That’s what I thought too.
But Annie did. That’s why I wanted to interview her and find out more. Plus Annie is awesome, so who better to have for my first ever interview.
It’s a subject I’ve recently become interested in – well, more diets in general but when Annie told me about her own 30 day challenge I was a little in awe and vowed to myself I’d find out more from her about that. Well here we are.
My Transition (Why I’m Now Interested In This Stuff…)
With me and diets, health etc here is how it goes:
Before: Not in the least bit interested in diets. Never really needed to be. Generally of the belief that if you want to lose more weight, do more exercise.
Always: Always been interested in experiments though, and learning (Cicero’s #5)
Recently: Having read Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Body, I have been giving the Tim Ferris Slow Carb Diet a try myself (and still am). This has mainly been as a kind of challenge to myself, an opportunity to learn more about something I’ve never really known much about (the body & diets in general) and a kind of experiment. I have therefore become more interested in diets. I also shared my own (fitness renamed to) diet ‘system’ in my recent post: A Diet System That Works – mainly because for me, Tim Ferris’ doesn’t (at least not to the extent he claims in terms of weight loss).
Now: Having experienced some interesting side-effects (as I shared in another recent article: A Very Simple Thought Which is Making me More Healthy) I now want to learn a little more about some alternatives – particularly some of the more extreme alternatives in terms of diets, nutrition and the like. So it starts with this interview with my good friend Annie, and fasting.
This also leads me to the question: What does the body really need? which I think is probably a different article rather than trying to JAM too much into this one and that will enable me to explore some other areas of interest and maybe a few more interviews – watch out Monkey Chow man and Paleo guy!!
The 30 Day Water Only Fast: An Interview with Annie Andre
So here is the interview. My first ever interview (as the interviewer) & I’m very grateful to Annie for agreeing to do the interview.
- the interview is in 2 parts – I had to split it due to the YouTube 15 min time limit. But both are below so you can just watch one, pretend you’re at the movies, go make yourself a cup of tea and then watch part 2 😉
- I shoulda made it split screen but instead unwittingly chose the Call Recorder default setting of picture in picture (which also seems to have chopped the bottom off my bit) – never mind, I’ll know for next time!
Intermission: Go buy ice-cream or make yourself a cup of tea 😉
After talking to Annie and having done a little more research, I am seriously considering building fasting into my own regime in some form… again, just for the experience.
At the moment I’m still p-e-r-s-e-v-e-r-i-n-g with the slow-carb diet but as the results have been decidedly slow, I am ready to make some serious modifications to it. I will probably go for a 24 hour fast the day after binge day. Any thoughts? I’d love to hear any opinions or expertise you may have on this.
Research so far has told me 1) It’s a good idea – all fasting is good and 2) It’s a waste of time, most benefits from fasting don’t really kick in until after the 24 hour mark – so maybe I’ll just flip a coin to decide…