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goldenseal
08-09-2005, 09:36 PM
I often get bloated and I have acne on my back. I was wondering if doing a three day fast might help with that... or prove beneficial to my health in anyway? have any success stories? know about fasting? have any tips?? THANKYOU!!!!

iridescentsea
08-10-2005, 12:09 PM
Fasting for three days? Are you going to live on water for three straight days? or are you going to eat once a day ? Either way, it sounds unhealthy to me.

goldenseal
08-10-2005, 04:57 PM
well the point of a fast is NOT to eat... buy i was thinking something like this: day 1: only fruits, veggies and liquids (just to get my body prepared)... day 2: nothing.. only water, tea and my usual daily vitamins and supplements day 3: only liquids... day 4: can begin to eat again... but very lightly.. anyone have any suggestions/comments on this? thankyou!

mjewell
08-11-2005, 10:33 AM
A few people I know have done a few different fasts, one of them being my hubby. Any good effects from it only lasted a day or two, then it was business as usual. I think it is a lot of torture for not much gain.

Do you already drink tons of water? I'm talking like 80+ oz a day. Doing that consistently should help the bloating and probably the acne. Have to be very consistent though - every day for several months.

goldenseal
08-11-2005, 06:21 PM
yeah i drink tons of water.. well the point of fasting is to cleanse the body... and although it may eventually just get "clogged up" again... they say its good to cleanse it aleast four times a year... which could help in the long run. thanks for the feedback though! anyone else have any comments/suggestions?

Skigomaniac
08-12-2005, 01:06 AM
clense the body of what? Toxins? I hate that word, what a load of crap.

Bell Jar
08-12-2005, 03:16 PM
Rather than going on a fast that will only last a few days. Why not adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle which will be a lot more beneficial in the long run.

NotUnderstood
08-12-2005, 04:08 PM
I was under the impression that 'fasting' was only intended when you have to have bloodwork done the next day. I would say that it's probably not the healthiest thing to do unless directed by a doctor....so that's exactly what I would do if I were you...talk to a doctor about different methods and strategies for accomplishing your goal. I'm confident that there's a better solution that this. Take care, and the best of luck to you.

goldenseal
08-12-2005, 09:02 PM
thankyou;) i will definately wait a while and try to collect as much research about doing it before attempting it

mellowfish
08-13-2005, 09:07 AM
well the point of a fast is NOT to eat... buy i was thinking something like this: day 1: only fruits, veggies and liquids (just to get my body prepared)... day 2: nothing.. only water, tea and my usual daily vitamins and supplements day 3: only liquids... day 4: can begin to eat again... but very lightly.. anyone have any suggestions/comments on this? thankyou!
I think you're leaning in the right direction about how to start a fast for the first time. Definitely do your research before beginning. There are many different ways to fast, but doing it the "wrong way" will have negative effects on the body. Doing it "wrong" the first time may hinder one from ever wanting to try again.

Bell Jar is on the money with adopting a healthy diet/lifestyle. Fasting is NOT a panacea for all ills. But when used correctly in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, and a diet that generously includes raw/unprocessd fruits and vegetables, it can enhance overall health.

goldenseal
08-13-2005, 10:30 AM
Bell Jar is on the money with adopting a healthy diet/lifestyle. Fasting is NOT a panacea for all ills. But when used correctly in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, and a diet that generously includes raw/unprocessd fruits and vegetables, it can enhance overall health.

Exactly;) That's what I intend to do. You also spoke of "the wrong way of doing a fast"... mind sharing a few things I should avoid doing?

stay2gether
09-12-2005, 04:43 PM
well i think you shud avoid doing it all at once, i mean your body wont know whats happening , it gets fed consistantly every day and then suddenly its not.......,..your energy levels will drop and youl be moody and tired, thats wat i think will happen anyway

6foot3
11-02-2005, 09:40 PM
I fast usually once a year for 3 days and survive o.k. However i recomend drinking some kind of herbal tea to help get you thru it. Tough mentally because you constantly think of food.I do mine when im off work for a week. Usually it takes 1 to 2 months of no food to die, i.e.prisoners starving themselves to death.Why do some say it works? Well when you fast your body starts to consume its self and in that process it eats dead and dying tissues/cells,virusis,bacteria,yeast,clots etc..and uses energy to send enzymes to heal and repair instead of using energy to digest ,deposit, and process calories. Hope that helps a little ! harry!