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7 Important things to know about prolonged fasting 72 hours continuous or more


7 Important things to know

about prolonged fasting 72 hours continuous or more

It is always recommended to follow prolonged fasting in conjunction with the keto diet for the best results that enhance the diet's effectiveness.

This article will therefore feature seven things about prolonged fasting that are of utmost importance, to be taken into account.

Fasting is very simple and presumably not too difficult. But some overestimate it. The simplest thing about it is what usually gives us the greatest effect. And that's what fasting actually is about. It's amazing that the mere fact that we don't eat has effective results. If you have never experienced it, you must inevitably do so.

Benefits of prolonged fasting versus frequent eating (sausage)

  1. Understanding the benefits of
  2. fasting requires comparing it to what is against it
  3. eating frequently (sausage).

When we delve deeper into the effects of recurrent eating on our bodies, they are highly destructive. Among all the negative practices we can offer, frequent eating tops the list.

This is due to its role in the chronic rise of insulin resulting in other health problems. countless, when we think of it... We find that the body cannot recover by eating many meals.

Some believe in the idea of healing with food

By nourishing the body with food and the fact that food can sometimes be nutritious, healing is achieved by refraining from food.

The prevailing idea that breakfast is the most important meal is a lie. as well as snacks promoted for children before bedtime or after school. And the advice that we should not miss a meal. They are often promoted by snack manufacturers.

In fact, we feel more hungry.

This is because it gives us a small percentage of calories and stimulates insulin, which causes a drop in blood sugar an hour and a half after eating it, so it stimulates hunger.

That is, snacks stimulate hunger, not metabolism!

Rather, they make those who eat them more and more hungry and in no way solve the problem of low blood sugar.

It contributes to the persistence of hypoglycemia as it slows metabolism or rather slows the body's ability to lose weight. Due to its insulin resistance due to chronic elevation of insulin.

These meals prompt those who eat them to nap immediately after they are eaten and increase the feeling of some sleep. Despite the role of sleep in reducing mood and nervous swings. But an hour later and once blood sugar drops, mood swings return.

The benefits of fasting through the ages

and in the words of scientists and philosophers

Many great thinkers throughout history have been exposed to the benefits of fasting. They mentioned Socrates' words: "Eating at the time of illness fuels disease." 

Ancient philosophers in Greece, such as Pythagoras, were demanding that their pupils fast so that they could think safely.

Plato and Aristotle were also fans of fasting. Ben Franklin said that the best medicines were rest and fasting.

Mark Twain has said that some hunger may benefit the patient more than the best medicine and the finest doctors.

How does fatty tissue form in the body?

There is a very important point regarding body fat and fatty tissue. Where does it come from?

Why is this fabric we hate so much?

  1. This fabric is formed by lack of food.
  2. Fat is only an effective means of
  3. survival that is a way of

enhancing the effectiveness of the body's energy. When some complain that the metabolism has been damaged, slowed down or disrupted, they in fact enjoy an effective metabolism. Because their bodies are able to withstand a little food for long periods.

So I got to keep fat. Fat can be considered a long-term fuel that helps us survive when food is not available. Here lies the secret to losing fat.

Is fat lost by eating certain foods?

Not by emulating the way it forms in the first place.

Famine must be simulated and the meaning of the simulation must be clarified here. The difference between fasting and starvation lies in only one thing: loss of control, fasting is tightening control of the body. In famine, it is the surrounding environment that governs us from lack of food, so the simulation of famine puts us in total control because we have the choice of eating or not.

Thus, the secret to getting rid of excess fat is prolonged fasting, which brings enormous benefits to our health.

Now here are the seven very important things about prolonged fasting that you should know:

Care to take supplements during fasting

First of all, when fasting it's okay to drink water as well as tea and some coffee, but supplements must inevitably be taken.

This is due to the acute nutrient deficiency that most people are experiencing. Although the body's nutrient retention efficiency is greatly enhanced when fasting. Nutrient needs are much lower, but this does not prevent some nutritional deficiencies.

 Especially in rare minerals and others such as electrolyte and vitamins B. Therefore, it is recommended to take the necessary supplements, especially two basic sets of supplements: electrolyte and vitamins B. as well as some other supplements if possible as vitamin D&C.

This is absolutely necessary. You should also stay away from the saturated chain of amino acids and stay away from snacks altogether. Although some food programmes encourage them, they are not desirable to eat them. Because they inhibit one of the processes that brings great benefits to the body is autophagy.


So what is it?

It is the process of recycling old and damaged protein in the body. The most effective self-devouring trigger fasting is as close as possible to the process:

  • Self-cleansing in the body of old and damaged protein.
  • Cleansing the body of the pathogen.
  • Stimulate body genes to withstand and stay longer.

Cleansing the body of affected mitochondria that are the root and direct cause of cancer. Prolonged fasting is therefore the perfect solution to tackle cancer.

Self-devouring is therefore a recycling of the damaged protein and is intended to be amyloid layers that are the cause of Alzheimer's and protein affected by chronic diseases. For example, the protein in the eyes when diabetes is damaged by chronic inflammation.

And by the way,

Prolonged fasting contributes to the elimination of inflammation in the body as well as its incredible effect on autoimmune diseases.

Therefore, the recycling of the damaged protein is not limited to muscles but also protein found in enzymes and different metabolic pathways.

Autophagy disinfects all of that from the damaged protein. So pay attention to drinking the body's water needs, and some tea and coffee are okay, and don't forget supplements and nothing else.

Amount of water to drink

  1. You should also discuss the quantity of
  2. water to drink. Drinking at least 2.5 litres of
  3. water is recommended.

Because once fasting is followed

the body begins to drain its stock of glycogen, which is stored sugar, and the first thing the body burns is sugar. It then loses a lot of fluids due to the blood sugar consortium stored with an enormous amount of water in the muscles and liver.

That is why the body loses a large amount of fluids initially and this is accompanied by loss of electrolyte. This will prepare the ground for the second order to be taken into account when performing prolonged fasting:

Electrolyte Compensation

That is why the electrolyte must be compensated and perhaps the greatest risk that fasting fasting may present during such fasting is fasting without the loss of the electrolyte.

Because losing them can cause a lot of heart problems and can lead to fainting and heart attacks. Due to deprivation of the body's basic electrolyte.

It is ambiguous for the majority of diets that sodium chloride is also an electrolyte? It is therefore necessary to eat salt and other electrolyte. Feelings of muscle weakness are an indicator of salt deficiency and certainly mean sea salt. Electrolyte includes potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc.


It is re-eating and is not meant to be interspersed with intermittent fasting periods. It ends with prolonged fasting lasting 48, 72 hours, five days, 14 days, 21 days or even a month and can be fasted 5 days or 21 days several times a year. To promote body health to an unprecedented level.

What is recommended to eat

after the expiration of the prolonged fasting?

You should eat healthily, of course. But the meal must not be great and must inevitably stay away from refined carbohydrate and sugar products. Because then taking them would lead to a massive reduction in potassium from the body's cells. While 98% of total potassium should be intracellular, it is known that sugar storage requires potassium.

Carbohydrate intake thus depletes potassium stocks very quickly and severely disrupts the blood-cell balance of potassium, which may involve some risk.

That's why you should stay away from refined carbohydrates.

  • When you re-eat after fasting. Instead
  • some salad or egg can be consumed and just a little.
  • Then wait several hours and then some nuts can be eaten
  • for example, and then wait a little.

He then took some ovocado and took into account post-fasting progression in eating. and not to eat a large meal directly.

This can cause acute digestive disorders and fatigue.

  1. Because the resulting ketones increase the acidity of the body
  2. which is not a bad thing.
  3. But if you keep drinking apple cider vinegar

it means an additional increase in acidity and an imbalance in your body's pH. And feeling the heartbeat and hearing her buzzers in the ear. This impedes the ability to sleep due to pH imbalance.

The effect on breathing through air deficiency is the inability to get enough air.

This will take us to talk about the following point:

Avoid drinking apple cider vinegar

The conclusion is that you should avoid drinking apple cider vinegar when following fasting for more than 72 hours.

The body may even need to eat a small percentage of baking soda by a teaspoon, dissolve it in water and drink it. Especially if any signs of gout symptoms and high uric acid are observed.

Urine acid is one of the most effective antioxidants in the blood and its presence in the blood is normal. However, some people who are more vulnerable to gout may be severely affected, especially at the outset, but need not worry about it.

Follow a healthy keto diet

You should not return to the usual diet.

Because carbohydrate intake negates some of the benefits of fasting, the primary goal of fasting is to get rid of the negative effects of a high-carbohydrate system and the proliferation of harmful foods.

It is highly recommended to combine the keto diet with intermittent fasting.

Dawn phenomenon

This is a high blood sugar rate from 5 to 8 am. It is a sudden rise in blood sugar despite not eating sugar. This is because the liver produces sugar as a result of the problem of insulin resistance that lasts beyond fasting.

Because it takes a long time to get rid of it up to a year or even more until it finally goes away. This phenomenon indicates insulin resistance and there is little to worry about.

But if they cause inconvenience

you can go for long walks to burn excess sugar, which is not elevated by the diet but produced by the liver. It does not have the same problems and goes away over time. However, this may lead some to fear fasting due to the attendant high blood sugar and decide to stop it. There are some things that can help like taking berberine or cinnamon because they help reduce insulin resistance.

We must realize when the time is right to finish fasting.

Should I start directly with prolonged fasting?

Actually it can start with prolonged fasting but will we feel good?

It is not necessarily especially if we have never been fasting, as it must be delayed for a period of time until the body adapts.

It may take a few days before we feel well. So many take the step up and move smoothly after weeks of intermittent fasting. The right choice is for the same person.

Prolonged fasting can be initiated immediately. 

But once fasting begins, the body moves from burning glucose fuel to fat fuel and the body begins to produce new enzymes to burn ketones. This makes the body dependent on the fuel of both fatty acids and ketones

especially the brain.

  1. The brain cannot work on fatty acid fuels
  2. but on ketones.
  3. It should therefore be noted that once fasting begins

a person may not feel comfortable in the head.

This is simply because moving to ketones takes time. In the meantime, MCT oil or ketone supplements can be taken to get rid of those symptoms.

The conclusion is that mental well-being will not be felt at first but the body will soon adapt afterwards.

Appetite for food will be reduced and comfort will be felt.

This is a good indicator of the body's adaptation to fasting, so when fasting progression is taken into account, a person may not be without some discomfort. It may be in the form of hunger, pain or bad feeling.

But once you try to move forward

that will go away and push the body to adapt to the burning of the new fuel.

Sometimes it may be noted that there is no other solution but to move forward during the transition. which separates intermittent fasting from prolonged fasting.

Side Note

An additional point revolves around what is always recommended to refrain from eating in times other than hunger and eating only when hungry. This is essentially about intermittent fasting.

When moving to prolonged fasting

can you eat when you're hungry?

Hunger cannot be resisted and fasting must be pursued.

Prolonged fasting has many good benefits and promotes superior body health. In particular, chronic illnesses and cancer in phase IV or cancer in general. Prolonged fasting is recommended immediately.

But one of his problems is that he is disadvantaged to pregnant and lactating women and must not follow for those with anorexia.