Hi. I hope its okay to jump straight in with a question.I've been raw since the end of last year and haven't strayed which has been great but coming up to this xmas I felt a bit....like I wanted a big christmas dinner! Anyway, I was looking for some moral support and found this forum and made it through,so thank you all. Then yesterday I woke up and wasn't feeling great so I had 2 oranges and an apple and then fasted all day.I've only fasted once before when sick and can't really remember the in's and out's of it. So, then I had the idea, that I would give it my best shot to stick to fasting until the new year.Thats 6 days of water(what have I got myself in for!). My question was is it ok for someone new to fasting to just jump in with a 6 day water fast and being a 10 stone guy, I haven't much to loose, so is that ok as well? And any thoughts on how you make it through rough patches on a fast?
Also is it ok to use a sauna and its probably best to not go running or does anyone continue to exercise and fast?
12-28-2009, 03:23 AM
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In a classsical physiological definition, water is fasting. Anything other than that, becomes a "modified" diet b/c the salivary glands are still being activated. For example, "juice fasting" is a juice diet. It's true that we must build up to what is tolerable and if it means doing a "juice fasting," that is great!
Smoothies, is still food therefore not definition of true fasting but I understand the modernized term it has become.
One thing to consider is what you really want to accomplish. I read your post about the emotional,mental and spiritual....and in my personal experience only, I have reached that in fasting. It is a beautiful place of self introspection and in classical fasting, the brain heals...thoughts,feeling,dreams,convictions,inner core values,memories, all are refined with more precision and clarity. Even at the cellular level.
In my personal opinion, because the body is adapting to being void of solids and shutting down the digestive system, would be wise to dillute any concentrated form of nutrient. In other words, juices ought to be dilluted. Myself, I always dilluted very limited type of juices and veer into water. Your own body and taste buds will signal you when it doesn't want a certain flavor and less of it as you get deeper into the cleansing process.
Dandelion is one of my favorite bitters. It definately should used sparingly b/c it stimulates bile and enhances appetite.
I had the pleasure and honor of doing a lenghty fast during 2007 and I started with 8-12 oz of dilluted juice spread out the day and by days 7-10 I was already craving more water. The dilluted juices were becoming to heavy and the body wanted more and more water.....Celery is one base I always use in the early stages of fasting for longevity. The dilluted juices were becoming to heavy and the body wanted more
It wouldn't hurt to modify your fasting program and include solids like smoothies. As the body becomes more cleaner and purer, you will naturally gravitate towards less concentrated taste.
Again, the beauty of fasting is in the language of the body without any logic. Start with what is right for you and progress into your path of fasting.
Misslinda has been dedicated to the ancient art of fasting since 2004 for optimal health and wellness.
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