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Embrace
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13/12/2017 12:23 pm  

Have many of you experienced water fasting? Of course water fasting is drinking only water and no other substance. No food. I recently went on a 4 week water fast. I lost about 40 pounds (I was heavy to begin with). A couple of weeks before that I went on a juice fast (using a juicer and drinking 100% fruit juices). I'd even drink chicken broth.

There are many benefits to fasting. It is a natural human function to fast dating back thousands of years. We are meant to fast when we are sick. This is why we don't have an appetite when we are feeling under the weather. Everyday we use such a great amount of our energy just for digestion, and if you eat a great deal of meat products digestion is even more taxing on your body. One reason we feel good in the mornings is because we haven’t eaten anything in several hours.

When you fast your digestive system is resting, which will let your body heal other parts of the body that have not gotten a lot of attention from our immune systems. Some may think that you will go into starvation mode and your body will shut off burning less fat. This simply is not the case. Your body first will burn off the stored sugars. Then it will focus on all the stored damaged tissue land toxins lurking in the body. Then it will go to fat. Research has shown that very little muscle will be burned until your body goes into starvation, which is after your fat stores are used up. Muscle and "good tissue" will be used up at the very end. Also my stomach was covered with stretch marks from my 2 preganacies and my stretch marks are completely healed and no longer visible. All my scars are also gone and healed from the water fast. I know feel more confident about wearing a swim suit from losing all the stretch marks from fasting. 

You will still pass some waste even after a couple of weeks. Basically (not to get too personal) my stool was a plastic looking substance. I am assuming this is dead tissue and toxins that had been building up over years in my body. That is the main purpose to fasting is to rid your body of stored toxins. Your tongue will be coated with the toxin everyday. Just make sure you brush your tongue with toothpaste a couple of times everyday. My blood pressure went down considerably. My energy level was great. The hunger pangs stopped after a couple of days. I never felt hungry to be honest.

The first time I water fasted I pigged out after completion. I ate meat, dairy, and other things I shouldn't. I did eat considerably less, to most people's standards, because my stomach shrank. However, this was not a great idea. I started to feel bad after a week so I went to a vegan diet. After a few days everything was back to normal. What you should do after a fast is to drink vegetable and fruit juices for a couple of days. Then you should move to soup, solid vegetables, then to other solid foods. This will be less taxing on your system.

I will say I had a lot more success with the juice fast. I didn't gain back much of the weight I lost and I was able to keep it off. You will lose a lot more weight from a water fast, but you will gain a quarter to half the weight back within a couple of weeks. Basically, most of this is water weight you are gaining back. But keep in mind that you are not doing it to lose weight; you are doing it to give your digestive system a rest and to rid your body of stored toxins. A juice fast will also serve to flush your body of toxins and give your digestive system a rest. It just takes longer than the water fast.

I need to mention that you will grow spiritually. You'll start to realize how little we need to survive and how much God provides for us everyday. You'll start to realize how blessed we are and how much we take food for granted. You'll be able to enjoy less rich foods and start to have an appreciation for everything. Yes, people will think you are crazy. They will tell you it is unhealthy, but the research will tell you otherwise. Of course I'm going to tell you to do it under doctor's supervision (even though I didn't). No doctor will tell you to do it to rid your body of sickness. However it has been proven that fasting can cure you of allergies, high blood pressure, depression, high blood sugar, etc. How come you don't hear about fasting in the media, doctor's journals, or even in chat rooms? Well how much profit is in it? How much can drug companies and other large corporations make from it? I think you've already answered the question.

Don't take my word for it!!! Do your own research on it.

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Bella Bella
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13/12/2017 12:26 pm  

I have done 1-day water fasts several times. Most I've done is a 60h fast.

There is growing evidence for the health/life extension aspects of fasting.

What bothers me are the repercussions on muscle mass from fasting.


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Dom Nic
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13/12/2017 12:28 pm  

I have done juice fasting twice 5 days each time . The mental clarity that i had on the 3rd day onward was nothing i had experienced before . I 'm planning to do it again with a longer period (eg : 7 days )


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scout200
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13/12/2017 12:52 pm  

4 week water fast? I would of died..

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1moretime
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16/12/2017 7:27 am  

I think I'm going to try a weeklong juice fast, with the first and fifth days being water only (This corresponds to my days off work.). I started about eight hours ago and am just now starting to feel hungry. I'll keep y'all posted in case people are interested.

I do have one question for experienced fasters ours there. How should one obtain the juice used in a juice fast. Should you juice your own fruit? Or is buying supermarket juice OK? And what about vegetable juices. I ask because I'm not exactly sure how to make juice from anything but citrus fruit. And a real juicer seems too expensive. Maybe I should have figured this out before embarking on this fast, but, oh, well, I have all day today to figure it out.


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ortega
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19/12/2017 6:39 am  
Posted by: 1moretime

I think I'm going to try a weeklong juice fast, with the first and fifth days being water only (This corresponds to my days off work.). I started about eight hours ago and am just now starting to feel hungry. I'll keep y'all posted in case people are interested.

I do have one question for experienced fasters ours there. How should one obtain the juice used in a juice fast. Should you juice your own fruit? Or is buying supermarket juice OK? And what about vegetable juices. I ask because I'm not exactly sure how to make juice from anything but citrus fruit. And a real juicer seems too expensive. Maybe I should have figured this out before embarking on this fast, but, oh, well, I have all day today to figure it out.

I would suggest to look for a place around your neighborhood where they sell freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juices. That in my opinion is the best choice to start. Concerning the price, a glass of freshly pressed juice would cost you the same amount of money as 1 litre of canned juice. But these are too different things. Freshly pressed juice is 'alive' and canned juice is more or less 'dead' is some sense. There are lots of books written on this subject, but to make thinks simple, I would strongly suggest to drink only freshly pressed juices. Citrus, vegetable, fruit, whatever.. but MOST important FRESHLY pressed. Even if you keep it in a bottle for a day (or even longer), it is still much better than canned juice. Canned is bad, because it sugar added, and it's usually made from 'juice contentrate' (if you read labels on canned juice packs, you'll see what I'm talking here about).

There is another question you wouldn'y mention. That's the amount of juice to drink durink fast. There are lots of books written on the subject. I would say the optimum is to have a 200-300g glass of juice 3, 4, or 5 times per day.

Edit: DO NOT try to save money on drinking canned (pasterized) juice. Buy fressly pressed, or juice it yourself. If the price of buying freshly pressed juice seems big, remember that you would have spent the same amount on your regular food


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ortega
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19/12/2017 6:40 am  

I'd recommend getting a juicer, but you'll need to pay at least over $50 to get a halfway decent one. The best one cost around $200 though. Remember that you will make the money back in not eating and health costs in the future. You can get a good one at Wal Mart for about $60 though. Better yet go to the newspaper or craigslist.com wanted ads for a used one. I'll guarantee you that the ones you find there will probably only been used a couple of times. I speak from experience when I say it takes time to juice your fruit and vegetables. It leaves a slight mess and it will take you easily 20 to 30 minutes after cleanup to make your juice. Some people get fed up after a few times. I feel strongly that it is worth the wait!

Yes, you should drink vegetable juices as well as fruit. I even drink chicken broth in the evenings. Trust me when I say that your chicken broth will be the best thing you think you ever tasted in your life. You can buy juices from the store as long as it says 100% fruit juice. Off the top of my head I know that a great deal of grape, orange, and apples juices are made 100%. Motts makes a lot of mixed 100% juices too. Trust me when I say you will want to mix up your juices for variety. You'll get bored quickly.

I personally think you can drink as much juice as you want. Remember, you are not doing this to lose weight but to detox your body. However, even if you try to drink as much as you can, you'll still lose weight. It will take discipline, trust me. Carry water with you everywhere you go. Juice will get old, and you'll probably want to drink only water some meals.

Please, please, please remember to get off your fast SLOWLY. Do not start eating pizza and chips after the fast. Your body will let you know! It can even cause death if you've been fasting for a long time. This is how a lot of anorexics die. They gain weight back too quickly once in the hospital. They have to be monitored closely.


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swissel
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19/12/2017 6:42 am  

This sounds like a great idea, and I think Im going to try a water fast, just two questions
A) does it make it harder to exercise?
B) Could you feint from lack of energy if subject to strenuous competitions?


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Embrace
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19/12/2017 6:45 am  
Posted by: swissel

This sounds like a great idea, and I think Im going to try a water fast, just two questions
A) does it make it harder to exercise?
B) Could you feint from lack of energy if subject to strenuous competitions?

Swissel you can exercise. However, I wouldn't push yourself too hard. Exercising will actually speed up the detox process.


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19/12/2017 6:47 am  

Has anyone tried to continue a regular job while fasting? I have a great job, it's very meaningful and although one day I will probably move to something else, this is not the sort of job I would want to be "free of".

At the same time, it takes a lot of attention, focus, energy for at least about 8 to 9 hours per day.

Anyone try juice fasting for an extended period of time while working an active job or continuing to do usually active types of activity?

I might try a weekend juice fast before launching into a longer experience, but just would like to hear some feedback on this.

Thanks!


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22/12/2017 6:05 am  

I have moved towards sort of a biphasic sleep pattern, I think--I get up at 3:45am to practice my music before heading off to work. Generally take a nap in the afternoons. Would a juice fast fit with this?

thanks again


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Embrace
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22/12/2017 6:06 am  

To be honest, I think it will help you to fast while working on a job that is demanding mentally and even physically. It will distract you from the psychological effects of not eating. If you have a job that will allow you to daydream you will be in danger of dreaming about food all day.

The energy will be there. Remember, your body is still getting fuel from dead tissue and fat. Your body will not be spending so much energy on digestion and you will get better rest from your sleep.


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missing
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22/12/2017 6:08 am  

Thanks, do you try to drink every hour or so? Or do you follow hunger? Seems like a preventative approach makes sense, rather than waiting for hunger to kick in...

thanks so much, I might just try this the next few days, bring my juicer into work and a bag full of fruit....


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Embrace
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22/12/2017 6:09 am  

Prepare your drinks before you go into work. Trust me when I say there will be a big mess to juice. It takes several pieces of produce to make one drink. Drink it within one day though, because it will start to look and smell nasty.

You will lose your hunger pangs. Trust me when I say you will be surprised at how easy it becomes after a few days. You won't even think about it.


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22/12/2017 6:10 am  

I have done a few 1-day fasts in the past (water/juice), but I haven't in quite a while, and I was inspired to start one after reading this post.

Sunday I had only water, fresh OJ with some lemons thrown in, and a cup of mint tea.

Monday (today) I wasn't planning to continue the fast and started by having a banana for breakfast, but then stopped before getting to my bowl of cereal, thinking it might be beneficial to continue the fast longer than 1 day.

I haven't had any coffee, and I've had a dull headache all morning. Feeling very sluggish. When does that mental clarity kick in? I've been putting a lot of junk in my body lately, and haven't been exercising, so this should do some good - I hope.


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