posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 04:36 PM
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
Having had an eating disorder since I was a preteen, I have fasted a fair bit but have never had anything resembling flu-like symptoms. At most, I
feel dazed, dizzy, I get head rushes, and I sleep like the dead. My best friend in highschool did experience fluish symptoms, however,when she went on
a fast with me for 48 hours (drinking only water) whereas I did not.
Honestly, the only thing that I ever have noticed is an increase in watery stool when doing extreme dieting behavior (especially when combined with
stimulants--like coffee or my adhd medication) (without the use of laxatives or anything). I think it's because they increase the metabolism and
flush you out a bit when your stomach is empty. I've heard that that cayenne, lemon juice, honey thing is supposed to work but it sounds way too gross
and I don't wanna drink it lol plus who the heck is masochistic enough to go through a two week cleanse of that?!! lol not me.
If you want to avoid any stomach issues I'd drink alkaline water or something to ph-balance your body because I'll bet that that's why some of you get
those flu symptoms when fasting--due to acidity or whatever.
& maybe if you feel sick it is because you are sick/have caught a 24 hour bug or whatever. It happens imo. Especially if your body is in a state of
shock, seems to make sense that before any immuno-boosting things occur that your body would reset and be more prone to minor bugs until your immune
system got back up to speed.
edit on 24-12-2014 by rukia because: (no reason given)