Tomorrow, I will stay on liquids, so as not to upset my digestive system, but I will increase calorie intake with soup and the like up to 1000 kcals. Friday, I will move into well-cooked veggies and soft foods, up to 1200 kcals. Saturday, eating normally, though low- carb, keto-style, and the same on Sunday.
Monday I will start an IF (Intermittent Fast)/Alternate-day Fasting (ADF). I will follow a low-carb, high-fat, keto diet and do my best to stick to vegetarian foods (although to be honest, there might be some bacon involved!). On Monday, I'll water fast all day. On Tuesday, depending on how I feel, I will either skip breakfast and eat around lunchtime for a 42-hr. fast, or eat breakfast, resulting in a 36-hr. fast. The Alternate-day Fasting will help me to continue my fasting progress and weight loss. After about 4 weeks of ADF, I will attempt another extended water fast of 21 days.
I am really happy with my decision and the length of this fast. It is a triumph and not a failure. I will not beat myself up because it was a great kickstart and way for me to transition into sugar-free eating. I am convinced that a keto plan is right for me, physiologically and psychologically. Not to mention the unavoidable result of weight-loss. Since there will be no calorie deprivation or sweet deprivation (although the sweets are sugar-free and use sugar-replacements, they are not terribly sweet), I will not feel that sense of deprivation that causes failure. Further, since I will be able to eat high-fat foods I normally avoid as "too fattening", such as avocados, cheese, etc., I will definitely feel less deprived. Since I won't be mixing those with high carb crackers or sugary foods, my body will continue it's ketogenic fat-burn I started with this fast!
I am proud of myself, and look forward to the awesome keto recipes I've found on the following sites: