If you read my last post, you already know I’m about to embark on the toughest food journey of my life with a seven-day fast.
I was waiting for the right time (no special occasions, holidays, sports leagues, etc.) and the time is now. I’ll start the seven-day fast tomorrow.
In preparation, I’ve been eating a lot more than usual the last few days. In fact, I can say with certainty that I’ve put on some fat. It kind of pisses me off how easy it is to gain fat these days but I went from my usual intake of 1600-1700 calories to around 4,000 the last four days, so it was expected. If putting on fat was never an issue, 4,000 calories is about the place I would like to be on a regular basis. I love my food.
Putting on a little extra fat was intentional in this case. I’m quite sure I’ll be able to use all of it and more while on a week-long fast with absolutely no food. I’m hoping it will keep me from looking too emaciated when day seven arrives. All this said, I’m not too overly concerned about muscle loss as I’m sure I can gain back any lost muscle in the couple weeks following the fast.
As stated before, I’ll be working out every day while on my fast. It won’t be anything too difficult. I’ll simply be trying to keep resistance applied to the muscles throughout the week to minimize the loss of muscle. An example workout is doing a set of push-ups to failure on waking. A couple hours later, I’ll do handstand push-ups to failure. A few hours after that, I’ll do a set of pull-ups to failure. Throw in a little military press on occasion and whatever else I can think of and that should suffice. I’m shooting for five or six sets throughout the course of an entire day.
If I get too energy depleted as the week draws to an end, I may forego exercising of any kind. I’ll have to let things play out and see how I feel.
I’ll take a picture tonight and throw it up with my day 1 results tomorrow, as I plan on posting about my experience every day.
Wish me luck!