48 Hours Intermittent Fasting

by - April 02, 2019

As the name implies, this is  a kind of fasting that covers 48 hours, approximately a period of 2 days.

With all the Benefits of fasting  people have been known to push their abilities further and further to gain the best results at the fastest possible time and one of the most common ways is by embarking on fasts for longer periods.

All the things that happen during a fast that cause the body to go into natural ketosis, burn fat for fuel and so cause weight loss and all that good stuff, tend to speed up after the first 36 hours.

The fast may seem daunting at first, but people who have tried it say that the body tends to adjust after a few hours, and all one needs is determination, and singleness of mind.

This kind of fasting can be made extremely easy once you know how to go about it.

As usual, we are here to help ease you into this process. If this is something you are thinking of venturing into, here are some tips:

The night before you embark on the fast, have an early dinner, 8pm at the latest. Research has shown that eating late into the night usually leaves one feeling the pangs of hunger quite early the next day.

When you wake up on day one of your fast, drink water. Adding a pinch of salt to it will also help.

Water fights hunger because it is very filling. In fact, many have been known to quench hunger with just water, proving that a lot of the time when your brain is translating hunger, you’re actually just thirsty.

You should keep drinking water all through the day, the results are amazing.

Stay hydrated throughout the day. See Drinks that are healthy during fast here.

Staying hydrated eliminates most of the feelings of weakness that come with fasting, keeping you energized and on the go.

Keep your mind busy. Do things that will keep your mind active elsewhere and off the fast. Reading, taking a walk, seeing a movie (except it’s about food) are examples of ways to engage your mind.

If you think about food or the fact that you have not eaten, you will definitely get hungry.

Also, don’t surround yourself with reminders and food if you’re having cravings.

Avoid those things that will be a trigger to making you break the fast.

Avoid strenuous activities. Anything that requires using up a lot of energy should be avoided.

This is a long fast and all the energy you can conserve will be needed and appreciated by your body.

Make sure you go to bed without feeling any pangs of hunger, because hunger and sleep are not a very good mix, and waking up with those pangs will surely have you running to find the next available thing to shove down your face.

Fill up on your fluids before bed and if you find you’re going to the bathroom a lot, take solace in the fact that your system is getting cleaned out and you’re living your healthiest life.

Wake up the next day and repeat the process.

Breaking a 2 day fast should be done with care and attentiveness. The intestines have gone without food for an extended period and so they need to be eased back into the process of eating.

Don’t start feasting immediately and mind what you eat. Take small amounts of vegetable-based meal and then you can proceed to something bigger. See also Meals that are healthy during fast.

Don’t forget that fasting is not for everyone, especially an extended one like this. You will do well to seek advice from your physician before embarking on it.

Head over to the comments section and let us know what you think. If you try this, do tell us how it turned out for you. Till the next post, stay healthy!

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