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shandy

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ESE and SLD?
« on: January 23, 2011, 06:55:06 AM »

Just curious if anyone else has tried doing the 'Eat Stop Eat' method and SLD?

I would like to try and do both.

I have suffered from hypoglycemia in the past - so any attempt at a fast was usually a disaster. A few months ago I tried the 'master cleanse' thingy of drinking that horrid concoction of lemon/molasses/cayenne along with  1 litre of saltwater. I have never been so ill since I got dengue fever in India. Maybe I was detoxing - I don't know but after 3 days I had to give it up as I was too sick to work, and well some of us have to work! My friend sailed through all 10 days, but I think for me the hypoglycemia made it too hard.

Curious, I tried the ESE fast last week. Sceduling it for a day on the weekend when my whole family was out and I wouldn't have to do anything but look after myself. I studied most of the day, had no dizzy spells, and found it quite easy. I just drank lemon juice in water all day. Maybe that was what helped - no carbs so no sugar rush.

Five days later I tried it again on a normal working day, even went for a run with no problems. For someone who has had to eat every 3 hours or I get the shakes - this is an awesome feeling.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 09:15:33 AM »

Hi Shandy,
In my experience, your body will "learn" to deal with longer periods without food -- you'll adapt to burning fat for energy. A bonus of this is, you may find you're not having hypoglycemic symptoms anymore! I find when I have to skip a meal or eat way later than I'd planned, that I'm fine -- I may be hungry, but I'm feeling generally good.

The one thing that throws a wrench into attempts to fast, for me, is eating sugar or refined carbs. As long as I completely avoid that type of food, fasting is do-able. (Not to say easy  :lol: )

On days that I fast, I try to have just water and tea until dinner time, and then have dinner as usual. The entire day usually ends up to be 600-800 calories.

I have tried black coffee in the morning -- and that resulted in a nasty blood-sugar crash. But I've also tried coffee with coconut milk, and have had mostly good results with that. I do best when I can stick to tea, though.

Right now, I'm aiming for 2 fast days per week, and taking flax-seed oil on my 'eating' days.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 06:08:03 AM »

Prior to starting SLD I would have hypoglycemic episodes, at least a few per week.  Once I started SLD, which was about 2 years ago, I stopped having episodes.  I have had a few since, but we're saying maybe 3 in 2 years down from 3 a week prior to that!

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 06:11:04 AM »

I used to be a grumpy, "feed me now" snacker at about 11 a.m. every morning, and if lunch was late, I got really grumpy.  All related to low blood sugars.  No longer an issue since starting SLD and getting onto a higher fat and lower "white stuff" diet. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 07:47:35 PM »

I'm a long term ESE'er - for a while I was doing 36hr pure water fasts....then I basically got sick of it.
I am doing ESE fasts (22-24hrs) starting & stopping with my oil.  So far so good.
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