I am finally over my weird little nose/throat cold, and I’ve been hitting the gym. I noticed a lot of people on the social medias doing their 1-7 day fasts, and I hope they went well. Fasting does so many good things for your body. It eliminates inflammation. It allows the body to reset itself. It gives your digestive system a break and allows it to help regulate your hormones.
Every February for the last few years, I have embarked on my own fasting crusade. Last year I even did a full blown medical detox with Dr. Pompa (he’s pretty much the guru for detox). I think it is a worth while practice to challenge yourself to let your body lead itself to survive on its own energy stores. The human body has evolved over time to be able to handle long periods without food. We didn’t always have a grocery store nearby to get our next meal.
We have been in a constant state of fed that never lets the body function the way it should. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve gone as long as 15 days without food. I will typically throw in a 3 day fast every few months, but I do like to go on an extended fast. I will obviously lose weight. I will more than likely lose most of that from my fat stores. I hope that my keto’ish diet over the last several months will help kick my body into full blown ketosis very quickly. I don’t know how long I’m going to go this time. What I do know is that I’m going to keep you guys up to date with how I’m feeling.
Now along with the fasting, I’m going to concentrate on getting my body some nutrients that I’ve been hoping my diet is doing. I’ll be focusing on getting plenty of mineral water with some really good salt in there (not that little yellow rain jacket stuff). I’ll be taking some other supplements that I’ll be doing a little article on every day. I’m going to hit the sauna for long sessions to really flush out my glands of any build up. I will be continuing with my lifting regimen, and along with that, I’ll be putting some amino acids into the system to help stave off any muscle loss (I don’t want to lose any muscle) as well as some creatine.
I will do a little coffee and green tea because they have some detoxing effects themselves. I’ll also be throwing some Apple Cider Vinegar and some of my homemade Kombucha down the gullet. I have some probiotics and some conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that will help break down some fat stores a little faster.
Get Strong. Stay Strong.