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A Firsthand Account of Intermittent Fasting: Max’s Experience

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At Action Medicine, we practice what we preach. Our own Max decided to take on a 48-hour water only fast. This is his experience both during and after the completion of the fast.

 

During the fast:

Q: How are you feeling?

A: I’m a little tired and feel a little heavy but over all not bad

 

Q: What made you decide to do a fast?

A: I decided to fast for health reasons. I am interested in weight loss and thought this would be a good way to start.

 

Q: How long have you been fasting now?

A: 24 hours

 

Q: Are you hungry?

A: Not really. I get hungry at the normal times I eat, like lunch time and dinner time but throughout the day, I feel fine.

 

Q: What do you do when you feel hungry?

A: I try to keep up with the water and also will have a green tea, this helps with the appetite suppression.

 

Post fast:

Q: How long did you make it?

A: I made it to about 36 hours.

 

Q: How do you feel?

A: I feel good.  I had dinner last night and just had a small meal. You have to resist the urge to over eat after you break your fast.

 

Q: Have you noticed any difference with your appetite?

A: Yes! I don’t feel as hungry as I did before and I get full quicker.

 

Q: Would you do it again?

A: Yes. I don’t think I’ll try for 2 days back to back will probably periodically do 24-hour fasts.

 

Q: Would you recommend it to people and can you offer any tips?

A: I would recommend it. I think a good way to start would be to have a dinner with protein and healthy fats and then skip meals until dinner the next day. Try to avoid having a bunch of carbs as your last meal before the fast as you can wind up really hungry pretty quick. The proteins and healthy fats let you ease into fasting.

 

If you have any questions about Max’s experience with fasting, he would be happy to answer them for you. If you want medical advise about fasting, however, please make an appointment with our own Dr. Tremblay.

 

  • Brooke Rieth NP
  • Mike

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