Final My Fasting Journal To Lose Weight and Improve My Health Day 4

Day 4 of my fasting. This is my last day of straight fasting. I have a maintenance program I'll tell you about at some entry point today. Continuing my fasting journal so you may decide if fasting is the right thing for you to lose weight and get healthier. The more I research fasting the more I see the benefits of fasting, not just in weight loss, but cleansing the body and having more energy.

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I stepped on the scale this morning

I now weigh 186.8lbs! Having started at 198 that's not too bad. Now for full disclosure. I wasn't always that good at weighing myself in as little clothing as possible. I weighed myself this morning in my underwear with no shirt on before drinking any water after going to the bathroom. Water weighs a lot in case you don't know that.

I made my drink and am drinking it as I write to you

Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Vanilla Bean- Vegan, Low Net Carbs, Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Sugar Added, Soy Free, Non-GMO, 2.03 Pound (Packaging May Vary)

Amazing Grass Greens Blend Superfood: Super Greens Powder with Spirulina, Chlorella, Beet Root Powder, Digestive Enzymes, Prebiotics & Probiotics, Original, 60 Servings (Packaging May Vary)

in my shaker bottle . See the day 2 entry for more information and tips on that.

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I wasn't starving or anything like that. It's just part of my plan so I did it.

I'm watching this video on fasting

Here's that resource I found for customized intermittent fasting

Talk to you later and I'll have my maintenance program for you

Aloha

Rick

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12:01 Day 4 of My Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

Had a little hunger pang. Drank some coconut water .

I Texted a Friend Who Went on a 3 Day Fast Here's What He Said

Watery runs man
Cramps back
And body
Add some tartar or magnesium
Make sure to take in some salt
As you detox will help you recover
But pretty much not hungry

My friend is not a doctor, but he is very good at research. I continue to suggest seeing a health professional before fasting.

I did not experience the problems with bowel movements or cramps in my back my friend mentioned. I have experienced some stomach discomfort aside from hunger pangs which I pretty well ignored. That might be a martial arts thing. For full disclosure it did concern me a bit since it was diverticulitis that put me in the hospital back in June.

The cramps were probably prevented by drinking coconut water since it gave me the electrolytes I wouldn't have received with straight water fasting. Just a guess. I was a health minor in college but, I am not a doctor.

Talk to you later about my maintenance program

Rick

6:27 Day 4 of My Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

My maintenance plan

I plan on water fasting every Sunday. Another lesson I'm learning as I go into my final day in my 4 day fast is not to eat due to a triggered event. Such as getting home from teaching school for example. Am I tired or hungry?

Bedtime Day 4 of My Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

I stepped on the scale wearing very little and weighed 186.4lbs. You may recall I started at 198lbs. I believe this slowing down of weight loss means I cleansed my system. I did a cleanse a few years ago and lost weight quickly, then the weight loss slowed down.

This is why companies can brag about things like losing 10lbs in a week. It's because you're getting all the garbage out of your body. Once that's gone the weight loss slows down.

Final Entry - Unless I think of something else of course

I step on the scale on day five which means later I can eat! Anyway, I weighed 185.2lbs. To me, this confirms my theory that I had cleansed my body of the garbage in my system. The weight loss is slowing down.

Afterward, I had my protein and vegetable powder drink.

Things I've learned during my fast

STOP EATING UNLESS I'M HUNGRY!

Quit eating when I'm not hungry any longer.

DUH!

People eat for so many reasons other than being hungry. As an expert in behavior management I should have analyzed my own behaviors better. If I would have being overweight would have never been a problem. I still workout with martial arts so even at being overweight I'm in better shape than most overweight people, but that's no excuse. I need to be harder on myself than anyone else would.

Keep following me on Twitter. I'll probably add more here or add a new entry as I continue with my maintenance program of water fasting on Sundays.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to your comments and questions.

Aloha,

Rick

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Updated My Fasting Journal To Lose Weight and Improve My Health Day 3

7:24 AM Day 3 of My Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

Woke up and stepped on the scale on day three of my fasting for health and weight loss. I now weigh 190lbs. Obviously, I continued to lose a little weight throughout the night. If people stop eating after a certain point in the evening it would help keep them from gaining weight.

I have an in home tutoring student to see at 10:00AM

In Kaimuki which is part of Honolulu Hawaii.

I took my

Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Vanilla Bean- Vegan, Low Net Carbs, Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Sugar Added, Soy Free, Non-GMO, 2.03 Pound (Packaging May Vary)

Amazing Grass Greens Blend Superfood: Super Greens Powder with Spirulina, Chlorella, Beet Root Powder, Digestive Enzymes, Prebiotics & Probiotics, Original, 60 Servings (Packaging May Vary)

in my shaker bottle . See the day 2 entry for more information and tips on that.

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I wasn't starving or anything like that. It's just part of my plan so I did it.

Continuing my fasting journal so you may decide if fasting is the right thing for you to lose weight and get healthier. The more I research fasting the more I see the benefits of fasting, not just in weight loss, but cleansing the body and having more energy.

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Click the link above to catch up. I also commented a little on this morning since I felt that was part of my water fast experience which I would say was 99% positive. I want to reiterate something I said yesterday.

Whether you think you can do a 24 hour water fast or not - you're right. You're in charge of your body not the other way around. Just do a 12 hour one first if you want to.

Be back soon,

Aloha

Rick

1:13 PM Day 3 of My Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

A couple of hunger pangs. Drank some coconut water . Really all this fear of fasting stuff is just fear of the unknown. See a healthcare profession and just do it. Once you get over your first bit of OMG I'm hungry what do I do!, it's very manageable.

I found this video which was helpful for fasting

I found a resource for customized intermittent fasting

Be back later

Aloha

Rick

5:03 PM Day 3 of My Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

I'm starting to lose the habit of wanting to eat at certain times. I did want to eat as soon as I got home from my in home tutoring appointment which had been a habit of mine. I want to reiterate the hunger pangs just aren't that big of a deal. They come around the time I would normally eat and don't even last 5 minutes.

Bedtime Day 3 of My Fasting for Health and Weight Loss

I stepped on the scale one more time and weighed 190lbs. Not bad since I started at 198lbs. I can't emphasize how much these hunger pangs are no big deal. I remember speaking to an obese martial artist years ago, I was a health minor in college so I was giving him a few weight loss tips. His reply,

"No, I know my body I need more than that."

NO HE DID NOT KNOW HIS BODY OR HE WOULDN'T BE OBESE!

I noticed this as I lied down on my side

I didn't feel the weight of my stomach when I lied down. Those of you with excess fat around your midsection know what I'm talking about.

Talk to you all tomorrow

Aloha

Rick

My Fasting Journal To Lose Weight and Improve My Health Day 2

Continuing my fasting journal so you may decide if fasting is the right thing for you to lose weight and get healthier. The more I research fasting the more I see the benefits of fasting, not just in weight loss, but cleansing the body and having more energy.

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Click the link above to catch up. I also commented a little on this morning since I felt that was part of my water fast experience which I would say was 99% positive. I want to reiterate something I said yesterday.

Whether you think you can do a 24 hour water fast or not - you're right. You're in charge of your body not the other way around. Just do a 12 hour one first if you want to.

7 AM

I have something important to do so I may not write as much as I did yesterday, but I took my

Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Vanilla Bean- Vegan, Low Net Carbs, Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Sugar Added, Soy Free, Non-GMO, 2.03 Pound (Packaging May Vary)

Amazing Grass Greens Blend Superfood: Super Greens Powder with Spirulina, Chlorella, Beet Root Powder, Digestive Enzymes, Prebiotics & Probiotics, Original, 60 Servings (Packaging May Vary)

mix in my shaker bottle. See yesterday's entry for more information and tips on that.

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I wasn't starving or anything like that. It's just part of my plan so I did it.

Be back later

Rick

6:08 PM

A few hunger pangs during the day. They went away in about 10 minutes each. Still just drinking water and coconut water For some reason my mouth tasted like I ate something. I had not done so.

About 7:20

I had a much larger hunger pang. I drank coconut water which relieved it.

My Plan

Is to do this Tuesday and Wednesday as well. I the water fast on Sunday

To Me

It's not a question of seeing if I can complete this fast. The question is not even in my mind. If I say I'm going to something I do it, period. I believe that's how people should act in general. Teachers will ask me to substitute teach, here in Honolulu Hawaii, for them months in advance and not even follow up with me because they know if I said it they may consider it done.

Weight

So far I've gone from 198lbs to 192lbs. I continue to believe weight loss is not the most important thing considering the extensive health benefits from fasting. See the video I shared on day 1.

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My Water Fast and Fasting Journal To Lose Weight and Improve My Health Day 1

I've decided to record my experiences as I water fast and fast for my readers in order to lose weight and improve my health

I stepped on the scale this morning (12/26/2021) and weighed 192lbs. I've gained about 20lbs after being in the hospital in June of 2021. I lost about 40lbs because the hospital wouldn't let me eat in case I needed major surgery. That was my introduction to the benefits of fasting.

So far the plan is to water faster at least 24 hours then 2 to 3 days of protein powder and powdered vegetables.

This is exactly the vegetable-based protein powder and Greens I drink

Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Vanilla Bean- Vegan, Low Net Carbs, Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Sugar Added, Soy Free, Non-GMO, 2.03 Pound (Packaging May Vary)

Amazing Grass Greens Blend Superfood: Super Greens Powder with Spirulina, Chlorella, Beet Root Powder, Digestive Enzymes, Prebiotics & Probiotics, Original, 60 Servings (Packaging May Vary)

If you'd like to support my efforts in providing you with this and other fitness information you may purchase from my Amazon affiliate link above. It costs you nothing extra and makes me a few dollars so I can keep this website running.

As an in home tutor here in Honolulu Hawaii specializing in ADHD since I have ADHD myself, I'm pretty good at analyzing my own behaviors. For example, this morning on my first day as I felt a little hungry I stopped myself from immediately opening the refrigerator. I noted that to myself and reminded myself to drink water. I also plan on drinking coconut water for the electrolytes. Coconut water was the only thing that gave me enough energy to get out of bed after my hospital stay followed by a very strict diet.

Now that I can eat more it makes me wonder if I'm overcompensating by eating more than I should be eating. I probably am.

I'm definitely peeing a lot

That's a good thing. The pee is clear. I believe the average person in the U.S. is dehydrated. This would lead to more of a yellow urine flow and in extreme cases blood in the urine.

Legal and Safety Stuff

Reminds me for legal reasons I should state always see a health care professional before starting any type of diet. It's always a good safety precaution as well.

It's About 1:30

I keep wanting to go to the frig and eat. I'm not really that hungry. This tells me I'm fighting a behavior not a physical need.

4:20 PM First hunger pang

As a martial artist, I treat this the same way I would pain.

I recognize it

Accept it

Then make it a part of me

By 4:30 PM, maybe even shorter than that, it was gone.

Don't tell yourself you couldn't do that. Whether you think you can ignore a hunger pang or whether you think you cannot - you're right. Your mind is in charge of your body. Not the other way around.

Observation 6:19 PM

Since I'm not eating, especially on a Sunday, which is a lazy day for me, I find myself having to think of something to do besides eat. I believe this is a larger challenge than the minor hunger pangs I had earlier.

I watched this YouTube Video 7:46 PM

It's long but has some GREAT information. The author has a book

Fast This Way: How to Lose Weight, Get Smarter, and Live Your Longest, Healthiest Life with the Bulletproof Guide to Fasting (Bulletproof, 6)

Final For Day 1

It's actually Monday morning the next day. I made it without eating, I feel fine. I did just wake up so I have to make sure this makes sense. I'm not hungry, starving or any of that. It's tempting to continue with the water fast instead of my vegetable protein powder and vegetable powder mix. A little hint on that, heat the water up for about 50 seconds and use one of those bottles you can shake

Oh, I lost 5lbs. More importantly, I'm cleansing my body of all the garbage I've put in it since my hospital stay.

My Thought as To Why There's Not More Research on The Benefits of Fasting

There's no money in it! No special meals to sell or pills to take. There's been some research on animals which show a lot of positive benefits. Who would fund the research? Big Pharma? No thanks.

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Another Resource I Found

How to Lose 40 Pounds (Or More) in 30 Days with Water Fasting (How To Lose Weight Fast, Keep it Off & Renew The Mind, Body & Spirit Through Fasting, Smart Eating & Practical Spirituality)

I suggest bookmarking this page and following me on Twitter. Since I'm just starting this I may add to this page or create another one. If you have suggestions let me know on Twitter.

Aloha for now,

Rick

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