I’ve completed my first 3 day water fast (plus a 1 day cellphone and internet fast) and I’m gonna share what I’ve learned and experienced:
-parts of myself presumed dead were resurrected. This took me on a spiritual journey. Makes sense some religions think it brings you closer to god
-I’ve never felt happier, more content, more peaceful, more focused, less lonely. Something biological was happening that put me into a euphoric state that so far remains (starting on the 2nd day of fast and even more so the 3rd, part of me wanted to keep going to see if these benefits could go deeper and deeper)
-hunger was not once an issue, at no point did eating feel dire or even necessary
-my short term memory was better
-meditation was easier to do for longer and my lung capacity was at least 1.5X bigger
-My mental energy was at new heights, my threshold for physical activity was low (duh)
-anxiety and negative voices in my head were completely muted and still are
-clarity, focus and certainty were heightened
-I don’t track my weight but I’ve definitely lost most of the fat gained on tour for a month and appear to have retained all my muscle
-my confidence is increased. I’ve gotten more in tune with myself than ever after spending much of the past year (and most of my life) feeling lost and i know there are things in life I’ve conquered that most others will never even attempt
-🙈I’ve never been so horny🙊
-sleeping was easy and always through the night without interruption
-judgements of myself and others decreased dramatically
-3 days for me was not long enough to break sugar addiction. I’ve read a fast of this length could reset your taste buds but not my experience this time
-I’ve intermittent fasted daily for almost 2 years (16-23 hours of fasting per 24) and worked my way up to the 3 days while taking in books, YouTube and podcasts on the subject FYI . I’m highly recommending you do this but probably not without plenty of preparation. Although it is safe enough to do without prep
-our food habits are advertising and addiction, not science. You don’t need 3 meals a day or a snack every 3 hours. Our bodies retain fat for the purpose of having energy when food is scarce for days, we were built for fasting. But we were also built to consume as much food as possible when it is available which is why we’re easy prey for the myths and addictive garbage the food industry has made omnipresent. What you think is hunger or “hangry” is addiction to processed foods
-I’ve heard about skin improvements from longer fasts but did not experience that. My skin was certainly no worse than normal but probably not better either. Maybe a little softer
-being on my third day of fasting and disconnecting from the internet made my world small - in the best way. The past was nonexistent, the future not a concern. No FOMO. Life was this space in my immediate vicinity and it was peaceful, it was enough
-I’ve read it’s the best anti-cancer, anti-aging tool humans have found. It definitely felt nothing less than completely healthy and refreshing
-This will definitely be a recurring thing for me, several of the people that inspired me do this do it once a month plus a 5-7 day fast once a year. I’m probably not going to get into longer fasts because that’s recommended to do under doctor supervision but 3 days a month I’d like to try. Probably will start fasting one full day each week as well as staying with my daily intermittent fast indefinitely

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