Joined: Jul 2011
I'm Katya, from Moscow)
I decided to try out water fasting (7 days).
And now is the end of my 6th day.
I have read a lot about benefits of water fasts, about symptoms and so on.
I have also read several fasting blogs and all people complained that days 4-6 are very difficult because the entire body is aching. However, as far as my body is concerned, I feel well (legs, stomach...)
I have other symptoms though. Due to my low blood pressure (approximately 112-63 instead of 120-80) I'm constantly experiencing dizziness and feel light-headed. Once I fainted (and now have a remarkable bruise on my hip) although I was trying to be very careful.
So the only symptoms are dizziness, tiredness.
I also lost 5kg in 5 days (starting with 54kg, now it's 49kg).
What's more, my pulse never slows down, It's always between 80 and 95 (very high, I should say)
Well, I'm doing this to understand that we don't depend on food that much, I want to build a healthier relationship with food and to cleanse my body.
And although my tongue is coated, I don't see any other hints that my body is really healing damaged cells.
Is it normal?))
I'm looking forward to your reply and to anybody else's reply if they are willing to help)
|07-20-2011 04:17 AM
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Joined: Sep 2010
Hey chambery! Welcome to the forums!
First off, I want to state that I'm not a fasting expert and this forum is definitely not the avenue to get medical or fasting advice - I can only share from my own experience with fasting.
If you read my fasting log (the 21-day log at the blog, and the 7-day fast logs at the forums), you may have noticed that I experienced minimal detox symptoms in the first 7 days - mainly coating of the tongue and dizziness. The heavier detox comes in the 2nd/3rd week of the fast. So actually what you've described seems pretty much in line with what I experienced during my fasts. To get into the deeper detox, usually it takes a longer fast longer than 7 days. The longer the fast, the deeper it is.
I'm sorry to hear that you fainted at one point! I'm not sure if you were trying to do anything else during your fast? It's best you get as much bed rest as possible to get the maximum benefits. Regardless it seems you only have 1 more day to go, so do let us know how it goes after your fast ends and keep us posted on your insights/progress post-fast. Note that how you break your fast is important - check out the guidelines on how to break a fast properly in the interview with Loren Lockman at TPEB.
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|07-20-2011 08:22 AM