I’ve done a few gateway diets over the last year including juicing and the Whole 30 but this time wanted to do something a little different that didn’t take such a long period of time or preparation. I had toyed with the idea of a 5 day water fasting before but while looking up for more information on it’s pros and cons, I came across a Rich Roll episode with Dr Joel Khan which indirectly, got me to the quantifiedbob site.
I ended up for the most part, following the quantifiedbob plan, with a few modifications. Day 1 aside, most of the macronutrient splits were close to the ideal but for the next time I do this in a month, I’ll increase the food slightly to get closer to 800 calories per day. I’m looking to repeat the 5 days on/25 days off for the next 2 months to see how my bloodworm ends up, so this first effort was more of an experiment on how my body would deal with such an extreme. If you’re curious as to what my solid meals looked like, here’s a few of them:
And now on to the details/results…