Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7 Day Water Fast: Pushin' Along (Day 3)

Day 3 of my 7 day water fast.

Today was interesting, for sure. Compared to Day 2, I definitely wasn't as tired, and I didn't get any painful headaches. I did seem a bit dehydrated towards the end, but all in all less head rushes, less discomfort, and for the most part, at-least in the beginning, less hunger. I also experimented with working out in this fast state- nothing too major, just some light lifting and cardio. Interestingly enough I seemed to have more energy after the workout, not less, but only after I did cardio.

Towards the end of day,  that's when things got a bit tough. I had incredible hunger cravings. I was really close to breaking my fast with a cracker, but I managed to resist chomping on the thing...though I did go through an interesting ordeal before-hand:

I was aroused, not gonna lie.
There it was. The roll of crackers, tempting me, taunting me, and teasing me; like some kind of demoness who knows what you desire. In any other state I wouldn't want a bite of it. But it knew.

It knew what I wanted.

I did some weird stuff at this stage.

I grabbed a single cracker and lightly nibbled on the edges. As I began to slowly and sensually nibble on the edge of the cracker, a vision came to my head that told me that If I'm gonna play this game, I'm gonna play it my way  


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I took a medium sized chomp and immediately spit it out, forsaking it of all its concepts and ideals!


 






Doing this, I managed to alleviate a lot of the tension and stress, even though I didn't actually swallow any large bits. It seems a lot of the time the temptation is more on just chomping on something, rather than eating it.

As you could obviously tell, I was hungry as hell haha. Never hang around food when fasting, that's for sure 😄

I decided to modify my fast and include half a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder in my beverages, as well as a little bit of cinnamon. 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder has  12 calories, so half a teaspoon would be about 2 to 3 (i.e nothing.) Same with cinnamon, which has 6 calories per teaspoon.

Since it takes about 50 calories to break a fast, I figured this is a nice way to add variety to my beverages as well as help me get through the fast. I got a little bored of just drinking tea all day, so I sometimes switch it up like this.

What's most surprising is that though it ends up being such a small amount of powder from both spices, the flavor it adds is incredible, and if added together the caloric content would probably just be 8-10 at most. I also like to add a little bit of instant coffee in the mix as well, just enough act as a filler.

It's all going well everybody. Just 4 days left. 4 days. I know I can do it. And for anyone reading this who is doubting whether they can do it, you can do it to.


Till next time.


Day 2 ← → Day 4

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