I'm still learning, so although I do see myself as I am (fat) I do not despair, and I am not quitting. I am learning. I am so much better equipped now. And I am still 50 or 60 pounds lower than my highest weight.
What I need to do is fast. Jason Fung has motivated me to believe... I will not die if I fast. I have enough body fat to sustain me while I fast. There are some ways to do it that will make it very beneficial, and not dangerous.
- Get into, and stay in Ketosis
- Keep insulin low
- Hydrate sensibly and take potassium and salt
- Refeed sensibly after prolonged fasts (400 grams veg, and 100 grams meat/fat), then fast again.
I've done 2 48 hour fasts and a couple 24 hour fasts. It is easy, considering it sounds awful. With the potassium and salt, I don't feel light headed, I don't have cravings, I'm not really hungry, I don't have headaches, I don't have inflammation, I don't have to think about food, carbs, calorie count, cooking, cleaning, buying or cooking food. It's pretty simple.
I'm thinking a couple months of this and I could actually finally do what I have not done in 8 YEARS!