Water fasting is all the rage but it’s nothing new at all. It has been around for many years and it’s dated back to the Bible. Only now people are starting to see the health benefits of water fasting.
It is said that some of the benefits of water fasting is that it helps reduce weight and it clears up your skin, lowers cholesterol and helps with diabetes. It’s like a reset for your body. Let me say for the record that you should never do any long fasting without consulting with you primary care doctor and you should never stop your medication with out getting the okay from your doctor either.
Fasting is good for you. I personally did a 3 day water fast. No food just water. No vitamins just water. NOTHING! The best way that worked for me was I had a high fat breakfast and then started my fast. The reason for this was fat burns slower than sugars or carbohydrates so the high fat breakfast sustained me for most of the first day. Once you get through the first day the hunger pain stop. Remember to drink plenty of water like a gallon a day just so you don’t dehydrate. This is very important. On the second day I felt tired and I had a slight headache but didn’t take anything. I came home from work and wanted nothing more than to sleep until I could eat but that wasn’t the case. I stayed up until 9 pm went to bed and woke up in the morning feeling like I was in a tunnel almost. On my third day I was alert and focused but still feeling weak but I continue to drink water. When my fast was over I was scared to eat because I had read about different ways to break the fast and I wasn’t sure which to do. I started with a cup of tea. Then a couple hours later I had a cup of bone broth. Funny thing is you don’t even want to eat. Try to start eating healthier. Make a few lifestyle changes. You’re worth it.
Some of the things you should do while fasting is relax as much as possible because in the beginning of your fast your body will burn carbohydrates and sugars first and then burn fat to sustain your brain and organs. If you get dizzy or lightheaded you can add salt to your water. While that did not happen to me I’ve read that it could happen and that is what they did. 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt to 16 oz bottle of water should fix it. They say some people had flu like symptoms that came and went but totally cleared up after the fast was over.
Never do a water fast with the intention to just lose weight because unless you change your eating habits the weight won’t stay off. If you try this please leave me a comment and let me know how it worked for you. I’d love to hear what you thought. Many blessings and remember my blog door is always open❤️