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Old 04-06-2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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Anybody tried fasting before

I fasted for two days. The first day felt awful. On the second day, I actually felt very alert.

Anybody tried fasting before?



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Old 04-06-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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Only when I have been tossing my guts outs with the flu
I don't think that is healthy

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Old 04-06-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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I see.

I tried because someone told me that it is a healthy practice.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:17 AM   #4
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I fast every year for Yom Kippor. I do not enjoy it one bit.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:19 AM   #5
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Yes, I do the Master Cleanse 1-2 times per year for 7-10 days. Fasting isn't for everyone and many people will tell you it's unhealthy. I would never do a water fast as that is a bit extreme for me. Day 2, 3 and 7 are the hardest for me.

One thing I like about fasting is makes me aware of my cravings for certain foods. It also makes me realize how awful I feel after over-eating. I like the break that it gives my digestive system.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:05 AM   #6
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I've also done the master cleanse and it felt really good. I've also done tea fasts (meaning not just plain water, but water with flavour ), the longest being for ten days. And yeah, it felt great at the time. It's hard to explain if you've never fasted but you get a peaceful, mellow feeling apart from the fatigue you'd expect (but never comes).
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:25 AM   #7
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I have been doing The Master Cleanse for the last 5 years. I try to do it once a year except when I was pregnant or breastfeeding. I love how great I feel afterwards. During, I am not hungry one bit. I still cook & cater for others with no problems. I was having all sorts of issues with dairy/lactose intolerance & after 10 years of discomfort, sickness & medical procedures, I gave the Master Cleanse a try. Amazing, I can eat as much dairy as I want now & I have no problems. It totally changed my life for the better. Now I do it just because I want to cleanse my body of toxins & feel great!
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:45 AM   #8
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Wow... interesting experiences.

Thanks everyone for the sharing. :)
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:12 AM   #9
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I don't think it's either healthy or necessary, and neither does my gastroenterologist.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:59 PM   #10
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Depends on what you mean by fasting. Do you go completely for days without food or water or do you do it similar to the way we Muslims do it during the month of Ramadaan.

I fast every Ramadaan for 30 days and it's tough the first couple of days but then the body adjusts to the routine.

We eat before sun rises and that is early during the summer months here and the hardest part of the fast. I normally just eat a bowl of cereal and a peice of fruit, coffee and a couple of glasses of water to stock up my body in the fluid department.

We then don't eat or drink anything until sunset which again is tough in the summer months because days are long. At sunset you think you can eat a ton because you are hungry but your stomach shrinks and you can only eat little.

The cycle continues for 30 days. It's a good character builder, builds discipline and self restraint and does cleansing as well.

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