Ha, I tried it! 42hrs without eating Thanks for the inspiration in the other thread @MMAPlaywright , @Splinty , @Never_Rolled , @Toelocku , @Suicidalforlife , @Hauler , @gangsterkathryn Thread: General - This guy fasted for 382 days straight ! Today is Friday, 4pm (my timezone). I started with 2 days of eating very very little. Tuesday + Wednesday. Started Tuesday during the day. In those 2 days I only ate like very small portions of light stuff, like selfmade chickpeas-hummus, cucumber, celery, ginger. That was surprisingly doable. Then I didn't ingest any food except for tea and half a cup of black coffee for 24hrs. After the 24hrs I had a small cup of vegetable broth with like a tablespoon of coffee-whitener-cream, herbs and salt and then ate zero for 16hrs until today 1pm. (full disclosure I went picking plums last night and cooked them up into a sirup this morning so I had to taste the stuff, but at that point I wasn't hungry anymore, it didn't make a difference) My observations during the actual not-eating period: > I felt like I had the flu, I couldn't focus my mind or my eyes - I had actually problems reading, okay... It was like a constant fight the first 24hrs where I ate absolutely zero. I had balance problems and wouldn't have wanted to steer a vehicle. Thanks god I'm on vacation and have time for experiments. > I slept super little, but not tired. I think I slept much better with the empty stomach. Might have also been the weakness that knocked me out, tho > I could focus away any cravings for specific foods, it was rather the feeling sick that got me, not the hunger or lust to eat tasty stuff > Today, as it was the second day of the fasting I was still in a bad mood, but didn't really feel sick or weak anymore. Went for a 1,5 hour walk. LOL I walked through Frankfurt and there was even a "Thai-Food"-Festival in the city today!! mhhh, but it didn't phase me, walked through it and looked at all the meals > I went to the supermarket to buy some vegetables and, walking through the aisles was purely overwhelming - the unlimited possibilities of stuff to eat.. > I eventually ate rice with vegetables, 2 plates and then ate some of the plums that I had picked yesterday. That will clean out them pipes for shure. > I drank at least twice the amount I would drink normally, but I hardly went peeing. super weird. > I hardly felt "hungry" or "appetite" it was more a pain in the stomach, nausea and tingling in the joints > I also did an "internet-fast" where I didn't watch any stupid videos on youtube etc. for the 4 days. That was really great!! My conclusion: > I will do it again, and longer. Though now I know what I'll be facing in the beginning. yesterday was a horror. Today was okay. > the one cup of vegetable broth after 24hrs "cured" me. It was maybe less than 50 calories, but it helped so much. The headache went away. When I looked up fasting they said to do it with half a litre of vegetable broth and a cup of fruit juice every day (but I think that's cheating, no? Anyways, with the broth it could easily go. Fruit juice or tea with honey I wouldn't take.) > It sucked. But it's possible. I'm glad that I did it because I was wondering about it for years and years. The thread gave me the last little push. > 1,5 days is probably a ridiculously small feat, but for me it was really hard ... one step at a time, I guess > Probably more fun to do it together with somebody. I have friends from Morocco who are doing the Ramadan every year, maybe next year I'll have the guts to join them for a few days (not for religious reasons, more for the body-and-mind experiment. For religious reasons I would have to go for 40 days solid, like Jesus did ) > the biggest takeway was the overwhelming feeling in the supermarket today. All the shelves were filled with different foods and it seemed like a paradise Do you guys have any experiences and/or tips?