I'm on day 2 of a water fast and decided to start the day oil pulling (which I'm doing now). It seemed to me that it didn't break the fast since the oil wasn't entering the digestive system even if it was being absorbed by the body.
The reasons I thought I'd try is:
1) My mouth tasted pretty rank when I woke up;
2) I woke up with a minor but annoying headache (that I thought might go away with OP and so far has);
3) OP is an easy way of removing toxins from the body which is important with a water fast; and
4) Since OP is so powerful but also obscure, it may not have even considered before by the fasting crowd. Adding some omega 3 to the body while fasting might somehow ease the experience.
So I thought I'd experiment on myself even though it's a short 3 day fast and apart from freshening my mouth and maybe getting rid of fasting headaches I doubt much else would be noticeable.
I figured if anyone's tried this they'd be around here.. Anybody?
Wow - you two make me feel like a major whimp. I pitched in the towel after my 3rd full day. It was one of those rare days where everything went perfectly and completely wrong.
After the pull later in the day I was really beat up and out of it. Although I've always had a hard time with day 3 of a fast. Probably a good thing though - being fully alert on a day like today may have made me believer in Hell.
I was wondering if the OP was sending a food trigger that was making the hunger part worse. But if you've gone 16 days doing it - I guess not. I'm encouraged though - I'll try it all the way through on my next fast. It felt fantastic while I was doing it and would have liked to know how it felt doing one in the afternoon too - but i was a working day..
Ha! I doubt I could make anyone else feel like a whimp. This is all new to me and im trying my best.
So I tried it today for the first time. I used organic cold pressed coconut oil. At first I wanted to gag but as soon as it liquified I was fine. Mouth was tired at the end, no surprise. I didnt really see any amazing first results but im not deterred. Im open to new things. I also started dry skin brushing too. Im just trying to get the most detoxing possible these last few days of my Master-Cleanse : )
p.s.... If anything this strenthens my belief that God is loving and has provided everything we need on earth for our health and well-being. Its just up to us to take advantage of it!
For me the weekends are the toughest, thats when I want to have fun with my family and eat. Now, I am a SAHM but still,eating during the week just doesnt have as much of an appeal. Thats why when my 10 day Master-Cleanse was suppose to end this past monday, I figured "why? its the week, I mine as well continue!" and im really looking forward to eating this weekend. Also it totally gets easier after day 4. Your just on cruise control after that. GL!