The Science of Fasting (2 Viewers)

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Mint extract. Excellent idea. I have just glommed on to the idea of drinking peppermint tea to help cure my sweet tooth without having to actually add stevia but I never thought of adding extract to it. I did discover that adding almond extract to mascarpone cheese drastically upped my enjoyment levels. I dunno why I never thought of that before since I actually already have a lot of these extracts.
What does the almond extract do with the macaroons cheese?
 

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I didn't make it and did even worse today. Dunno if it was a psychological psyche out thing or an easing into it reminder. But I went ahead and ate something just to listen to my body telling me I'm hungry rather than trying to tough it out. I think that's a worse psychological thing to do because in the long run, willpower will only get you so far. In the past, I've never gotten much past 48 hours anyway.

I'm gonna try for tomorrow and Saturday to be good days because I already know Sunday (game) and Tuesday (my birthday and I'm having cake!) will be "bad" days.
Happy Birthday. Mine was yesterday. (Wed,)
 

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I did a 6 day fast once (black coffee, tea, and some supplements). I think I never felt better. It's challenging but worth it. As long as you get some basic nutrients you can go a while without food. Maybe not recommended if you're really lean but the body will just consume its own fat if you're not feeding it. That's the idea of keto anyhow.
 

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@Madmarsha and @boutte

Happy belated bday

Another thing that helps me is that sometimes you just want FLAVOR and I have a couple hot sauces (mango, Blueberry, and pineapple habenero) that taste amazing. The heat and burst of flavor really helps any cravings
 

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@Madmarsha and @boutte

Happy belated bday

Another thing that helps me is that sometimes you just want FLAVOR and I have a couple hot sauces (mango, Blueberry, and pineapple habenero) that taste amazing. The heat and burst of flavor really helps any cravings
But that's not fasting then
 

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I did a 6 day fast once (black coffee, tea, and some supplements). I think I never felt better. It's challenging but worth it. As long as you get some basic nutrients you can go a while without food. Maybe not recommended if you're really lean but the body will just consume its own fat if you're not feeding it. That's the idea of keto anyhow.
Done right and smart, it does clear your chakras.
 

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But that's not fasting then
I seriously doubt 3 drops of hot sauce every now and then are going to derail the benefits of fasting. You could make a bigger case for the scoop of Vibrant Greens...since it's freeze dried super greens in a powdered form it is technically food and has a few calories. However, with all the medications I am on I think it's safer for me to make sure I am not nutritionally deficient

I almost died from an interaction between my pain meds and blood pressure meds once as it is
 

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I seriously doubt 3 drops of hot sauce every now and then are going to derail the benefits of fasting. You could make a bigger case for the scoop of Vibrant Greens...since it's freeze dried super greens in a powdered form it is technically food and has a few calories. However, with all the medications I am on I think it's safer for me to make sure I am not nutritionally deficient

I almost died from an interaction between my pain meds and blood pressure meds once as it is
I think the idea is great. I'm just assuming it's a number of calories due to the sugar so it wouldn't be for everybody. I don't know what Vibrant Greens are but I assume it's like a protein powder. That breaks a fast, too. But I get you're doing what you're doing and not following "rules".
 
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I think the idea is great. I'm just assuming it's a number of calories due to the sugar so it wouldn't be for everybody. I don't know what Vibrant Greens are but I assume it's like a protein powder. That breaks a fast, too. But I get you're doing what you're doing and not following "rules".
Had the name wrong. It's got 40 calories in one scoop. Like I said...its just freeze dried "super" greens. And the hot sauce shows no calories for a full teaspoon

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Imma have to look into that. I'm intrigued
 

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Ok I broke it this evening. Back was feeling like someone shoved an ice pick into it so I knew I was going to have some Delta edibles so I picked up a grilled pork spring roll and ngo sen tom thit (Vietnamese lotus root salad with shrimp and pork)

Fasting really makes me crave Vietnamese....its light and fresh tasting and nothing to feel guilty about
 

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(Vietnamese lotus root salad)
What do this taste like? I'm not a vegetarian but always looking for something new to get plant-based stuff in. Plus, with the lotus, maybe I could get total enlightenment ... or something like that.
 

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Ive kind of gotten
Had the name wrong. It's got 40 calories in one scoop. Like I said...its just freeze dried "super" greens. And the hot sauce shows no calories for a full teaspoon

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Dago, You need to eat. You hand is shrinking!


on a serious note, I have not gotten back to fasting yet but I have been skipping breakfast and eating around noon for about a month. I didn't feel like I was losing but got on the scale yesterday and I am about 10 pounds lighter than expected. Gonna start doing 22-2 or 20-4's after Thanksgiving.
 

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What do this taste like? I'm not a vegetarian but always looking for something new to get plant-based stuff in. Plus, with the lotus, maybe I could get total enlightenment ... or something like that.
Hard to say. It's got a nice crunchy texture, there is some mint, shredded cabbage and carrots and it I believe the veggies are pickled. I looked up Vietnamese pickling and I think I am going to try it at home. It's quick, easy, and tastes great....light and a little sweet and a little tart (honey and vinegar). I could be completely wrong, but I think this is what is done to the veggies in this salad.

 

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