"A highlight was a trip to the doctor. For the first two weeks I was lethargic, wanting to sleep constantly. The second thing I noticed was the weight loss. "The difference was remarkable. The headaches and the swelling disappeared." The headaches and swelling disappeared. The most recent fast I completed was 30 days; that is something I thought I could never do. "By the time the fast was over, I had lost about 25 lbs., and had never felt better in my life." I was 20 to 30 pounds overweight over the last two years. At first, I found the idea of fasting intriguing, yet I was skeptical. The knowledge I have gained about nutrition and fasting has radically changed my life for the better!
This Fasting Testimonies page is designed to become a collection of community articles to encourage and motivate persons starting or in the middle of their fasting for weight loss and detoxification efforts. So if you have water or juice fasting stories, we encourage you to take some time and write it here so that others can benefit from what you have accomplished. Also, we are very interested in testimonies of persons that have found physical healing through fasting. We also have been privileged with fasting expert and colleague Tom Coghill's story. So whether your story is related to juice or water fasting, this fasting testimonies page is designed to create a powerhouse section of inspiration, experience, strength and hope for us all. You can also visit our Fasting Forum and join the multiple fasting discussions. In addition, the Fasting Journal page will take you through a day-by-day of a recent 30-day water fast I completed.
For The Water Fasting Newbies. But you will also get to experience the increased energy, mental clarity and sense of wellbeing that fasting ALWAYS provides. There are many who simply will not understand and may even try to talk you out of water fasting. If your body is brimming with sugar and grease, I can tell you what the hunger pains and detox symptoms will be more uncomfortable than they have to be. Refrigerate the water when you get to your destination. * Drink more water and seltzer through the rest of the afternoon and have ONE more cup of green tea if you need it. And, amazingly, all you need to effect the change is - water and guts. As I said, seltzer water with a little lime helps to settle the stomach and appease water fasting hunger pains. Take your time and try different temperatures of water until you find the one that grants you the most comfort from the hunger pains. When first water fasting, you will likely have to dash for the toilet with frequency. At this point, between the first and third day of water fasting, the waste coming out of your body will be from recently-consumed food. Let's move on to PART II of the water fasting series and talk about Weight Loss.
Water fasting requires you to eat no food for a designated amount of time. Water fasting may result in some weight loss, but that weight will most likely return as soon as you get back to eating food. Water fasting can help you jump start a new diet program, provided that you approach it in a mentally and physically sound manner. The intake of extra fiber will help your system continue to move smoothly as you undertake the fast. The fast itself is quite simple in that you take in only water for a set number of days. Drink as much water as you like, and spend your time reading or meditating. A water fast may make you feel weak and dizzy. Keep in mind that you may grow irritable during the fast. A water fast may put you in better touch with your appetite—really feeling hunger may help you understand your response to food triggers. Proponents of fasting believe that a periodic, short-term fast can help you live longer and delay the onset of chronic disease. A fast may assist your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system in clearing the body of toxins, which will help you process food more efficiently when you return to solid foods. Remember, in the long term, you cannot rely on a fast alone for weight loss.
Water Fasting. How is Water Fasting Practiced? Don't eat, don't drink anything other than water, and don't smoke during the period of your fast. Medically Required Water Fasting. Any problems you have with a prescribed water fasting procedure should be discussed with your doctor. Religious and Spiritual Water Fasting. Fasting is practiced in many religions but only a few suggest the use of water fasting. Individually Initiated Water Fasting. Be sure to ask your doctor about fasting before you try a water fast for the first time - especially if you are considering a multiple day fast. When you fast and drink the purest possible water it can enhance the positive effects of your fast. Dieting, Weight Loss, and Water Fasting. The misguided side of approaching water fasting is to see it as a quick and magical weight loss scheme. Health Benefits: What will Water Fasting do for Me? Here is a resource that lists some of the health benefits attributed to water fasting.
Find the best time to eat to lose weight for you. She reviewed the literature and found specific gender differences that may cause reason for concern for some women who fast. My clients ask me all the time, “What diet should I follow?” and my reply is always the same: The diet you choose should be one that you will enjoy the most. You will stick to the plan you have chosen because you like the food. Is co-author of The Stubborn Fat Fix , director of nutrition at The Center for Balanced Health , and consultant for Complete Wellness in NYC. Visit Valerie's Voice: for the Health of It or @nutritionnohow .
Water Fasting - An Effective Way for Detoxification and Weight. One of the most effective and natural way of detoxification is water fasting. In short, through fasting the body naturally cleanses the body of accumulated toxins and as a result heals itself. The primary beneficial effect of water fasting is detoxification, and second is weight loss. And since glucose is no longer sufficient, the body improvises. The body converts glycerol and amino acids into glucose. Thus for the rest of the period of water fasting, the body uses fatty tissues for energy due to protein sparing. And since the body is solely taking in water during fasting, the bowel is also given a good cleansing. So for the entire fasting process, not only do the organs of the body undergo repair and strengthening, the body is also undergoes detoxifications and weight loss. Distilled water is most advised for cleansing due to the water's natural magnetic properties and ability to absorb more toxins to be flushed out of the body.
Re: Dry fast testimonials 29 Aug 2011 22:18 #9046. The reason I believe intermittent dry fast is superior to intermittent water fast is because it is a lot easier to tolerate since you do not feel hungry when you dry fast. Re: Dry fast testimonials 30 Aug 2011 02:07 #9049. Re: Dry fast testimonials 30 Aug 2011 03:02 #9051. Re: Dry fast testimonials 30 Aug 2011 13:19 #9057. Milena, you said dry fasting puts you in ketosis after the first 24 hours. What are the typical results post dry fast for weight loss if broken correctly? Re: Dry fast testimonials 30 Aug 2011 13:33 #9058. The results will vary a lot depending on how heavy you are like first time I did dry fasting I was losing around 4 pounds a day but normally I lose half that now. You can always try dry fasting and if it's too hard just add water when you feel like it if your doing a long fast. Re: Dry fast testimonials 30 Aug 2011 13:47 #9060.
And I want to thank you for helping me along this oft-troublesome journey through the complex universe. Now, I have two more days to go and I'm just as apprehensive about ending the fast as I was going into it! I have a plan for the rest of my weight loss, and know that I can accomplish it. The length of my fast was just right for me, and I easily reached my goals. I believe that your Program is the best fasting program available, and I greatly appreciate your efforts. "Thanks for all the guidance, and for making this Program available. I think that this is completely a testament to you, Dennis, and the knowledge you imparted to me in your Program. So thank you, Dennis/FCI, a million times for this wonderful experience, and for the lifetime tools you have given me. And, walking was all the exercise I needed to do. But, this Program is so easy, and you get into the swing of it right away. Thank you so much, Dennis, for the creation of FCI's Program; for continuing this immensely valuable work, and for just being on this planet. I really believe this has so much to do with the calmness and peace that literally emanates from me. All the best to you and yours, Steve" To 165 lbs., and a size 42 waist to a 32, in the 2 months I've been on the Program. I'm currently doing a 21-day fast, and I wanted to thank you again for the life I would not have had without your Program.
A three-day water fast can be taken up by those who are well versed with the one-day fast. This experience will give one the confidence to take up the longer three-day water fast, which gives much more physical, mental and spiritual benefits. The first and foremost is preparing your mind for the practice. Also, after the 3 day fast, you need about 3 – 4 days to slowly come back to regular eating habits. If you are attempting a three-day fast for the first time, you will notice few reactions in the body which you should be prepared for. You can discontinue the fast if the hunger is unbearable. One may even start imagining and day dreaming about preparing and eating all the sorts of food that one likes. On the second day after the fast, one can go on light vegetable soups, coconut water or fruit juice with honey 3 – 5 times in a day. On the third day, one can have fruits and boiled vegetables as they are easy to digest. One should eat in moderation and slowly come back to the regular food habits. During the fast, one gets to observe the mind closely.
Fasting on apples alone will give you all the benefits of any other fasting method. You will lose weight with a fruit fast, but most of it will be water weight and will return when you end your fast. (See Fasting to Lose Weight for the particulars.) For most though, there can be a sustainable loss of weight if you remain open to the changes fasting can create and pay attention to your food choices afterward. The amount of weight loss depends on how long you fasted, your particular body chemistry, and a host of other criteria. How long should you fruit fast? The day AFTER your fast, you'll be assessing your food choices in a new light. You can work a 3 day fast around a work schedule and squeeze it into the weekend, by starting on Friday with a normal, but light, breakfast. This should give you sustenance for the day's work. You can add fresh lemon to the water if you like; it will help with cleansing and give you a little flavor. There's no need for enemas, you can leave the bowels alone. Or you can wait til after you've broken your fast to take the psyllium. The day you break your fast , ease into food a bit slowly. How will you feel during your fruit fast? In the case of fasting, you are releasing, decomposing, and eliminating stored toxins and inferior materials.
Please review the contents of the article and add the appropriate references if you can. Water fasting is a type of fasting in which the practitioner consumes only water. One may water fast for a variety of reasons, including medical and religious requirements. Historically, many surgeries and general anaesthetics required a patient to fast for up to half a day before the procedure. This is thought to reduce potential complications of stomach volume and acidity during the procedure. However, growing research suggests that patients, especially children, may do better if they consume water or clear liquid during the final hours of this fast. Jains maintain a strict water-only fast for 8 days, during the days of Paryushan . The warm water consumed should be only between sunrise and sunset and not during the night, since night is a highly-susceptible time for micro-organism activity.[ citation needed ] For Jains fasting is a way of penance.[ citation needed ] Roman Catholics must engage in the Eucharistic Fast ,[ citation needed ] which is a water fast before receiving the Eucharist during the Mass . The Catholic Church has also promoted a Black Fast , in which in addition to water, bread is consumed.
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The only big ‘challenge’ was (a) the feeling of nausea that I had on Day 5, which subsided in Day 6 and (b) languidness (physically) and slower mobility due to the body channeling energy inward for healing, so more time was spent resting. The direction of energy inward for healing has definitely made me more grounded and calmer. I’ve written a lot of insights and observations in the daily logs for Days 0-6 which I’m not going to repeat here. The more rest one gets during a fast, the better, since your body has more energy to process and heal the internal toxins. I’m now taking the approach of drinking only by thirst, and not by the total quantity I’ve drank for the day. I read that drinking water just for the sake of drinking is actually dangerous (assuming that one’s sense of thirst has not been desensitized), because it adds additional load for the kidney. Whenever you disregard your sense of thirst and strive to ingest several glasses of water a day just because you have been told that doing so is good for your health, you actually put unnecessary strain on your body in two major ways: But make no mistake about it: this burden is real and can hurt your health over the long term. I’ll continue to track my water consumption during the fast for reference purposes and for any of you who might find it helpful. It’s already the start of Week 2 as I’m typing this (Day 8) and I’m pretty excited about how this week is going to turn out.
While fasting, the body is highly conservative of its energy and resources. Water fasting demands mental preparation, the less pressure and responsibility you have during a water fast the better. Some recommend that the week before your fast, you drink fresh juices and eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables to cleanse the body so that the detoxification during water fasting will be less aggressive. Water fasting should always include two of three days of juice fasting before and after the water fast. You can juice when you have to work and water fast on the weekend when you can rest. The Master Cleanse or Lemon Cleanse is between a water fast and a juice fast. Juice fasting is safe and can allow the body to clean itself of toxins while greatly improving conditions for health. For your first fast and for the purpose of healing disease most experts recommend a juice fast over a water fast. Less then 30 days and you can miss the best experiences of the fast. If you are juice fasting, a few days on water occasionally will intensify the fast and assist with weight-loss if you have a slow metabolism. The 'healing' reactions you get from fasting are dependent on your existing health and the toxic load present in your body when you start. The cleansing response that happens is dependent on experience with fasting, current health and level of toxins and sickness in your body. The following are common reactions and what can be done to ease the symptom while you are fasting. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting if losing weight is part of your goal.
I’m on day 8 of a water fast, and the dizziness and loss of breathe has become more extreme. I have already lost 6 pounds and I just started the fast yesterday. I started a water fast and today is day 8 for me. My starting weight was 228 pounds and that was the reason for my fast. I have gone on a 7 day fast before a couple of times and some for 12 and decided that this time i am going for the 40 days. I am doing this water fast for at least 6 days and at most 10 days. And I finish the day with tea, and or water. I am hoping that doing a water only fast will either alleviate some or all of the pain and hopefully I will not have to have it. How long should I continue with a water fast for as its my first time, and what should I break the fast with. I didn’t prep for this fast, and did it on the spur of the moment. I have done numerous 12-14 day fasts and the longest fast was 17 days. I have been working on my eating habits and have lost 21lbs as of the day before my fast.
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If you're fasting to lose weight, you may want to reconsider. The weight loss may not last after you finish fasting. And on some plans, you fast every other day. Why Fasting for Weight Loss Can Backfire. When you eat less than you need and you lose weight, your body goes into a starvation mode. When you're done fasting and you go back to your usual diet, you may regain the weight you lost, and then some. But once you have stopped fasting, your appetite revs back up. It helps people lose weight, but not for long. But fasting for long periods of time is bad for you.
Having never fasted before, I was a little unsure about the experience, but Shelton was so convincing about the body’s ability to go without food and the benefits gained from doing so that I decided to go on a short fast. The fast was something I was going to do “one day” — a sort of experience I knew I wanted to have but found many reasons to not do just now. My Experience During The Fast. The fast started the day after my arrival in Costa Rica. After 10 days, I was definitely in the fast. My dreams during the fast were extremely clear and vivid. I had little desire to read much during the fast. At first, the fast was relatively easy. The right support and supervision is critical in the success of a fast. After 3 days, I lost the physical sensation of hunger, but the desire for food was still there. I was also thinking about all the foods I would eat after the fast and I even came up with about 30 recipe ideas that I wrote down! After about 10 days, the desire for food disappeared. For me, one of the best parts of the fast was the possibility (in fact, requirement) of doing absolutely nothing all day. Then I would wake up around 6 or 7 (yes, I was sleeping 8 or 9 hours a day during the fast!), and stayed in bed until I felt like getting up, a few hours later. After 10 days into the fast, I discovered that my roommate had brought a complete collection of DVDs!
The 5:2 diet allows you to eat as usual for five days and to fast for two days. On fasting days, the dieters need to restrict intake of food to approximately 2000 kilojoules (500 calories) a day for women or 2400 kilojoules (600 calories) for men. The two days of fasting don’t have to be consecutive and you can decide how you want to spread your food intake on those days as long as you adhere to energy restriction. The food consumed during the two fasting days should have little fat and carbohydrate content and alcohol consumption is not recommended. Intermittent fasting or restricting energy intake for weight loss, which is what the diet is based on, is not a new concept. But while energy restriction in the form of various weight-loss diets has been investigated in both humans and animals, there’s little research regarding the utility of intermittent fasting in humans. Many people who tried the 5:2 diet reported weight loss but did the weight stay off? Many people who have tried the 5:2 diet report that they have been successful in losing weight but this is the case for most weight-loss diets in the short term. Diet quality is of particular significance for those who fast intermittently to ensure that all nutritional requirements are met and that the intake of some nutrients that have low intakes anyway (such as calcium) is not further compromised. Intermittent fasting is reported to be effective among those who have used it for weight loss and it seems to be as effective as an energy-restricted diet in the short term.
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One was at the age 18, another was at the age of 23, and the next time was at the age of 27. I actually ate all the time and rarely was able to eat the high volume of these foods. For a long time I thought that these 2 things were the key to my success, but when I look back all the way to the first time I was able to achieve these results at 18 as well as at 23 and 27, there was something else I did that I was not even aware of: I was doing some element of fasting. I would do this “day fasting” once or twice a week at most and sometimes would not fast at all. The second time I experieinced this fasting effect was at 23. I would normally work all night Friday and Saturday night and sleep most of the day on saturday and sunday. Because my saturdays were so hectic I would usually fast all day on saturday and most of the day on sunday. Research is beginning to show that alternate day fasting (ADF), where you eat one day and don’t eat the next, has many health benefits on aging and fat loss. And in my opinion, that is still the most effective way to achieve fat loss for 80-90% of people who are trying to achieve it. Here are the things that I have learned from my experieince and the research on this topic that may help if you want to try this aproach: The alternate day fasting approach may work well for mice and humans under laboratory conditions, but it is often difficult in the real world and usually not required unless you do no exercise at all.
Water fasting means to drink only water, in the same way that juice fasting means to drink only fresh juice. Only water is consumed during the fast and no food. Natural Hygienists agree that having small amounts of fresh lemon or lime in the water is ok; however in this water fast, I did not do that. Water fasting is not for the weak-minded. If one has prepared for the fast well and has a full reserve of minerals and vitamins, this type of detox is totally safe. It is important to prepare the body well in advance, cleaning the colon with some intestinal cleansing and then moving gently into pure water by drinking only juices for a number of days. I believe that a water cleanse is the best way to release toxins from the mind, body and spirit. 40-Day Water Fast – The How & Why of this Pure Detox on Day 40. There are many different cleansing reactions that can occur during a water fast as the body releases toxins into the blood. So many people make the mistake of bingeing on comfort foods after a long fast, and in the case of drinking only water, this can actually be dangerous. In addition to that, I documented my 40-day experience and the entire journal is included in the book. I had worms and worms, all roundworms, released almost daily during the entire fast.
Krista Varady's book The Every-Other-Day Diet: The Diet That Lets You Eat All You Want (Half the Time) and Keep the Weight Off. Maybe you could diet every other day?' That way you can always look forward to the next day, where you can eat whatever you want. Varady's research shows that alternate-day fasting, where you consume about 500 calories on fasting days and can eat whatever you want on non-fasting days, works equally well for weight loss as complete fasting, and it's a lot easier to maintain this type of modified fasting regimen . Maybe even longer for some people, depending on how insulin-resistant you are, and other factors, like your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, and if you are not consistent with the fasting and wind up cheating. The next question then becomes, do you have to continue on indefinitely with this alternate-day fasting schedule? She'll compare the results against a traditional approach of calorie restriction and traditional weight maintenance where you eat just 100 percent of your energy needs every day. However, you need to tweak it a little bit in that you reduce the fasting days down to three days per week, and instead of consuming 500 calories on each of those days you'd consume 1,000. "It's good if you can just start the actual up-down approach of eating, just the 500 calories every other day, and then slowly transition into whole foods and basically healthier foods." "We found out that, yes, you can exercise on the fast day. If you have that fasting meal right after you exercise session, you get to eat the meal and you're happy." From a psychological and compliance perspective, it's easier to go without if you know you can eat something in the middle or toward the end of the day. The great thing is you don't have to count calories every other day.
Well I've made it through three days of the 7 day juice fast and I'd be lying if I told you I didn't have thoughts that there was no way I was going to make it yesterday afternoon. Day 3 of the juice fast started off pretty well. For most of Day 3 of my juice fast I felt pretty good and energetic despite not having any coffee the entire day, but around 6 p.m. I'm happy to report this morning that I'm very glad I did not cave into the food craving because I'm feeling quite good and energetic this morning on Day 4 of my 7 Day juice fast. This juice proved to be a lifesaver for the rest of my day! Well, Day 1 of my 7 day juice fast is in the books and I'm happy to report that I survived! This morning marks the first day of my 7 Day juice fast. Today's Beginning Weight for the Juice Fast: 271.5 pounds. So before diving into the juice fasting fad, I researched to find out more about juice fasting for weight loss and body detoxification. After reading several juice fasting blogs and hearing more testimonials of personal success with juice fasting, my wife and I decided that we were up for the challenge of rebooting our lives with a juice fast, and today we made the first step in juice fasting by purchasing our first juicer! Day 2 into the Juice fast and I'm starting to .
[FCI NOTE]: Scientific Fasting can play an important part in the recovery from adult-onset diabetes (Type 2); however, it is contraindicated for Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetics. Fasting could not improve the condition in Type 1 diabetes, which is characterized by the total absence of insulin. In the case of Type 2 diabetes, remedial fasting is recommendable. "Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. "In insulin resistance, that signal is blocked, and the cells do not take in enough glucose from the blood. The heredity link with Type 2 diabetes is stronger than it is with Type 1 diabetes. "Fasting can play an important part in the recovery from adult-onset diabetes. (Allen FM, 'Prolonged Fasting In Diabetes,' 'American Journal of the Medical Sciences,' l915; 159/4:480-485.) It was reported at that time that even in severe cases of adult diabetes, the signs and symptoms of the disease resolve with fasting. "Before insulin was discovered earlier in this century, many patients with diabetes were treated in the manner prescribed-by very low-fat diets and fasting. If the diabetic is motivated and truly wants the best opportunity for a long, healthy life, we should not use medication at all in Type 2 diabetes; instead, we should utilize aggressive nutritional intervention with fasting, the most effective treatment for these patients. So, I've continued off the medication, and the readings have continued to be normal (85 to 95). I would like to continue the fast and complete the 87-day Program. [Fasting day 74]: "Dear Dennis: I'm on F 74 and in the downhill homestretch, with only three fasting days remaining.
Absolutely for the first 3 days, but then not so much. You drink this mixture for the desired length of the fast (usually 10-14 days or so, in order to detoxify your body. Fast forward to the fall of 2012 and the idea of fasting resurfaced between myself and Mrs. Some even consider this the only “real” way to detoxify your body and bring it back in check. This was one of the main reasons I chose to complete a fast this year. It fluctuates depending on the day, but bringing it down 15 points was nice! In animal models, intermittent fasting was found to reduce cancer growth on the skin and in breast tissue. It takes about three days into the fast for your system to completely shut down. My wife completed a 5 day smoothie fast at the same time I did my water fast. It was during this time that the detoxifying symptoms were the worst. Crumbs cooking dinner for the kids and knowing I couldn’t eat was brutal. By this time my digestive system had shut down and the hunger pains had disappeared. This was the most miserable day I have ever lived on planet earth. By the end of day 10, I had lost 15 pounds and was ready to eat again. Again, if a 10 water fast sounds extreme, you have other options – the 5 day smoothie fast my wife did might just be your ticket.
In this chapter, the nation of Israel is rebuked for their fasting, and given this exhortation: Main article: Fasting and abstinence in the Roman Catholic Church. Fasting is required of the faithful between the ages of 18 and 59 on specified days. He recommended that fasting be appropriate to the local economic situation, and that all Catholics voluntarily fast and abstain. The ancient practice was to fast from midnight until Mass that day, but as Masses after noon and in the evening became common, this was soon modified to fasting for three hours. Colloquially, fasting, abstinence, the Eucharistic Fast, and personal sacrificial disciplines (such as abnegation of sweets for Lent or the like) are altogether referred to as fasting. Monks and nuns also observe additional fast days not required of the laity. Fasting in the Ethiopian Church implies abstention from food and drink. For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , fasting is total abstinence from food and drink accompanied by prayer. Certain days of the week are also set aside for fasting depending on personal belief and favorite deity. Bheeshma says "fasting on the 12th day of the lunar month" and worship Krishna, for the whole year. The fast is also meant to provide time for meditation and to strengthen one's faith. The remaining four fasts are considered minor and fasting is only observed from sunrise to dusk. One purpose in fasting is the achievement of atonement for sins and omissions in divine service. The purpose of a fast of mourning is the demonstration that those fasting are impacted by and distraught over earlier loss.
Alternate day fasting, the latest diet by James Johnson, has hit the weight loss world, but can intermittent fasting really help you to shift those pounds - and keep them off? In a nutshell, this diet involves alternate day fasting, eating very little on one day followed by eating what you’d normally have the next day. This indicates that they didn’t consume two days worth of calories on feasting days to make up for the lack of calories on the day of fasting. So how do I follow the Alternate Day Fasting diet? On the first day of the diet, you have just one fifth of you normal calorie intake that keeps your weight steady. Then divide this figure by five to calculate the amount of calories you should have on a ‘fasting’ day. Then on day three, you do the same as on day one – and so on. However, this approach is based on the idea that fasting every other day also activates a ‘skinny’ gene called SIRT 1 that helps to boost weight loss further and adds to the health benefits of such a diet. And the cons of Alternate Day Fasting? For example, with this diet, a woman who normally needs 2,000 calories a day to maintain her weight would alternate between having 400 calories on one day and 2,000 calories the next – giving a total of 2,400 calories over the two days instead of the normal 4,000 calories.
You achieve your fasting objectives by the end of the fast. You get the maximum healing benefits throughout your fast. The clearer you are of your motivations for fasting, the easier it’d be. Set the intention to work through them during the fast, if you can. Get yourself in the right state of mind before you fast. The longer your fast, the deeper the healing. This means if you fast for 3-5 days in hopes of experiencing physical (and emotional) detox of fasting, you might as well not proceed with the fast, because you’re not going to experience much benefits in the area. Even if you have a lower weight at the end of your fast, a good portion of that will be muscle loss, and that’s not good at all. Not only that, you don’t experience the full healing effects of fasting. The end result – You sabotage your fasting efforts. It’ll help you get the best out of your fast.
Here are two honest Christian fasting testimonies of lives touched and healed by the power of God. For comprehensive information on the physical and spiritual aspects of fasting, check out the book: Fasting To Freedom During the fast . But the best part of it though, is that my relationship with God deepened.” I'm a missionary in the Middle East and all my adult life, I've tried to fast. I discovered the Freedomyou site and decided to do a juice fast. I went into the fast with only one purpose, to draw closer to God. It's like the fast broke my addiction to sweets and processed foods. The best part of it though, is that my relationship with God deepened and since that fast, I have had a better relationship with Him. “Four days after the crisis, I awoke bursting with mental and physical energy. The good feeling received from fasting disappeared and the mucus effect returned in full force. A week later I started to fast with greater determination, fasting five days and eating sensibly for seven.