Many people and experts praise fasting for its health benefits.
And a considerable amount of BJJ practitioners take it up in the form of intermittent fasting. But some take it to the next level – like Rafael Lovato Jr.
Lovato recently pushed through a 60 hour fast.
He detailed the approach on his social media:
I’m coming up on a new decade of life & wanted to do something different this week to challenge myself, cleanse my body, focus my mind, & just hit a big reset button for my system.
I practice intermittent fasting regularly, but I’ve never gone beyond 24hrs without food.
I made sure to have plenty of water & used salt & squeezed lemons for electrolytes & flavor. I also had green tea & black coffee all with zero calories added.
This was definitely a challenge, but I actually really enjoyed it!
Yes, Lovato did feel a bit exhausted as he was coming closer to the 60h fasting window, but he experienced a lot of unexpected benefits along the way:
My productivity level was insane!
My mind was so focused & energized & it wasn’t the caffeine either.
I actually had less caffeine than I normally do & felt energized all the way until late in the night.
I made 2.5 days look like a whole week!
He was also surprised by how his sleep improved:
I was shocked at how little sleep I needed.
My energy lasted until late at night & I woke up on my own after 4-5hrs of sleep & didn’t feel the need to go back to sleep.
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