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Keeping ketosis going after ending fast.....

14 Mar 2013 16:30 #15736 by Annie1960
Annie1960 created the topic: Keeping ketosis going after ending fast.....
So in spite of my intention to fast for several days, I decided to break my fast at 84 hours (3 1/2 days). Today I ate an apple and had a few bites of Kimchi (fermented cabbage). I didn't end my fast because I was yearning to eat; I decided to do so after talking with my boyfriend - we're in the thick of a work-intensive project and we have out-of-state family coming in at the end of the month. I really don't want them ganging up on me for an intervention after they see how thin I would have become had I continued (I'm 5' 7"). During this brief fast I lost 4 lbs. (from 118 to 114) and achieved full ketosis. So's here's my question: I of course plan to continue on my every-other-day fasting regimen (or 010), being as I'm currently in full ketosis, can I keep myself in at least a moderate state of ketosis by eating mainly veges and avoiding heavy carbs and sugars; and of course continuing my 010 protocol. I'd like to keep myself in a Ketogenic state so that I can resume my fast after the family is gone and I come back from a trip to California (so mid to late April). I really would like to achieve a longer-term fast to address some gut issues I chronically suffer from. I think a longer fast would be helpful, but life keeps getting in the way.

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15 Mar 2013 11:48 #15755 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Keeping ketosis going after ending fast.....
Your BMI of 17.9 is already in the traditional underweight category dear Annie. It may of course be normal for you. And perhaps get your body composition measured/analyzed so that you don't go meaningfully underweight.

May I suggest to keep your ketotic ability awake, you do no more than one fasting day per week (it's adequate) and have a predominantly fatty meal as the last meal before the fast. It's a lot easier to "hide" one fasting day from your concerned relatives, than a 0-1-0 pattern.


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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