It was not as difficult as I had thought. I did feel a few hunger pangs after 60 hours but did not feel ravenous to need to break the fast. I took my blood readings at 68 hours. Blood glucose was 3.7 mmol/l and blood ketones were 2.1 mmol/l. This put me well in a state of autophagy. It was a struggle to continue beyond 69.5 hours, so I broke my fast with a nutritious and nourishing bowl of beef, tripe and kidney stew.
I will do this again in about 2-3 months’ time. I will continue doing 48-hour fasts every week or so.
These long fasts are NOT recommended if your body is not fat adapted, ie if you’re not using fat as a source of fuel. To become fat adapted, you need to reduce the intake of starchy carbs, increase consumption of natural fats and fatty cuts of meat, fish, chicken, eggs, cheese and cream.
This is the way to get and stay healthy; to keep the immune system fighting fit.
Eat real food.
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Boost Your Immune System.