If I fasted between 5 Feb - 11 March, I would hit my goal weight (that's sedentary, might be quicker if I also walk loads/lift). Do you reckon I can physically try this, or is it too extreme? And has anyone asked a doctor for fasting advice, or is that a load of BS?
Fasting is only truly effective if you continue your lift routine while doing so. I'd suggest it, you'll feel more fatigued, but it's doable.
Wishing you luck, anon. We're in your corner.
Do not lift and fast. This anon is literally trying to kill you.
I've been lifting and fasting for a month now, did I fuck up bros?
If you're older than 25, ask your doctor before fasting.
Fasting, even for that long, is not some extreme stunt. It's literally a basic human capability that we were evolutionarily designed to be able to do. Pretty much everyone can fast that is not on death's door. That being said, if you do this fast, make sure to drink snake juice throughout the period so that you can keep your electrolytes topped off. Just google the recipe.
Regarding your weight loss in that time frame, the amount that you lose could be drastically different compared to how much someone else would lose, but in a 1 week time span you can roughly expect to lose about 13-15 lbs, most of which is just from having an empty digestive tract and from a loss of water weight as you remove carbs from your system. It's likely that you will lose about 0.78 lbs of fat more or less each day, just depending on your stats. After your initial water dump and extreme weight loss in the beginning, it will stabilize to the number listed above and will stay like that until you cut it all off
A video on the benefits of Fasting:
do it with Snake Juice.
I'm sorry guys. I failed my fast, I didn't make it to day 3.
I got a headache on day 2 and it was stronger on day 3 and I just felt miserable so I broke it like 7 hours before I was supposed to.
Now I'm gonna try going vegan for 3 weeks. I'm just a few hours in and I'm already hating it. I just crave some eggs, burgers, mayo, bacon.
anon, ive been where you are in regards to wanting swift results that are very impactful. but coming from someone whos done the ups and downs of an eating disorder and found themselves lifting to get over their problems with food, extremities like this will only lead you to a binge/restrict cycle of zero progress and a fucked up metabolism. you cant fast and keep the weight if you do it for almost a month, and especially if you try to exercise you'll likely horribly hurt yourself. and even now you werent able to do it, after 3 days. it made you feel like a failure, and so are trying to go for a different fad trend that will make you feel like you'll get quick and worthwhile results. just to fall short of insanely unreachable standards and continue the cycle of feeling worthless. the smartest thing you can do is go the slow route, because thats how weight loss actually stays lost, and while being on fit i assume you also want it to turn into at least a bit of muscle. i more than most understand the pain of being unhappy in your weight, but ive also had to face the consequences that extreme fads and harmful dieting does on the body.
Like he really cares. Fat people disgust me. All they ever want is quick dopamine responses and instant gratification. If anon had any semblance of a brain he would know a 6 day fast isn't good for him. Yet here we are in this shit thread
It's funny you said that because I am trying to limit dopaminergic activities to upregulate my receptors, and just generally be a tougher man.
This has been going on for years. At first it was mainly out of a hate of modern tech which I blame for turning me into a pussy along with my hippie leftist commie parents.
So I'm trying to reverse that but honestly I still have a strong Internet addiction and it's hard to fight it because of how much I need the Internet for work and everyday life. And I also have coffee, soda, porn and food addictions.
So I haven't had much success. But as the years creep up on me I feel the fire on my ass to fix myself and get a normal, successful life before I become too old.
I've felt like a huge failure since my early 20s because I was thinking about getting into officer school for the military but my mother convinced me not to and now I'm too old (also I suppose nowadays they require the jab too which sucks).
So now when I do anything fitness related there's a little demon in my mind that tells me I'm just a soiboy wagecuck LARPing and I'll never be as mentally tough as a warrior is or as jacked as a roidchud is, so there's no point in even trying.
I'm not sure what the fix to that is psychologically speaking other than actually becoming tough.
I've been doing heavy cardio now (for me) and my goal is to eventually run a marathon. There is one in may in my city but I don't think I'll make it so I guees I'll have to settle for a 10k or 20k.
I forgot to say, I got motivated listening to the stories from David Goggins but then I became depressed when I figured he's probably on roids.
The other parasocial father figure I've latched into is Jocko. But he depresses me even more when I hear all the cool shit the seals do that I'll never get to experience so I stopped listening to his podcast.
>pity party, woe is me, mommy's fault sob story
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Lol. I already considered killing myself. And now I know I don't have it in me.
Partly because I simply fear not existing, and I think there could be good things in my life. And partly because I was raised catholic and I still have a little part of me that fears burning in hell for eternity for doing it.
And also because I feel like it is the pussy way out, but I'm not sure. Maybe the ones who are afraid are the pussies because we are afraid of death, God and the unknown.
Either way thanks for reading my posts.
>I fear killing myself
>killed myself anyways with food and low willpower
Oops. Youre a pussy. Taking the pussy way out for you is like a snail leaving a trail. A bird singing in the morning. A fat kid eating cake. It's the natural order for a pussy to be a pussy. Thats why you make 0 progress on anything you've ever tried to accomplish.
So have a nice day and accomplish something for the first time in your life champ
I'm sure your life must be full of success, going on IST to try to convince others that they are losers and to commit suicide.
It's true that my life mainly consists of failures, but I do have some small achievements. I finished highschool and am slowly advancing towards getting a degree. I am more cardio adapted than I've been since highschool or possibly in my whole life. I taught myself a skill and got a job thanks to it.
Should I stop blaming my mother and take full responsibility for where I am in life? I don't know, I feel like I've been dealt a fairly shitty hand. If I was born in the US I feel like my life would be so much better, but the grass is always greener, so who knows.
And what would killing myself accomplish? Making my family sad, my acquaintances disappointed in me, giving up all chances at a real accomplishment... I don't want to be that guy they gossip about. "I always knew he was a weirdo, I always knew threre was something wrong with him".
If I had a gun then maybe I would've done it already. But having to hang myself, no way. Especially considering how easy it would be to be found or mess up and end up being paralized from the neck down. And it must be painful and panicking as fuck in the best of cases. Instant regret but there's nothing you can do to go back. Fuck that.
Or throw myself under a train/truck and be a living disemboweled torso for half an hour, yikes.
I feel like the best way to go out would be by bleeding out. Slowly blacking out and coming to terms with the fact that you're dying, but still having a bit of hope till the last second that you might make it. Like from a gunshot wound to the chest. And not self inflicted because again, suicide is a mortal sin and who the fuck wants to shoot himself in the chest.
stop blogposting you fat fucking retard
there is no cheat method, and if there were you wouldn't have the requisite willpower for it.
that is all
I'm not that fat. I'm 72kg fasted at 1.76m.
I want to get to 68 but I'm already satisfied with my progress from 82kg (fed) at christmas.
Why would I stop blogposting? It's the main reason I post on IST (besides simple addiction). Better than a psychologist.
All I want from IST is basically /sig/. I'd go to /adv/ but it's full of women and homos.
I'll see how it goes and if I want to begin fasting again or just do CICO or keto.
i ain't reading all that, i'm happy for u tho. or sorry that happened. you're gonna do fine if you stop eating shit all day every day or even every other day. out of 24 hours, try only eating within 6 of them as an easy starting goal. as for actually fasting, i suggest you keep it healthy with hearty (no junk food) refuel meals every 48 hours. eat til you're full or satiated and then don't eat for 48 more hours, keep repeating it as often as you can. it's not much more complicated than that, ride your metabolism to a healthy bmi and give your body a rest from the frequent insulin spikes
Nah, I was planning to do the vegan thing since day 1. I got the idea from reading a post from another anon who was doing the same thing. The vegan part is not really for weight loss, it's just an experiment to see what it'll do to my body, and also because I feel like I psychologically depend too much on the taste of animal products while veggies should be able to do the job of feeding me just fine, at least short term. I'm also counting calories to try to keep losing weight but also because I want to see if I'm more or less hungry than normal.
I've done another 3 day fast 2 weeks ago but it was easier because I was more motivated and busier at work.
I'm watching the tv show "naked and afraid" and seeing those people go for 40 days eating rotten fruit and lizards made me feel like a pussy so I'm searching for ways to make myself be more uncomfortable.
I'm already doing cold showers only but it's the southern hemisphere so it's summer so it's not that cold. In the winter I've tried it but then it's brutal (for me at least).
I've also tried sleeping on the floor without a mattress, only on a pile of blankets. But I always give up like an hour in.
Limit yourself to light exercise, especially if you're doing an extended fast like that. Since you're fat, it's better to start with light exercise anyway because you'll have an easier time committing to it every day and forming a habit of it.
What could ever think that you,somebody who has been struggling with a food addiction for years, can do a 6 day fast. Stop trying to lose weight 3x times faster than you put the weight on. Youre not a super hero. You won't shred those pounds in a month or two. Definitely not in 6 days fasting. Make a diet plan for an entire year and work towards that.
>fat trying a fast for the first time
>will over one month of zero food whatsoever help me?
>never done a fast before but I'm up for the challenge since it doesn't sound that hard
>Not having greater kinetic energy than an m60 round on your morning job
You could try but it's probably excessive unless you want to try fasting for over a month. For a fast that long you'd probably want some salt and potassium and maybe magnesium. But if you're the same person as the original poster you don't have much weight to lose just 4 kg or like 10 lb.