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Disclaimer: Intermittent fasting is considered a controversial topic by some AND depending on your health may not be a good idea- so you are responsible for checking with your doctor or medical professional before doing this. I am not a medical professional and the following are just my opinions based on my own experience and the research that I've done. There are quite a few books that expound on both the history and proof of the efficacy of fasting and I firmly believe in it's use, when done the right way, myself.
What You Eat at the End of a Fast
I have heard some people say that fasting is not good for them because they find themselves scarfing down a bunch of junk food like there's no tomorrow at the end of it. And that is definitely not the point- if you find yourself feeling this way psychologically then this may not be a good approach for you right now.
Myself, what I find myself craving by the end of a fasting period is a REAL meal- like steak and broccoli and - if in phase 4- a potato. I'm not craving cake and candy. So for me, fasting is a good way to reset myself if I've started to experience cravings for sweeter foods again for whatever reason- it seems to kind of wipe the slate clean.
I'm not sure if how you feel at the end of a fast has to do with how intentionally you fasted.
For instance, we have all accidentally fasted because we were just SO rushed that day and the timing worked out so that we rushed from work just in time to grab our kid from school to take him to his soccer practice, and then while they were practicing you were going to get a snack but you forgot to bring it and you can't go buy one because you have a business call to make or other small children to care for, etc and before you know it you haven't eaten since breakfast and it's 7pm. Sometimes in those cases, I wonder to myself if because it wasn't intentional- there is the subconscious signal that you didn't get to eat and you meant to and so it's a position of being LACKING what you were expecting for yourself - and perhaps this could cause these stuffing-face moments.
Also Rayzel, I am in phase 4 – almost 4 months out from my last injection.
I am finding that on my fast days a 14-oz Ribeye and tomato are just not enough : (
I am starving and this does not satisfy me. Should I add more protein and more vegetables?
Hey there! I think it makes sense to eat enough to feel satisfied on your breaking fast meal.