Tips/tricks for staying with an extended fast?

Curious if others have tips/tricks to share for avoiding hunger and/or thinking about food while fasting? Love to know…

I’ve tried a few approaches, with varying degrees of success… but the most optimal approach (for me, anyway) seems to be simply to keep busy/preoccupied with some kind of work/exercise.

Yes, there is a number of studies about appetite suppression medications.

Unfortunately, many drugs (i.e., Sibutramine, Digoxin, Lorcaserin) have side effects and increase mortality.

So, it will be interesting to explore the efficacy of other compounds, such as L-cysteine, which also extends the lifespan of flies and worms, but might support cancer development in mammals.

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