1 Water Fasting Mon May 17, 2010 8:43 am
The most I have done was 6 days, there are long term fasters, some go up to 30 days. I just love water fasting, you feel cleansed and in great shape in no time, you lose 1-2 pounds a day.
The first 3 days are the hardest but after you get through them, you lose any hunger, you body switch to ketosis and start burning its own body fat for energy.
The longer you fast, the longer you need to break the fast gently and safely, switching to juice, then to really soft fruits... then to watered down green smoothies, and slowly you introduce food, you can’t break it on pizza just because you feel like it, that way, you undone all you great work .
They say you normally need one day of juice for every week on water fasting. It teaches you patience, appreciating food, and learning the basic principle of eating, eat when you are hungry, and don’t stuff your face.
If you have no health problems, water fast can be great for detoxing, losing weight and just reflection on other important things in life rather than food.
When you fast you realise how much time we spend on food a day, thinking about it, buying it, cooking it, eating it, cleaning the dishes, watching tv with ad full of foods.