A Surprising Thing Happened When I Stopped Eating For 3 Days

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I fasted for 3 days as a personal experiment. Here’s my stick-figure depiction of what happened.

Here are the reasons I told myself:

  1. To stop being obsessed with food.
  2. To repair my gut.
  3. To face my fear of starvation.
  4. To enter ketosis.
  5. 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.

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