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post #136 of 198
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Originally Posted by phreak View Post
lol I just finished a 4 day water fast, really for no reason. I'm 6 foot and weigh 155. I was never hungry and I only started eating because a new restAurant opened in town. I still ran my 6+ miles a day and did pushups/sit-ups every day. Lost 4 pounds and look way more cut. I'll eat lean
meat/ veggies and work out more than usual so I don't gain too much fat. I'll post more tomorrow about how addictive it is

You probably just lost a ton of glycogen and are retaining less water. I more or less fasted for a week when I was taking corticosteroids, and looked incredibly cut up afterwards. A week later, back to normal, minus a few pounds anyway.
post #137 of 198
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Originally Posted by ken View Post
How was your pooping?

I would imagine it was non existent. Nothing in = nothing out.
post #138 of 198
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Originally Posted by Octoberfile View Post

Why the hell did you edit that out? It was perfect
post #139 of 198
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post
I would imagine it was non existent. Nothing in = nothing out.

Actually you excrete a lot of dead cells, etc.
post #140 of 198
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Originally Posted by cross22 View Post
Actually you excrete a lot of dead cells, etc.

Huh?
post #141 of 198
^^^yeah i missed that one too
post #142 of 198
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Originally Posted by cold war painter View Post
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.
post #143 of 198
I've fasted for 10-15 days on several occasions, though it was many years ago (early 90s). It can be done. Some of the sensations are unpleasant, others are somewhat euphoric. I recall needing a lot less sleep in the latter stages of a long fast.
post #144 of 198
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Originally Posted by feabt6 View Post
Let's be serious - every bit of Eastern & Western science (and emprical evidence) has proven that humans are able to survive for weeks at a time without food, that shouldn't be surprising.

What IS surprising is that the anyone who does something like this claims to "do their research" - clearly you hadn't, because what you consider euphoria is actually a series of chemical reactions as your body goes into starvation/survival mode. True, your body may expel some of the "toxins" it had in it, but it is doing that solely as a fight or flight response. A better idea would be a raw food diet to let the body heal itself naturally.

Saying Americans are fat, lazy, and obese is one thing, and definitely true, however using that argument as justification for essentially starving yourself for 3 weeks is somewhere south of stupid.

Spot on brother!
post #145 of 198
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Originally Posted by cross22 View Post
Actually you excrete a lot of dead cells, etc.
LOLWUT?
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Originally Posted by olualbert View Post
Spot on brother!
+1. Doing something like this purposely borders on insanity.
post #146 of 198
I'm pretty much thinking that this has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of!

OP claims to be a college student so OK maybe he's impressionable and influenced by one of his professors but for someone to come here and claim to be a MD/PhD and say they did the same but longer is just fucking crazy. I guess educated people can still be idiots.

The whole raw foods suggestion IMHO is a much better option.
post #147 of 198
College students are such know-it-alls and it is hilarious.
post #148 of 198
update from the original poster?
post #149 of 198
OP is on a sensory deprivation fast. Every day our bodies are overexposed to visual and audio stimuli. Did you know that humans were designed to live lives confined to a 10 square mile area [1]? Man's aberrant expansion beyond the birth-zone led to abominations of the human species such as War, the Industrial Revolution and High Fructose Corn Syrup [2]. Unfortunately we can no longly easily revert to the natural state because of the urbanist lifestyle [3]. We have created our own prison of high population density [4], advertisements [3] and concrete. I applaud the OP's efforts to recreate the birth-zone by relocating to his parents' dwelling and shedding himself of the unnatural contrivances of work, education and fiscal responsibility. [1] - [4]: I cannot recall the particular passage, but relevant information can be found in Hon. Rev. Dr. Mohammad Elijah's How To Eat To Die and Henry David Thoreau's Where's Waldo?
post #150 of 198
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Originally Posted by DBoon View Post
OP is on a sensory deprivation fast. Every day our bodies are overexposed to visual and audio stimuli. Did you know that humans were designed to live lives confined to a 10 square mile area [1]? Man's aberrant expansion beyond the birth-zone led to abominations of the human species such as War, the Industrial Revolution and High Fructose Corn Syrup [2]. Unfortunately we can no longly easily revert to the natural state because of the urbanist lifestyle [3]. We have created our own prison of high population density [4], advertisements [3] and concrete. I applaud the OP's efforts to recreate the birth-zone by relocating to his parents' dwelling and shedding himself of the unnatural contrivances of work, education and fiscal responsibility. [1] - [4]: I cannot recall the particular passage, but relevant information can be found in Hon. Rev. Dr. Mohammad Elijah's How To Eat To Die and Henry David Thoreau's Where's Waldo?
Awesome. I might also recommend L. Ron Hubbard's "Diuretics" for an interesting take on excreting dead alien cells. The bolded portion above was my question as well; what "normal" person having a job, a life, in a relationship, and needing to make ends meet to pay the rent could ever do this (i.e. "I'm feeling euphoric, but can't get out of bed, so I'll just stay in this week and not go out.") The only thing I can imagine is that the OP is very young/in school, etc. This seems something to try when you're 18 and angry at the world, wanting to show your parents that you didn't need their Saab for your birthday, and wish to join in solidarity your brothers and sisters around the world subsisting on $1.20 a day, while tabbing over to the other open window to order J.Crew chinos and a new wireless keyboard for your Macbook.
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