I only did the one day, because the 15 water gain caused a severe peaking of my blood pressure, along with severe shortness of breath, and exacerbated some other health issues I was dealing with at the time. It was too dangerous for me to keep it up at that time. Like I said, being older (I'll be 50 this next year) and very overweight, I'm unwilling to take that kind of chance of stressing my body. So, I'm taking the gentle route, and so far, so good. I'm feeling good, all bodily processes are working fine (digestion and elimination, if you will forgive me, LOL), and I don't have to worry about anything being harmful in any way to my system. And like another writer said, it just doesn't seem like a natural way of dealing with my body. If something feels awry with my system, a few days of simple water fasting seems to work best for cleansing.
But again; everyone is at a different place, and I know that different things work for different folks. You've had an amazing experience with the whole raw foods lifestyle thing, Todd, and you have my admiration. (I've been following your story on fromsadtoraw--thanks for being willing to share so much of your story.) I just am following a different path that seems to work better for me right now.
in regards to your question: I think almost everybody will lose weight, and with some people they might gain a bit of weight when they stop juicing and start eating whole foods again, but eventually I think the weight comes off again...
I don't remember in pounds how much I lost, it wasn't a lot, and I gained a couple when breaking my fast, but a week after that, I was back at the weight the last day of my fast, so don't sweat it, it will come off...
You know, my weight sometimes stays the same for a couple of weeks, and then it starts dropping again, in the beginning it went pretty fast, but then at some point it's like your body needs to take a break, and at that point the weight plateaus (sp?), but after a week (of two, different from person to person) you start losing pounds again!
Did you know I lost almost 2 pounds in one day -since yesterday? (that's what 7 BM's do for ya, )
Take care, and your naturopath was right, you are doing AWESOME!!!
Yeah, the weight loss can be a good thing but not knowing what the balance will be is a little unsettling. Let me stop thinking about that--your right, it will work itself out.
Goodness gracious--That's almost one per hour in a work day here! Don't forget to hydrate. Are you feeling better? I haven't had a bowel since I juiced 3 days ago? Feel like I shoud but still undecided about what to use to help me with the bm.
Congrats on a Clean Get Away with a 2 lb loss (!!!!)
(((no pun intended)))
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yes, today I finally felt better after 5 days of misery... thankgod!
Linda, the fact that you haven't had a BM in 3 days... looks to me that I was right about the fibres (check my first or second post again)... if your body doesn't get fibres, it's harder for your body to produce BMs...
I had the same thing, only had a couple in those 10 days (yes yesterday sure made up for THAT, lol)
But seriously, I'm wondering what the actual benefits are from juicing...
the way I see it is if you eat raw and drink enough, you'll get the same results... just my 2 cents...
not an expert by any means but here's what i tried
i'm on day 14 of my fast and yesterday i switched from the mc to a juice fast. i have tried that salt flush and the senna tea, not a good time with either one. tried some flax tea and while that did not give me any cramps it also did not seem to do any flushing. so once again i was at an impass. so i did something i though i would never do. the BIG E . warm pure water approx 2 quarts and was amazed at the flushing that happened. how just to let you know i am so not a fan of the BIG E but i felt like i had to do something and nothing else was a working. i've been reading a lot of fasting sites and they say that if you do it every 2-3 days you will be fine as far as the flushing and with 2 quarts of water you should reach most of your intestines.. who knows if i did but it was good just to know i got some of the stuff out and gone. Sorry this is kinda gross but since where talking about flushing i though it might help. here's to the flushing lol coffeesquirrel
I've heard that "The Solution to Polution is Dilution", and didn't understand it until it was explained to me.
When you add a toxin to your body, often your body will cause water to collect in order to dilute it & carry out of your system. That is what salt will do to a body, any form of salt. It will cause you to swell up so that your body can deliver the toxin out.
I think taking salt in a large amount like that isn't too wise IMO.
An ounce of salt is actually a deadly dose. Remember the old saying when lost at sea "water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink"...drinking salt water will not sustain you but kill you eventually.
So to me, taking a quart of water with salt in it doesn't seem health giving. If anything, the reaction of your body flushing it out is what it's doing to get the poison out of your body, quickly. If it carries out stools on the way, well, that is why it seems to work as a laxative effect. But I don't believe your body recognizes it as a laxative, it recognizes it as a type of irritant, poison or toxin.
I use salt here and there to season, which I realize isn't any better, but one day would like to give it up.
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As I am fasting now, using juices, blended soup and blended drinks - my drinks are cleanning me out. There have been a couple of days where I thought I would need to take a cleanse and with in hours, watch out what you ask for happened. I amy take an enema during this course, but the salt water is very difficult for me at this time because of my toxic body and hypertension, which is slowing being relieved, but certainly not abated at this time.
In my various fasting experiences, I have been instructed to get as much fresh air as possible ( I live in the Country), ounces for ounces of juice consume that much water, and rest, flor clogged pipes, use an herbal solution, like bentinite and psyllum husk, or flax. The body will do the rest.
I PM the info, I am sending the group of people who are fasting with me at this time.
Have a nice day,