17 Feb '13, 7pm

I Fasted For 7 Days

I Fasted For 7 Days

From Feb 2nd to Feb 8th, I ate no food at all, consuming only water. I am not a doctor; none of this is medical advice. But people have asked me about it, so I'm going to explain a little. Geeks will have an easier time understanding fasting than regular people. Garbage Collection I got most of my information from a book by Dr. Joel Fuhrman , a doctor who's guided very large numbers of different patients through fasts. The book explains that fasting longer than 3 or 4 days triggers a protein-sparing process, which geeks can understand as a garbage collector . During the first few days of a fast, the body will burn muscle for glucose, causing muscle loss, but after those few days, the metabolism switches to a different method of generating energy, and although this process also uses cells from the body as fuel, the garbage collector prioritizes which cells. The garbage coll...

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