The Inconvenient Truth of Fasting

By | January 12, 2019


So I did three days in a row of 16/8 fasting program which is 16 hours of zero calories just water period. After the third day I felt exhausted, I was so tired I had to take a nap. I am not a nap taker at all. But two hours later was waking up and kind of confused.

I stayed with the program and continued the fasting protocol. On day 5 I no longer had the energy drops and was extremely clear headed I felt amazing. Everything Dr Jason Fung had said about the lifestyle was coming true. Everything was working, there was one down side of this lifestyle change not talked about.

Here in this article may become too much information so I apologize in advance. Every time I broke my early fasts I had to make sure I was near a bathroom. For the first hour or two. I was terrible and disgusting. But the long and short of it I was noticing a weight reduction rather quickly and decided bathroom trips worth it.

I increased the duration of the fasts to 18/6. I mean how long could just another two hours be right? Eternity it was, eternity. So as I trudged through another two hours of fasting I noticed my head became even more clear and I felt even better besides the obvious hunger pains. The bathroom issues stayed the same but the weight continued to come off faster now.

Now let me be clear I did not change what I was eating I did and was still eating like complete garbage. Pizza. Sweets. Heavy carbs, and whatever looked good. And the weight kept disappearing. I went from a really tight 4 XL button up shirt to now being able to wear it while I was standing not sitting.

You know why.

I did not have any idea how much I had lost no scale could measure me without it being a special scale. I was seeing it in the clothes. So after three months I had a Doctor appointment where I had always refused the weigh in. This time I was excited to try their digital scale to see what happens.

Read more by Brian Cardoza, here.

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