Fast and Furious (Day 1)

Day 1 of my 3 day fast is almost complete! That’s nearly a full 24 hours with having just consumed water. A lot of fasts are done with the exception of drinking coffee or tea, but apparently that hinders the full benefit of fasting, so I’m sticking with strictly water. So far, so good. EXCEPT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS FUCKING MORNING, OKAY. I was scrolling through the news feed/TL on facebook, when I rolled into an onslaught of pictures of videos of some of the most creative and delicious looking food I’ve ever seen in my life. With most picture and videos of food, I viewed them. Buffalo mozzarella sticks, pounds of bacon cheese fries, fresh cinnabons. I was drooling and my stomach was yelling. Needless to say, the hunger was real this morning. BUT other than that experience, my hunger levels really haven’t been bad today. Hunger rose up here and there throughout the day, but no where near as bad as I assumed it would be. The mental clarity or mental sharpness that fasting can provide is pretty impressive. It’s easy to see why so many people of high ranking position or status practice intermittent fasting. Even 24 hours in, I still feel pretty sharp. The most important part of fasting, from my point of view so far, is to just be sure you’re staying hydrated. Considering that all you’re supposed to consume is water, it is crucial to listen to the body. Tomorrow may be tough. I work as a waiter at an Italian restaurant, and have a shift tomorrow night. We’ll see where scents take me. So far, so good. I will be posting a review of my 2nd day of my 3 day fast, tomorrow. Till then, Ciao!