Ultimate 4 day fast?
I've been doing 16-48 hour fasts every now and then the last couple years. I'm looking to do a longer fast soon, I'm thinking 4 days, and i want to optimize it as well as I can. mostly by starting and ending it with the right foods/liquids. I'm looking mostly for health benefits, but fat loss as well.
Here's what i'm thinking:
Day 1, either only veggie juice or bone broth, lemon water, etc.. or maybe both? I'm thinking this for the cleansing benefits, to start it with no solid foods, but awesome nutrients. still some fasting benefits and a caloric deficit
Day 2, dry fast, no water no food, no anything
Day 3, possibly another dry fast day, depending on how i'm feeling.
Day 4, start to reintroduce water, possibly tea?
Day 5, breaking the fast, water and bone broth in the morning(possibly with some added fats?), wait a couple hours, more bone broth and completely raw uncooked/flavored veggies. then from there just try to keep it bland but very nutrient dense foods. more juicing?
After talking with somebody who's done longer fasts, he really got me into how important it is to start and end the fast the right way, not just for the health reasons and to avoid bloating etc. but also as a good reset of your taste and cravings.
How's that plan sound? anything I should change?