has anyone ever taken wheatgrass shots while water fasting? and would you consider it "cheating" on a water fast since you are taking in some nutrition? over the past few years ive done little 2-3 day fasts and have sometimes taken wheatgrass shots. i love wheatgrass so much and love how it makes me feel. was wondering if anyone else has some input. thanks :)
i know its technically not the "legal" rules for water fasting, but i was just wondering if anyone has sporadically taken them while fasting. would doing this be considered more of a juice fast then? even if its only once in a while during a fast?
Anything that you put into your body, wheatgrass or any other kind of juice breaks your water fast. I don't know how many people drink juice, but from what I've read on this forum, if you drink anything other than water it is called a diet and not a fast. The purpose of drinking water only is that your digestive system doesn't have to work digesting food, it is able to rest and start repairing itself. Also, when you put something into your system other than water it triggers not only your hunger again but it starts up your digestive process again, which stops the cleansing of your body, even with just drinking wheatgrass or fruit juice.
This is what Chrisb1 says in many of his posts, paraphrased (Chris, please correct me if I'm wrong): Taking anything apart from water according to thirst on a fast is in fact dieting, or what some of the most experienced fasters amongst us here here call a starvation diet. The benefits of fasting are severely reduced by taking any nourishment from outside, rather than living exclusively on food reserves from within via ketosis; full ketosis (and therefore full healing and cleansing) is not achieved if you consume anything other than water. Water only though has been described as "The Ultimate Diet" for weightloss, healing & cleansing.
I hope this helps you until Chris sees this post and responds. He really is the expert on fasting in this forum and could answer such questions far better than I. Also Fonty is very knowledgeable. It has helped me to no end to read previous posts on this forum, going back several pages, you would learn a lot.
Good luck, this a learning journey for me as well as it is for you. I'm so glad that I found this forum. Stay strong.
It would not be like a juice fast. Liquid diets more or less provide full nutrition in very easily assimilated form, without any fibre or solid food at all. Wheat grass fits that descr*iption but on it's own would not provide full nutrition. It is highly nutritious in it's own right and no doubt you could survive on it for a long time, but not indefinitely as seems to be the case with juice fasting. And if you aren't providing your body with full nutrition you shouldn't give it anything, otherwise you are just interferring with the bodies efforts to provide it's own nutrition from it's stores. Wheat grass juice is great but not as part of a fast.