[ExI] Autophagy and Aging
avant at sollegro.com
Sat May 4 22:32:58 UTC 2019
mark M wrote:
> Very interesting!
> Are there any negative side effects Stuart?
There are a couple but only for the first couple of fasting days.
Mostly just hunger pangs and a headache from low blood sugar. But
these symptoms subsided for me by the time my first eating day rolled
around and my second fasting day was much easier. The best way to get
through the hunger pangs is to remind oneself how rare it is to feel
true hunger in the industrialized world these days and savor the
feeling as hearkening back to more primitive days. Eating pure fat
will help the hunger pangs, aspirin or acetominophen will help the
headache. Drink lots of water and get a lot of rest the first day.
Sleeping is a good way to fast without trying. Eat a tablespoon of
pure fat before bed, if you have trouble sleeping.
The only other side effect of note was diarrhea on fast days due to
eating too much fat which I solved by drinking a tablespoon of pure
psyllium husks in a tall glass of water. This is only a short-term
problem in my experience because as your body adjusts to the rythm,
you will feel less hungry on fast days (and non fast days) so you
won't eat as much pure fat on your fast days as when you first start.
Also I would caution against depleting all of ones electrolytes on
fasting days so supplement with high potassium foods on eating days
and salting your food. Additional supplementation of electrolytes by
dissolving sodium chloride and potassium chloride (NoSalt salt
substitute) in water will help avoid cramping on high temperature
fasting days or if you sweat a lot.
That's pretty much it.
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