I broke my fast after one week. 3days DRY, and 4days WATER.....
We hear about the amazing benefits from fasting, and we hear about the disadvantages from Sincere, but "Sincerely Wrong" people. I believe with Millions of people Starving in this world we can handle a one week fast or until completion.
This wasnt easy for me, as some people claim. I felt i had a persistent desire to eat (same like we have before a mealtime) on day 5, 6, and 7 half the time. I loved how DEEP i slept on this fast. It took an hour or two to fall asleep, but it was DEEP.
I lost 12 lbs total and feel lean and light and at my BEST. My staff infection has healed up. My ankle was sprained and has healed. Some challenging decisions have been made. Some built up anxiety has been dealt with nicely, and many more advantages....my skin is soo soft and clear....yadayadayada...
I had to keep watching inspirational videos from other fasters on Youtube, like YogaYak and random fasters. To perservere i read Shelton's book "Fasting can save your life" and Arnold Ehret's Mucusless diet and his Rational fasting book, and I also had to watch videos from Michael arnstein and see his lean physique and his determination on ultras and to watch Durianriders lovely ranting and to watch documentaries on marathons and Ironmans about pushing through the hard times.
Granted, this is a small fast compared to the many that have done longer. I love noticing that first watermelon digest and hit my stomach. I felt it move through me. I love eating! I really am appreciating refeeding....my second meal was tree ripened Organic Rolinea, Can you Dig it? (hehhe, Dan's phrase).
Energy is low, but building each hour. my desire to find durian soon is building hourly. noticing the contrast from fasting to feeding is interesting..i felt my body was preparing to go without food and survive for long period, but I had not enough purpose to keep going this time.
The Taste change with eating now is so obvious...i got it with rolinea, after eating enough it began to taste not so good....i love how sharp this is now.