Best time in monthly cycle to fast?

(13 Posts)
Fraxinus Wed 31-Jul-13 12:47:37

Hello, does anyone have any theories about when is the best time in your monthly cycle to fast?

I get very hungry before CD1 and have a week of headaches after CD1, so not sure if middle of cycle might be best time.

Just wondering if there are any theories knocking around.
Thanks

Talkinpeace Wed 31-Jul-13 16:53:06

Not sure what you mean.
You fast for two or three days every single week

And for the gentlemen and more mature among us its not an issue!

Oh, where's that article that we linked to recently - I think it was called "fasting - why you're doing it all wrong!" or similar. It adopted a monthly strategy, and dealt briefly with cycles.

Fraxinus Wed 31-Jul-13 20:18:51

Not a helpful comment, talkin peace. This section is titled fasting / 5:2. I want to know about fasting in relation to my cycle,not about fasting for 2 or 3 days every week. That is not the only way to fast.

And so what if it is not an issue for older ladies or gentlemen? .... I cannot choose to be either of those, and this is still the correct place for me to ask my question.

Fraxinus Wed 31-Jul-13 20:19:29

Melanie cheeks.... Yes, that sounds interesting. What might be suitable keywords for a search, do you think?

Talkinpeace Wed 31-Jul-13 20:30:11

Fraxinus
Not quite sure how I rattled your cage, but if you read a teeny weeny bit about 5:2 you'll discover that it is fasting two non consecutive days a week, every week, month after month.

Fraxinus Wed 31-Jul-13 20:36:12

I don't want to do 5:2. I want to do monthly fasting. This section is not just for 5:2 people.

http://www.niashanks.com/2013/07/intermittent-fasting-doing-it-wrong/

That articke

Talkinpeace Wed 31-Jul-13 21:56:20

How do you define 'monthly fasting' and what are your criteria for it so that it is both healthy and sustainable?

Fraxinus Wed 31-Jul-13 23:19:01

I don't know. I am asking on here for when is best time in cycle for a fast. I'm asking for information.... Melanie showed me an interesting article which has different lengths of fast for different spacings.

Have you got any information about my specific question to share?

Talkinpeace Thu 01-Aug-13 09:19:22

well I'm really unclear what you mean by "monthly fasting"
can you link to where you picked the idea up from, and what it entails
as anything involving a long fast once a month is likely to do your body no good at all

Fraxinus Thu 01-Aug-13 21:02:52

Monthly fasting = Fasting once a month, as it suggests in title of post... When is best time to fast in monthly cycle.

Talkinpeace Thu 01-Aug-13 22:37:04

how long for?
as a 24 hour fast is no great shakes - many of us do them twice a week every week
a 36 hour fast : again not a huge thing (vegan) B&W does them most weeks
a 48 hour fast : then you are heading into weirdo non sustainable land

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