Transitioning from ketogenic to fasting

As many know, many ways of eating effect one person differently than another person.  The ketogenic eating style works great but for my body style it seems to have a balancing at a higher weight than I desire or need.  I lost 15-20 lbs then stabilized for a long time until it seemed like even with lessening of carbohydrates to zero, no changes.  The worst part for me was even one day of eating like everyone else around me after I stopped, weight poured back.  Anyway, I’ve decided to transition from the ketogenic eating style to a fasting approach and see how my body handles it.  After lots of research, it seems it would be a good step since I’ve already conditioned my body for ketones.  Today I’be started… well, I guess technically last night I did since that was the last time I ate or drank anything non-water.

I’m following the snake diet, which it’s been euphemistically called.  Basically it’s fasting for as long as your body can handle within its signals.  A salt water based liquid (called “snake juice”) is the daily beverage to provide what the brain and body require to function: potassium and magnesium.  I used it while doing ketogenic and done right it’s very helpful.  I know no one cares but this is the mix I use for 2 liters of water in a hydro flask (this is a cut-n-paste from my personal notes with links to re-buy… ignore as needed):

Water – 2L
Potassium Chloride Powder – 1 tsp (2560 mg) – – $16.96/kg
Sodium Chloride (Himalayan Pink Salt) – ½ tsp (840 mg sodium) –
Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) – 1tsp (1080 mg sodium) – – $10.18/16 oz
Magnesium Sulphate – ½ tsp (200 mg magnesium) – – $12.49/5 lb
(Optional) Borax – 1/16 tsp
This is safe, and provides pH balancing in your digestive system as well.  It should go without saying but all should be food grade.  Borax is food grade by nature.  If you drink this, don’t chug it or you’ll be in the restroom more than likely.  It can be more than 2 liter through the day, with this recipe being made again for the second 2 liters.
I’ll post updates within the next 24/48 hours.

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