I Have Completed the Second Year of my Hare and Ke Intermittent Fasting

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I have been doing SIT, Sprint Interval Training, a lot recently.

This is part of my son’s exercise, and I am doing it with him.

I discovered that SIT is the most powerful exercise to boost human growth hormone, and we decided to incorporate it into his exercise routine.

You usually do 8 sets of a 20-second sprint and 90-second rest, but in our case, we did just 6 sets. 8 sets was a little too strenuous for me. Instead, we did 2 sets of jumping, which is also good for his growth, before doing SIT. I think it is equivalent to doing 8 sets of SIT.

It was hard for me, much harder than my regular bodyweight strength HIIT. My thighs get tired. I can’t do it every day. I’ll just do it every other day.

I take a break on Monday anyway, because it is the day of the all-day fast. Especially now it isn’t good to do a strenous workout since I am not feeding myself the next day, either.

Yes, I am doing 48 hours fast today and tomorrow.

Two weeks ago, I completed the second year of my intermittent fasting, and I had a week break last week.

Finally, I continued doing it for two years. When I began, I wasn’t sure how long I would be able to do it. I thought I would give it a try for a week, then a month, and three months. Once I completed the first quarter, it became my habit, and after that, it was easy to continue.

The reason I was able to stick to it was very much to do with the system of Hare and Ke Intermittent Fasting. I practiced fasting only during the week and could take a break on the weekend. It made things completely different. All I needed to do was just bear for 5 days.  When Friday morning came, I could tell myself just a few more hours to go. On the weekend, I could enjoy breakfast.

In the last quarter, I did 36 hours fast once a week, plus 17 hours fast three times a week. Doing 36 hours fast weekly is tough, but because I could rest on the weekend plus Tuesday in this case, I was able to do it. In fact, when I have three meals on the weekend, I am so ready to get back to fasting and feel like doing a longer fast on Monday. Doing a regular 17-hour fast is not enough, and I naturally want to keep going. So, I found it suitable to do 36 hours fast after the weekend’s feast.

It made things different psychologically, too. Every Friday, I felt a sense of achievement and was proud of myself. It was because there was a beginning and ending each week.  If it had been a continuous endless practice, I wouldn’t have had a moment to feel that sense of accomplishment.

Having a quarter system is a big factor, too. Every three months, I take one week’s break to celebrate the completion of the quarter. So each week, I reach the goal, and each quarter, I hit the goal. It gives me a much bigger sense of accomplishment. It also gives me a great opportunity to reflect upon fasting and change my strategy.

The next quarter began today and  I am thinking of doing 48 hours fast for the first two days of the week and taking a break for the rest as my new strategy. It means I do 48 hours fast on Monday and Tuesday and have three meals on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Well, I’ll see if I can do it. This week is trial. If it is too hard, I will change my plan.

If you want to know more about Hare and Ke Intermittent Fasting, please read Ikigai Bio-Hacking: Bio-Hacking Based on Japanese Natural Health.

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