Welcome to Fast-5! It's always exciting to hear from others
especially on their initiation experiences.
Wow, I really applaud you on being able to go cold turkey. I remember
the first time I went past 1 PM without eating my lunch and I felt so
weak. Now I just shake my head in amazement on how far I have come.
Sorry, I am not savvy enough to answer your questions below. Will let
the other more informed members do so.
You seem to be on the right path with what you eat too. I echo your
sentiments on sweets. I have just about cut out all snacks.
I am still stuck at my plateau at 113.2 as of this morning but then
again, I have been celebrating my husband's birthday all of last
week! Well, that is over and I will be eating healthier and less!
Looking forward to wearing my old size 2 pants again, hopefully, in
Look forward to hearing more from you,
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, "balancebeam63" <balancebeam63@...>
> Hi there, I started Fast5 on Saturday, it's now Monday evening (in
> my window!). :) My only odd symptom is feeling jittery and nervous
> about 1 1/2 hours before my window at 5 p.m. I've been able to make
> it so far to 5 p.m., I drink a lot more water and iced tea in the
> last couple of hours to keep going. I realize there is some getting
> used to it and it's only been 3 days. But these are the same
> feelings I experience when I am under extreme stress with my work,
> as if my blood pressure is going up or something.
> I'm trying to stick to low-carb for my meals, usually chicken,
> or steak with some green veggies, and I start my window with a
> small slice of cheese. I also want to start adding berries with
> whipped cream. I'm using CarbSmart vitamins and krill oil daily.
> already amazed at how my cravings for sweets have dissipated. Not
> eating AT ALL during the day seems to be the key for me with this
> Is there any evidence that this style of eating will somehow
> blood pressure over time? I'm not concerned about short-term
> effects, like in the beginning, so much as the long-term overall
> effects of the diet. I went cold turkey from excess calories before
> Saturday to the 19-hour fast without much problem. I'm getting
> stuffed with the same amount I would normally eat at dinner, and
> it's all I'm eating all day! I've also dropped 4 pounds so far
> (H2O). I've read the CR and IF research and I guess I'm just
> concerned that there is some "stressful" state that is induced with
> long-term semi-fasting that could cause hypertension. I normally
> have normal to low blood pressure.
> I want to thank Dr. Herring and all of the contributors on this
> forum. I feel grateful to have found this plan.