So my plan was to go on a five-day water and black coffee fast this week. I got to Monday evening and cheated a little. For some reason I just didn’t not have the discipline and fortitude to push through. The cheat was a little bit of roast chicken skin (I had cooked a roast chicken for the missus). I got through to Tuesday afternoon, and, again, I was jonesing for something. I had a bullet proof coffee. On Wednesday, I started the day with another bullet proof coffee and had two more coffees with cream later in the day. I even nibbled on a little left-over roast chicken.
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
My stomach was really weak this week and my will. On a positive note, I’ve averaged about three hundred calories per day and my blood glucose is excellent. I hit the gym on Monday and Wednesday and energy levels were good. I was starting to feel a little gassed on the elliptical though. I’m surely in ketosis and my healthy cells are likely gobbling up the old, crusty cells.
Nevertheless, I’m going to have to work on my will power during water fasts. Fortunately, about three minutes of internet searching came across Dr Berry who has some good advice. Not sure about the toothpick technique though. I was a hayseed growing up, but we all have our limits. Enjoy.