Life Extension Forums




Author Message
 Posted 12/30/2012 8:04:38 AM
Spectator

SpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectator

Status: Regular Customer
Group: Forum Members
Last Login: 1/14/2013 7:49:42 AM
Posts: 4, Visits: 11
Has anyone here done any fasting longer than 3-5 days (up to 2 or 3 weeks,under medical supervision) ? I'm intrigued by the fantastic results/claims reported by by Dr.Joel Fuhrman ( his is a water only fast)? If anyone has tried this, what results/expereinces have you had?
Post #7940
Add to Twitter Add to Facebook
 Posted 4/27/2013 2:51:15 PM
Fan

FanFanFanFanFanFanFanFanFan

Status: Wholesale Customer
Group: Forum Members
Last Login: Yesterday @ 6:11:59 PM
Posts: 140, Visits: 1,665
I did a 7 day water fast several years ago, (at age 35) longest I've ever gone, it was really just starting to get easy just before I ended it, I actually even went running several miles at about 70% exertion on day 5 and felt great.

For the past few years since, I've been fasting 14-16 hours per day, and haven't endeavoured to try another long fast again until I can better understand the safety of doing so;  if I do it again, I'm definitely thinking of going to incorporate more supplementation, it doesn't seem at all wise to deplete your stores of vitamin C,  electrolytes, and such.


 



___________________________________________________________________________________________________


Tags:
Post #8777
Add to Twitter Add to Facebook
 Posted 5/1/2013 1:52:10 PM
Spectator

SpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectatorSpectator

Status: Member
Group: Forum Members
Last Login: 4/10/2014 1:21:57 PM
Posts: 2, Visits: 71
At age 66 I have been doing essentially what you describe in your post, fasting about 14 hours each day by simply skipping the traditional breakfast and the break-fast is around 1pm.  In addition I have incorporated high intensity interval training on a stationary bike (Phil Campbell, READY, SET, GO!) twice a week along with weight bearing exercise (pull-ups, push-ups, dumbbells, resistance bands etc.).  My body composition has change radically in the last two years since I started doing this.  I have also eliminated most carbs except for nuts  (no rice, potato, wheat in any form) with loads of organic veggies, and some berries and organic pastured meat and eggs.  Another important recent addition is homemade fermented vegetables, as I have learned that the gut health is very important for over all health and the introduction of this homemade product can radically change ones internal guts scape better that any off the shelf probiotic can do. 
Post #8810
Add to Twitter Add to Facebook
 Posted 5/1/2013 1:54:21 PM
Forum Coordinator

Forum Coordinator

Status: LE Employee
Group: Managers
Last Login: Yesterday @ 1:15:39 PM
Posts: 1,937, Visits: 7,237
Welcome, MstrB.

D Dye
Moderator
Post #8812
Add to Twitter Add to Facebook
 Posted 5/2/2013 2:18:29 PM
Established Poster

Established PosterEstablished PosterEstablished PosterEstablished PosterEstablished PosterEstablished PosterEstablished PosterEstablished PosterEstablished Poster

Status: Regular Customer
Group: Forum Members
Last Login: 2 days ago @ 1:27:38 PM
Posts: 397, Visits: 653
I did a 14-day fast earlier this year.   I've always been addicted to caffeine.  Trying to wean myself off during warm weather is always a painful chore.   I found while fasting that I didn't need caffeine and didn't suffer withdrawal when I didn't have any coffee.  I did the fast because my weight was causing back trouble.   I've done fasts up to 30 days in the past.   I always worried that the fast would lead to muscle loss.   It was my understanding that the Krebs cycle required a small input of protein.  During a fast the body got this protein by catabolizing muscle tissue.   The Krebs cycle in Guyton's Textbook on medical physiology shows this.  But then I saw on Wikipedia that the body does not need protein to keep the cycle spinning.   The diagram shows protein being deaminated and turned into carbs which can enter the Krebs cycle.   But it also shows the cycle doing well as long as there is adequate fatty acids, the preferred fuel.   So fasting does not lead to muscle loss. 

I've done periodic fasts since I was a teen.  After 24 hours of no food the stomach quits rebelling and quiets down.   Then it's all mental hunger.   Avoiding TV helps as it seems every other commercial is about food or restaurants or cruise ships with their endless buffets.   While fasting I'm still able to jog but not able to sprint.   It also helps to avoid caffeine.   With coffee the stomach continues to rumble for days after starting the fast. 

The only benefit is weight loss.  I never had visions or talked to dead relatives or experienced Nirvana.   I just lost fat.

kaypeeoh
Post #8827
Add to Twitter Add to Facebook
 Posted 5/3/2013 5:24:17 PM
Influential Poster

Influential PosterInfluential PosterInfluential PosterInfluential PosterInfluential PosterInfluential PosterInfluential PosterInfluential PosterInfluential Poster

Status: Member
Group: Forum Members
Last Login: Yesterday @ 3:17:25 AM
Posts: 551, Visits: 3,464
kaypeeoh:  But, a couple of months after your 14-day fast, did the weight stay off, or did it begin to come back?
Post #8836
Add to Twitter Add to Facebook


Similar Topics

Expand / Collapse

Reading This Topic

Expand / Collapse