FAQ>What is /fast/?
Fast is a thread for the discussion of intermittent fasting, fasting, water fasting, and dry fasting.>What’s the difference between intermittent fasting, water fasting, dry fasting, etc.?>Intermittent fasting: Fasting for a certain amount of time with a short eating window. 16:8 (16 hours fasting, 8 hour eating window) is the bare minimum.>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.reddit.com/r/intermittentfasting/wiki/studieshttps://idmprogram.com/difference-calorie-restriction-fasting-fasting-27/
Read all of these, they might answer some other questions you may want to ask.>Can I fast if I have ___?
See your doctor before fasting if you:>Have any sort of chronic illness>Have gout
Don’t fast if you:>Have type 1 diabetes >Are malnourished/severely underweight>Are pregnant>Are breastfeeding>How do I safely do an extended fast (approx. 4-5+ days)
Take snake juice. (https://youtu.be/2vz_U8kxDlg
)>2000mg of sodium (preferably Himalayan Pink Salt) max>4700mg of saltless potassium max>Mix these in a liter of water and sip it throughout the day.
The apple cider vinegar and lemon are optional.
You can also do this if you feel lightheaded, weak, dizzy, nauseous, etc., on shorter water fasts. Don’t do this while intermittent fasting.
There’s a new snake juice recipe here (https://youtu.be/1onQ0nxgWFM
), but either one is fine.>Won’t I go into starvation mode?
No. It only occurs at extremely low body fat (8-10%).>Will (something with calories) break my fast?
Yes.>Can I drink coffee, tea, and diet soda? Or anything with artificial sweeteners?
Artificial sweeteners and diet soda are bad for you and may fuck up your fast. Zero calorie black coffee and tea are generally considered to be fine.>Do I need a multivitamin?
Not unless you’re fasting for a month or longer.