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For anybody who has tried a 2 week water fast, how was your activity/energy

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2013 at 6:21 AM

So I'm less than 2 hours away from finishing day 1 of what I hope to be a 14 day water fast. I'd like to find somebody else who has done this who can share their experience.

While I'm generally taking it easy, I will have to go about town a few times. Nothing major, just some walking,

I also might be traveling, which does give me a bit of concern. I'd have to walk through airport security, than through to airport when I land, than all that over again on the way back. I'd be going back day 14/15, either the last day or day I break the fast. What was your energy like at the very end? Were you moving at all?

Would this activity be too much? I don't really have much excess fat to lose (not trying to lose weight), and I have this lingering concern about electrolyte levels.

Anybody who did 2 weeks plus, please share your experience Thanks!

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on March 05, 2013
at 06:00 PM

I thought that you were starting on Monday the 25th.

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on March 05, 2013
at 09:07 AM

"fasting means no food" to you it may do, to others, there are many forms of fasting (abstinence) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting

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on March 05, 2013
at 08:32 AM

a vegetable fast isnt a fast. fasting means no food. the most potent regenerative processed occur when in the fasted state as the digstive system shuts down and energy is diverted to boosting the healing mechanism. senescence also slows signiicantly during a fast, as does production of AGEs

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on March 05, 2013
at 06:46 AM

lol what guy trying to be the next slash? fasting is actually really healthy, its stigmatized out of ignorance but its been done since ancient greek times. guys like hippocrates and aristole used to do it, i think i would trust their judgement- guys like that would have noticed if it was detrimental to their wellbeing. the soviets did a lot of research on fasting, and especially dry fasting. fasting has been shown to improve many health condition thought by the conventional health industry to be uncurable. the same people who are anti-fast recommend 8-12 servings of grains a day...

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on March 05, 2013
at 06:27 AM

Uhh I think this is a terrible idea. I'm hoping you're that same guy who wants to be the next Slash and not someone actually attempting this.

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at 06:27 AM

Uhh I think this is a terrible idea. I'm hoping you're that same guy who wants to be the next Slash and someone actually attempting this.

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on March 05, 2013
at 07:57 AM

It is a terrible idea. You are going to ruin your health.

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on March 05, 2013
at 11:24 AM

Why fourteen days? Who came up with the two week fast? Is there any benefit over a nine day fast? Or two seven day fasts split up?

I know fasting is beneficial but when I see everyone recommending a certain number of day fasts it seems a bit dogmatic. Is there a reason for it or is it just something that people accept as the best without real evidence of its efficacy relative to other length fasts?

Does it accomplish anything different than alternate day fasting or even just intermittent fasting?

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on March 05, 2013
at 08:53 AM

oh dear..go to breatharian-hacks..they subsist on the vapors of their own breath..good luck

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on March 05, 2013
at 07:11 AM

What are you trying to achieve with this fast.? Not to discourage you on your quest ..but i dont believe its healthy for that long of a time. Y ive heard of a few doctors who advocate therapeutic fasts -but under controlled medical supervision.

short term would be the way the safer way to go .. http://jdmoyer.com/2012/02/01/death-will-eat-itself/

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on March 05, 2013
at 11:21 AM

Jeff, Haven't done 14-day but did go for 6 - unfortunately, my life-style now doesn't allow me to go longer. I do plan to go 20 days without food when I have that time. I am a strong believer in water fasting and absolutely agree -- a veggie fast isn't a fast. As for recommendations - 6 days was much easier for me than expected but I did have to start eating again or stay at home and miss work (which couldn't do). I led normal life for 5 days without any serious problems and, I think, could do much longer if not this little thing like making a living. There are a few very good diaries posted online where people share their experience for 15, 20, 30, even 40 days of water fasting. Most do fine. However, if I were you I wouldn't plan on traveling on your last day of fasting. Can't you just move the beginning date a few days earlier? I don't say you can't do that but just to be on the safe side. You said you are 2 weeks away from finishing day 1 - make it 10 days away, or 8 days away and you should be fine.

All the best and good luck and don't forget to share your own experience. :)

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on March 05, 2013
at 08:17 AM

Fasting can be incredibly beneficial, but it must be done while still taking nutrients and energy. Try a hearty fruit and vegetable (especially vegetable) fast, perhaps with ample fats like avocado, olive oil and coconut oil, perhaps some nutmilk. Lots per day. Totally fresh. You will feel much better on it, cleanse much more, have more energy, be happier, etc. You don't need to suffer to cleanse.

I've done 10 day Master Cleanses, 7-day juice fasts, and 21-day "Clean" Cleanses (Alejandro Junger's intermittent fasting protocol). I highly recommend his book: http://www.amazon.com/Clean----Expanded-Edition-Revolutionary/dp/0062201662/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351055446&sr=8-1&keywords=clean+junger It's a sustainable cleansing program and you feel so so so good and nourished!

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on March 05, 2013
at 09:07 AM

"fasting means no food" to you it may do, to others, there are many forms of fasting (abstinence) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 05, 2013
at 08:32 AM

a vegetable fast isnt a fast. fasting means no food. the most potent regenerative processed occur when in the fasted state as the digstive system shuts down and energy is diverted to boosting the healing mechanism. senescence also slows signiicantly during a fast, as does production of AGEs

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