Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 5

Well it is the end of my first 5 day fast. I am tempted to keep fasting - I feel great, and whether or not the pills have helped with anything, I haven't found myself feeling hungry much at all!

But oh my I bought some dried apricots today and it's killing me not eating them right now... I already lost control a bit earlier today and binged/purged and I don't want to do that again, and if I can just last until I go to sleep, I can eat them tomorrow without worrying about purging... Argh!!

I think my binges have been primarily emotional in nature - before it was finding out about how my parents lied to me; today it was stressing about uni. But provided I can keep those down, I see no reason why I can't regularly fast from solids Monday - Friday. Apparently it's what Sarah Jessica Parker does?

I was listening to the radio on the way home from work today, and they were talking to a Biggest Loser winner, he has started up his own weight loss camp thing (you have to be >100kg to get in, unfortunately) - and one man lost 44 kg in 4 weeks. That's 11kg a week. That's crazy!! The interviewers asked if that was safe, and he said "Safer than keeping the weight on". SO true.

Also, has anyone researched the (socially accepted) extreme calorie restriction diets? Mice live significantly longer when they barely have enough calories to keep going compared with mice who receive plentiful food. Interesting.

xx Kat


  1. Your not hungry!? you lucky thing!! I'm ending day 5 of fasting too and I'm starving!
    No food yet- You can do it! you could go to bed early and have some apricots for breakfast?
    & thats some crazy weightloss! they must have been sooooo fat to start with!
    I don't know much about the mice but I do know they were healthier, recovered faster and lived longer. It was also dependent on where their calories came from though, it has to be healthy stuff cause I remember reading a case study of mice that would run over surfaces getting electrocuted to get to the HFCS fatty food...
    Liquid fasting during the week sounds do-able if the cals are high enough. Why not give it a try? :)
    Stay strong! NO APRICOTS! yet :P xxx

  2. 5 days? Marvellous! Well done, K.!
    Dried apricots are scrummy, Turkish ones should be illegal! Sadly, yet another thing I can't have. The preservatives wreck my tum!

    My housemate has researched the effects of extreme calorie restriction in humans. (He read Mutants by Armand Marie Leroi) who claims that this practice can lengthen our lifespan. Who knew?!

    Keep up the good work and don't stress about your folks or uni. One day at a time, Babe!

  3. omg, you've finished a 5 day fast!? That's amazing! You must be so strong.

    For me, binging occurs when I starve myself...Well, not really starve, I mean, only when I go for more than 5 hours without eating something. The 5 hour mark is when I start fantasizing about binging and eating and then go home and...go nuts.