I Fasted For 46 Hours and This is What Happened

Clearly, I didn’t starve to death

Iva Ursano
5 min readJun 1, 2022


Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ll know that Intermittent Fasting, Full Day Fasting, 24–72 Hour Fasting and The Keto Diet are all a big thing these days.

So before we begin this, I have a confession to make. I love food. A lot. Like I really fucking love food and love to eat, everything. Well, almost everything. How I don’t weigh 600 lbs is still a mystery to me.

Oddly enough, I’m quite thin. I sit at around 126 lbs at 5'4" mind you with creeping up to almost 60 years old, I got this little cupcake top (some would call it a muffin top but I don’t really like muffins) going on that I have a hard time managing.

It is what it is. I feel I still look pretty damn good for a woman my age.

So why on earth would I fast for 46 hours then, right?

It’s not just for weight loss anymore

Yes you can most certainly fast for weight loss and that’s probably the main reason most people fast. To lose weight.

Clearly that’s not my problem so why then would I fast for 46 hours? Makes no sense! Or does it?

Let me just list some of the other benefits of fasting for you:

Fasting Benefits

According to

  • slows down cell aging
  • helps improves blood sugar levels
  • reduces inflammation

Now if you look at those benefits you’ll probably still wonder what’s the point. Those don’t seem life changing or earth shattering benefits, right?

Well, there are a few more benefits they forgot to mention:

  • it also boosts cognitive performance-meaning, it helps your brain work better-may prevent Alzheimers/Dementia
  • it puts your body into autophagy which is the body’s way of cleaning out damaged cells, in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells.
  • may extend your lifespan

So clearly you can see that fasting, whether it’s intermittent or long term (24–72 hours) has…