My Longest Fast Completed

I completed my longest fast of over 12 days (309:39) on Friday evening.  I lost 20 pounds over those 12 days and by the end I was struggling to keep up on my electrolytes.  In hindsight I think I should have broken my fast a day earlier.  Because I was dehydrated, I expect to regain 5 to 10 pounds of this fasting weight.  In fact, as of Sunday morning, I've already gained back 5 pounds.  I was planning on starting my next fast after Saturday dinner, but I opted to go for one more day of feasting to make sure I have adequate electrolytes and am ready to go.

I broke my fast even more slowly than normal.  During such a long fast, your digestive tract goes to "sleep".  You need to wake it up so it is able to process the food that you eat.  Otherwise it will run right through you.  This is known to some in the keto community as "disaster pants".  I broke with 7 macadamia nuts, a quarter cup of pickle juice, and a small pickle.  The pickle juice was to help replenish my electrolytes. I then waited a full 90 minutes and ate some keto bagel dogs and broccoli with cheese sauce.

On Saturday we had French onion chicken with more broccoli in butter.  It was quite delicious.  Sunday evening was sautéed shrimp with vegetables, konjac noodles and alfredo sauce.  All of those meals were quite excellent and I feel ready to fast again.

I've started my fifth fast of the month after Sunday night dinner, and plan on breaking it Wednesday evening.  Then I'll get my dexa scan the following week and see the results of "Fasting February".

Fast Begins Fast Ends Fast Hours Total Fast Hours Total Fast Days
1/31/18 7:31 PM 2/3/18 11:38 AM 64:07 64:07 2.67
2/4/18 9:20 PM 2/7/18 12:36 PM 63:16 127:23 5.31
2/7/18 8:09 PM 2/9/18 6:46 PM 46:37 174:00 7.25
2/10/18 8:55 PM 2/23/18 6:34 PM 309:39 483:39 20.15

Date Fasting Day? AM Pounds AM Glucose PM Ketones
1/31/2018 No 262 95 1.1
2/1/2018 Yes 263 105 2.0
2/2/2018 Yes 258 96 3.0
2/3/2018 No 254 77 1.9
2/4/2018 No 258 81 1.4
2/5/2018 Yes 262 105 1.3
2/6/2018 Yes 258 89 3.2
2/7/2018 No 254 79 1.9
2/8/2018 Yes 258 94 3.3
2/9/2018 Yes 255 83 1.4
2/10/2018 No 255 89 2.2
2/11/2018 Yes 257 91 2.5
2/12/2018 Yes 253 90 3.8
2/13/2018 Yes 250 86 4.7
2/14/2018 Yes 249 78 4.7
2/15/2018 Yes 246 78 4.8
2/16/2018 Yes 244 79 6.1
2/17/2018 Yes 243 78 4.6
2/18/2018 Yes 242 80 6.1
2/19/2018 Yes 241 85 5.6
2/20/2018 Yes 239 86 6.7
2/21/2018 Yes 238 83 5.7
2/22/2018 Yes 236 80 5.7
2/23/2018 Yes 235 92 4.8
2/24/2018 No 237 88 4.5
2/25/2018 No 240 104 2.4

My next blog post will have a summary of my fasting for the month.  You can also read my last blog post which discusses my last fast at the 266 hour mark.

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