Water Fasting Aborted
The detox of a water fast is the most powerful thing I've ever experienced, even if it was for 36 hours.
Date: 12/12/2006 8:03:10 AM ( 9 y ) ... viewed 1232 times
36 hours into my water fast was enough to convince me that I'm not able to take such a drastic step at this time. I was feeling faint and wanted to pass out most of the time - and almost experienced a blackout at the supermarket. I attributed this to the fact that I still have some excess weight, and the associated toxins caused a massive rush that I couldn't handle.
Better wait until I'm at my ideal weight before trying something like that again. The true deep cleansing of a water fast, in my opinion, shouldn't be hampered by layers of fat and toxins which interfere with the detox process. I also think it's important to have quit smoking for a few months before trying it, just to make sure that the body is as clean as possible before starting.
The detox of a water fast is the most powerful thing I've ever experienced, even if it was for 36 hours. I can see how this can be very beneficial. I'm worried however at the overweight/obese people who are water fasting, particularly of their mineral reserves. People don't become overweight by eating healthy nutrient-enriched food - so I'm sure that many are severely putting their health at risk by fasting away what's left of their healthy constitution. I recently read of an obese man who was fasted by his doctor and died after eight months - with plenty of weight left to lose.
I myself basically lived on a diet of nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits and lean protein sources - that's what gave me the courage to attempt this fast. And now I'm looking forward to when I can do it again - in six months time. I've been tweaking a diet rich in everything necessary for good health that I will faithfully follow post-fast, in order to build up my reserves and fast safely once more.
For the remainder of my fast, I will spend the next three days drinking juice, followed by 5 days of drinking/eating a veggie broth with soft vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, finely chopped spinach and leeks. That would bring a total of 30 detox days - but I don't think the detox will stop there as I plan to continue detoxing via a healthy diet for many months to come.
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