updated by @james: 03/11/17 03:46:03PM
ive done 2 fasts 10 and 12 days water and juice and water only
buoth times i rode my unicycle from nyc to dc (227 miles)
1st 4 days u are huuuungry then it gi=oes away and u feel great
yiu do get a yellow coat o your tongue it looks fuzzy and yellow thats the toxins comming to the surface you shoulkd quit the fast when that goes away
after a week or so u will get some slimy shits as u flush the last of the craop out of your intestines
breaking a fast properrly is important
steammed bland veggies overcooked soups
easy to digest foods
2nd or 3rd day add in lil l overcooked brown rice
then slowly introduce more regular foods
i know ppl who do 30-60 day (60 is risky my great uncle id the longest hunger strike in irelands history and died on day 78) and the ppl who do 30 hike many many miles into the mountains caryig heavy gear and work hard
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
you can try a five day fruit fast for flushing out your system,a lot easier for carrying on while working, just eat nothing but fresh fruits and drink fruit juice or water and if you can "graze"feed rather than set big meals at specific times.
Sarah Smeester said:
i tried to fast and with media and going to school and seeing people eating at lunch i gave in after 2 days. i feel like im stronger now and i have started to slowly go into a vegan diet. i really think im guna try a fast again and make my own juice because i have a juicer that way i get my veggies not through highly over produced veggetable drinks (: good luck!
Hey! Cool to find this thread here. I'm on day 4 of my current fast, and I am a very experienced faster. It's a part of my spirituality as well as something that I do for my health. I've done tons of different cleanses, (liver, bowel, parasite, herbal, etc etc etc) and overall fasting has probably helped me the most. Our bodies were built to fast! And the best part is, fasting and its benefits are cumulative. So if you fast once, it's almost like you pick up where you left off when you fast the next time. And it gets easier and better every time!
Most of my fasts are between 4 days and 2 weeks. My longest was like 15 days or something, I think. I don't usually go longer because I'm very naturally thin and weight loss isn't a goal of mine *beyond maybe a few pounds here and there*. I do it for my spirituality and for the detoxification and healing effects of resting your digestive system. Usually I fast on green juices, but on this fast I've been water fasting for half the day every day and only drinking a few green juices at night.
It's unbelievable how much energy I have this time. I even did a half hour hooping session earlier tonight, and if any of you reading this are hoopers you know how good a workout it is. On my first few fasts I was so weak I could barely get out of bed, but I learned that a lot of that is because of the initial detox and emotional attachments to food--not literal starvation. Once you learn to fast it's an amazing, energetic and positive experience every time. It has changed my life.
I really glad to find this post. I had done a few long term fasts when I was 16-17, but they were, from what I can tell here, not proper. I went between 2-3 weeks each time, and drank nothing but water. I can't see any damage that it caused, but I did not acclimate myself back into normal food properly. When I decide to quit smoking cigs I will definitely be doing it through a fast. Thanks for the great info on how to do it properly