What is /fast/?>A discussion of intermittent fasting, snake juice fasting, water fasting, and dry fasting.https://discord.gg/sG4vTsz
What’s the difference between intermittent fasting, snake juice fasting, water fasting, dry fasting, etc?>Intermittent fasting: fasting daily with a short eating window. 16:8 (16 hour fast, 8 hour eating window) is the minimum.>snake juice fasting: fasting with water mixed with electrolytes>Water fasting: Fasting with only water.>Dry fasting: Fasting with no water. Dangerous, use with caution.
Why should I fast?>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3946160/>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11147801>https://idmprogram.com/difference-calorie-restriction-fasting-fasting-27/>[YouTube] Fasting vs. Eating Less: What's the Difference? (Science of Fasting) (embed)
How do I safely do an extended fast?>Take snake juice, or supplement electrolytes.>Water=2L>Potassium chloride =1 to 1.5 tsp (No Salt)>Sodium chloride = 1 to 1.5 tsp (Himalayan Pink Salt/table salt)>Optional: Sodium Bicarbonate = 1 tsp (Baking Soda), recommended for longer fasts or breaking dry fasts.>Optional: Magnesium - DO NOT use Epsom, it is a laxative, a 300mg citrate or glycinate supplement is best, or DIY Mag Bicarb (see discord sticky)>Mix and sip throughout the day, don't drink all at once. You'll shit yourself.>Also optional: drink some apple cider vinegar and lemon juice, 1 or 2 tsp in the snake juice, or separate. Use a straw.
Won’t I go into starvation mode?>No. The mainstream definition of starvation mode is a myth.
Will (something with calories) break my fast?>Yes.
Can I drink coffee, tea?> Yes, if you are a sensitive individual too much caffiene can raise cortisol too much, YMMV.
Can I have diet soda? Or anything with artificial sweeteners?>You can do whatever you want. We recommend avoiding those, because they may increase insulin secretion (cephalic phase response).
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