I think that at least a seven day water fast 2-3 times a year would give amazing benefits to anybody's health! Also will make your skin nicer- it will help achieve that goal in your challenge
I think since you are pretty slim then you should plan a 7-10 day fast. i really don't think there is a need for you to go longer, maybe in the future if you are curious about the benefits you can receive from a longer fast. I think longer fasts should be reserved for people who have alot of weight to lose, or can't gain weight (due to malabsorption issues) or have a serious health issue (ie cancer).
-Plan your fast around a time when you don't have alot going on... fatsing makes you think much better in my opinion so you can still get some stuff that require brain work done.
-Also, dont tell anyone, except your husband if you want to. I can gaurantee you that you will not get positive reactions.
-Dont worry about drinking tons of water, just drink when you are thristy. Make sure to stand up slowly (you dont want to faint and hit your head against something!)
That's all to it! IT is more a mental game during the first three days or so... but since you have fasted before it should be much easier
Breaking the fast is really important, I cant stress this enough. eating just fruits and veggies for every day you have fasted is the best way to ensure that you dont get sick and still keep the benefits of your fast.
If you do decide to fast, we will all be here cheering you on!
Lynette- your post is so sweet, thank you for your concern!! I will definately be careful and if I start to get any major symptoms (which I doubt will happen) such as fainting and heart palpitations I will of course listen to my body and stop. However my heart is telling me that right now is the perfect time to embark on this second fast... I just have a good feeling about it
I understand that there is a negative idea when it comes to people fasting for weight loss... and I agree with that to an extent. I think that if you already have a good, healthy diet as a foundation and for sure are not going back to processed foods then fasting is great if you want to drop a few lbs quickly. For example Celes had already done multiple 21 day raw vegan trials and was a vegetarian prior to her fast. However for most people, this isnt the case so I agree, fasting should not be used as they are just going to go back to their old, toxic diets + binge. Weight loss is not the only benefit I hope to experience from this fast- I am hoping that my skin will improve, and I think that fsting is the only way for this to happen.
Today was a great day! In the morning I worked out a 3 year plan/template for getting into medical school, I'm quite excited about it. Later on I went to the doc to get the splint off my nose... and it looks amazing!! So happy I chose to get the cosmetic aspect of the surgery
Had alot of hunger pangs in the morning but they went away when I drank more water and kept myself busy. Also, found out that tomorrow marks 120 days left of my summer challenge (I have this weird thing where I like to count down until the end of a target date, and when it happens to be a nice even number I get excited haha) so I am planning to put in full effort. Im going at a nice pace right now but I believe that I can still be doing more to make my goals by the end of these 4 months a reality.
Exercise: It was sooo beautiful out- I took a slow walk for ~20 mins outside and also sat by a small pond watching the ducks and listening to music, it was very relaxing.
For the rest of tonight I am going to get through a chapter of studying and then its off to bed!