine, now just a little better). Like I said, dramatic changes. Will retest at the end of November for a 3rd data point.

GGT18243
Chol Tot278129
HDL4143
Trig55895
Chol/HDLC ratio6.83
LDL/HDLCan't compute due to high Trig.1.6
Non-HDL23786
 

Grow Bag

Pelican
Orthodox Inquirer
OMAD is very effective and has many benefits, not least among them is you only have one meal to cook. And it's interesting to read how people get on with it. Because of this I think OMAD should have it's own thread really. Fasting, and I consider fasting ingesting zero calories over 24 hours and often lasting for a number of days, is a big step up from OMAD. It is indeed arduous, but has many marvellous benefits that OMAD does not. Not least of these are spiritual benefits. Maybe I'll start a thread 'Water Fasting' at some point. Interesting thread though.
 

Knight.of.Logos

Woodpecker
Orthodox Catechumen
I'm getting back into a 16:8 fasting schedule. I'll drink some black coffee or green tea during the fast, but nothing with calories. Feeling good, more energetic and on it at work. I do miss putting cream in my coffee though, but I think it is worth skipping it at least sometimes.

Eventually, I'd like to start doing OMAD once a day, going complete days without food (will try to coordinate this with Orthodox calendar), and potentially even multi-day fasts. I find 16:8 fasting quite easy, even a 20:4 type fasting isn't too bad, but OMAD and all-day fasting are a bit difficult for me. I am going to try to look at them more as a spiritual struggle and less of a beneficial physical thing, and see how that changes it.
 

PolishCalifornian

Robin
Catholic
I'm getting back into a 16:8 fasting schedule. I'll drink some black coffee or green tea during the fast, but nothing with calories. Feeling good, more energetic and on it at work. I do miss putting cream in my coffee though, but I think it is worth skipping it at least sometimes.

Eventually, I'd like to start doing OMAD once a day, going complete days without food (will try to coordinate this with Orthodox calendar), and potentially even multi-day fasts. I find 16:8 fasting quite easy, even a 20:4 type fasting isn't too bad, but OMAD and all-day fasting are a bit difficult for me. I am going to try to look at them more as a spiritual struggle and less of a beneficial physical thing, and see how that changes it.
Just started a 16:8 fasting routine too (and no alcohol), lost 3 lbs in less than a week already. Not snacking in the evenings has been helping with sleep as well. I’m not counting calories and all that but this first step has helped me to clarify where I can tighten up my diet if I choose to. I’ve quit dieting many times before when life and stress have gotten in the way, so I am trying to ease into it as a deliberate, consistent habit sustained for the long term. Maybe I’ll be more flexible once Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, but it’s like with lifting weights, do it as often that you reasonably can so when something inevitably interferes you have reserves of progress for some flexibility.
 

02Hero

 
Banned
Other Christian
Fasting works but most people are already severely depleted in some minerals (while toxic in others). Fasting will make this depletion worse. With that I mean 10-30 day fasts.
 
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