How to set yourself up for a 3 Day Bone Broth Fast
How It Works
Find a partner in crime
I wouldn’t have been able to do this alone. I convinced my BF to do it as the thought of him cooking and eating in our house, or enjoying meals while I was on a fast made me feel like I couldn’t do it. I also thought that if I did it alone I wouldn’t be accountable and would find an excuse mid way through and start eating again. This turned out to be key. During the fast my bf and I had different low points and struggles. We were able to pick each other up and convince each other to keep going. It was also being slightly competitive with each other, to see who could last the longest as well.
I’m not going to lie, it was a pretty miserable 3 days (I’ll go into detail) so having someone who is on the same page as you was key for me.
Wean yourself off the good stuff
I had been eating quite a lot in the months leading up to this so my appetite was pretty big. One thing that really helped me was, a couple of evenings leading up to the fast I replaced my evening meal with bone broth. It was an easy way to start getting used to eating less.
Another thing that really helped was 3 weeks prior I gave up coffee. My boyfriend didn’t do this and there was a big difference in our energy levels, which I put down to his caffeine withdrawal. I had the same tiredness when I gave up coffee in the weeks prior and it’s no joke. Having that out of the way meant I had HEAPS of energy.
The evening and day leading up to the fast I read every article on the internet relating to Bone Broth fasting and to be honest there wasn’t a lot of details, which is why I’m writing this.
What I did find was a lot of in-depth articles on water fasting and I ended up down a rabbit hole. I feel like this personally helped me more than I thought it would. Although a water fast is way more drastic, there are similarities and it helped me to understand what to expect.
Reading the overall benefits of fasting and things like experiencing tiredness or pain means your body is working to heal really helped in tough moments and kept me going.
What You’ll Need
- homemade bone broth
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