Well, I finally did it and I made it through my first long fast of only water! It was not easy at times but it sure was achievable and well worth the benefits long term!
I got out of my body's way and I let it heal and heal and heal...I am sure there was more to go when I ended the fast, but I needed to get home to my family and start my life again. I also think that 21 days is pretty substantial for a first timer..
I now know what to expect and I am no longer afraid anymore. I know it can be done and I do believe that at one time or another every creature on the planet should undertake at least one long fast to get rid of built up toxins over the years!
With all of my years as a runner, running distances of 26.2 miles or more and training all of the time and including swimming and biking and eating a predominately all fruit diet, I was still never able to shed the 20 unwanted pounds that riddled my body for years and years..The reason that was so, was because I had so many built up toxins stored into my fat cells and my deep tissue. What toxins you may ask? Well, they didn't all come from just bad foods over the years...They included things like stress, anger, antiperspirants with aluminum and air pollution and the list goes on and on....so now I see what the problems were..It was not me after all it was the garbage waste that was stuck inside me and I could not release it without a water fast no matter how many mono meals I ate.
Water fasting without any nutrients and calories at all allows your body's vital force to heal...No digestion in the way to stop it from working full time as the digestion takes as much as 50% of your body's energy to work on digesting alone..Brain function is around 35%...not really enough to get that body healed..The most healing you really ever do is while you sleep b/c your body is at rest and not taking in anything to slow down the process! I find it important to eat a few hours before going to sleep for that reason alone.
I also want to add that although this is personal I need to add my biggest wakeup call during my fast..I had at least 1 bowel movement if not 2 per day the entire 21 days of my fast!!! That showed me how much waste was stuck inside my colon and for who knows how long?? I have a new relationship with foods now..I now know what foods and toxic products were doing to my poor body.
I am a runner and I had so much waste that I was carrying around like a bad backpack!! No longer do I want to feel like that..I worked really hard and spent a lot of money and time away from my family to mess this all up now.
I have the taste buds of a new born baby now and I want to take full advantage of that and taste how wonderful fruits and veggies really are. I want to experience the greatness of life that I have never known before. I am going to become a fruit hunter/chaser and go to where the best fruit on earth is or have it delivered to my home! It is the way I want to live..I want to live clean and free from the bondage of what cooked foods had done to me over the years..The msg that lured me in and seduced all of my senses before my brain could say no. MSG is a drug and it is not better than any other drug, just harder to give up
b/c it is put onto food..If you were to sprinkle cocaine on food you would eat that food for life and nothing else..even if that food were cat food. It would not even matter to you..That is what MSG is..Don't be fooled like I was..Never again!
My fruit days are ahead of me and I wanted to share my experience with you all. I know this can be done and I urge you to all read what you can about it and find out as much as you should about it and find the best place you can fast whether it be a clinic or a retreat with a supervisor..take the time to be well, so you won't have to take the time to be sick later! Happy days ahead!!!!