[2/3] Fasting notes
6:00h: Good sleep. Surprisingly, no feeling hungry, at all. A funny head lightness, though.
7:40h: Morning cold shower was great, more energizing than usual. Sitting meditation was also good, mind clearer than usual.
8:20h: Tasty coffee. Avoiding the teaspoon of coconut oil on it during the fasting period.
10:35h: The second cup of coffee didn't sit well. It caused me a bit of ... anxiety?. This has happened before, but around the fifth cup on a single day, a threshold I don't hit anymore. No more caffeine for me.
11:00h: Tickling sensation. Similar to hyperventilation experienced with Wim Hof's breathing exercise.
14:00h: Half-way through it. No huge energy drops. The whole experience has been better than expected. I don't crave food, which I thought would be the case on the second day.
14:35h: I have never been that thirsty in my entire life!
15:10h: Headaches started.
15:50: Concentration declining.
16:40h: The last hour has been a real struggle. One hour to go.
Well, 48 hrs. fasting completed. This is the longest period I've been without food in my life.
The last part of the day wasn't easy. I should have taken a break during lunch, but I kept working instead. After closing my computer, I spent some time working on the garden, nothing exhausting. My mood quickly improved.
Still, no craving food, odd. I thought it will be more challenging at home because the fridge is so close, but it was not the case.
The body is different. It is clear something is going on, maybe at the biochemical level.
I have to wrap up some things at work tomorrow, hoping my brain has enough throughput for it.
My long term goal is to eventually eat once a day and do 3-day fasting four times a year, with each season change. Perhaps, I'm closer than I thought.