Most parts I agree what you write.
I only made a comment in the beginning that drinking tea shouldn’t make much difference to a fast. My comment didn’t include honey or any other carbohydrate.
As I understand fasting is when you stop eating solid food and consume water as liquid to hydrate the body.
It wasn’t my idea to start a debate about the subject.
That was done by others.
I was going to make a warning comment earlier about that but things escalated rapidly.
If someone followed my comments, it should be clear that I do recognise and understand short term fasting and its benefits, but though my own experience I am reluctant to go over a week.
During eighties I experienced the negative effects when my fasting lasted two weeks.
It is important to note that I was a working person at the time and needed energy.
My energy level dropped like a led-balloon.
A visit to a shop to buy mineral and vitamin supplements saved my depleted body and my energy level rapidly improved.
I used to do about 25 minute run after working day but always left my watch home, as my doctor recommended not to run against clock.
After I started using vitamin and mineral supplements I had a positive surprise.
Without trying to run any different than before I reduced the time by two minutes on my next day’s exercise run.
After first day I didn’t believe my timing. I must have made a mistake.
No, it wasn’t mistake!
That was valuable lesson for me and I don’t care what anyone else says, light eating and exercise does a better job than fasting!
In coming weeks my body really loved the treatment!
If someone gets the idea, that supplements are the way to go during a fast, stop here.
I foolishly continued vitamin and mineral supplements too long and managed to mix up the body’s normal balance. End result was nothing nice.
Early on the discussion I mentioned my decades of experience. For decades I was looking for a reason for my illness. Doctors, (there was very large number of them) couldn’t find the problem.
"Nothing wrong with you", they said!
Nearly two years ago I was almost wiped of the list of living people.
Desperate people do desperate things.
I knew that my only change of survival is to find the cause of my illness.
Yes, I DID found it!
Since the discovery I can now trace the roots of the illness back more than 50 years.
Thing I learned during the decades of investigations didn’t made me a doctor.
It surely gives me some confidence to say that any radical action to achieve fast results in health improvement needs to be examined carefully to avoid wrong outcome.
Further more in last 5 years I have successfully proven to the doctors 5 different medication side-effect issues.
Some of them are potentially fatal, if consumed as recommended.
Last I have to disagree with chrisb1 when he says that water doesn’t deplete minerals from the body.
That was also my understanding until 3-4 years ago. Then the ambient temperature rose to an abnormal level. During the working days I had to consume larger than normal amount of water. Few days later I become angry and withdrawn. I couldn’t stand any other person in my vicinity. Some stage I was near self-destruction.
I found out several weeks later, what happened? I came to a conclusion that my magnesium level dropped down causing symptoms identifiable to typical magnesium deficiency. It is a long story, too long for here.