I am a 23 year old female starting my 2nd water fast of my life. I have paleo now for about a year, and a few years ago I did a 10 day water fast and I really loved it; I noticed that I felt a lot healthier afterwards. However it's been quite a few years since my last one (4-5 years) and I am wondering if anyone out there is water fasting right now, or has some recent advice on how it went for them? Did they feel a lot more cleansed afterwards? Did you "re-set" your apetitte? Did you lose a lot of excess weight? Did you have energy?
Thanks so much for your help! I am hoping to do a 7-day fast since that's the upper recommended limit I believe, but I would do 3 days only if it started to feel abnormally awful!
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Why not? If you are healthy and in tune with your body, I don't see why you could not try. What's more you already did a 10-days water fast and had a good experience with that. You are young and apparently have no heath issues.
It's a wise idea to begin with a 3-days fast and see what's happening before going further. If you feel it's too hard to only drink water you could have broths (vegetable or bone broths) and/or juices if you like them. You may add some herbal infusions to help your organs in the detox process.
I did a few 5-days and 7-days strict water fasts in the past, I had absolutely no energy drops, no fatigue. And hunger disappeared quickly. On the contrary I had more energy and clarity of mind and I felt a deeper connection with my body. I never had weight issues and didn't notice much difference during a fast (maybe because my focus was not there). For the appetite, it regulates itself naturally because of this deeper connection to the body, during and after. Btw I am a 27-years-old female.
I know lots of people here are not comfortable with the idea of fasting for an extended period. And I would not say that everyone should try. But I found for myself that these type of fasting had a huge impact on my wellbeing and helped me reconciliate my body and mind. Much more powerful than meditation in my case!
Well, since somebody deleted the most reasonable reply, I'll say it: Water fasting is bullplop.
I usually fast from friday evening after my last meal to sunday around 6. I do a HIIT session and then eat a big meal. I IF every day of the week other wise.
What water do you guys use when fasting? I've been using RO water with himilayan sea salt(everywhere from a slight pinch to enough to mimic sodium content of various mineral waters[about 1.5 tsp/5 gal]).
You're going to stop eating food for over a week to "re-set" your appetite and lose excess weight? Stupid idea. Of course you're not going to have energy. A friend of mine actually had a heart attack during one at a medically-supervised fasting clinic.