Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 3 - The Green Tea Chronicles

Hello blog.

I managed to complete all 3 days of my green tea fast. As of this moment it's been over 72 hours since I've eaten anything. I feel wrecked.

I'm going to bed now, so there'll be another 10 hours or so without food before I'm seated at the restaurant. No idea what I'll order, but I'll get a photo.

I spent like 3 hours today looking at pictures of food on the internet. I bought a lot of ramen noodles online, and some Japanese candy to try. Hopefully I don't eat it all in one day.

Looks like I'm finally done losing water weight.

So tired.

Until tomorrow,


  1. If you know which restaurant you're going to try to check their online menu so you know what to order prior to arriving. Sometimes the soup and sandwich combo isn't always the healthiest option if the soup is made with cream (ask for broth) and the sandwich is soaking with mayo. "Wet" vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers will keep a sandwich moist so you can do away with the margarine/butter and mayo. There are good resources such as The Eat Clean Diet that will help you make healthy choices at a restaurant.

    Good Luck!

  2. Good luck, Eric. Hope all goes well at the restaurant. And congrats on your three day fast. Whevever I get to feeling low, I always threaten that I'll just become an anorexic, but I can never make it past the first day.

  3. Eric, I'm worried about your approach. I am not a physician or nutritionist, I am a massage therapist, but fasting is never a good option. Our liver and kidneys filter impurities from our bodies. The only thing that a fast will do is wreak havoc on your metabolism. I'm so concerned that your hunger will lead to a binge-just what you are hoping to avoid.

    Please, please reconsider this unsafe option.

  4. Eric, I'm completely down with wanting to do this as fast as humanly possible, but I get worried when I see radical approaches like this because it reminds me too much of my past attempts that fell short of the mark.

    I've lost 85 lbs in a little over eight months by doing nothing more than eating a little less, eating a little healthier and exercising six days a week for at least 45 minutes. The best part is that I've managed to build a lifestyle that I think is sustainable for the long haul.

    Good luck with your journey.

  5. I actually understand the fasting, and there are a lot of studies about fasting and how good it is for you. I hope it shrinks your stomach so you can effectively eat smaller meals and feel satisfied... that's what happened when I did a two-day fast and subsequently tried a raw diet for a week. (BTW, didn't make a whole week but it worked.)

    Is your first meal back from fasting going to be at a restaurant? Eric... That's a really bad idea. You should do some research on breaking a fast... if you go and eat "normal" food, it'll be painful. Seriously, painful. The stomach hurting, cramping, diarrhea hell painful squirts. I'm just sayin', you might wanna rethink your first meal back. Just google "breaking a fast" and you'll find some better ways to get back into food.

    Also, just as a note (totally not trying to be debbie downer here) but one thing I don't eat is ramen noodles, and dammit, I love them. Why? Each little packet has almost 2000 mg of sodium which is basically your daily recommendation. You mentioned losing your water weight. If you eat the Ramen, you're gonna gain it back pretty quickly... just fyi. You'd be better off with a really balanced diet with lean proteins and veggies. :)