Fuzziness of thinking the day after a fast

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Fuzziness of thinking the day after a fast

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  • Hi. Back on the wagon after a longish break and an increase in weight of some 16lb πŸ™

    I’ve done three fasts so far this time, but am finding the fast day it’s self reasonably ok, but I am suffering real mental fuzziness the day after. Will this clear up do you think, as my body re-acclimatises? I can’t remember if it happened last time I 5:2ed … Trouble is I have quite a demanding job so not sure if it’s the fasting or the stress that’s the issue!! But I need to find a solution …

    Any help / thoughts gratefully received πŸ™‚ G

    The first few weeks I fasted I felt very similar. It does go away. I also felt sluggish and tired. Now I have more energy and clarity than ever. The body apparently must get used to switching over and burning fat and using ketones as fuel. According to Dr. Fung, the brain really likes Ketones. That is one reason why I limit fast days to water/tea/coffee. He says…

    https://idmprogram.com/fasting-brain-function-fasting-24/

    And the physiology of fasting:

    https://idmprogram.com/fasting-physiology-part-ii/

    There’s a lot of other interesting stuff there if you feel like doing some reading. πŸ™‚

    Thanks πŸ™‚ I will persevere then
    G

    Check that you are not getting dehydrated on your fast days. More water, and maybe more salt might make a difference.

    Good luck.

    Thanks both. Embarking upon FD day 4 today … I’ll up my water intake, and try to get some salt in too as suggested πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know how I get on!

    Hope you all have a great day

    G

    So, really struggling today … Cannot keep my mind on anything at all for more than five minutes!
    This is hard … I just want to shut down today πŸ™

    The initial couple of weeks I fasted I felt fundamentally the same as. It goes away. I additionally felt lazy and tired. Presently I have more vitality and clearness than any other time in recent memory. The body evidently should get used to exchanging over and consuming fat and utilizing ketones as fuel. As per Dr. Fung, the cerebrum truly enjoys Ketones. That is one motivation behind why I restrict quick days to water/tea/espresso.

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