View Full Version : Starting my fast tomorrow and need support!
11-07-2005, 12:14 AM
Tomorrow morning I start my fast. :eek: I'm doing a coconut water fast but will start with lemon juice in the morning. I chose that since 1) I really don't want to lose weight since I'm already underweight and water fasting is supposed to spare muscle and 2) I need some glucose of some sort to get through my days at school. I'm doing this until Wednesday night since I have a date which I will juice that night. And I might continue to juice until Saturday if I feel ok!
Any hints on what to do for headaches, dizziness, inability to think from lack of blood sugar, etc? Hunger, hunger hunger?
I'm really excited about this but scared on how hungry I'll feel. I'm hoping after day 2 it will pass. Ill be posting on how I feel!
My goals for this fast:
*to get over hypoglycemia
*to improve my circulation
*to rid myself of cravings
*to overcome food allergies
*to become 100% raw and will continue with the 30 day challenge.
BTW, how do you start journaling?
Goodluck with the start of your fast, I'm a little rusty on how to start journalling.
Theres a lot of information about fasting FreedomYou (http://www.freedomyou.com/level%202/Fasting%20Page%20Guide.htm)
11-07-2005, 09:05 AM
Today is my first day.....I'm already **hungry**. But I'm ok. My legs feel like jello since I've been cutting back. But I really wish I could eat an apple, lol! Its going to be a long day especially since I'll be in school all day.
Do you need to take a laxative of sorts? I read senna tea. I have a fiber laxative with Psyllium seed husks in it. Is that OK?
Mom of 3
11-07-2005, 08:32 PM
Congrats on the fast! The information that I read says to do a water enema. There are details that go with that. Anyway, I'm on day 7 of my juice fast and have done the enema thing for about 5 of those days. I can't believe that fecal matter is still coming out! They say it's good to flush the bowel to remove toxins that your bowel movements would normally be removing. Happy fasting!
Mom of 3
11-07-2005, 08:36 PM
Added note: someone posted a web site in another thread that was awesome. It is about fasting and juicing recipes. That's where I got my info about the enema. I bought the old fashioned big bag thing, not the disposable. I was told that doing the enema would help relieve symptoms and to not be afraid of the symptoms.
11-07-2005, 08:49 PM
Hypoglycemia?! Juice fasting in small but frequent portions would be easier on you. No wobbly legs, dizziness, headaches, etc. Stabilizes blood sugar.
11-07-2005, 10:45 PM
Well right now my blood sugar seems ok!! So now I DO believe everything that I read about it being caused by toxins being released in the bloodstream.
I only drank the water of 2 coconuts and juiced half a lemon today. I had some salty broth to stimulate bm and to keep my blood pressure up. My legs feel weak from lack of calories.
I'm very thin so its best to do a water fast which is protein sparing. With juicing you break down a lot of muscle and its better for weight loss.
The hard parts been the hunger!! This evening, I got hyper I was so hungry....then I had to walk around. My vision has been slightly burry, and at times concentration is hard. I feel fine sitting by not 100% steady standing most the time and no headaches or dizziness. Get nauseous at times since I think my sinuses are finally clearing and got this awful taste in my mouth....ewwww, yucky!
I took senna and now I have awful cramps! :eek: So how do you do an enema? Are there good directions on it? I don't want to have these toxins recirculate!! Oh, do others have to pee all the time? I've been running to the bathroom all day.........:o
So I've done over 30 hours now and counting! :D
I'm really proud of myself though......I've never did this beforehand and at times it was really hard being surrounded by food and with no support. And if I said I was fasting, people would tell me I was crazy, I'm too thin as it is. But my head is clearing.......I want to get rid of all that mucus!!
11-08-2005, 08:48 AM
Goswyn how's your aloe vera fast going? When I get some time today I'm going to read that link on that guys journal and fast. Are your bulk leaves still in dirt? I was thinking that if we got aloe from a plant still growing that would be even better because it would be living. How is the taste? I ask this because someone posted here that when they were a kid they accidently got some in their mouth and it was very bitter. I am thinking of the horrendously awful epson salt flush I did, I think it's Bernard Jensen's or Norman Walker's. It was like I would imagine turpintine to taste. Sick.
I'm hoping aloe vera won't be so much of a jolt. Please let us know!
11-08-2005, 10:38 AM
On 42 hours now of a modified water fast and counting. Besides having a HORRIBLE :eek: taste in my mouth I feel great! Yeah, hungry still and weak, but slept like a rock last night and craving lemon juice this morning. So I am enjoying some lemon water. Really helps to take away the nasties out of my mouth.
So how long is it safe to water fast? I started Sunday night and was going to start juicing Wed night then return to fruits and veggies. But I might go until Friday, then juice over the weekend. I read 7-10 days is recommended for cleansing. My mouth is still coated so that means I still have lots of mucus in me. But I'm worried about going too long.
11-08-2005, 07:10 PM
I'm ending my fast tomorrow. I think I need to do a pure water fast and prep better the week beforehand because tonight, my cravings and hunger is too intense. :mad: I need more support to do this! Actually, at times I need someone to hold my hand!! :o Anyway, my vision is blurry and I have a horrible headache now. And surprisingly I've been incredibly hyper, unable to do any homework, and now I'm bummed......oh well, I'll try to rest for now. So whats a good post fast first meal? Seems like fruit?????
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