Jul-05 - 5/90 So, significant changes to the plan occurred on Day 4. After waiting through some small amount of early morning nausea (very light), I wondered if my plan for two weeks of only salads and oil & vinegar dressing might be too restrictive. I asked my FB group of experts what they thought. They unanimously recommended that I do "fat fasting" instead, as a healthier and more successful way to begin on my 3x42 fasting. I took their advice and immediately consumed about five eggs and six strips of bacon! Nausea completely counteracted! At lunch my family had a meal out, so I had to be careful. We went to Skyline Chili, my older son's favorite. I had a simple garden salad with the store's own "Light Italian" dressing. (I wanted full fat, but they did not have any.) For a holiday splurge (it was the 4th of July, after all), I had them thrown on some chicken. Afterwards, I felt almost as if I had not eaten at all. The lean meat plus the lean dressing meant there was nearly no fat in the meal at all, and I am finding that fat is what makes you feel full and satisfied when eating. My wife made some amazing salmon "steaks" for supper, which I ate on top of a bed of salad greens with my oil & vinegar dressing drizzled on top. I have not had a hunger pang since, and it is now over 12 hours later. I sense a new mantra coming on: "Good fat is where it's at!" So, I have modified my plan at the advice of wiser, more experienced heads than mine, and I am feeling really good as Day 5 of the new regimen begins. And I am excited to know I might get started on my 3x42 fasting (which is designed for weight loss) all the quicker. Through it all, I am reminding myself: This is not forever. This is just a temporary thing in order to lose the weight. I will not be eating restrictively forever. Whether it is a bad sign that I am thinking such things on Day 5 I will leave as an exercise for the reader to determine. My job is to stick to the plan, and so I shall!