I started another water fast yesterday. I had planned to do it at the beginning of the month, so I’m three or four weeks late.
I will fast from Saturday afternoon (yesterday) until Tuesday evening. I need to start eating before Wednesday, because I have to be somewhere on Wednesday morning.
So far, I haven’t eaten in 24 hours but am feeling okay. I think that it helps for me to drink a lot of water. I’ve had about 1⁄2 gallon of water so far and probably will reach about one gallon by the end of the day.
My Recent Eating Plan
For the past few weeks I was trying an “extreme salad” diet. When I start eating again, I will eat salads like that, but will be less strict.
I don’t think that the diet has stopped the PsA, but it may have prevented worse things. My fingernail that had been attacked recently is still growing normally, and I don’t have bad finger pain.
For three days before starting this fast, I ate only one (large) meal per day. That was not planned, but just how things worked out over Thanksgiving holiday where my routine was broken and I couldn’t eat other food.
Yesterday, I ate a large bowl of bibimbap which had white rice and beef in it. I am a little concerned about getting enough nutrition, so I figured that I could eat one non-strict meal (grains and meat) right before I do a fast. I had ordered brown rice, but after I sat down they told me that they didn’t have any brown rice cooked yet. It was delicious though.
My back and neck are being affected by the psoriatic arthritis. I hope that this fast will stop that, at least for a little while.
I hope to post another update during this fast.