Today is the second “real” fasting day of the five day “Longo Inspired Cancer Avoidance Fast” . Yesterday’s first “real” day of the core of the fast is documented here . Today is just more of the same. Whether I end up using the electrolyte powders still remains to be seen. I had a little brain fog this morning but nothing atypical for not getting enough sleep and waking up too early. I woke up feeling slightly dehydrated and hung over as well. After a morning cup of coffee all that feels gone though. Weight compared to yesterday is down over 5.5 pounds. My nighttime heart rate minimum was down a few BPM but nothing I don’t see in normal variations. Heart rate variability is still looking good. So beginning of the second day is starting off strong.
- 06:30 – I couldn’t fall asleep right away so working on less than six hours of sleep. I can definitely see a siesta style nap in the cards at some point today.
- 12:00 – The morning flew by! I’m feeling a little hungry but not as bad as yesterday at lunch time. I have the slightest bit of loopiness but it is so minor I’m not even sure if it is worth mentioning in the first place. I’m going to do a decaf coffee and Perrier for “lunch”. The flavor variations really help make this more manageable I think.
- 18:00 – Afternoon dragged on but was fine. I had a free form schedule so tried to just fill it with documentaries and reading. I was hoping I’d grab a nap to make up the extra 1+ hours of sleep I didn’t get last night but that only lasted for like 15 minutes despite me only having caffeine with that first cup of coffee. I’m definitely not in a high energy state but not sleepy either. No brain fog/loopiness. No headaches. Pulse, heart rate, etc. all within normal ranges. So I think I’m just going to have some decaf coffee and Perrier/Pelligrino for dinner. May go for a walk on the trails around here after or not, TBD. That’s as close to cardio as I intend to get on these core fasting days, for obvious reasons.
- 22:30 – Day 3 of the fast now in the books…all still status quo but definitely getting more food obsessed