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Thursday, November 15th, 2007
12:11 pm
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
5:02 pm
So. I'm seriously thinking of doing a waterfast, but I really don't want to stop taking my nootropics. I only take 5-HTP and Piracetam. If anyone has anything to say about it or know what the results are it would be nice. (PS I also use pure powder, so nothing else would get into my system except the nootropics.
Saturday, November 11th, 2006
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Thursday, September 28th, 2006
11:00 pm
Is this community alive?
Hi! I am new to the world of fasting on raw juice. My doctor preaches about the benefits of an 85% raw diet. There are 5 things you are not allowed to eat: Meat, Dairy, White Sugar, White flower and Salt. I have been attempting to eat this way since September 11th, after attending a class he taught. He claims that this diet can cure cancer and disease and will cure my diabetes. My way of living these past 23 years has gotten me up to 200 lbs and diabetic. So I'm ready for a change. I have also been exercising and have lost a total of 6 pounds in 18 days. It's a good start for me since everytime I've tried to lose in the past I've wound up gaining.

Is there anyone out there in LJ land who eats raw and fasts on juice. The definition of this fasting being that you only drink liquid nutrients, letting your body take a break digestion and cleanse your system of toxins put there by preservatives, processing and McDonald's.

I am curious about the effects that people have felt, physically and emotionally. I hear tell of spiritual experiences and such. Is anyone out there fasting right now? On water or juice?
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
3:50 pm
I live in the Ozark mountain range, and I was thinking, if I can afford it, of scheduling a weekend getaway at a cabin in the mountains for a 2- or 3- day fast (or longer when I get time off). Cabins typically run about 75-125 per night. I think it would be well worth it, because I find fasting very difficult (despite the intentions of this lj name.. haha), and I find that a change in my enviroment is the best way to change my eating habits. If I was rich, I would definitely go to a fasting spa for a long, supervised fast, but those are so expensive, and there are none whatsoever close to where I live. I think maybe if I did this a couple times, I could find a way to fit fasting or at least better eating habits into my regular life.
I think it would be a lot of fun if I could get a friend to go with me and fast with me, also maybe I would have someone to fast with in the future. That way, I could also split the cost, and it wouldn't be very expensive at all. I think it might be an even more empowering experience if I went by myself, because I am so used to doing things with others, and that way I could have time to really reflect. I could spend my days hiking on the trails, FISHING haha, doing yoga, painting, writing, things I don't usually take the time to do. I would want to keep it short at first, just because I wouldn't want to waste my lovely vacation being weak and hungry. I doubt I would think about it much around the wonders of the mountains and the forest.
What do you guys think of this idea?
Friday, March 25th, 2005
12:16 am
Fast Update
Day 4

Well, I'm still alive. Hungry, but still alive. This morning I woke up with a headache which, I assume is good thing. I've been keeping pretty well hydrated, so it's definately not from dehydration. The pain in my lower back is now gone which is a good thing, but on the other hand, I feel even more lethargic. I don't feel like doing jack...except laying here on my couch watching tv and surfing the web. Now, I've heard some people talking about their fasting and this great "high" they experience while on it. Well, either I'm doing something wrong or I don't have enough built up toxins in my body, but I sure as hell ain't experiencing a high. If anything, what I'm experiencing is best defined as a constant state of moderate to major lethargy.

Over the past few days I've been doing more research on fasting, esp. about coming off of a fast. What I found is that for the amount of time that you fast, it's important to make a proper transisition back into your regular eating regimin. When I say transisition, I'm talking about reintroducing foods gradually into your body to keep from shocking it. That could lead to depression, nausea, and vomiting. To do this (and instructions I've found on sites varied, but I've averaged it to this)you need to take the number of days that you fast and then half that, and THEN add that onto the end of your fast for the transisitionary period. For instance, say you want to do a 6 day fast. Fast the six days, then add 3 days onto that for a total of 9 days. So, with that in mind, and wanting to do my fast right, I've decided to cut my fast down to 4 days with a two day transisition, for a total of 6 days. Reason I'm not fasting for 6 then transisitioning for 3 is because I need to have full energy for when school starts again, and doing the 6/3 regimin would put me into the school week...not something I'd like to do. So, tomorrow I plan on starting the day out with a bananna. Then, a couple of hours after that an apple, followed a couple of hours later by some yogurt. Boy my mouth is watering now! Then for dinner...ohh boy I can practically tast it now, ramen noodles. mmmmmmhhmmm Then for breakfast the following day (6th and final day) I'll make a breakfast burrito, which consists of a nice big flour tortilla, some shredded cheese, 2 eggs, and some salsa. Damn I can't wait. For lunch...I'm not sure yet...maybe french toast. Then for dinner I've got no choice...I've got to pig out on some pizza!!!

So there you have it. My fast in a nutshell. Am I glad I did it? Yeah, for two reasons. First, by doing this, I'm investing in my future health by lowering my risks of various cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Second, it builds self-control...and discipline. Two worthy traits to have in my book. Thanks for listening.
Thursday, March 24th, 2005
7:43 pm
Hello Everybody,

This is my first ever entry into my livejournal. Exciting huh!? Well, I haven't posted anything in my journal for the plain and simple reason that nothing - and I mean absolutely nothing - of any interest has been going on in my boring life...until now. I'm going on a fast. To those of you reading this and have no clue what it is to fast...or for that matter only have a hazy if not a misconception of what it is to fast, please allow me to clear it up. Fasting, as defined by the Wikipedia online dictionary is "the act of willingly abstaining from food...". While some people fast just for religious reasons, there are others (like myself) who fast purely for health reasons. Over the past few months I've been throwing around the idea of going on a fast. I'm not just going to be drinking water (the minimal source of sustenance) during my fast, but am going to drink organic, fresh squeezed vegetable juice. Boy, this is going to be fun! Since spring break is currently upon us and I don't have anything to do with my time other then work and play video games, I figure this would probably be the best time for me to do my fast. Right now the plan is to fast until Saturday the 27th. So, a total of 6 days. I plan on giving a day to day description of my experience to provide you, the reader, an inside look at the fasting experience. It's not going to be easy, and no doubt my dreams will be filled with tantalizing slices of pepperoni pizza and mouth-watering big macs. So, just sit back and enjoy while I describe my day to day suffering as I go 6 days without food.
7:41 pm
Fast Update
I'm just now realizing that my posts will be out of order...ah well, just read it.

Day 1

Keeping my eyes on the goal, I hadn't eaten anything since the night before. It was about 9pm and I was at my friends house. I was sitting on his couch thumbing through a Men's Health magazine which featured an article about holiday dinner suggestions. My god...I don't think I've ever been so hungry in my life. My stomach was rumbling, my mouth was watering; hell, I could practically taste the life sized picture of cheesey mashed potatoes. Needless to say, I flipped past that article quick. After the day was over with, the only side-effects I experienced from fasting was a pronounced hunger and a little bit of lethergy.
7:40 pm
Fast update
Not sure why the previous days didn't post. Let's try this again.

10:01 pm Day 2

I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. I definately wasn't as hungry as I was the day before. The lethergy is is a bit more intense, but since I don't have to do much for the the day or for that matter the week, I think I'll be okay. Now, since I don't plan on going for the rest of the 5 days fasting on just water, I've decided to add some fresh squeezed fruit juice to my non-existant diet. I picked up a juicer from my uncle earlier today who happens to live locally, then I went to wal-mart and purchased 25lbs of carrots, 5lbs of beets, 2lbs of clery, and some parsley I then went home and got to work juicing a big 'ol glass of all pure, nature's goodness. Throughout the day I felt pretty tired, yawning constantly at work. Occasionally, throughout the day I'd have some intermitent back pain, but that's pretty much gone now. Other then that and feeling tired I'm doing okay.
1:46 pm
My 6 day fast
Day 3

My third day is just about coming to a close. Not having any food for this long is not something I look forward to doing for a long, long time. It seems that no matter where you go, whether you're walking, or driving, food is staring you in the face (well, maybe not staring...but it sure feels like it). Just try driving down 6th street what with all the restaurants...Taco Bell...Chinese Buffet...man I can't wait until I bite into my first big mac. Yeah, I know I'm torturing myself by writing about it, but damn...it just sounds so good. I'll stop now. Now, when it comes to hunger, I really don't feel that starving sensation (you know how it feels) anymore, which is definitely a good thing; the first day was hell. My back is still a little sore, especially on the lower portion and on the sides. Another thing I'm experiencing is a perceived slowing of time. Yes, I know that sounds weird, but my days seem to last longer then normally do. I mean, they really drag on. At work, I'm almost constantly looking up at the clock; and it's not even like I have any places to go or women to do. My theory is that since I've been feeling generally pretty lethargic and slightly uncomfortable, the time seems to go on longer...just like when you're in pain for a long time. Like smashing your finger with a huge wooden door (something I've actually done once, although not on purpose); the intense throbbing pain just seems to last forever, which in reality is more like 3 or 4 days. Same goes for fasting. I know it's not as intense (or at least hasn't been yet) it's still not enjoyable to go through. Anyways, I think that about sums it up for day 3. Looking forward to getting day 4 over with.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
9:12 am
Saturday, January 1st, 2005
5:46 pm
Hello, Yes im back but I need to know this before I do anything. Im thinking of going on a liquid fast but I'm not quite sure how to do it. Do you just drink water? Or drink pop as well?
Please comment
5:30 pm
UUUh Im so fat. Why can't I just lose weight. I see something I like to eat (for examaple a chocolate bar) and can't help my self from eating it. I just want to stop eating and lose weight. please help
Friday, September 3rd, 2004
5:48 pm
Hi everyone:)
I'm 13 years old and my name is Kasey<3
I turn 14 in september

Current weight: 114
Highest Weight: 118
Goal Weight : 99

I am thin, but I want to be thinner. I'm never happy with my body.
I tried fasting before but my mom made me eat after 12 hours.

I only drank water and chewed sugar free gum. I know I'm not fat or anything..but I'm just not happy..

any ideas on how to not let my mom notice my fasting?
or fasting tips?
:) thanks
Saturday, February 7th, 2004
9:40 pm
fasting to determine food allergies?
I've been suffering from mild eczema for about 2 or 3 months now. Because i live in a cold dry climate (maine) i assumed at first that it was just from the dry air. But i found it strange that i would get eczema from dry skin when i don't even have dry skin, i've always had normal skin, though very sensitive. Later it came to my attention that eczema is sometimes cuased by an allergy like from a food. As a child i had chronic hives all over my body for years. They did allergy testing and came up with nothing. Over the summer i was diagnosed with an allergy to the sun, i also have acne.

I know that most people never figure out what causes their eczema, but i got this idea in my head:

What if i did a short juice fast to determine if it was something i was eating? Would that work or would i have to fasts for weeks before i ever got results?

Also i don't have a juicer, could i just make fruit smoothies and have the same result?

any in-put or advise would be helpful! thanks!
Saturday, January 3rd, 2004
12:43 pm
Hey everybody, i have been browsing through many journals and i think i finally found the one.If anyone wants to add be to their friends list go ahead i'll add you right back. If you wanna no more bout me ask or view my profile.
Luv Lola

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, October 9th, 2003
1:06 pm
I just starting doing some research on the master cleansing fast. I want to try it but I need some advice. When preparing the lemonade can I prepare all of it before the fast and drink it as needed or should I make it as I need it? Im going to go to the bookstore tomorrow and get some books on it but advice from people who have done it would be greatly appreciated. Like some dos and donts to help get me started.
Monday, September 8th, 2003
1:50 pm
starting a fast tomorrow i think..its my 2nd..
Sunday, July 20th, 2003
10:33 am
what the hell happened to this community?
it is mid-july and i want to fast damnit.
and i need support here.
anyone with me?
Saturday, May 31st, 2003
6:58 pm
What do you do when your boyfriend wants to take you out to dinner and you're in the middle of a fast?
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