DAY 3 - NO FOOD TODAY BUT A BREAKTHROUGH
I awake today after a restful 7 hours of sleep and feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Yesterday I was feeling sluggish, low energy, had a headache, and experienced some short term memory problems which concerned me greatly! Dr. Soler visits' me and chuckles when I tell him “oh yeah, that is what we call fasting brain, not to worry.” I am much relieved. Combine that with feeling great this morning and this tells me that I caught over the “hump” yesterday when your system converts from glucose burning to ketogenic and fat burning. This usually results in some misery which I experienced yesterday. I am told by my roommates that it has passed and I am cruising ahead on my fast as the weight comes peeling off.
I attend a lecture with Dr Zhu who gives us a lecture on cleansing the liver. It was a reminder for my how important it is to provide your liver with good nutrition for the 500 things it provides to your body and just how much we often abuse it. I will be using this information to guide me when I return on June 17th. It all fits in with my goal of having a quality life, that cannot happen without taking good care of myself and my body.
No yoga scheduled tonight, however we engage in mind yoga with the puzzle that Wink gave me of her painting. It luckily engages a 10 grade student and me through part of the evening and we get to know each other a little better. He will be picked up tomorrow at noon by his twin brother and his mother. Just starting to know him...