Ever since I got started on with Intermittent Fasting, I have been experimenting with different eating windows. Typically I will be doing a 16 hour window of none eating, then an 8 hour window of eating. It’s amazing, how much I used to eat (overeat much?). Recently, I bumped into a friend who does 3 day water fasts, and that really perked my interest. I did research and found out it was a common fasting time, and even Tim Ferris does them. To build my way in I decided to start with 24 hour water fasts.
I thought I would not be able to do them (go mind power!?), but how easy have they been? SUPER. It’s only an extra 8 hours to the normal 16 / 8 intermittent fasting. I have completed 2 so far. One was on a business trip to Hong Kong and the other was when I was chilling out in Thailand.
What are the after effects of a 24 hour water fast?
- I feel super refreshed.
- Again, like the intermittent fasting, makes me realise how much less food I need to get going on in life.
- Zero hunger “attacks”.
- A senses of ‘lightness’. (Wishy washy I know, but try one and you’ll understand).
NOTE – since you will be drinking lots of water, you will naturally be heading to the loo more.
I will be carrying on with this sporadic 24 hour water fasts and will be adding a 3 day fast in the future. They are more challenging to plan as you have to block out time away from social commitments, dinners, lunches etc.
BBC Documentary on Intermittent Fasting
Here’s a good documentary on Intermittent Fasting by Michael Mosley “East, Fast, and Live Longer” https://vimeo.com/170735109 also an article he wrote on the BBC website The power of intermittent fasting. Highly recommended.
P.S. OH. People are asking why the sea view picture? 1, This is about water fasting and 2, I miss chilling by the sea.
P.P.S. Disclaimer, this is not a recommendation and I am not a doctor and do not know your individual health situation. So before thinking of doing any form of fast, do consult a doctor / a health specialist.