In the 1990s, when I was macrobiotic, I did a month long cleanse/fast. It was 1 week of water & veggie juice from a blender not a juicer, 2nd week was fruit blended juices & water, 3rd week was herbal teas & water, 4th week was just water. I lost a LOT of weight, ribs were showing, face was gaunt & I was cannabalizing muscle I now know. I got weak the end of that final week, but I have to say, I dreamt wonderful dreams & remembered them all in great detail, remembered 'forgotten' memories from my childhood, had excellent eye sight (everything in the world looked brighter & crisper, like HD vs regular TV) & I was light on my feet haha...
Originally Posted by gopintos
I'd be open and willing to do a fast with you Piscator, but not commiting to a week, as I have other commitments for work, which involve socializing, drinking & eating. AND I don't really want to put my body through that extreme of a fast.
Gopintos, I use bites of sauerkraut during a fast as an under 50 calorie hack & I drink extra sauerkraut & kimchi juices from my homemade ferments in the morning on an empty stomach chased by a glass of filtered water. I do this every morning, not just during a fast, as I find it makes a quick visit to the bathroom throne a necessity, which is a good thing, yah? The BP coffee will be interesting on a fast longer than 48 hours, I just do coffee on weekends normally, so it'll be yet another coffee experiment on that front. I never really drank coffee in the past, always had loads of energy naturally. But I have always enjoyed experimenting on myself one way or another, so this is gonna be interesting if nothing else. Add in some cold water therapy on my belly, where that last persistent refuge of my former love handles is still clinging on, it ought to do something for it...
Pescator, I've lived in Fairfax, Marin Co since Jan 1995 but have been in Atlanta since November(10 months!), and am REALLY looking forward to returning to Cali early Oct (SoCal) & back to Norcal & Marin in time for Halloween, yay!
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