Why did you do this? I had a large number of food allergies/sensitivities and my food choices were extremely limited. I did not do this to lose weight. I did it to heal my body.
What did you weigh when you started your fast? 97 lbs.
How much weight did you lose? I lost a total of 15 lbs.
Did you gain back the weight you lost? Yes, within about 6 months I gained back all the weight I lost during my fast.
Now that almost two years have passed since your fast, are you still able to eat all the things you were previously allergic to? Yes!
Why did you have to be carried to the lecture? On that particular day, I was extremely nauseous and each time I tried to stand up I felt like I was going to be sick. However, I still really wanted to attend Dr. Graham's lecture that day, so I was carried into the lecture room where I was able to lie down and still listen.
What kind of skin problems did you have? I had major acne issues as well as hives
What were you allergic/sensitive to? All acid fruits, some sub-acid fruits and most greens including celery, lettuce and fresh herbs
You only drank water, no food at all for 13 days? That is correct
Did you exercise during your fast? No, exercise should be avoided during a water fast. Your body needs all of it's usable energy for healing which is why you don't eat food. Digestion takes a lot of energy and by not eating, your body can use that valuable energy to heal all areas of the body that need healing. It is best to rest as much as physically possible during your fast. Sleeping a lot is good.
How much water did you drink? Enough water that I was peeing clear 8-12 times per day
I want to fast now. Is it safe to fast at home? Fasting is a very serious healing modality. It is not to be taken lightly. I highly recommend a supervised fast with an experienced fasting expert. Fasting should not be done alone without guidance.
*The way you break your fast is crucial to your success! This is why fasting with an experienced fasting expert is also very important. Eating the wrong thing after fasting could have MAJOR health consequences. Do not take this process lightly.