Bone Broth Fast

by - 10/20/2016

If you read my last post, then you know I overdid it.
Too many sweets. 
Intense cravings. 
No real discipline.
A recipe for feeling sick.

In order to get back on track I decided to do a bone broth fast.
After a lot of research I learned a bone broth fast ...

1. Helps heal leaky gut
2. Re-balances gut microbiome
3. Improves immune system
4. Gives the digestive system a break
5. Supplies important minerals
6. Makes your skin glow

On Saturday into Sunday I made enough bone broth
that I would be able to consume at least 64oz of bone broth a day.

My original goal was to do a 4-5 day fast.
Dilemma was I had training for work on Wednesday and Thursday, 
so I wouldn't be able to sit at a desk and drink away. 
Plus the commute was a little bit longer.

Sunday arrived and all I did was drink bone broth.
I bought a 64oz thermos and carried it around all day.
I felt slightly tired, but overall OK.
I thought I can do this.
This isn't too bad.

Monday came around and I went to work.
Thermos filled.
No food with me. 
Prepared to just drink bone broth.

So that is what I did.
I sat at my desk and drank cup after cup until 
the entire thermos was empty.

Being at work was challenging though.
All I could smell was food.
As if it was everywhere.
 I started to get hungry.
My stomach started to hurt.
My head felt foggy.
The fogginess was worse than competition prep.
By the end of the work day I had a headache.

I arrived home and went to sleep hoping to sleep it all off.
I woke up to intense hunger pains.

I decided it wasn't worth it.
I may not need a full 4-5 day reset.
My body may not be that messed up.
I gave in and I ate food that night.
And boy was it delicious.

Another result of the fast was weight loss.
For me going just a day without eating 
really impacts my weight.
Losing weight is something I don't want to do.

So I decided to take one full pot of bone broth 
and store it in mason jars in the freezer.

These mason jars were not freezer proof.
I found out days later when I went
to get more bone broth.

Every single jar had cracked.
There went half of the bone broth and all of my mason jars.

whomp whomp

Lesson learned.

I continued to drink the remaining bone broth every day in addition to the food I ate.
The bone broth still provided my body with nutrients.
The only benefit for me to have stuck with the fast 
is to give my digestive system a break.

Overall, my cravings did decrease
and I felt healthier, as if my immune system
was indeed stronger.

This week I made another batch of bone broth.
Just drinking 1-2 cups a day still benefits my overall health.
 I plan to frequently include bone broth in my diet.

Here are some of the website I read for information on Bone Broth.

This is the recipe I base my bone broth on.
Bone broth made in only a few hours!
It is magical. Thanks Instant pot!
I am currently experiencing food sensitivities to apples, 
so I am unable to use apple cider vinegar.
Instead I make my bone broth with lemon.
The purpose of using the lemon (or apple cider vinegar)
 is to help pull nutrients from the bones.

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