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Old 10-26-2006, 11:21 AM   #1
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Fasting may boost recovery from spinal injury
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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I found this pretty compelling enough so that I may try one day on one day off again. Last time I got bad headaches does anybody know if this eventually goes away? I was thinking about the blood sugar fluctuations you must get eating this way and wondered if your body would become fat adapted to compensate does anybody know if there are fuel source adaptations that take place when you eat like this?
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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come on doesn't anybody do 1 on 1 off?
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:00 PM   #4
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I do 1 on 1 off and only get headaches if I don't drink enough water.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:04 PM   #5
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Did you get headaches initially then they subsided? How long did it take to adapt? How long have you been doing it and what type of results have you seen?
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:29 PM   #6
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I have been throwing one in on and off for the last week and have had the headaches. Today I drank more water and magically, no ache. I wasn't thinking about upping the water intake when I started them, just went as normal. Mas Agua for me next time, for sure.
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:26 AM   #7
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If you are doing 24 hours on, 24 hours off, make sure you are really doing that. If you start your fast on day 1 when you wake up in the morning at 8am, then don't eat again until the next day at 8am on day 2, then you have actually gone longer than 24 hours. This is because the last time you ate may have been at 10pm on day 0 before you went to bed. Add that time to your fast and you've gone 34 hours without food. Structure your 24 hour fasy such that you are eating every day.

Futhermore, don't go cold turkey. Increase your fast by 1 hour each day and I'll bet you won't get the headaches.
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:32 PM   #8
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Kevin, I used to get terrible headaches and bouts of hypoglycemia when doing long fasts. I found that the key is tons of fat. Fat is so crucial for having energy during long fasts. I still find to this day that if fat goes too low my energy starts to crash during a fast, regardless of how many overall calories I take in. If you can source some raw grass-fed butter or other clean animal fats (lard, tallow) I think that would be optimal.
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:35 PM   #9
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Cool, thanks for the info
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