Sometimes you may want to fast for reasons other than losing body fat. An example of this might be for health reasons, cognitive benefits, anti ageing, immune system boosting and rebuilding, autophagy etc…
But what if you are already lean?
Is it still safe and optimal to fast for longer than the standard Warrior Network protocol of 23 hours for lean people?
Yes it is and here are two things that you can do to ensure that your fast goes smoothly and you remain optimal…
Watch the video for instructions
As you will note, fasting for longer periods is OK if you are lean (and recommended periodically for health benefits)
The instructions in brief are simple:
1 – Eat a little more in your refeeds a day or two before you plan to do your extended fast
2 – Lay low for the day you are fasting… this is recommended anyway because for the optimal healing effects of fasting rest will amplify the effects
Even if you do neither of the above and are lean you will STILL be easily ok up to 72 hours (and even beyond)… You’ll come out the other side feeling great and healthier and cleaner inside
Remember to drink the electrolytes whilst fasting as described here
James is the founder of Warrior Network & helping people around the world get lean & healthy again. Also enjoys working out, fasting, music, movies, being out in nature, coastal walks, personal development and living as freely as possible!