January 26, 2024

JJ’s 3-Day Water Fast

Sup fam! JJ here 👋🏻 I just completed a 3-day water fast. Why? Because I want to live the best life I can for as long as I can. And if I can do a couple things that will extend the quality of the life I live, I’m all about it. If you haven’t done your research on the benefits of extended fasting… do it right now! Here are just a few that mean the most to me:

  • Restore gut health
  • Curb inflammation
  • Fight off chronic disease
  • Perform a bio clean up of the body
  • Autophagy 

Each day of my fast, I drank 1-gallon of water that we collected from the natural spring up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Legit the best water I’ve ever tasted btw! For every gallon, I added a ¼ of a teaspoon of Redmond Real Salt to keep my mineral and electrolyte levels up and to make sure I’m staying hydrated. 

Here’s a short breakdown of how I felt throughout my 3-day fast:

Hour 17: I had a few hunger cues in the afternoon where I wanted to eat my arm off, but I made it through.

Hour 24: I was actually feeling really good. The first 24 hours were easier than I expected. I was pumped for only 2 more days to go!

Hour 36: I woke up feeling wired! I felt like I had electricity running through me. 

Hours 39-51: I was not feeling great. Everything I read said that day 2 was the hardest and this was definitely a painful day for me. All I wanted to do was sleep. I was in despair and felt lifeless. Almost a feeling of panic having so much further to go! What kept me going today was re-reading the research and the benefits of what this 3-day fast was going to bring me. 

Hour 62: 10 more hours to go! Somehow, my 3rd workout felt the best. I had tons of energy!

Hour 69: Throughout this whole process, I have never felt better than I did during this hour. I had mental clarity, my energy levels were high, and I didn’t feel hungry. I felt like I could go another day, but was I going to? Heck no!

Hour 72: Fast complete! Time to drink some hot bone broth and enjoy my CSE Green Detox Smoothie! 🤤 

Here’s my Fasted Workout Schedule:

10 minute incline walk on the treadmill, 15% grade at 2.5mph speed 
10 Minute EMOM

  • 5 pull ups
  • 5 push ups
  • 5 squats

I am NOT doing this 3-day water fast for weight loss. I do have a starting weight and ending weight, but that’s because I’m all about the data. I’m in this for all the internal benefits, but I don't condone you do this without doctor supervision. Watch a 10-minute vlog of my complete experience here!

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