originally posted by: violet
I'm not sure if this would work.
I'm always fasting ( not by choice) can't say it's helped me. For one it gives me a killer migraine. I get dizzy, vomit or faint. Can't concentrate.
If it gives you a migraine, it might not be the thing for you. However there are several other factors involved. IE, did you wean yourself off any
medication or caffeine / other drugs first? Always check with a doctor first, especially if you take any prescription medicine or are dependent on
anything. Sudden caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches. Getting dizzy and feeling weak is normal because you aren't taking in new food for energy,
plus the toxins are cleansing out of you, so that can make you a little dizzy, especially if you haven't eaten the healthiest diet over the years. I
recommend doing a cleansing kit the week before a fast, because it gets your body ready, and the pre-cleanse really helps. The dizziness generally
last for 3-4 days, but once the fast fully kicks in, you actually have extra energy to cleanse and heal the body and you usually gain a sense of
clarity. Working out while fasting is also a terrible idea. You can go for walks, but never do more than that. With more energy saved from
digestion at night, you will also notice that you will most likely sleep less hours.
Generally speaking, you should spend about a week preparing for a fast, and a week recovering from it or it could screw up your metabolism. This is
why I very much dislike the idea of "fasting" for one meal a day. That isn't fasting, that's borderline anorexia. You need to prepare the body
slowly. Reduce food intake to fruits and vegetables, and slowly reduce the intake. When you complete the fast, the first day your meal should pretty
much be one fruit, broken up into 5-6 meals every couple hours. 2nd day should be 2 pieces of fruit, then you increase slowly from there. Slowly
bring your metabolism back up to snuff. Neglecting this and binge eating after a fast will counter act any positive effects and could even be
detrimental. The body should never have to go through extreme changes in diet that fast.
I generally water fast once every year for 1-2 weeks, so if anybody has questions, please feel free to ask and I will answer. Please please please DO
NOT attempt to fast without fully reading up on it first, as it can be dangerous if done improperly. Doctors are mostly against fasting, but you
should still check with your doctor first, no matter what. In general there are many misconceptions about it (for example the folks that claim mostly
muscle is burned). It burns a little muscle for the first 3 days, but after that it's primarily fat. Also if you are already skinny or thin, you
may want to be careful how long you fast as you will probably have less fat to burn to sustain you for that duration. After the first 3-4 days the
hunger goes away and does not return until you run out of fat reserves to burn. At this point you experience what they call, "true hunger", and when
this happens you must eat immediately. The most important rule is to listen to your body. You may go through a healing crisis if you have any
underlying health issues. If your body tells you to stop, you should stop. Fasting isn't for everybody but it can have incredible healing properties
as well as cleansing toxins that have been stored in your fat, in your lungs, in your stomach, intestines, colon, liver, kidneys etc. The tongue will
also turn white during the time, and this is normal because your tongue releases toxins as well. A gentle brush each day with tooth brush without
toothpaste will do wonders for it. Bad breath is also common during the time. Sauna treatments and enemas can also be beneficial during a
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