He would rather that people take only water during short fasts up to 3 or 4 days. I know the site you’re referring to with the raw meat diet and dry fasting. Case 4, systemic lupus erythematosis: Symptoms were joint pain and skin rashes. Not an urgent stool, but a pretty loose one. Coffee and tea are also fine. I’m 6’-2”, 67 year old male. But she thought such a great reduction couldn’t be because of a fast, and her guess was that they had gotten the blood test wrong the first time. I second many folks opinion that you should have a health reason for trying these. Thoughts? At the very least, it should explain that only those who return to their ‘previous’ eating habits tend to gain back the weight they lost. I’m on my second day of what I hope will 25.5% of his body mass. A 2003 rat study found that green tea protects against the fasting-induced damage to the intestinal lining during a 3-day fast. I just want to be on top of my progress and give myself the best chance. The first week was rough, but by day 10 she felt better. David, were/are these water-only fasts, and how often were/are you doing them? Frankly, this has probably too many financial overtones since he has spun off a company that patented the diet. She weaned herself off meds before fasting for 21 days. I do them with that person as moral support. I had fasted for three days before, several times, but this was much tougher. I believe that long fasts to lose weight is a mistake. You can fast any way you want, but taking enough amino acids can stop autophagy, which is where the magic happens. I have done a 5 day fast and a 4 day. My IF usually consisted of stringing together 23 hr fasts and I think the longest string I put together was 5 days. It helped my SIBO so much though, I really want to do another. I had very high blood pressure (245/156) as well as bad cholesterol. I do IF routinely and have done a longer fast as well, and never once after completing a fast did I feel compelled to binge; actually it was the opposite. I instead spent a few days of gradually introducing veggie/fruit smoothies, lighter fish, etc… back up to meats. All this has been documented by scientists and Doctors around the world. Archived. I’d recommend the book for anyone having any questions about fasting. Posted by 2 years ago. If fasting for more than three days sounds riskier than just skipping breakfast, you’re right. Case 1, rheumatoid arthritis: Symptoms included constant pain in all extremities, extreme fatigue, headaches, and occasional autoimmune conjunctivitis (pink eye). When it comes to essential nutrients, it doesn’t get much more essential than magnesium. But the other sentence that’s been said to death is: “Most dieters nowadays eventually regain most or all of their lost weight.” I enjoy this site and have learned quite a lot, but when I read that sentence, yet again, I felt a little deflated. Press J to jump to the feed. You have to keep people in the facility. She decided to fast for the fourth and final round, which went as well as the first round. All These nerves have healed during the fast. Forty eight hours is my personal limit thus far. It’s also lowered my blood pressure at least 15 points (systolic), reduced my insulin resistance and blood sugar, asthma, allergies (went from gobbling multiple pills per day to one per YEAR), GERD, overactive bladder, skin tags…too many to list. I faced similar problems a few months back as because of my daily schedule, I was not able to eat properly which impacted on my health. During fasting, insulin and glucose plummet while counter-regulatory hormones increase (e.g., growth hormone, adrenaline), setting up a milieu that favors fat-oxidation and enhanced autophagy. Things are more complicated than stating (AS A FACT) that bone broth will have no effect on your fast. That alone would be a good reason to continue extended fasts IF this is what is happening. For months I was only able to get down two of the smallest jars of infant baby food – everything but blueberry sucks, by the way – and the same amount of water. Even juicing is an entirely different dynamic than water fasting. 2 types of fasting for building muscle 0:37 When to do strength training 1:45 Build muscles after water fasting 2:42 Temporary muscle loss 3:34 ____ Dr. He locked him self up in a small box for 44 days und just drank water. Intermittent fasting—going out of your way to not eat, even though food is available—is a modern contrivance meant to replicate the ancestral metabolic environment. Am about to take another run at it. Or maybe, as the female doctor thought, they had measured wrong after the first blood test. Would I have added more if I had not fasted? I was wondering as to the cause. Many studies indicate that fasting depletes thiamine and other vitamins, so stay on top of that. Good to have had this experience. There is a HUGE difference when you fast and when you fast properly. For me this means nothing at all after dinner (other than water) and a single cup of tea in the morning. That’s so inspiring, Reluctantexan. Welcome to the Mark’s Daily Apple Ketogenic Diet Hub! I have enough experience of the massive benefits of fasting to hang in there but at 47 years of age I doubt that I’ll do another 10 day water fast. If you’re trying to reveal the bottom half of the six-pack you just know is lurking beneath your gut, long fasting is not the answer. Luckily for me I dont eat but usually once a day. at about 1:10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk0U006YZ2w&feature=youtu.be&t=57m59s. Doesn't it kinda make sense that after a period of "not being able to acquire food" the body would prioritize muscle growth over fat storage with excess calories because muscle is a better long-term investment? Mark, thanks again for another expert blog. Posted by 2 years ago. In the 44-day fasting study, the subject also developed. But I know the biological mechanism behind it so not worried. I did my first long fast as a freshman in seminary. He has a lot of info on fasting. In my case I suspect an electrolyte imbalance, in fact after 24 hours from the end of the fast the pain was gone. Refeeding syndrome is a real threat. I vastly prefer getting my electrolytes through a tall glass of Gerolsteiner mineral water (magnesium and calcium) spiked with sea salt (sodium) and lime juice (potassium). I’ve done multiple 3, 5, and 7 day fasts. Thanks again! Intermittent fasting, schmittermittent schmasting. If you took it food and water, it may eat. No physical issues with refeeding. Don’t train too hard. When I exercise, i do a gram or so of BCAA in accordance with Tim Ferris, but on days off it’s only water. 48 hours in and 24 out and I had very few food related side effects. Intermittent Fasting muscle/mass gain? Dialled down my carbs whilst increasing the amount of vegetables. The evidence from extant hunter-gatherers, many of whom live on land far more impoverished and limited than our hunter-gatherer ancestors, indicates that outright famine is rare. Mark Mattson got troubling results from follow up studies regarding ADF and heart health. I’ve started doing a 42 hour fast one or two days a week, to reverse insulin resistance and gain more insulin sensitivity, to reap the metabolic benefits of up-regulating/down-regulating this or that process, and to burn off any risky fat that may be lurking around my liver and pancreas. I want to thank you for sharing all the information in your blog. Biggest enemy mainly boredom now. If you can leave your spouse/partner, kids, friends and work colleagues for the fast, knock yourself out. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. No supplements except magnesium and we have a special tanning shop with vitamin D sun beds which I do once a week ( not much tan but I’m not interested in tanning ) It wasn’t bad, and the best labs I’ve ever had. Unless you let it go all the way to vinegar . jane what you had is called refeeding syndrome, it can be fatal, I had it too, I had made alternate fast for years, so I thought a 3 day fast would be safe, the problem is that after the fast, I binged, my heart raced to 110, and I ended in the hospital where they didn’t understand what i had, before I had influenza, that left me with a weakened inmunitary system, that is why I made the 3 day fast. For me it is a lesson learned. Fasting will also help lessen your insulin resistance. Fasted weight training works best with intelligent, laser focused sessions. I have experimented with a number of different fasting methods and never did not have a resulting mood change. I have never had this happen otherwise. I don’t fill up on various drinks and juices and call it “fasting.” This system comes naturally for me. The best benefit to me was the mental aspect. Tim Ferriss is a farce. I can’t imaging that a three day fast is problematic except in certain situations. I’m all about the easy way which is why I have metabolic problems now. When a slightly overweight, otherwise healthy man drank only water for 44 days, he lost 25.5% of his body mass. In fact, I’d argue it’s unlikely to do so in such a short period of time. Whether you seek spiritual clarity, a detoxification of chemicals and toxins from your body, or a kick-start to your weight-loss program, fasting must be done safely to ensure no ill health effects. For me, a low carb diet helped lessen the number of skin tags I was getting, but intermittent fasting (up to 5.5 days) cured those. I quickly went back to a very high fat, moderate protein diet and have continued to make strength gains. I’m 57 year old male, pretty strict paleo to keto, healthy, work out a lot, about 15-20 lbs overweight versus my adult weight goal, and am already incorporating 24-40 hour intermittent fasts into it once or twice weekly with only bone broth/water/coffee during fasts. However, spiritually the fast was an amazing experience and after the inital 3-4 days I felt great the whole time. My first 30-day fast striped away layers of fat to reveal the thin, fine-boned body of my boyhood. In short, MCT powder, KetoCaNa, salt/lime in water and then after day 2 or 3 go to only mineral water. Nutrient requirements drop during a fast. There are several websites on the subject and I find their experience and results vis.a.vis dealing with health issues fascinating. Every year for Lent I perform a fast for the entire season, which is 46 days. After a lot of research I decided on a long water fast. He was under medical supervision for the duration, getting checkups each week. Going to sleep works, too. The answer is simple, if you are, as you mentioned, eating in a caloric surplus, getting enough protein, and progressing in the gym, fasting isn’t going to have any negative effect on your ability to gain weight/build muscle. My goal is to do this once a quarter to reset and the move to once a month after I’m comfortable with it. When cancer patients don’t have an appetite, respect that instead of forcing food (which is usually starchy junk anyway). A quarter to a third of the loss was body fat, the rest lean mass—mostly muscle. For an appetite suppressant, I drink ginger tea made from boiling chopped ginger root. I take a full complement of vitamins each (most) days, and get a few extra calories from the occasional beer. Well, he’s still about cold, and really all about “Our Broken Plate,” his Kickstarter project to discuss our cultural perspective on food. I’m 60 now and it can get so discouraging reading about ‘all the things that slow down’ and the ‘sleep problems’, weight gain etc, if I’m not careful about what I read these days. Extended fasting should only be used for specific health and therapeutic purposes. I’m curious what is your age and how long you’ve been doing IF? The most famous case was of the Scotsman, an obese 27-year-old man clocking in at 456 pounds who, upon asking his doctor for help losing weight, was told to stop eating for a few days. It lasts about a week. Just saying, the worrying and stress is worse for retaining muscle than the fast could ever be, as long as you are doing a fast willingly and intelligently. In October of 2017, I discovered Paleo and Primal living and my wife and I have embraced it full on. What is there is easily dismissed. Fasting can actually raise your growth hormone. It’s so inspiring and informative. Fasting was considered a cleansing procedure without any connotation of harmful muscle burning. I’m having a repeat dexa scan tomorrow and it will be interesting to see how much fat/muscle mass I’ve lost …if any. Its been really easy. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this content together. I definitely looked a lot better but that could be a symptom of water retention. Ray Cronise is all about the long fasts now. ), the body primes itself for an upcoming hard workout / primes itself for muscle growth, which from an evolutionary standpoint makes some sense; if youre going days without eating, your body would think that it needs to adapt twice as hard to the any upcoming environmental stress (such as a heavy weightlifting session), as the body is already struggling to acquire food as-is. Especially if you do body weight squats while fasting. By now, you should have a better grasp of the potential benefits and drawbacks of long fasts. He theorizes that a 5 day fast 3x a year could eliminate cancer cells in the body, and I was thinking of trying a 1 day fast, then later a 3, and moving to 5 if 3 was ok for my body. 95hours – one cup of coffee a day, then only green tea. I just finished my second two day fast and my blood sugar is responding beautifully. You won’t do anything drastic in that three day period but pay attention to hydration, putting salt in your water, using the MCTs and be very careful when you break the fast. 16928474 This isn’t abherrent and you don’t lose muscle mass, growth hormone increases through fasting. And the case studies are pretty compelling. I mainly used 5-7 day fasts. The benefits Valter Longo has found for fasting with chemo (regeneration of immune cells, and protection of non-cancerous cells from chemo effects) only occur is the fasting takes place BEFORE the chemo. Again, wonderful advice – a long fast is not something that should be undertaken unless you have an experienced coach or are willing to educate yourself on how to fast safely. To meet the need, electrolytes move from serum to cells, creating a deficiency on the serum level that can be quite dangerous. Maybe I’ll probe them in the Fall on my next fast…. After a few days my sinus problems went away and the skin on my arms was a lot better. Back in the 1960s, obesity researchers were quite open to the notion that not eating for long periods of time could combat the results of overeating for long periods of time. My goal for this article was to help you understand water fasting is no fairy tale. It was more of a curiosity impulse of a theorist than an actionable necessity for a practitioner. Intermittent Fasting for Muscle Gain Fundamentals. Too many people are jumping into very extended “water only” fasts and getting in trouble (resulting in Er visits) due to electrolyte imbalance. Its not really a fast if you consume bone broth, as your body has to metabolize it. What was your body composition like when you entered the fast ? Fasting results in an increase of growth hormone, which leads either to fat gain (only eating) or muscle gain (eating at surplus + working out). Jackson JM1, Blaine D, Powell-Tuck J, Korbonits M, Carey A, Elia M. It was long believed as fact that fasting forces your body to burn a mix of fat and muscle. They haven’t settled on the optimal length, but t seems to be 48-72 hours to get the benefits. I do believe that it matters if you are used to being in ketosis (and switching back and forth), since I do occasionally have mood issues when fasting or switching back to ketosis. I’ve been wanting to take gut cultures prior to, during and after a long fast to get them tested by UBiome or some such service, to see if there was any delta… but I was too cheap about forking over the dough to buy the multiple testing packages and missed my opportunity recently when I did a 21 day fast… sigh, oh well. When it was time to eat again, I noticed that the taste was more bitter than usual. Tried a long fast of three weeks once. You seem to be agreeing with Mark. But it turned out the radiologist was wrong. I routinely fast between 6 p.m. and 11 a.m. or noon the next day. I’ve done a lot of research on this, as well as simply fasting in various ways. He explains what to watch out for, has people continue with exercise has recipes for people doing intermittent fasting and some advice on taking supplements though I would have liked more info on that. When u fasted 3 days, did u lose any fat and/or muscle mass ? He says that how fat your organs are does not register when someone is testing your BMI or your lean muscle mass. Repressed or ignored emotions could surface during a fast, and it helps to realize this before fasting. I’m already health and on my weight, but still I lose a little fat and look awesome after the fast! There is a lack of research on how intermittent fasting effects muscle gain, but there is clear evidence that shows it causes an HGH increase, as up as five-fold. Likely losing some muscle judging by the lack of fat on my body. I did not even pay attention to them because they were mildly annoying at the worst. First off, thanks for all of the context. I found that much easier. Instead of being pear-shaped, I looked small-shouldered and scrawny. The normals go about doing their business, doing their job. All I can say is I found it on YouTube after specifically Googling up such things as “How do you know how long to fast”? Close. yeast, vitamin K, and bone broth and I hear a lot about 5 day fasts. Fasting is thousands of years old. Happens to everyone, who had an accident and had to stay in hospital for some time. I read it from cover to cover (also Keto Reset). Then some time after that I talked to a third doctor, who was very clear on the point that high creatinine doesn’t matter anyway. Back in my 20’s, all unfiltered apple juice….at the time I wasn’t working and had little stress in my life. After doing two 24hr fasts a week for some time, my friend and I decided to try for 72hrs. I look forward to some of these IPA’S, cheeseburgers, and toxins find their way out of my body. Oh, how I wish I had a link to it, right now. This third doctor remembered this point specifically from a seminar about kidney disease. However, for specific medical purposes (like prechemotherapy? At five days I have very little hunger. I think my diaphragm muscle was very tight, as if it was cramped, the problem by breathing fully was similar to what I experience when I overeat and my stomach has stretched too much. i’ve prepared plenty of bone broth for the next few weeks, as well. My father has alzheimer’s Disease so I am very interested in getting autophagy as well as ramped up stem cells. And the case studies are pretty compelling”, Join the I recently fasted 35 days on water, herbal tea and herbal broth, mainly to reach autophagy to heal my breast cancer Tumor. Long fasts are serious, and you should have a serious reason for embarking on one. Re: body fat…hard to say. I’m sorry to hear that; it does sound very frustrating. Anybody know where the paper can be found, or even just the title? I started following the Fung Protocol in 2015 after eating LC since 1972. You really should fact check your statement on loss of muscle during a fast. Symptoms returned so I’m currently on day six of another ten day fast. My goal when I’m done is to be a whole foods plant-based vegan. For me there was 5 days of fasting after every dose and that was with the meds. But 3 days AFTER I end my fast, my pulse starts RACING. On day 3, she was sleeping poorly and feeling nauseated, but on day 4 she began improving. The lymphoma was so rampant in my body that it squeezed my intestines so much that food could barely leave my stomach. Hi Mark, thanks for this interesting and thought-provoking post. As I’ve mentioned above, I came across several websites that cover eating raw meat (I’m sure you know which one) and was very impressed with the info. You can either remove the veggies (all the minerals will have gone into the broth) or eat them. Thanks for this post it was exactly what I was looking into, I want to implement short fasts into my personal prayer life and am also on a strict workout and nutrition regime for health and weight loss and didn’t want to interfere with it, it’s good to read there are ways to do it carefully that won’t disrupt ur regime but also can have benefits health wise not to mention the clarity u gain spiritually from denying urself. As usual I’m journaling and meditating and studying mindfulness and healthy habits this time. I love the taste and feel fab ( except for day 3 which is generally difficult). I am not saying this will happen to you. Years ago I read about someone who fasted as a protest. Also looking to get a deep blood analysis to make sure this isn’t silently killing me Feel good though. I did try a long fast this year in June. Some Primal Answers for Kids’ Problem Behaviors. On day 2, my energy was low and I felt I needed to rest. Intermittent Fasting’s Downfall: Too Much Breakdown. In a woman with stage IIIa low-grade follicular lymphoma (non-Hodgkin’s), a 21-day water fast greatly reduced lymph size. It’s touted as such, and works well in my experience too, often delaying hunger for a few hours. Considering that an optimal synthesis requires at least three servings of protein everyday and a minimum of three hours between each meal, intermittent fasting can pose quite a challenge for muscle gain. It all seems to come back to something very simple…listen to your body. It worked. The issue did not get better over the next few weeks. Great article thanks! But if you come back three years later, that’s when you really see something interesting. I did a 40 day fast with broths and some juiced fruits and vegetables plus some added medicinal protein at my doctor’s recommendation. I is frustrating and depressing as it has ntoing to do with how wel I eat, sleep or workout. No weight or HIIT training on these three days! 3.5k. I’ve been a vegan for eight years but unfortunately I have a fair amount of processed food just because I love to eat. So far, I have gone from a size 16 to a size 12, even though I’ve only lost 5 lbs. Does your spiritual practice or religion call for a four day fast? I’m very active and really enjoy my food! HGH production is highest during your teenage years and production wanes as your age. They’re a big commitment. FWIW My prostate seems to be much less swollen and I think this fast is the main reason why. Your email address will not be published. I feel very strongly in the goals I have set for myself, just a bit worried that I missed something or it wont work properly because of too much of this or not enough that. Urine strips have been especially motivating–it’s all about ketosis! Thanks Mark! Also drank coffee and herbal teas as well as lots of water. Maybe a week-long fast will help. And if there are hazards there, could they be mitigated by supplementing with probiotics and daily non-caloric prebiotic fiber to keep the critters happy? I’ve drank a LOT of alcohol in my life and feel like it might be a good way to wipe out some of the damage I’ve done to my body. I felt like I was going to pass out going up a flight of stairs 3 days after fast ended. Oh and blood pressure went down from 130/80 to 114/60 for over a month and my HRV is through the roof. Close. The reason was that I had heard from a doctor that my kidneys’ ability to reduce creatinine wasn’t as good as it should be. Don’t come off a week-long fast and immediately tuck into a platter of ribs. If you’re seeking the answer regarding fasting as the ancient practice of convalescing on water alone (or dry fasting) for therapeutic intentions, then historically a long fast is 40 days or more. There is very limited research on whether or not it is possible to gain muscle during intermittent fasting. I’ve begun taking foods out of my diet and have it successfully controlled. We weren’t always successful on the hunt or with foraging. It worked perfectly and I was in full blown ketosis by day three and it was easy to maintain or get back to after that even with a cheat here and there (a few high carb treats and some red wine now and again). To meet the need, electrolytes move from serum to cells, creating a deficiency on the serum level that can be quite dangerous. Not sure if decaf has same effect, but if caffeine is not an issue….I’ll try your ginger tea next time too, sounds great. In every case, whatever weight I lost, I put back on. But so what, it was still worthwhile! Getting rid of T2 diabetes (3 days! If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I feel confident that I’m safely reversing and preventing possible health issues with this protocol. Boredom and habit were really, really tough for me during the fasts I did (1 at the beginning of March and 1 at the beginning of April). I take a fair amount of supplements when not fasting – so I should be good in that department not taking them for a few days. My only desires on fasting are to add it into the mix to mildly shock/challenge my system, definitely be in ketosis during fasts, and increase body fat loss a little beyond paleo/keto. Visceral fat and fat in organs often measures as ‘lean mass’ and hugely overestimates loss of lean body mass. I’ve done a number of water only fast over the last year. You couldn’t conduct a free-living long fasting study because you’d lose too many to McDonald’s-based attrition. My blood pressure is fine. And then there was the Scottish man who fasted for 382 days and came out of it quite well, indeed. This is normal and natural and there is nothing here to be feared. 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