I felt this thread was best to post here, as a majority of my fast will be in a ketogenic state. Now my reasons for doing this fast do not include weight loss, it is mainly for experimentation with my body and also for detoxification purposes. This log is merely for those interested in the effects and results. I will be posting pictures everyday along with a short paragraph about my physical and mental state, along with other personal commentary.
Protocol and Other Information
First off, I have been eating ad libitum for one week with strength training and aerobics being done at the time. My last meal was at 11:30pm May 21.
I will be taking 3 supplements during my water fast. Oxyelite Pro (3 caps per day) mainly for the caffeine energy boost during my school hours, and Im sure the appetite suppression effects will help a bit. Lean Xtreme (3 caps daily) hope to suppress cortisol levels amap 1 upon waking, 1 4 hours later, and another 1 4 hours later Pre-WO. Reduction PM 2 caps before bed, I expect my sleeping patterns to be affected and am hoping this will at least give me some restful sleep, yes I have taken it before and experienced better sleep. Nothing else other than water will be consumed.
I will performing physical activity during my 10 day fast everyday. I will perform 2-4 compound exercises of only 1 set. This 1 set will be as intense as possible. This is for muscle retention purposes. Although I only expect to lose from .3-1lb of lbm without any physical activity at all, I believe this will keep it on the lower end. After this weight training I will perform 60min of either stationary cycling or I will walk outside keeping my heart rate in the 140-150bmp range. I also may do some easy BW work during the day if an overwhelming hunger pang surges or if I have a random surge of energy.
I will come off the fast slowly as I expect a reduced metabolic rate for up to 4 weeks. The first day off the fast will consist of 3 whey shakes + BCAAs, the second day off will consist of 6 whey shakes + BCAAS + Raw Vegetables, 3rd day a mix of small amounts of chicken breast, whey shakes, and raw vegetables (1000 cals). By the end of the first week I will transition to a PSMF of about 1100 calories (only 2 whey shakes a day), adding 200 calories every week for 3 weeks at which time I will reassess my dietary needs and plan. I will log the weeks following my fast.
I am currently 18 years old and 5' 11'
Deadlift: 315x4, 350x1
Box Squat: 210x5
Incline DB Bench: 75x8
Dip: 160 + 80x4
Pullup: 160 + 50x4
Military Press: 115x8
I hope for some motivation in this thread as I have never fasted past 4 days before. I feel I will be put in the face of temptation many times and hope this log will help keep me strong. I would also like to say despite my age I do have a decent understanding of the human body and how it functions, and I have done much research on the human body in the fasted state. I have read countless texts and studies ranging from personal testimonials to college texts. Next fall I will begin college with a major in Biology (BS).
I will post my first log in the near afternoon, wish me luck. Start: May 22, 2010 12am
Thread: My 10 Day Water Fast