Wednesday, 27 June 2018

OMAD Intermittent fasting DAY 334! Dry fasting!

Hi friends: It's day 334 of omad! Today I completed my first dry fast. I incorporated it with my intermittent fasting. I fasted for 20 hours and had an eating window of 4 hours. I didn't drink any water, coffee or tea during my 20 hours fast. I waited until my 4-hour window to have my liquids. What is dry fasting? It is a type of fast that doesn't allow you to drink any water during your fasting period. The lack of water can accelerate some of the benefits that you get on a water fast such as metabolic health and reduced inflammation. This type of fast is for people that have experience with the normal fasts. If you don't this could be a very miserable experience for you. Do not attempt unless you are a pro at fasting and please check with your doctor first. 

I am very close to my one year anniversary of omad/intermittent fasting. I fast 20 hours per day which is not uncomfortable for me at all. So I felt confident attempting this dry fast. I didn't give myself a time period because I understood that the dry fast should be attempted by people that are on a ketogenic diet. Why? Because if you are on the keto diet the body will be able to sustain itself during the fast without hunger pangs, cravings, and even thirst.  I am not on a keto diet at the moment. I eat whatever I want during my four hour feast period. So I worried about what would happen. I am only going to try this on a day to day basis. So I felt ok about trying it. I vowed to listen to my body. 

During my fast, of course, as soon as I closed my window. I went into panic mode and I got a headache. My headache was mild and I didn't take any Tylenol because I knew what this headache was all about. Before I started the dry fast. I made sure that my meal consisted of good fats. I had one liter of water plus a coffee during my feast. I had a humongous ribeye steak, chicken wings and a bowl of papaya. My ribeye was at least one pound. 

I opened my omad with the exact meal I had yesterday. I didn't feel hunger during my dry fast and I had zero thirsts, but I did have my usual cravings for sugar. The papaya helped me with those cravings. It was extremely hot today. So instead of my usual one hour walk. I walked only for 30 minutes and I had my daughter with me for the company. She hates to walk. lol.  I'm going to continue this dry fast until my one-year omad anniversary. However, I will take it day by day. If I happen to be outside on a really hot day and my body needs water I'm going to drink water. I will keep track of those days. It's too soon to really say if I think it's safe for me to do this type of fast or if I have experienced any benefits yet. I'm asking that each of you do your own research before attempting. I didn't weight myself because this dry fast is not about weight loss. However, I will keep track of the numbers for the sake of weight maintenance. I do weigh-ins on Saturday mornings. 

Black Seed oil for Weight Loss One Month Update + Omad

Flashback to day one, if you are considering one meal a day or omad. This is me at the start of my journey.

Please note: I took one teaspoon of black seed oil and in the morning and before going to bed. I also drank two glasses of apple cider vinegar water. I added two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to ten ounces of water. 
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