Originally Posted by creative
Well done for fasting....just water? I have done a fair bit of fasting and detoxing in my time; these days I favour detoxing since fasting is not recommended for high blood pressure plus I read that long fasts can slow down the metabolism. I think I could write a book about the beneficial effects.
Yes I was surprised not to be immediately hungry but I did get coffee withdrawals, e.g. headaches - how about you?
Mostly water, but I did cheat just a bit and have a little coffee - only one cup, and only in the morning. I have trouble functioning without caffeine. I hadn't heard about a connection between fasting and high blood pressure. I'll have to read up on that, because my blood pressure tends to be somewhat on the high side to begin with.
I've found that fasting does wonderful things for lowering blood glucose, however. Just avoiding any post meal insulin jumps makes me feel better.
I did end up breaking my fast last night and had a small meal of lambs' kidneys in mustard sauce, a la Delia Smith. It's a rich dish and I wasn't terribly hungry anyway, so I kept the portion small.
Lambs' Kidneys with Two Mustards - Offal - Recipes - from Delia Online