This isn't my first time fasting. The first time I attempted to fast I managed to go 7 days and then caved. Since that first fast I have managed 1 or 2 day fasts here and there (all with the intention of going at least 7 days but I could never stick to it! :( I know that the first 1-2 days are the hardest but I couldn't get myself to push past all those hunger feelings that you get. That's why I don't count those 1-2 day fasts as real fasts. But I can say that I have done one 7 day fast. During that fast I lost around over 1.5 pounds
a day on average, so i'm hoping I can reproduce those results!
But I'm just 5 hours away from beginning day 3 and I still feel ok. I drink sips of water throughout the day when I feel the need for it. Usually i'll sip if I feel hungry, if I feel any acid reflux, or if I feel any other symptoms like headache or backache. I usually drink around 2 litres a day and sometimes less bc. I just don't feel really thirsty some days. I'll drink a ton of it in one sitting if I manage to exercise though,just because the thirst comes on.
Now, making it through day ones is a tough one. I like to keep myself really busy on those day, like going out for walks or shopping and making sure that I have stuff to do that entire day. But like most people, my vulnerable time is between 6-midnight when i feel like binging and so it really is just a mind over matter thing with me. I just try to tell my self "no I will not do it!" Sometimes it works, most of the time not, but we'll see if I can continue making it.
Having a fear goal also helps (what I mean by that is, I have several function to go to in the next 5 weeks and the fear of having everyone judge me and see how fat I have become is helping me stick to this fast) I once watched 20/20 where they placed several groups of people onto different diets, and one group was given no instruction or any diet coaching except were told that if they did not lose X amount of pounds
in X months, they would have to pose in a bikini and their image would be plastered on the Jumbotron during a sports game in their hometown. Out of all the groups, the group who feared the shame of the jumbotron lost the most weight in the least amount of timethan those who had structured diets like Atkins etc.
I've also turned to God to help me with this fast and I really believe that the fact that I asked god to help me (not just non-chalantly, but really prayed for it!) I think I will make it to day 3!
I hope that helps! Keep strong and I know you will make it :)