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Fasting Fix For Healthy Body, Soul & Mind

I was looking into a few things to try, however,  but the restrictions on various diets are not working since I’m too emotional and give up after a day.

I know I need to do something but I only have a less than 20% success rate. You know, take two steps in the right direction only to fall a mile back.

This week I started fasting. I am going to try to get into 16/8 but I have to work into it.  Over the past week, I did the following for the fast:

  • Day 1 Fasted 10 hours
  • Day 2 Fasted 12 hours
  • Day 3 Fasted 14 hours
  • Day 4 Fasted 16 hours
  • Day 5 Fasted 16 hours + only 500 to 800 calories
  • Day 6 Fasted 10 hours
  • Day 7 Fasted 10 hours

I tried a few different times to start but it looks like the fast from 8PM to 1PM (16 hours) is the best for me.  I do feel better this week and notice my blood sugar is a little more controllable.  The truth is I did not eat right this week and even binged a few days.  I am going to work on eating the right food this week.  I just wanted to see if I could even fast at all. And I did it.  I know I have to tweak it, but it is something I will keep you updated about.

Fasting Fix For Healthy Body, Soul & Mind

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2019). Fasting Fix For Healthy Body, Soul & Mind. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 30, 2020, from


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