View Full Version : fasting for healing ...(misslinda)
02-25-2006, 05:31 PM
Misslinda, I was wondering... say someone was fasting primarily for healing. They say to rest as much as possible so all your energy may be used for this. The weightloss that comes with it is welcomed also. But since healing is the primary factor here say they fasted...oh 21 days. what if after the 21 days, for 3-7 days after that, they started to do some resistance training and cardio. and a day or 2 into the resistance training and cardio they started juicing preparing for the re-introduction of raw foods. What do you think of this fasting plan...So that they can get the healing done and some extra weightloss at the end?
02-25-2006, 05:39 PM
I just read this thread. I'm going to ponder on this and think about how I will answer it from my own personal experience and perspective.
I sense a little anxiousness about the weight aspect of it ;) --are you afraid that once you fast which takes alot of hard work, that it will somehow not go in the right direction? :confused:
02-25-2006, 05:57 PM
well i need to lose the pound a day that goes along with the fast...i only want to fast 21 days so thats about 21 pounds...id like to lose a little more than 21 pounds so i thought if i worked out before i started eating again i could still lose the fasting pound a day and then some from the excercise.
02-25-2006, 08:37 PM
I hear what you are asking and I believe you are asking to seperate things: cleansing & weightloss as a result of fasting.....
I have been doing some more research on fasting and have a wealth of information by Dr. Cousens that I personally lean towrds becuz of this eastern/scientific background.
Ultimately, fasting is a concentrated form of detox. A time to [rest] away from food,people,the world that corrupts us and center within to become ALIVE. Water fasting is cleansing but does not have the vitamins,minerals etc that a juice fast does in utilizing those nutrients to rebuild.
According to Dr. Cousens, . . . fasting in a larger context, means to abstain from that which is toxic to mind, body, and soul. A way to understand this is that fasting is the elimination of physical, emotional, and mental toxins from our organism, rather than simply cutting down on or stopping food intake. Fasting for spiritual purposes usually involves some degree of removal of oneself from worldly responsibilities. It can mean complete silence and social isolation during the fast which can be a great revival to those of us who have been putting our energy outward.
end of article.
I believe after a water,fast one will have to work towards rebuilding. Whereas juice fast,you have alot more lead way.
You're right, as a result of fasting, weightloss tends to be a result of the detox. Does it mean a quick way to lose weight? Workout alot to keep that weight from coming on? You theoretically could but would that fulfill your health --I sense some urgency from you that makes me nevous (i mean that with honesty).......I personally cannot guarantee that you will even lose 1 pound a day. One member said not a single pound came off. Doesn't mean you will not but I guess I am readily concerned with your intent of the fasting......
Post fasting (after fasting) is still a VERY CRUCIAL part of fasting that I think gets undermined.
The digestive system is so sensitive not only to food but to thoughts and activities as well. Slowly working back into a workout is best---not to be anxious but peacefully attuned to what genuinely feels right to the body.
I have found that my body likes rest days and doesn't need half the time to wrokout like it use to. Your bodily system become more efficient as a result of fasting and how we tend it thereafter...............there's a kind of physical/mental/emotional and spiritual husbandry neccessary to stay healthy. Be gentle with yourself.
Ultimately, we will have to resume eating and living so why not take the fasting for what it really is and experience without setting expectation on your body that has a mind of its own?
May I ask your general health history and do you have a history of yo yo dieting etc?
02-25-2006, 09:13 PM
i will pm you
02-25-2006, 09:47 PM
yes ma'am :)
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