How fasting for 5 days switched my mental performance to “beast mode”
If you want to grow your business/career you need to always optimize your performance to the very best mode. Today, we will discuss how fasting can be a strategy for high performance for entrepreneurs.
“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.“ — Steve jobs
If you’re “hungry” and “foolish,” you are willing to learn.
I started learning how to fast as a piece of the big puzzle in my meditation routine. Later on in the process I realized that I was strangely more focused and creative during these specific hours. I could come up with new ideas and concepts very easily. I found myself solving some of my most challenging tasks at such time. It was more of a moment of revelation.
Today, I want to share with you how this works and why you might indeed consider pulling this.
Fasting is the act of abstaining from all or some kinds of food or drink within a specific period of time.
The reason I prefer this act when I need to solve a problem is because Fasting switches your brain to “hunting mode”.
When we get hungry our body switches into hunting state. Hormone levels rise, our mental abilities rise, our strength, endurance and willpower goes through the roof. Our mind becomes crystal clear. Our body switches to the internal resources and begins to consume fats stored everywhere. Muscles are saved as the last resort of energy. When I go through 48 hrs of fasting, I feel the magnitude of power growing inside of me. At this state I feel like I can run or work forever and there is nothing in the world that can stop me.
In the absence of food, the mind becomes very sharp. Think about a time when you were really hungry. Were you tired and slothful? No — your senses were on hyper-alert and you were mentally sharp as a needle.
Plato and Socrates fasted for 7–10 days to gain physical and mental efficiency. Pythagoras fasted 40 days before his examination at Alexandria and required his students to fast before entering his classes.
On the first day it feels quite hard but after 2 days your brain switches to the best possible source of energy for it: ketones.
My diet schedule through the fasting days
I skip breakfast and lunch everyday. I usually begin feeding my body after 5–6pm and I eat a lot. I keep my protein intake high. Drinking tea, coffee and water through the day. My diet is based on beans, eggs, chicken, fish, rice, yum potatoes, cabbage.
To jump start and speed up the entire process, I recommend to begin with 36 hours of fasting, and then continue in the feeding window/fasting mode. You will feel amazingly light and sharp after about 30 hours.
Your mental state
When your body will begin feeling good, and this will create the environment for the improvement of your mental state. At this time you need to begin structuring your future. Start building possible positive future scenarios and workable plans. At this time stop consuming information and instead focus on how you can build something that doesn’t exist with your existing knowledge and information.
Keep in mind, if you follow the regiment above, you will get very lean, very fast. If you would like to also look strong, then you will have to train every day or every other day.
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