I have done 3 8 day water fasts in the past 2 years, and am preparing
for my fourth now in which I plan to go 10 to 14 days.
Now, it is of utmost importance to prepare your body for a fast. If
you are 100 pounds overweight and have related health issues, going
straight into a fast will will be an extremely painful
experience...indeed, fasting is easiest for those who are healthiest.
So to prepare, if you don't already know: You should mono-diet
(meaning eat only raw food) for at least a week or two leading up to
the beginning of the fast, with a longer mono-diet lead time the more
overweight and toxic you are. If you email me your current diet plan,
your height and weight etc, I can recommend something more specific.
The mono-diet period will begin your cleanse and you can expect to
lose a pound or two a day in excess fat if you have it - you wont lose
more weight than is healthy though, so don't worry. This period also
helps break any "cooked food addictions" you have, and will make the
fast a lot easier.
In my first 8 day fast, I didn't really feel anything for about 2 days
- slight hunger, but it was by no means uncomfortable. It is
important to realize that it takes about 2 or 3 days for the body to
actually enter the true fasting state, where the body begins to
conserves muscle tissue and utilize fat and interstitial tissue
reserves for sustenance instead. Before this happens, your body
relies on muscle tissue only, so frequent 2 or 3 day fasting is not
recommended as this can reduce your muscle tissue without giving a
true cleansing experience. One-day fasting is okay on the other hand,
as this is too short of time for the body to bother reducing muscle
tissue because the food in your system from the day before is still
being digested. However, a one day fast is mostly for rest, although
weekly one day fasts does eventually build up. I prefer doing long
fasts, because you can really see and feel the results right away.
On the 3rd day I started feeling a little tired and a little slower,
(but I still went to my desk job/work everyday of the fast...there
will be no heavy lifting!!), and on the 4rth day I started
experiencing major cramping in my knees and calves. This was due to
release of the toxins stored in the joints there, and it went away by
the 6th day. You will find your mind to feel a lot more even,
concentrated, less distracted, and generally calm. That was my first
fast, and please know that breaking the fast is as important as
starting it. It must be broken with the right type of food, or else
you could damage your digestive system! I can tell you how to break
it if you don't know already. Please ask if needed. I lost about 20
pounds of fat I think on that first fast (I had it to lose).
My 2nd fast transpired almost exactly like my first, with the knee
pain etc, but after I broke it I experienced an increase in my libido
that was just ridiculous. I broke that fast extremely well and that
might have had something to do with it. But with the return of health
and rejuvenation that fasting brings to the body, this is a commonly
reported occurrence - not 100% of the time, but you might get lucky ;)
After this fast I noticed my bowel movements were of very poor
quality, and this lasted until my 3rd fast.
On my 3rd fast, I experienced the knee pain again but it was extremely
reduced in intensity compared to the previous 2 fasts, meaning the
toxins were nearly eliminated from that region. You may experience
aches or pains in other parts of your body, or not at all, just
depends on where and if large amounts of toxin have been stored in
your body. This fast was by far the easiest, but I could feel major
processing of some sort happening deep in my intestines - it didn't
cause any pain but I could just feel something major happening. I
broke this fast very well once again, and after the first day of
intaking food again I passed a major clump of mucous! After that
passed, my bowel movements were extremely healthy again, and a skin
condition I have had since adolescence disappeared and has not
returned. I used to have these huge welts in the skin on my back that
looked like huge whiteheads - this was my body trying so hard to
cleanse itself in the feeding state that it tried to force the mucous
out of my skin! But the fast allowed the mucous to pass the right
way. I was a huge dairy consumer before studying Natural Hygiene, so
I am sure that is where all the mucous came from - I haven't been sick
of a cold or anything since I stopped drinking milk, even though I am
around sick people all the time! I didn't experience the increase in
libido this time, but, I must say it never really disappeared! I've
been on a libido high for half a year now, though it is starting to
My next fast, which starts in a week or two, will go for at least 8
days, but I am trying for 10 to 14. Now that I am at my ideal body
weight, my body will use fasting for "deep" cleansing rather than
excess fat loss, so I hope to pass more mucous out of my system as I
feel there is still some left in my intestines.
If you have any more questions, please post and I and everyone will
help! Hope this helps!
Oh lastly, it is important to be in a stress free environment while
fasting, but I have found that having absolutely nothing to do just
makes it harder because all your mind has to do is think about food.
So have something to do with your mind...if you can work on your
computer from home, then thats great, or play games on it etc. Also
realize that fasting is a very emotional and spiritual process. You
will by denying yourself the thing that since birth has given you
comfort! So you must have great faith in yourself, and great courage
as well, but these will also develop with fasting.
--- In email@example.com, dkkmusic <no_reply@...> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Could anyone share the experience of going on Water Fast Only...
> How long did you manage to do it and how did you feel?
> Any inut would be helpful.