I’m planning to do my first 3-day water fast during a “deload” week March 4. So I figured I’d start a thread posting how it goes.
My goal is autophagy (versus fasting for weight loss). For my fast, I’m debating if I should do
- Strict water (and salt as needed). This of course is the least debatable approach.
- Allow black coffee. Supposedly coffee can accelerate autophagy. I’m thinking that since I’m already in ketosis, I could skip coffee without issue.
- Include vitamins (I take a ton of vitamins and herbs, lol) and supplements (creatine, beta alanine, hmb, betaine). I’m pretty obsessed with making sure I always take my supps every day. I’ll at least have to skip the fat-soluble vitamins, since they won’t be absorbed.
I follow a lot of biohacking folks on social media, and they seem to be all over the map. Some say anything < 50 calories won’t knock you out of a fast. Others say that coffee and supplements have phyochemicals that the liver has to process.
I’m thinking I should just go strict with just water; it seems to be the safest bet.
Anyway, any of y’all done a multi-day fast? If not, join me…it’ll be fun