As I write this post, I have almost reached the end of my three day fast.

I had tried a "one day fast" during my teacher training in India (yes I know that does not sound ground breaking, but please hear me out), which left me feeling energised and clear-minded the day I stopped, that I craved more of the experience. The only downfall? I have the appetite of an elephant.

But once I started talking to people who were "experienced fasters", I was advised to try it for longer. I was advised that benefits were only yielded after the 3rd day, once the initial hunger pangs had kicked in and once we got over them, to which I might add was a recipe for me dreaming about dancing chicken steaks in wraps. And that's a serious consequence, since I have become a 99 % flexitarian.