During a water fast or juice fast the body goes into autolysis. I am wondering if the same is true during a coconut oil "fast" or cleanse. I am currently doing a broth/water fast and was thinking of adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of CO every day, but I don't want autolysis to stop.
Autolysis and lipolysis wouldn't stop because you should still be in ketosis. Dr. Atkin's had a "fat fast" based on 1000 calories, 90% of which being fat, to jump start weight loss or to break a stall.
I have done a lot of water fasting and I have found that adding fats in, or breaking with broth and avocado has kept the weight loss going pretty quickly, though not as fast as pure water, but with tons more energy.
The Jaminets believe that supplementing with coconut oil is healthful and beneficial during a fast.as long as you consume CO and no carbs and protein the processes won't be interrupted as it is depleting glycogen and protein stores. Be sure to eat a good meal after you break the fast :).
Hi Kania, how did you get on with your cleanse? Im just reading up now on autolysis and coconut oil during a fast. Ive been fasting for a few weeks and regularly do 24-36hrs. Im keen to fast for as long as I can next.