Q: How do I fast?
A: Don't eat
Q: How long should I fast?
A: Keep going
Q: Won't I be hungry?
A: Not after a few days
Q: Won't I go into starvation mode?
A: No. Only occurs at extremely low body fat
Q: Won't I lose muscle?
A: Not if you lift. Minimal even if you don't. Fasting boosts HGH
Q: How long will it take me to lose X lbs/kg?
*water weight not included
Q: Can I eat (something with calories)?
A: No. Even a 5cal piece of gum breaks your fast
Q: Can I drink black coffee or tea? Diet soda?
A: Coffee and tea are probably okay. Soda is probably bad. This is debatable
Q: So only drink water?
A: For longer fasts, supplement electrolytes. When you feel bad, mix around 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp potassium chloride/citrate in water and sip it. Adjust as needed. Headache=more salts. Watery shits=more water
Q: Where do I find potassium chloride/citrate?
A: Stores would have either one where they keep the salt. Names include NoSalt, LoSalt, etc.
Q: Do I need a multivitamin?
A: Not unless you're going for a month+
Q: How long does it take to get into ketosis?
A: Everyone's different. Just stop eating
Q: What are the benefits of fasting?
Autophagy: When your body eats useless cells (loose skin, scar tissue, etc). A benefit of fasting
Dry Fasting: Fasting with no water. Dangerous, but it may speed up autophagy
IF: Intermittent fasting. Shorter daily fasts of 16-22 hours
Insulin: Hormone that regulates fat retention. Spiked by eating, especially carbs. Probably spiked by artificial sweeteners
Keto: Very low or zero carb diet that limits insulin and triggers ketosis.
Ketosis: When your body has used all of its carbs and starts using fat for fuel
OMAD: One meal a day
Refeed: Ending a fast by eating something. Vegetables or bone broth is recommended.
Snake Juice: Salt water you drink for electrolytes. Drink when you get headaches. Only needed on longer fasts