Two day fast

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  1. chuck73080

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    Update: Amazon delivered my book 20 hours after my order.... I love Amazon

    Thanks for the suggestion Scott1970.
     
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    This will sound rather cliché, but that book, if actually followed, will change a man's life tremendously.


    So, here's Friday morning's food donation to the PD. They had already been mauled prior to this photo. Lots and lots of sausage biscuits.

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    But today's haul was rather impressive. Here's less than half of the TWENTY dozen donuts brought to us today.

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    On the surface it seems rather nice, but I'm beginning to suspect folks are trying to kill us with metabolic syndrome.
     

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    Is that where the term "killing you with kindness" came from?

    I can see why you gained weight.

    I've read 60 pages so far (first section) and taking a break.

    Like I said earlier I have eaten 1 meal a day probably 60% of the time, while on the road in the truck. I would either take a 2 hour break after fueling in the afternoon to eat shower and read or whatever before driving the rest of my allowable hours before my 8 hours of sleeper time.

    Unfortunately truck stops, fast food and even fast food is not good.

    My wife and I did lose about 50# each in April and May because we locked down due to Covid.

    That's one of the reasons I'm so interested in this, I want to keep losing down to about 230#, That's what I weighed when I turned 30, 38 years ago.
     
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    I gotta try that.
     
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    Water, black coffee or unsweetened tea.

    Nothing else, no artificial sweeteners either.

    I have stopped the tea (except with meals) and reduced coffee to 2 cups (mugs) a day.

    BP was 119/68 and blood sugar was 90 the last time I checked. I am 62, with full blown metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, have had 2 strokes.

    I have lost 40 pounds doing this in the last 5 months. I am shooting for 20 more.
     
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    Very good Haldor, I've been trying it the last couple of days and trying to get into the rhythm of it.

    I don't have any blood pressure or diabetes problems yet. Diabetes does run in the family though but I have dodged it so far. I just need to lose some pounds.
     
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    This is the only thing I have done that works for me. I started with a 20/4 schedule and after a week switched to a 22/2.

    My meal is lunch so the evening is no problem, when I feel hungry I drink a glass of water. By the time I wake up in the morning I am not really hungry any more. Only time it gets tough is if I stay up too late at night.
     
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    Pick the right time for you. I have always made lunch the big meal of the day so that was natural for me. Works with family get togethers on the weekends too.
     
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    My hardest issue has been Sunday. Normally Sunday’s I get up and cook a solid breakfast before church. This past Sunday I was worried about my stomach growling so I drank extra water. Of course that caused me to have get up and pee before the service was over.
    Other than that it’s been pretty good. I’m a week into 16/8 and only eating two meals no snacks with only water and black coffee.
     
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    Drink water, pee more. Drink water, pee more. It is part of the adjustment.

    If urine gets too frequent or too clear, have some salt. Just pour a french fry's worth onto a spoon and lick it.

    After adjusting, everything goes back to normal, eventually :)
     
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    It’s 2020. I’m not sure I remember what normal was.
     
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    I found turning off the tv after eating my OMAD in front of Adam-12 helps. Don't turn it back until the next meal 23 hours later.

    Things are more sane that way :)
     
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    Just an update....

    I'm currently on hour 76 of my over the weekend fast. I went up to my cabin hunting. Last ate on Friday at noon and intended to go 72 hours and eat lunch today but not hungry. Will eat again at 6 tonight for dinner.

    It was pretty easy this time even though I was pretty active, hunting, chopping wood and working around the cabin. Nothing but water and coffee. I've found that chicken and/or beef bouillon broth helps stem the hunger after a couple days without adding any calories but I didn't even need that this time.
     
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