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Trying to make it through day 1.....well really day 2....

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06 Jan 2011 22:59 #5568 by sadient
sadient created the topic: Trying to make it through day 1.....well really day 2....
So I tried to start my fast yesterday. I failed. I did great all day, then got upset about something at work and had a handful of cereal. Since I did that I said I might as well stop and get a sandwich before I pick my son up from basketball. Darn it.

Oh well, picking right back up where I left off. I'm really going to stick to it today, but figured I need a support system. My friends/family don't really think I need to fast so they're not who I want to turn to in the struggle!!

I just turned 31 and have not been eating the healthiest. I used to be a healthy eater......now not so much. I only need to lose about 10lbs, but I need to do some serious toning up!!! This fast is to give me the cleanse I am looking for to "start over."

I am about 15 hours in and I am getting hungry!!!!!!!! Everyone at work is eating around me and it smells soooo good. I'm praying.....I will stay strong!!!

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06 Jan 2011 23:13 #5570 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Re: Trying to make it through day 1.....well really day 2....
Very welcome to the forums indeed, dear sadient!

I believe the reflex to eat when you are upset is not a natural one, but one programmed into us with the best of intentions in early childhood:

Parents instinctively know that an unwell child (physical, emotional or otherwise) will refuse to eat and will be quite active. That's instinct: Fasting causes the release of ketones and exercise, Endorphins. These reverse the physiological stress response and the system returns to homeostasis. The child will eat again and come to rest.

Now we tend to put the cart in front of the horses: We make them sit still and eat, then praise them for doing so. This initiates and strenghten a conditioned reflex that create the expectation of praise when we sit still and eat..

The "hunger" you experience after 15 hours is also likely a conditioned reflex. Your system just needs to learn that there's a lot more energy already inside, it just needs to learn how to retrieve it..

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.

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06 Jan 2011 23:20 #5571 by sadient
sadient replied the topic: Re: Trying to make it through day 1.....well really day 2....
Interesting way to look at it! I am confident I'll wake up tomorrow refreshed and proud of myself for making it!!!

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07 Jan 2011 19:43 #5590 by carolineq
carolineq replied the topic: Re: Trying to make it through day 1.....well really day 2....
I notice as well that when I am grumpy, I just want to reward myself with food, quite the conditioned response to be sure. But yes, I agree a learned one. I need to revisit AGAIN my mothering with my kids, because when they are super grumpy, I assume low blood suger and offer them food. I do think low blood sugar in the early phase of the fast will lead to grumpiness though before ketosis is active... and I think to arm oneself with the expectation of grumpiness is perhaps helpful during the early part.

I am also a mom of two and want to warn you that your energy will be a little depleted but exercise will indeed seriously help mobilize the fat into energy so you have more (not less). It's really amazing...

I did a low-exercise fast of 7 days once and felt awful but then, I'd go for a walk and felt better for hours afterwards, but the walk was hard at first. I intend to exercise daily during my next fast... perhaps just 15-30 minutes of strenuous exercise... but I think it's best to do several times a day to keep the mobilization active...

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