General This guy fasted for 382 days straight

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  1. MMAPlaywright

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    a nice healthy fast
     
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  3. Toelocku

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    He survived but that is not optimal for health
     
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    Man, fasting is literally the one thing I want to do so much but am not able to mentally.

    I'm not fat, I just want to experience that it's possible.
    I tried it last year and it absolutely sucked and I hated it.
    I really wonder how people do it...
     
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  5. Splinty

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    Start with intermittent fasting. Eat all your calories in 8 hours or less.
     
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    Yup just slowly work your way up now I do 6 hours
     
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    I fasted for 4 days. It was hard to eat after that. I was eating one meal a day sort of. I was having high protein shakes for breakfast and after workout, eating only dinner.

    I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. I started eating only one meal after the 4 days. I lost a lot of muscle mass. That’s when I added the shakes. Muscle came back fairly quick. I didn’t plan on doing this for long but it kind of stuck. Over time I’m thinking my body probably went into starvation mode as I starting gaining unwanted fat weight.

    Now I’m doing six small meals a day. I mostly feel full and some days I can’t even make all six. I set calorie targets but having trouble meeting them as I cut out everything bad. No gatorade, booze etc etc. I wanted to lose six pounds last time I weighed myself I lost 12. I’m going to stay with the small meals and just add to it.

    The original fast TBO wasn’t planned. I went through a bad breakup and couldn’t eat. I ate half a piece of bread on the 5th day. I don’t recommend that.
     
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    I do that naturally, depends on the day thats in it all the same, some days I don't eat much at all, some days I eat like a fat bastard.

    Usually eat everything for the day in an 8 hour window though.

    Never thought it was a good thing.
     
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    I forgot to eat yesterday.

    At about 10 PM I realized I was hungry but I don't like eating late at night so I chalked it up to a 1 day fast. Haha.

    It's not the first time that's happened. I get preoccupied with shit and can't be bothered to stop to eat. Ain't nobody got time for that shit.
     
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    Ialready do that. hehe, I call it 'Not being a morning person and not eating breakfast' :D

    I must somehow learn to fall asleep without having eaten 1-2hrs before I guess...
    can't fall asleep on an empty stomach
     
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    Make your last meal have lots of fat content. You'll feel full for the next 13 hours at least...
     
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    It depends on the circumstances. Restricted calorie diets have been consistently demonstrated to extend longevity. The abstract of this study stated, "Prolonged fasting in this patient had no ill-effects."

    But yes, in a lot of instances, starving yourself for a year is not ideal.
     
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    This happens when I have long work days. When I finally do eat that day, I either get sick, or can only eat a few bites.
     
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    So for an entire year his body used the fuel from his stored fat and muscle to keep functioning and he drank only water?

    No vitamin intake at all? I didn't read the story but this can't be healthy.
     
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    This is totally "layman's terms" and I'm almost ashamed that I'm just repeating what some chemist told me when we were speaking about him planning on just eating pemmicum (fat+meat, dried) for months. I didn't check for the validity. Didn't bother, but it seems fitting here, just as a thought.

    He said though that vitamins are among other things used for processes that involve the digestion. He did explain the whole thing but I just memorized something like "you need a lot of vitamin C to metabolize carbs. no carbs, then you just need a fraction of the vitamin"
    he said that was the reason why the sailors would get the scurvy, they were eating just cookies and wheat products and needed lots of vitamin C to metabolize them; whereas people who fast don't get scurvy.

    Maybe that goes for the whole thing.

    Again: just repeating something a guy said. Not sure if true. Sorry bout that.
     
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