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dread head vegan
02-17-2010, 11:32 AM
i was just wondering what the longest fast you have ever done. i read somewere that someone fasted for 100 days. do you thnk that is to long?
02-17-2010, 11:40 AM
I did 24 days juice fasting. It was trippy!
Depends largely on whether you're juice fasting or water fasting.
The best resource I know is juice feasting. com or globaljuicefeast.com
Also, warning, it's very challenging to gracefully dismount from a fast. Fasting is surprizingly easy enough but breaking the fast is when a lot of people spin out of control with their appetite.
If you ever need a fasting buddy complete with phone calls for loving accountability, I'm game! You can contact me via e-mail.
02-17-2010, 01:03 PM
I did a five week juice fast, with two weeks "off" then went again for six weeks.
I was "curing" myself of a molar pregnancy, when I got pregnant at the age of 51. This is where two sperm fertilize one egg and the body thinks it's viable, but it's not. The body then tries to make a placenta, but instead makes a bunch of cysts. Most women (99%, I'd guess ) do a D& C followed by methotrexate (chemo drug)...Ha! I did neither! I went to three docs - one of which was more naturopathic ---and all three said to get a D& C, even though there might be the possibility of a hysterectomy.
When I was first diagnosed I told all of the docs I was going to do a raw juice fast. One said said "Don't do any of this raw juice bullshit! You want to be alive for your children. Get the D& C and if it turns into a hysterectomy, so be it." However, I liked her because she was down-to earth and swore! and was sincere and passionate, even though I disagreed. That same doctor finally looked at my ultrasound after I naturally miscarried said "You've proved us all wrong!" I knew I liked her!
02-17-2010, 04:43 PM
That is inspiring, MaryKay!
When I had a spinal tap(completely unnesesary), I had spinal headache for over two weeks. I read about blood patch, and it didn't sound that apealing to me, so I ate all raw(I am usually high raw)without nuts or oils, and on the third day I was able to get up, even though doctor told me, that if it didn't go away within 10 days, it won't go away on its own. Most doctors don't know anything about raw food and fasting power...
02-17-2010, 08:33 PM
my longest fast so far is 84 days... although i did fast for 262 days that year. i know someone who fasted for 150ish days... both were juice fasts some days, water fasting here and there... whatever we wanted in that moment.
IF i really do fast for as long as i joke with my family i will... then my fast this time (i'm currently on day 50-something) will be over 270 days. we'll see if that happens or not. ;) i'm open to whatever happens...
and to answer another question... i get more nutrition in a glass of freshly made raw live juice than a SAD eater does in an entire day (possibly a week depending on the diet)... so fasting for long periods of time increases my health tremendously... it doesn't harm it.
02-18-2010, 01:42 AM
Wow! 262 days is a LOOONG time. Is that what helped you release that 140 lbs?
02-18-2010, 01:45 AM
No not really. I did most of that fasting after I released the weight. Raw live foods is what assisted me to release that weight!
02-18-2010, 03:38 AM
no more than a month.
02-18-2010, 11:25 AM
I'm on day 23 of a 40 day water/juice fast. Before this the longest was 14 days on the master cleanse. I've done the MC too many times. Can no longer stand the taste of the lemonaide. This has been wonderful. So many choices of beautiful fruits and vegi's. :D
02-18-2010, 11:53 AM
my longest so far is 42 days.
dread head vegan
02-20-2010, 05:06 PM
thanks everyone for your responces. :D i was thinking of doing a fast a couple of weeks ago. but put it off. so i think it's the time to do the fast starting the 1st of march. i'll keep you all posted.:)
02-20-2010, 06:15 PM
March 1st is when I have one planned too, possibly a few days sooner... I can feel it coming.
My longest has been 19 days on juice/water.
02-21-2010, 01:00 PM
I've only fasted for 10 days to a couple weeks at a time on juice/water. I attend a fabulous raw food potluck the 1st Sunday of every month, and host an equally great raw potluck the 3rd Saturday ea month. So, I try to fit a fast in-between the two now and again.
Also, I've found when I start to feel not well (winter cold or tired because of too much work, not enough sleep, etc), if I immediately switch to a juice fast for a couple of days, I feel Much Better.
With my new Hurom juicer, I can see how one could certainly live on juice forever cause it is so easy to prepare!
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