Tincup wrote:Between May '17 and Jan '18 did 19 of these - weight stable when looked at from beginning of one fasting cycle to next. My BMI is around 24.
Tincup, can you say more about this period? I read about it in the post Theresa mentioned, but you were in the middle of it then. Were there any specific results that you saw from this series of fasts? You stopped, them, so maybe not much? From the research with mice, it was suggested that a series of fasts like this could cause beta cells to regrow. Were you trying for something like this?
Also, I too noticed a change in my perception to food after doing multi-day fasts. No one meal is that important anymore...
Nothing very specific. I think my congestion lowered even more during the fasts. On Longo's beta cell research, in a Rhonda Patrick interview with Guido Kroemer, Kromer noted that mice will lose 20% of their bodyweight when fasted two days. People like Longo mention 5 days to get autophagy, but a human might need a 30 or 40 day fast to get the same "signal" from fasting as the mice.
I've had afib for 14 years. I control it extremely well with a lack of endurance training (chronic fitness was my path to afib) and very high dose magnesium (currently around 3 g/day). I thought maybe I could do some of the regrowing the heart, but my experiment didn't seem to cause that. However a friend did have interesting results, converting to NSR after 16 or so months of a continuous afib episode. He's never given me specifics, but I know it involves keto and fasting for various lengths (up to maybe 10 days).
I still fast, just not quite as frequently. It is more fun to eat, even though fasting isn't particularly hard for me... I just did a two day fast as I was traveling.