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What Was Your Water Fast Experience

WATER FAST EXPERIENCES?

I'm doing a water fast for religious reasons and I am going to do a water fast for about 5 days please no critical, or hateful answer, thank you. I was just wondering people's experience on water fasts! Please tell me about yours! Thank you very much :)

Any experience with water fasting?

Over a year ago, I water fasted for 45 days (that means: only consuming water, nothing else) starting at 165 pounds and ending at 110. I have YET to gain a single pound back.

On top of no longer being overweight, my chronic asthma that I've suffered with for the last 13 years has completely vanished. I've had 10/40 vision since I was 3 years old. My vision started improving during the fast, and about a week afterwards, I went to my optometrist for an annual visit and my vision had COMPLETELY corrected itself. After a lifetime of wearing glasses and contacts, I now have 20/20 vision without surgery or medication. My blood pressure had been high for 8 months (160/110,) but after the fast, it had stabilized at 120/80.

There are other minor things that have also improved, such as: my severe/moderate acne has vanished without ever returning, and the stretch marks on my inner thighs from my 5th grade growth spurt are completely gone.

Starvation mode is a myth. I lost about a pound of muscle during those 45 days and my metabolism is actually faster than it was before. I used to eat 1,800 calories a day to maintain 165, and now I have to eat about 2,400 calories to maintain 110.

My body did not attack and/or feed off of my organs, like most people tend to believe. In fact, my chronic IBS (5 generations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome on my mom's side of the family) is completely gone as well. I've been off ALL of my medications for over a year now.

If you're truly interested in the science behind fasting and how amazing it can be, I highly recommend reading "Fasting and Eating for Health" by Joel Fuhrman M.D.

What are some long term water fasting experiences?

After reading about water fasting and how it improved your health I decided to give it a try.I fasted for twenty days, and this is my experience.First day was rather easy, as in used to skip breakfast, and sometimes lunch. Second and third day were a bit difficult, and cravings start to pop in my head, food and eating invade your thoughts.for the fourth day, I was in a “wow, I'm doing this, and I think that's when ketosis kicks in, and suddenly hunger goes away, I started feeling little dizzy and light headed, but generally speaking, I felt very well, despite the fact of not eating anything for 100 hours.Days from five to thirteen were easy, and what I did to satisfy my cravings, was to cook them for my kids, BLT? Cook them a BLT, chorizo bread and cheese, the same, also for my weekend BBQ, I still did them, but “eat” water, while my friends enjoyed the meat and beer.Two weekends I did that, while Mon to Fri I was really busy, and I took a nap while the family ate, other than that, I think hunger wasn't showing.On the scale, I lost like 30 pounds, but regained 8 in the first 3 days, water, poop and a working intestine does that.What the watt fasting really does to your bodyand mind is amazing, I.got my cholesterol levels from dangerously high ( over 400) down to 140. My triglycerides from a whopping 1300 to 130. Also prongs now are reasonable, completely changed my point of view for snacks, sodas, chips, and other junk food.I think I'll do another fast pretty soon.

How to prepare for a 2 week water fast?

this is for mostly detoxifying my body and losing 5 or more inches off my waist.
not for any religious reasons.
how should i prepare? how can i stick to it? what was your personal experience with a water fast?
thank you.