Why did you decide to make a change to your health?
It started off by being sick of being in my own body. I hated it! I started buying clothes that were too big for me just to cover up my love handles, I never went around pools because the thought of taking off my shirt scared me, and I didn’t like a social conversation because I ALWAYS thought I was being stared at. On top of that, I was always tired, in pain, lazy, and never wanted to do anything. There just comes a day that you become fed up and say it’s time for a change.
It all started when I was looking for a change but knew I couldn’t go back to chicken, rice, and veggies 6 times a day! This is when I found keto but as I was researching it I happened to stumble on a book called, “The Obesity Code” by Dr. Jason Fung. It sparked so much curiosity out of me that I became obsessive on researching the topic of fasting and then started going through trials on my own body, and never looked back.
My best advice would be to baby step it. We’ve spent our entire lives eating garbage, so to just jump into long fasts it can be the worst struggle ever experienced since your body will be detoxing. I would start with 12 hours, then 14, then 16, and so on. For longer fasts same thing. I was able to complete a 14 day fast “Which you can find my documentary on my youtube channel.” But before I got there I had gone through a 24, 48, 72, 86, 7 days, and so on.
When it comes to fasting keep to the basics. Fasting becomes a lot easier for me when I kept to only water. Tea doesn’t settle well with me but I will occasionally do black coffee if I’m struggling. There is a lot of bad information out there when it comes to what actually breaks a fast, but I see this as excuses being created to push the limits. All you are doing is making it a bigger struggle than it needs to be. Fasting can be a struggle at first, but once your body adapts to how it should run it becomes so amazing and easy!