Since I have been having such a hard time getting off sugar and into the groove of doing keto again I’ve decided that I am due for a fasting day. I have done a few before and it has always been the quickest way to kick my sugar cravings as long as I continue to eat healthy after. I’m going to try one day and depending on how it goes might do two. As always I’ll listen to my body and only do what I can handle.
Fasting Day 1
6am: I can’t believe it. Little Man slept all night. 9pm-5am. YES! I feel like I just slept for a century. Being well rested should make fasting today easier.
8:30am: Little Man just went down for a nap and I am starting to feel the hunger. Making myself a cup of Earl Grey tea to curb it. This Earl Grey Zest Tea was a sample from my SipsBy box. I love it and will likely be buying more.
11am: I have now been trapped with Little Man sleeping on my lap for two hours after he woke up screaming in his swing. He is so good at making sure I keep my fast going. Not so good at helping me keep hydrated, however. I’ve only had one bottle so far and can’t get up to get more.
12pm: I can feel myself hitting my wall of hunger. I keep trying to decide what to have for lunch before catching myself and remembering that I’m fasting. Still trapped underneath a Little Man who refuses to nap anywhere but my lap.
1pm: Why did I decide to fast while Little Man is having a growth spurt? He’s fussy, I’m grumpy. Just not a good combo right now.
3:30pm: Hubby is on the way home from work and I just caught myself thinking about what to have for dinner again. Funny how I keep forgetting I’m fasting, but also mostly forgetting to eat.
8pm: Kept busy for a while in the garden. Made some more tea to curb my evening snacking. Will be heading to bed soon before I end up giving into the overwhelming urge to snack.
Fasting Day 2
6am: Feeling like I can definitely do a second day, at least until dinner.
7:30am: Did I really just commit myself to a second day? It’s going to be an early dinner. Already thinking about what I’m going to have. I need something with perfect Keto macros to kick off.
1pm: Today has gone by fast for some reason. I have totally forgotten about eating and now cannot for the life of me decide what to do for dinner.
Breaking the Fast
5pm: I’ve finally decided on how to break my fast. An 8oz sirloin with green beans and broccoli from Applebee’s. It needed an extra fat boost because of all the protein, so I slathered on 2tbsp of butter, which is a crap ton of butter by the way. With the added butter the macros are 59g fat, 12 grams carbs, 48 grams protein.
I also made some Teeccino Vanilla Nut Tea and added 2tbsp of heavy cream for an extra 10 grams of fat. This tea is also from my SipsBy box and is another one I will likely buy more of. Teeccino makes decaf teas based on coffee flavors, making them perfect for adding heavy cream to if you need an evening fat boost.
So there you have it. My two day fasting experience. It really wasn’t so hard other than the evening of day 1 and maybe a little in the morning of day 2. I feel great now being on the other side of it!