Originally Posted by cold war painter
You write clearly and I appreciate some of your points, but where are you going to publish your non-randomised non-controlled study with two subjects in two different treatment arms? Am J Anecdotal Cardiol.?
I won't be publishing it as a randomized clinical trial study, but in a letters section which is customary for these types of experiments. Some of the most interesting one off studies are found in various letters sections, particularly that of many physics journals.
As for my digestive tract, I flushed with salt water a few times. This was suggested to me. It was disgusting and awful and I couldn't continue with this so I simply took herbal laxatives 3x/week the night before I had some time in the morning to stick around the house. It is true that, despite not eating, I had stuff on the exit. I didn't go so far as to lab test this stuff, though I assume others have at some point (pubmed for those who are interested). It was likely residual waste build up within the intestines as well as waste products (cellular matter from fat breakdown and muscle breakdown).
I don't really have much else to add. As others have commented, after a few days, hunger pangs are pretty much non-existant (though 6 miles/day running would have killed me personally) unless one works out (or at least that is how I felt).
I like the way my body responds and how I end up feeling for a time, but this has been easily reproduced by maintaining a very low sodium diet, increasing my protein intake and compensating with a lot of water . If I increase my carbs (particularly simple ones, white rice, any bread, potatoes (which I love), etc) then and increase dairy beyond skim or 2% in coffee (so cheese or yogurt) I start to feel as if I'm retaining more fluids than I would prefer and various other sensations I'm not fond of.