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How Cannabis Helps My Fasting Habits

Cannabis Assisted Fasting Can Help Weight Loss

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DanaSmith on Sunday Apr 23, 2017

How Cannabis Helps My Fasting Habits


For those like me who are trying to lose weight, cannabis can help you in your diet and fitness regimen in many ways. For me, I’ve found that intermittent fasting has been helping me develop discipline and healthier eating habits as well as lose weight. Smoking pot while I’m fasting has helped me too; in fact I’ve found pot to be a big help in supporting my fasting especially because not eating any food for 16 hours isn’t the easiest thing to do.


There are many ways to fast; but based on friends’ recommendations, the 16/8 model of intermittent fasting has helped numerous people lose weight. It simply means that you eat for an 8-hour window and fast completely for the next 16 hours. During the fasting period, I don’t consume anything that has any calories although I drink as much tea and water as I need. Fasting teaches me discipline because it helps me realize that there really isn’t a need to eat as much as we normally do throughout the day, especially when you tend to spend your evenings resting.



Intermittent fasting may be difficult in the beginning, but it’s definitely worth it. Some choose to do it once or twice a week, but for many it’s become a lifestyle. These are some of the most important benefits of intermittent fasting:


  1. Intermittent fasting has been a proven weight loss technique for many. Now, it’s clear that there are several schools of thought about weight loss and nutrition. There’s the Paleo believers, the Atkins diet believers, the high-protein low-carb believers… and many may not believe intermittent fasting. I’ve just started a month ago, starting 2x per week and now increasing to 5x per week. Paired with a low-calorie, high-protein diet and circuit training, I’ve been able to lose 8 pounds in one month.

  2. Intermittent fasting reduces the risk for diabetes, which has become extremely common over the past few decades. Intermittent fasting has been shown to be effective in reducing blood sugar levels.

  3. Intermittent fasting reduces inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress is one of the major risk factors for developing a number of chronic disease due to the accumulation of free radicals that react with molecules and cause damage.

  4. Intermittent fasting supports cardiovascular health and prevents disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world. Intermittent fasting has numerous health benefits for the heart, including reduction of blood pressure, inflammatory markers, blood triglycerides and more.

  5. Intermittent fasting can help prevent cancer. Evidence from animal studies show that fasting can be beneficial in affecting the metabolic processes that reduce your risk for developing cancer.



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How Cannabis Helps My Fasting


There are barely any studies done online on the impact of cannabis on fasting. But based on anecdotal evidence (mine as well as that of other friends), we find that cannabis is a huge help in making fasting more tolerable.



For example, I typically begin my fast at around 7pm, which is when I have my last meal. I prefer to do this during the evening when I have less activities to do. Weed helps calm me down and put my body into a tranquil state. I’ve never had an issue with the munchies, so this was never a problem for me. Also, the psychoactive effect helps to keep my mind distracted and forget the fact that I’m trying to avoid food. Being high while fasting makes it more enjoyable for me to do other things such as watch Netflix, read, and of course have a much more peaceful slumber.


The following day, a little toke upon waking up helps me focus on my tasks more efficiently. If I start a fast at 7pm this means my first meal for the next day will be no earlier than 1pm. I usually break my fast with fruit, a high-protein meal like sunny side-up eggs on a salad, or roasted chicken. Getting mildly stoned a few hours before that again helps redirect my attention to other things. I won’t lie though, but there will be certain hours that your stomach will start to grumble and it becomes harder to resist grabbing a snack. But trust me after just a few days with intermittent fasting and cannabis, you will already see and feel the results.



Not only are the results physical but I also feel more focused and sharp. Some report feeling meditative and zen-like, but I have yet to reach that state. I’m after the weight loss for now.



The most important benefit of all, when it comes to cannabis-supported fasting, is that you’re getting double the benefits: those of cannabis and those of intermittent fasting.



Have you tried fasting with cannabis? What was your experience like? Share with us in the comments below!









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