If what i've been reading is true, people still get very good cleansing and healing on juice. Doing this first could make doing the waterfast alot easier for some.
I've been trying out the fast5, even after what i said i thought about it in the past. lol. Trying to ease myself into doing a waterfast again next week. In an earlier post you said to steer clear of it. Especially because they eat what they like during the five hours.
Well initially people might over eat in the 'window' but it does seem to train people to eat better in the window. We have all noticed if we eat sweet stuff we feel more hungry next day, so it is not as bad as i once thought, as people do start to eat healthier otherwise they suffer next day.
Also 19 hours is IF daily, and people are still getting some healing affects from doing this, not just weight loss. You are allowed herbal teas and tea and coffee black but 19 hours isn't long enough to shut down digestion. Maybe not ideal but still seems to be working to some degree.
I agree that the water or dry fasting is the ultimate fast, but it amazes me when people get results just by going longer without food daily. They feel healthier and leaner, even if they are not eating raw etc. They also go into a ketosis, maybe not full ketosis, but it builds up after time.
The point i'm trying to make is, any period of not eating seems to have a desirable affect on the body, even when not eating raw or even when some have herbal or caffiene drinks, but obviously not good for longer fasts.
Some people just find it to hard to waterfast straight off, so i still think these other ways of eating/juicing can still be of great benefit. And alot do go on to do the waterfast.