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09-28-2010, 09:22 AM
So I just found out that I'm a food addict - all the junk food containing sugar and fat.
Can a water fast help and cure my addiction?
Last week I did a 3 day water fast and it was easy. As long as I'm not eating I'm all right, but the moment I put food in my mouth I get crazy cravings!
So I thought maybe a water fast can help.
I've read that you need to rest while fasting, but I work 5 days a week as a barista (yes, surrounded by food all day long) and there is no way for me to take a break from my job. Can I still survive only on water and keep working?
How long should I fast?
And how should I break the fast? I know that after a water fast you need to start with juices, then fruits and vegies and then add dairy, meat and whole grain in the end.
Is there any guidebook on a proper water fasting here?
09-28-2010, 09:55 PM
I do not think a waterfast or any fast will "fix" or "cure" your "addiction" to food.
This is something you have to work out.
what is your body REALLY craving?
I find that deep breathing, exercise, outdoors, citrus, apple cider vinegar, meditation, and hydration combined do help myself manage any superficial "craving" while i am on a personal journey to remember and retain that no lack exists and i am whole.
09-28-2010, 10:41 PM
Fasting exercises the same portion of your brain that is used in making compromises and tough choices like resisting addictions, because you are resisting eating foods. So in that way, yes it can help you fight an addiction. You come out of it with a stronger resolve to resist the addictions, as long as you concentrate on that during your fast and make the right choices afterward. It may take time just like exercise takes time and dedication to build muscle and stamina. But you can improve the brain function that will help you fight addictions through fasting...
Fating helps in another way too. It cleanses your body of the sugar and fats that are coursing around your body telling your mind "feed me more". As you detox from it, it becomes easier to resist. We tend to crave what things are bad for us and are in our systems, like addictons and allergies, for some reason.
Your not addicted to food. Your "ORGANS" are. Every time you get a sugar craving; your organs send a signal to your mind signaling for sugar. Your mind is the "KING" and your organs are the "KINGDOM" begging for sugar because they are addicted to it. Learn to say NO!
I have a cure for all staph/yeast infections and food addictions that has worked on me recently; got rid of my Insulin resistance that contributed to the acne I had and cured me of the tinea cruris(yeast infection) I had. I did all this without exercise.
Radish, radish leaves, chicory, quarter of a white raw onion, fresh lemon juice and sea salt(not iodized salt). If you can't get chicory(picture below); replace it with Radicchio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radicchio). You can read the wikipedia page on how it has medicinal properties. Radicchio is very bitter but very powerful. If you can sacrifice the taste for its amazing cleansing ability; it will be worth it.
Lemon juice is to hide the bitter taste of the radish leaves and chicory.
Have this salad every second day and watch it clean your organs(liver, intestines, colon, pancreas, stomach, blood, gallbladder, etc.) and make your immune system strong. Do not juice these vegetables; eat them raw. Juicing radish leaves complicates things if you have been inactive(high cholesterol/heart condition). Let your body do the digesting. Do not add any type of oil; even olive oil or coconut oil. This works because it contains NO sugars to spike insulin levels.
Last and most important. Chew it very well.
Chicory are the long big greens ones in the picture. - http://www.bigracktrophyproducts.com/images/chicory%20photo.JPG
10-01-2010, 09:55 AM
i didn't realize those were chicory... interesting - thanks!
as far as water fasting and working at a job that is physical... i don't recommend it at all. water fasting knocks you on your butt... with little to zero energy. i fast a lot... and i seldom water fast because i have way too much to in my days.
when i do water fast, i clear my schedule!
as for breaking addictions. it's worked for me but it's not a short term thing. it took me over a year of fasting to break my addictions to come foods and it still hasn't broken other addictions/wants to some unhealthy foods and i've been fasting for about 3 years now (not straight but a lot).
currently i'm on day 111 of my fast and i was sitting on the couch last night thinking about what 'after dinner SAD snack' i wanted. LOL i didn't have any... but it did show me that it's more than just a body addiction... it's getting your mind into a place of "i won't eat that." period.
this is raw vegan forum... so assisting you to add in dairy, wheats etc... is not what we do. you'll have to find a different forum to get that info.
all the best to you...
10-19-2010, 11:21 AM
I am like you also, I dont think there is any number of days best for fasting. I try to do a 30 day fast whenever I feel yucky.
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