MY WATER FAST JOURNEY
Fasting, a method of restricting food intake, has been practiced for thousands of years.
Water fasting is a fast where you do not consume anything but water. It has many benefits
Here are a few reasons why people try water fasting:
Religious or spiritual reasons
For its health benefits
Preparing for a medical procedure
To lose weight
How Do You Water Fast?
There are no scientific guidelines on how to start water fasting.
However, there are several groups of people who should not water fast without medical supervision.
This includes people with gout, diabetes (types 1 and 2), chronic kidney disease, eating disorders, pregnant women and children.
How long do you do a fast? I will say listen to your body, or if you have never done one and are afraid to do one...do it with medical supervision.
I’m going to start my detox with water fasting, then I will move into juice and then to some smoothies and finally raw fruit and veggies. But for now, this part of my journey will be just water. THERE ARE SO MANY benefits in terms of longevity and repair on a cellular level.
Like anything, you have to be careful and it’s always best to check with your primary healthcare provider before you attempt to go days without food, just water.
I 'm going to continue to update you here each day on how it’s going and how I feel on this water fast. How long I will be doing it will all depend on how my body feels during my fast.
I also believe in listening to your body and not pushing if you cannot do it. Your body will tell you how it feels. (Do not be mistaken by the first few days of detoxing in comparison to day 10 where your body has had enough). I can tell you it won't be pretty. Again, it all depends on how you have been eating or drinking and how often you detox. Some have easy first days and some have some nasty first days.
But I am excited to start this journey on my new fast and hopefully feel gratitude and have a deeper connection to my body and soul