I fasted for 3 days as a personal experiment. Here’s my stick-figure depiction of what happened.
Why fast for 3 days?
Here are the reasons I told myself:
- To stop being obsessed with food.
- To repair my gut.
- To face my fear of starvation.
- To enter ketosis.
- To make more time for other things.
Let me quickly explain those, and then we’ll see what actually happened during the fast.
1. To stop being obsessed with food
I like food. I like food a lot.
Here’s a graph of how much I like food over the course of a day:
Not surprisingly, it’s the exact inverse of my willpower over the day:
A few weeks ago, that graph was getting worse. I’m not sure why, but I was feeling my willpower becoming weaker. I wasn’t eating until I felt full; I was eating until my fridge ran out of food.
So that was reason 1 for a fast. To stop being so obsessed with food.