Fasting: Day 15

This is Day 15 of my 21-day fast in Feb 2011 and probably the most in-depth fasting series you will ever find online. If you’re new to fasting, get the full background here: Fasting Experiment. Access all my articles on fasting: The Fasting Series.

Meditation at the beach

Here are the stats for Day 15:

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  • Today’s Weight: 127.7lbs / 57.9kg
  • Diff vs. Yesterday: -0.2lbs / -0.1kg
  • Total Difference: -16.8lbs / -7.6kg
  • Water consumption: 1.3 liters
  • Body Temp: 35.1 C / 94.5 F

Overall Review

Today is a lot better than yesterday. The day started off rocky with the same signs as Day 14, but as the day progressed I started feeling a lot better. I think the process of getting things done and talking to people have a rather therapeutic effect on me. All the lying on the bed was giving me a headache.

So as I alluded to at the end of my Day 14 update, I feel a lot better now. Nausea is still there but very slight, almost like how it was on Day 4 or so. Same for the light-headedness. Mentally I don’t feel weighed down like before. No more negative cloud hovering over me anymore. I feel really great for a change. 😀 It almost feels like I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as the fast comes to a close.

Also today I received a few pieces of good news which might have contributed to the positivity too. A couple of my upcoming speaking engagements are almost confirmed, and I finally got resolution on an administrative issue I’ve been working on for a while. Tomorrow I’m meeting a past client for a new round of coaching sessions to help her jumpstart a new stage of her life, so I’m really looking forward to that. 😀

Dreams

I think my dreams have normalized now. I don’t remember what they were about, but there are no more bad dreams that I’m aware of.

Detox – Tongue

My tongue continues to be white and bitter. At this rate I don’t think it’s going to clear up by Day 21, but it’s okay. I read that the clearing of the tongue is not indicative of when to end a fast; only true hunger is. There have been cases where one’s true hunger returned before his/her tongue cleared up.

Food

I don’t physically crave food, but I do look forward to eating when the fast ends (healthy food, of course).

I have had a lot of time to research on healthy recipes and plan out my post-fast diet in the past week. Something I realized is that meal preparation (whether raw or cooked) takes quite some time, and ultimately convenience is a very big thing to me. Also variety is important in helping me sustain in a diet — while I can eat the few same, quick meals every time, I’d like to be able to enjoy different types of meals when I want to. I also like the joy of being able to order food from a restaurant menu when I’m out with friends or with someone.

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As I have mentioned before, it’d be great if society caters for the healthiest way of life, but at the moment it doesn’t (especially in Singapore, unfortunately). Rather than strictly adhere to a certain standard, what I’m going to do is to use healthy eating as my benchmark, then plan and eat accordingly. For sure I’ll be sticking to an organic, healthy, whole-food diet as my base standard, and using my post-fast eating guidelines as a guide for when/how much to eat each day. This is actually a very positive change from my previous diet, where I would be very lax in what I ate.

UpdateDays 16-17 update is up!

This is Day 15 of my 21-day fast in Feb 2011 and probably the most in-depth fasting series you will ever find online. If you’re new to fasting, get the full background here: Fasting Experiment. Access all my articles on fasting: The Fasting Series.

Love,

Celes

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