Getting Past the First Few Days Of Intermittent Fasting




The Early Days are the Most Difficult

For those of you who are trying out the diet for the first time, please note that the first 10 days (i.e 5 fast days) are somewhat difficult. However, once you’ve passed this initial 10 day “hump” most people find the fast days rather easy to get through.

What was your experience?


Notes: We definitely agree with Dr. Varady. The first few fasts are the most difficult. We believe that is because of “blood sugar roller coaster rides” as your body adjusts to a more balance blood sugar path–there might be highs and lows. It’s these “low” troughs that cause your body to beat you up, demanding food, “FEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDD MMMMMEEEEEEE, SEYMOUR!!!” But in most cases, this is your body and mind having temper tantrums and if you continue with your plan, they will subside and appear less often, with smaller and smaller ferocity.


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Author: Susie T. Gibbs

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