Precision Nutrition Trail Fast

I went through the precision nutrition trial fast last Sunday, here's a low-down on how things went through each of the steps. I had trialled this while out and about in central London, but failed at around 5pm, I was disorganised and feeling incredibly dizzy from the crowds and noise, so this time I planned ahead and did this from home.

10 PM Saturday

Had a late dinner at the wonderful Chaat on RedChurch Street in Shoreditch. May as well have an epic last meal, right? The advantage of the late final meal was that I actually managed to ramble in from the street and only waited a minute for a table. I didn't over-do it in terms of food. I often get hungrier the next morning if I eat a huge meal the night before.

9 AM Saturday

10 AM

1PM

2PM

2:30PM

Beginning to get dizzy/spacy, the cigar may be the source. I've been using my standing desk and been walking constantly since the morning but now I seem to want prolonged sitting.

3PM

I guess you'd call this lunchtime, same intake as breakfast. It takes the edge off a little. Can't really sit still anymore, I'm just pacing around but feeling light-headed at the same time.

6PM

Watching movies at the moment which seems to keep the hunger at bay. It's very much hitting a wall then finding energy from somewhere.

9PM

Bailing an hour early and having a small cup of soup. Put frankly, I felt like I've had a temperature for the last few hours and all my body wanted was something wholesome in it, my resistance has totally fallen apart. I felt like I was coming down with an illness and I was worried the lack of food may have brought down my immune system.

Conclusion

The illness effect was probably entirely psychosomatic, but I did feel terrible the last few hours, the light spacious feeling I had earlier in the day turned pretty horrible. I'd like to repeat this experiment without the 10km run beforehand and see how it goes. One thing is for sure, I have a completely new respect for anyone who can regularly fast. The ways in which this hit my willpower were completely surprising.