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How Long Should You Fast?

It depends on what your goal is. First though you should never fast past the point of your body not being able to sustain itself from its fat reserves. You need some fat to live and there is always the possibility of being ill and not being able to eat for awhile. There have been cases where bodybuilders for example have taken their body fat so low that they have possibly died from things they shouldn’t have died from. How Legendary Bodybuilder Who Died With Almost Zero Body Fat Lives On & 15 Negative Effects of Having a Low Body Fat Percentage Just to give a quick understanding that there is a limit. The goal of fasting shouldn’t be death. Now comes to the reasons for fasting: (I’ll only list a few) Fasting for some kind of self fulfillment or empowerment. Really there isn’t time limits and these are probably the longest fasts. Jesus fasted for 40 days and many spiritual leader have used fasting. These are based on faith. Fasting for healing. There are some healing benefits to fasts that are not always that well understood and there are studies being done and more to be done. Generally the healing effects require fasts that are typically days or longer. These are probably Continue reading >>

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  1. pengbear

    I've been on Atkins for the last couple years, and in ketosis most of that time. But I did decide to go off plan around the holidays, and just worry about portions. I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain either. I just ate very little carbs, and filled up on veggies and meat instead of the chocolates, breads, potatoes, etc that were available. I was pretty pleased!
    However, I got back into ketosis a couple weeks ago, and also back on the treadmill after several months off. I am in very deep ketosis, like the crazy deep purple stage. On the upside, my skin is gorgeous, I'm drinking lots of water so I feel good, I'm losing weight, and I have high energy. But, I just lay awake in bed at night, I can't sleep! If I do drift off, I wake up around a dozen times a night. I'm about to go nuts!
    As far as caffeine, I have about 2 cans of diet mountain dew a day, no coffee, no tea, nothing else. I don't drink caffeine after 1 pm, so I know it's not that stuff still in my system. Has anyone else run into this problem?

  2. ale2121

    doesn't the dark purple sometimes mean that you're dehydrated? Maybe drink more water? I know this sounds silly, but drinking lots of water makes me really sleepy. Maybe I'm retaining it, I don't know.

  3. DCHound

    How much exercise are you getting (you said treadmill)? This has nothing to do with ketosis but sometimes when I have trouble sleeping I take valerian ("nature's valium"). I get the high-quality stuff from GNC. One capsule does it. I take melatonin nightly for severe insomnia but the valerian's good for the nights that melatonin doesn't do it. Not often, but it does happen.

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