I am at 105 hours into my fast and need to know how to break it the best.

I am at 105 hours into my fast and need to know how to break it the best. I really dont want to die from refeeding syndrome.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't fast because I am mentally ill.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Watermelon or strawberries. Wait a few hours then enjoy a healthy meal.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't have any fruit on hand, would eating like 1 egg or something work instead of the berries?

      For the first actual meal should I avoid any macros?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'd do bone broth. Wait a few hours, and eat some meat or fish

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Water or dry? I'm actually breaking a 100-hour dry fast myself as I type this.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Water fasting, I was taking salts and such but nothing else. I might start comign out of the fast with some broth.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, then you don't need to worry much. Break your fast with a couple of boiled eggs, either no salt or just a little bit of salt. Breaking your fast with protein is critical so as you don't spike your insulin and fuck up your refeeding stage. And your fast is not long enough to break it with liquids like soup. Avoid hardy, fibrous stuff, hard on your bowels. Avoid anything dairy till later into the fast-break, it's hard on the stomach. After you've had your eggs by like an hour or two, depending on how you feel, eat small portions of soft and plain food like rice or potatoes (I recommend you microwave your potatoes, then leave them to cool for 15 minute, as the starch retrograde would greatly reduce their glycaemic index, i.e. they won't spike your blood sugar much). Chew really well when you eat, your saliva has digestive enzymes to make it easier on your system to take food in for the first time in a long while. After the rice/potatoes/whatever, wait for another hour, and closely monitor how you feel. If you think you can eat, go ahead, have some soft fruits or a light protein like fish. Then you can have any dairy another hour later, but go for something like yoghurt instead of milk. For the whole first day of the post-fast, avoid Hispanicy, greasy and fibrous foods. Second day, pretty much eat whatever you want, but go easy on the portions, and eat light healthy meals. Don't go full hog and stuff your face with burgers and shit, your system is still not ready for that.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Awesome, thanks for the advice man. I am working with what I have here now. Would steel cut oats work instead of the potatoes? I have instant potatoes but I think that might spike my GI too much

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, steel cut oats are fine, they don't spike insulin hard (definitely better than the instant potatoes), but no milk and sugar, and keep salt to a minimum (yeah I know, but it's part of the process, the post-fast is honestly harder than the fast itself). But you must have plain boiled eggs an hour prior- this is non-negotiable.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Will do, yeah I can see that. I have done shorter fasts in the past and opening the flood gates to carbs really makes you want to binge out.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not just binge out, they fuck up a lot more than you think. Second day will be easier, but the first you have to be pretty cautious. For the whole first day, you have to closely monitor how your body reacts to food. If you don't feel like eating after the boiled eggs, then don't (and don't eat more than 1-2 eggs, also important). If later on in the day you feel like eating, then go for it.

                Basically, the order of what to eat goes like this: eggs -> rice/potatoes/steel cut oats -> soft fruits/light proteins -> dairy. All small portions and separated by an hour, or even two depending on how you feel.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                You might even want to omit the dairy just to be extra extra careful. It's not gonna fuck you up, but it might give you a stomach ache, since it's a little harsh on a stomach lining that hasn't had anything pass through it for days. Even yoghurt will do that. If you really want it though, just have a very small cup of yoghurt- no hardy cheese and no milk for sure.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                And also keep in mine refeeding syndrome happens due to large portions and a lot of sodium/electrolytes, both of which would fuck you up on multiple levels. So long as you eat small portions of soft, plain foods, you will never go really wrong.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Okay, this entire time during the fast I have been taking sodium, magnesium and potassium, vit D pills, Vitamin C pills so not sure if tha thelps or hurts

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                No it doesn't hurt, matter of fact it's recommended since you're on a water fast (different story if you were doing a dry fast), but the electrolytes you're taking are not on the same level of the amount of salt used in cooking in general, let alone in a salty/savoury dishes, especially asian cuisine or fast food. THAT will fuck you up coming off a water fast. After the first couple of days, you're good, but you're still better off eating healthy to not lose your fasting gains.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah I will take it slow. The first time I tried extended fasting I went like 3 days and broke my fast with a full blown mexican fast food meal . I about turned myself inside out shitting so I don't want a repeat of that lol.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lucky you didn't die honestly, refeeding syndrome is not to be trifled with.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I think 3 days was short enough taht it wasnt a big deal tbh.

                What is the cure for refeeding syndrome? Is there one?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not sure, but whatever it is, it's definitely done in a hospital lol.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                For sure, I plan on eating this weekend within reason ~1500-2000 calories a day and then starting a fast again sunday night til wednesday. Any reason I can't roll back into a fast next week?

                I have got to lose weight before a specific time in the next two weeks. After this next fast I am goign to more sustainable weight loss practices.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I recommend eating nutrient-dense foods after your post-fast, especially organ meats if you have taste for them. This is to replenish any lost minerals and vitamins, and also to build a nice reserve of them for your next fast. This differs person to person, but personally, I don't start a fast until I've at least refed for twice the length of the previous fast. For example, if I fasted for 3 days, I refeed for three. Even longer if I did a dry fast. If you only wanna refeed for as long as you fasted for, go ahead, but be careful, if you're feeling consistently lightheaded and lethargic, then stop.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                > For example, if I fasted for 3 days, I refeed for 6
                typo

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      its a temporary 5 day fast brainlet. Do you work for the grain industry?

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just drink broth for the first day, then see how your stomach reacts and take it from there

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Last night before I went to bed I had a cup of better than bouillon and that didn't mess me up at all. I am feeling fine right now. I might have another cup of broth this morning before I start the following

      Oh, then you don't need to worry much. Break your fast with a couple of boiled eggs, either no salt or just a little bit of salt. Breaking your fast with protein is critical so as you don't spike your insulin and fuck up your refeeding stage. And your fast is not long enough to break it with liquids like soup. Avoid hardy, fibrous stuff, hard on your bowels. Avoid anything dairy till later into the fast-break, it's hard on the stomach. After you've had your eggs by like an hour or two, depending on how you feel, eat small portions of soft and plain food like rice or potatoes (I recommend you microwave your potatoes, then leave them to cool for 15 minute, as the starch retrograde would greatly reduce their glycaemic index, i.e. they won't spike your blood sugar much). Chew really well when you eat, your saliva has digestive enzymes to make it easier on your system to take food in for the first time in a long while. After the rice/potatoes/whatever, wait for another hour, and closely monitor how you feel. If you think you can eat, go ahead, have some soft fruits or a light protein like fish. Then you can have any dairy another hour later, but go for something like yoghurt instead of milk. For the whole first day of the post-fast, avoid Hispanicy, greasy and fibrous foods. Second day, pretty much eat whatever you want, but go easy on the portions, and eat light healthy meals. Don't go full hog and stuff your face with burgers and shit, your system is still not ready for that.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Take a shot of everclear

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I broke a 144 hour fast with snack wraps from McDonald’s. Eat whatever you want you’ll be fine.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      wat

      > For example, if I fasted for 3 days, I refeed for 6
      typo

      I recommend eating nutrient-dense foods after your post-fast, especially organ meats if you have taste for them. This is to replenish any lost minerals and vitamins, and also to build a nice reserve of them for your next fast. This differs person to person, but personally, I don't start a fast until I've at least refed for twice the length of the previous fast. For example, if I fasted for 3 days, I refeed for three. Even longer if I did a dry fast. If you only wanna refeed for as long as you fasted for, go ahead, but be careful, if you're feeling consistently lightheaded and lethargic, then stop.

      Yeah I got you, well i might have to break that based on necessity but will see how i feel. If I still feel drained or not full of energy I wont do it.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds good. Remember, the goal is to lose weight, not to get rekt doing it. There's a proverb in my language that goes something like this: "the faster you go, the longer it takes you to reach your destination". Full of wisdom if you really think about it.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >105 hours stream
    >refeeding syndrome
    omegalul

    don't pig out and you will be fine don't worry about it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      when do you believe it begins to be an issue.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        maybe after 7 days. But still I guess it could really be an issue if you're really underweight.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    just ate two boiled eggs, holy fuck were they amazing after not eating for 5 days

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Take some sodium & potassium (i.e. snake juice), a tablet of magnesium, and maybe some calcium. You can take a full multivitamin too if you feel like it. Eat a small snack with this, like 100 to 500 calories. Wait an hour. Then eat whatever you want.

    Refeeding syndrome is caused by micronutrient stores being low, then getting completely depleted when your digestive system reactivates. If you restock your micronutrient stores & gently restart your digestive system like this, then you won't have any problems.

    Source: I looked up how refeeding syndrome is caused & treated when I started doing weeklong fasts. I have now done this more than a dozen times, with both dry and wet fasts, and I have never had a problem with it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Refeeding syndrome is caused by micronutrient stores being low, then getting completely depleted when your digestive system reactivates

      That makes alot of sense. I am guessing that the reason my chances of having it happen if I am already taking snake juice is much lower because I have stores of micronutrients.

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