Fasting Results Update – Did We Gain All The Weight Back!? 11 Things We Learned.
Fasting Results Update – Did We Gain All The Weight Back!? 11 Things We Learned.
what’s up guys you know we just got done with a four day 96 hour ah pretty tough pretty fun glad we did it yep I’ll link the video to our 96 hour fest below documenting our experience I lost 10 pounds in the four days mega left for five but not okay I lost four and then additional sound the next day yes when she did she only had a little bit of food to break her fast here’s the before and after pictures check them out so you can definitely see we look like leaner skinnier skinnier the word I do not necessarily like in a good way snap but here not better and just a quick update we’re filming this three days after our best we’ve got some time to sleep on it think about things more time distance from the experience and also a quick update on our weights I’ve gained four pounds I have gained none pretty expected a lot of it for me is just water retention and a lot of the weight loss is also just water so nothing crazy to outside of the ordinary just the weight loss ten pounds is more than I was expecting for sure so let’s talk eleven I’m only doing ten things we learned from no food for 96 hours number one you’ll be fine without food allowed to believe that missing a meal missing a couple meals you’ll faint you’ll pass out you’ll starvation mode that’s absolutely false and we can attest to that with our 96 hour fast we’re going to have a video on the myths around fasting also your body and I guarantee you is in a state right now where it could last them what it has for longer than a day two days three days if you’re thinking about diving into an extended fast obviously there’s some risk involved with that anything overly three days a little bit of risk like you might want to see a doctor we didn’t see a doctor just be careful with like long fast yeah and a big takeaway for me is it was honestly like a trip like a almost similar to like an acid trip it was you for it it’s an experience in itself and you like to have that experience you remember that experience and now we’re out of it yeah I mean when we were eating our meals it was like we were sitting around a campfire like talking about the experience we had to hunger is mostly mental in which we all kind of know I really like pinpointed this when maybe 60 hours into the fast I would like starving I was like all I want to do is eat I can’t move I’m laying here megapoor food into my mouth and I’ll be happy but then like 80 hours then I’m like I feel incredible right now I can sit on my computer do a ton of work so it really makes you question like I should be hungrier now than I was 20 hours ago why am I not hungrier right which points to the fact that your hunger also goes in waves and your hormones play into it so if you if you surpass the point of where hormones telling you you’re hungry all of a sudden you’re not hungry and that’s just how our bodies fluctuate and work and so yeah a large part of it is mental you can fight through or not even fight through you can just sit through feeling hungry three we were very bored without food I guess a lot of it is also because we run a food blog and stuff so food is highly integrated into our lives and we like energy so we’re just like oh let’s lay on the couch and what show what show I want food at 5: 00 p. m. at night I was just waiting to go to bed I’m like how much longer till how many more show is until I go to bed and wake up the next day and then get through that day so then eventually I can eat again yeah I mean you’re not always hungry a lot of the time you’re bored or it seems appropriate socially like oh I’m at the movie theater oh I’m a vent oh I’m in front of the TV with my boyfriend who is eating I should also be eating for coffee sucks and this is coming from a coffee connoisseur huge needs coffee or will die like that’s how he feels about it things that you think you need the most important thing in your life coffee’s up there for me top 10 like I have it every day two cups a day no matter what I realize like I don’t love the taste of coffee I love caffeine I love putting delicious creamer butter MCT oil in my coffee and drinking at coffee on its own it’s fine like I’ll drink a cup a day but it’s nothing special and I’ve also read a lot of accounts of people quitting smoking I read a lot of accounts of people just really correcting other bad habits I noticed for myself I wasn’t biting my nails as much just a lot of things 5 lots of myths guys this is when we learned real fast when we posted on our IG that we haven’t eaten in 48 hours people went nuts they’re like you guys are insane nutrient deficiency starvation mode you’re going to pass out it’s weird to me too because people who are doing keto are already kind of questioning the status quo so it’s weird to me that they’re then shutting it down at that point and then I like oh fasting maybe has some benefits let me look into this there’s like no I don’t do fasting so bad 48 hour fast is ridiculous why would you ever do that and then just shut it out of your life that’s what a lot of the experiment was also to put this video these videos out for you to help you gain some insight so you can maybe take it on and a lot of you were surprisingly supportive yep or very supportive and ask questions like why instead of no and so we also thank you for the support and love during the fast it was tough I like that why instead of no six food makes us happy and boys does if you watch our video that’s literally what we say in the first like five seconds after first bike food makes you extremely happy makes me really happy and when you don’t have it you realize that there are so many other things that could make you happy that you’re not allowing to be fulfilled like your goals for instance like the weight loss like I don’t know just putting more time into learning how to build a computer whatever you want you could do all of those things if food wasn’t such a happy blockage 7 you can reevaluate your relationship with food and you pick up on a lot of things after I broke my fat I was really like eating and then thinking about it and like feeling how that food made me feel like am i full my feeling full yet yeah is this food what I need to fuel me I’m not just eating out of pleasure I noticed while on the test was I was a lot more in tune with my emotions I was slightly more emotional I would say and that’s like downplaying it when I’m happy when I’m stressed when I’m sad literally every emotion there is I see that with food but when you don’t have the food to be like oh I’m so happy I’m going to eat a sausage or I’m sad and stressed I’m going to sneak peanut butter my mouth with math not hear you when you don’t have the food to play into your emotion you kind of just feel them out and you’re like it’s okay that I feel this way right now I don’t need to like I don’t need to feed it with something I can just live in my emotions appreciate them and move on eight mental clarity this really kicked in for me on like day maybe parts of day three but really on day four and I’d even say after I broke my fast even the like the second night after breaking my fast I was like super high energy couldn’t even fall asleep at night which we’ll get into later I felt great like I felt like I hadn’t felt in a long time maybe even since starting Kido like the initial because when you go from standard American diet to Kido you really pick up like there’s a transitional okay this is how it’s possible to feel but once you’re on it for a long time it just kind of becomes the norm so it’s nice to feel a certain way again like you feel the rush you feel like you can just crank out a ton of work if you want to you’re very creative you’re putting words together really well I felt like that on day four five six there’s a lot of research behind the fact that fasting can like help with mental clarity or help with you know like rebooting those Kido effects you normally feel and especially when you’ve been on it for a long time it’s nice to be in touch with those again and appreciate what this diet actually does for us you know yeah I did some reading on it actually a lot of it stems from like if you are back in the caveman era and you haven’t had food in like four days your body is going to be working better and like you’ll be sharper because you have to be able to touch food it’s more critical for you now to be able to catch food your focus then one you’ve just eaten you know you’re fine you don’t need to be using all of this energy towards being mentally sharp and being physically strong nine there’s a lot more to life than just food you when you don’t have food you look to other things to satisfy you to fulfill the desires that food fills so you’re more productive it away you put your focus and your energy into other things but we were able to focus on other things and focus on one another it was nice time to also get back in touch with our relationship you can just dive a little deeper into other aspects of your life I would say like you know one day Maile came over to me and I just petted her for like 20 minutes I tried to train pop really hard yeah I was like I’m gonna train him immediately oh yeah you’d open to like a spiral on training dog yeah I was so frustrated number 10 so the last two are slightly negative actually they’re very negative things we experience and realize yeah sleep was severely impacted and I mean like pretty severe like yeah one night I probably got two solid hours of sleep if I’m going from let’s say on average an 8 out of 10 sleep these were like twos it might have just been like I was super high energy mentally like my mind was really racing at night sitting in bed but then we also felt very interested throughout the day and we would like nap and you know we felt Low Energy so I don’t know if I ever felt mentally low energy though I felt physically really low energy a lot of times both of us are feeling like this we’re both on the fast maybe there’s something that connects those two but this is also very personal and this is another thing that has also carried over like even the last two or three nights I haven’t slept well and finally 11 so lethargic we were we couldn’t do much at all like I personally could not focus on writing or reading emails or like just walking I did almost zero work for the entire fast I woke up and maybe got three solid hours of work I was pretty high energy in the morning but then we just watched a lot of TV shows and stuff even going out was really tough return to the shopping one and like we did shop and we got some stuff but like it was a struggle yeah so that was also very personal for us and a downside like had we had the mental clarity and energy we did post fast during fasts that would have been incredible yep I think some people do say though if you go longer like if you’re on day ten you’re going to be feeling pretty good high energy that’s what I’ve read I’ve never done it so I can’t say for sure alright guys so that was you know our whole perspective has changed with food and we want to share with you what we learned if you ever do a fast definitely do your research definitely seek medical advice yeah and mentally prepare yourself that was huge for me I mentally prepared about the four the five a path and that helped ease into it don’t decide the night before I’m going to start a fast like this has to be something you’re planning out think of it like a camping trip like you got to pack your tent you got to pack your sleeping bags that’s how you should be planning for this fad that’s it though guys it was a good experience something I’d say is worth doing ..
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