What I learned from fasting

My wife has been fasting off and on for a few years. It has been inspiring. I finally tried it. Friday night to Monday night nothing but salt and water. Here are some things I learned.

A pinch of salt when stomach cravings happen, make the feelings go away. I felt as if my stomach was full the whole time.

I didn’t really have any headaches and stomachaches like I did in Highschool. In Highschool I didn’t know about salt and I was biking 10 miles a day.

My stomach, back, and internals felt better with less in them. Granted I’m a bit over weight for my height and muscle composition at 200lbs.

My dad did fasting when I was in Highschool. It is probably what kept him alive. When he quit fasting he gained weight and then had a heart attack and died.

When reintroducing food to the GI track it can be painful. It makes me wonder if fasting is the normal state. If it is, then our culture is upside-down.

I’m keen to try this again for longer. But my todo list need larger margins. Where I don’t have to be all over the place.