View Full Version : Fasting Until all Excess Fat is Released
09-19-2009, 11:24 PM
Foremost, I'd like to thank you for your all of your great inspirations. I would
love to have your advice on juice fasting and living on live food,
as I live in an area where those 2 things are virtually unknown
I have done 2 long fasts in the past 2.5 years. Since my first fast,
I have decided to do a long fast every year for cleansing (mostly my
colon as I have issues with it) and for spiritual enhancement.
Unfortunately, after each fast, I failed to remain on a raw food
lifestyle and returned to a SAD diet. After having read many books
on raw food and fasting, I have decided to go on a long fast to
1) Break my addiction to food
2) Detox and feel great
4) Spiritual enhancement
3) Weight loss
I would like to use this fast to break my current bad habits as I find
fasting to be the best tool for me to reset my priorities in life.
Now, I have this conviction and read many times that most toxins are
retained in fat cells. Considering this, I read that ultimately it
would be ideal to do a juice fast until all excess fat is gone. I am
seriously considering that but am petrified by the thought of doing
what I did on my last 2 long fasts, hence, returning to SAD after my
fast is over.
I'd love your opinion and suggestions!
09-20-2009, 05:00 AM
Maybe you have answered your own question. I think fasting and juicing is good for cleansing and spiritual enhancement, but I'm not so sure it breaks us of our old habits simply because it doesn't help us to retrain eating patterns and it is easy to fall back into our old eating habits. I've also read somewhere that fasting can be such a powerful detox than it is better to go raw for at least six months before attempting a fast, then start with short fasts gradually working your way up to longer fasts.
Not that I have any experience with fasting. :rolleyes:
09-20-2009, 10:33 AM
I do have experience with fasting and I have to respectfully disagree with most of what rawknitster has suggested.
fasting DOES release old out-moded eating habits. i don't know why or how... but it does. i released my addiction to all my "gotta have" SAD foods by fasting. the way i discovered this was, i would end my fast and not crave or desire in any way the 'trigger' foods i had before i began my fast. i found i was releasing one or two foods during my fast.
now... that said, it didn't happen with every fast. fasting is a unique process. what you gain in each fast is a new wonderful gift. you don't know what it's going to be when you begin and you don't get to choose the gift. but you can accept it *smiles*
fasting is a great way to detox. you don't need to be raw to fast. think about all the people in the world who are not raw and fast. ;)
i began my raw journey by doing two short 8 and 9 day fasts. it was a great way for me to get into creating a raw life.
you say you've done 2 long fasts... what is a long fast for you? for me, the first 21 days are like 'foreplay'... after that i feel like i'm 'in the zone' and 45 days is a good fast length. for you it may be very different. again... we are all unique and what works for one person may not be right for another.
i completely 100% disagree wholeheartedly with you desire to fast until all your fat stores are gone. completely. i don't care how much weight you have to release... fasting for that purpose is not a good idea. you body may not release any weight... what do you do then? fast forever?
if you read my blog... (listed in my signature)... you'll see my fasting journey up close and personal. i wrote pretty much daily during the year i fasted (mother's day 2008 - mother's day 2009). there were huge stretches of time that i didn't release any weight... but the other benefits - health increase, spirituality, vitality, etc etc etc were huge. you can't measure a fast by the weight release is what i'm trying to say.
good luck on your fast!
09-20-2009, 04:24 PM
I defer to the experienced faster. :) Since I wrote that last night I've actually been thinking hard about trying a fast. My raw weight has plateaued and I still have a lot of weight to lose and I know there is more detoxing to be done.
Anyway, thank you both for getting me thinking about it. I'm starting a 36 hour fast tonight.
09-20-2009, 07:23 PM
oh goodie rawknitster... i'm soooo excited for ya. i sooooooooooo want to fast but my body (and babe(s)) are saying no right now. i hope they say yes soon though *smiling* so i'll just live vicariously through you all till then!
09-20-2009, 07:57 PM
A little confused here..is this a juice or water fast? If you juice fast, are you having smoothies too?
09-20-2009, 07:59 PM
they said juice fasting :)
09-22-2009, 06:15 PM
I have done many fast for many years. Some for the right reason and some for the wrong reasons.
I think you should do a fast for as long as you want and feel the need to. I think a fast does help with some cravings for junky foods. But sometimes it does trigger people to binge after the fast is over. I am on a water fast right now and plan to fast for as long as my body feels good. Good luck with what ever you decide to do.
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