View Full Version : Fasting while working
02-11-2008, 01:30 PM
Hi experienced fasters!
I would love to do a fast (either a MC or perhaps a juice feast), but there is no way for me to get off of work for an extended period of time...
I work in a corporate office, and not only am I dealing with that stress, but also the toxins from all of the electronics/materials in the environment, and I work in a room with no windows and nothing but florescent lighting (inhumane I know!:eek: ).
Anyway, is it even possible to be successful on a fast in this environment? Should I just wait until a long weekend and extend it a few days? I just can't see myself being successful more than 3 days at a time since I could *maybe* fast for one day at work, but that would be about it...
Thanks for any advice/help! :)
02-11-2008, 01:57 PM
i work full-time in an office. aside from the crazy smells at lunch time and food coming in all day long, it is easy -- especially if work keeps you pretty busy.
i also have 3-kids and cook for family, still totally do-able. i recommend starting on a Friday because the first three days are the trickiest. then it is pretty much smooth-sailing.
i am on day 14 of my cleanse.
C'--sounds like I work in the same box as you! I just so happened to start my MC last Friday. It was the perfect time. Got through it and the weekend with no problem. Today was a breeze. I took a walk during my lunch hour. I plan on going through the week and next weekend = 10 days. My sense of smell has improved - I'm not sure if that's good or bad! The key is to be in the right frame of mind before you start. Then it's just a matter of control--which I am learning from sticking with raw. I have not had any problems with the salt water flush, in fact I think I should be "going" more. May have to add a morning Smooth Move. Of course, everyone's different, but it's been much easier than I expected. Intend to be successful and you will be!
dread head vegan
02-11-2008, 06:51 PM
any one can fast at work. i am now. i work as a home health care aid. go to people's houses and clean there house. it's not that bad.. eccept one of the clients is a chain smoker!!!! last week my head was pounding!! but anyway, i don't think it's that bad fasting while at work keeps you thinking about other things other than food.
Dread-what made you choose 45 days?
02-26-2008, 12:58 PM
oh yes you can do it! Some days the cleanse will make your job better, some days not better. It's an interesting journey.
02-26-2008, 01:23 PM
I'm getting ready to undertake the 92 day juice feast, but I'll be getting calories from juice, it's not like it's a water fast. For that I'd hole up. I'm also ramping up with some superfoods supplementing my system for strength. I'll be working: housecleaning and caretaking for senior citizens, so I really need my vitality. I did ten days juice fasting last summer while cleaning two houses a day, for eight days. It was rather grueling.....but I could do it!
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