Chris Wang wrote:Are their any benefits of longer fasts that you don't get by eating once a day? I don't have any trouble losing weight, are there other advantages to fasting 2+ days?
Yes! All kinds of benefits, but the one I am most interested in is it can cause your body to shed dead cells and then rejuvenate by activating stem cells. Explained way better here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/zero-fasting-qa
The podcast also talks about a 5 day fast mimicking diet whereby you get to eat limited calories in very specific macronutrient radios. The easy way to do it is to buy the prolon food package mentioned in the podcast, but I preferred the challenge of making my own food.
I created my own modeled after this guy: https://www.quantifiedbob.com/fasting-mimicking-diet/#resources. I did do a little more calories than I was supposed to. I did the same calories as Bob, and he weighs 172 pounds (I only weigh 120). Mainly because I was scared. :) But it wasn't bad and next time I will scale it back.
My plan is attached.
Your other question: google food combining.