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Fasting Diet

Is this method healthy, or are you exposing your body to harsh treatment?

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Fasting has long been a popular method of losing weight and spiritual enlightenment. The Fasting Diet recommends committing to a fast twice a year, for one week each time. A fast will cleanse and detoxify your body, ridding it of many harmful environmental compounds like antibiotics, pesticides and other toxins.

There are three phases to The Fasting Diet:

  1. Pre-Fast
    The first three days of the fast you'll eat a lot of fiber-rich foods, remove fat and protein and drink about three quarts of juice and water.

  2. The Juice Diet
    The next five days you will only consume vegetable juice, with limited amounts of fruit juice.

  3. Re-Introducing Food
    You will slowly bring food back into your diet at the completion of the one-week fast. As to not damage the results of your fast, re-introduce fruits first, followed by non-starchy vegetables, then starchy vegetables and grains, and finally fats, legumes and nuts.

PRO
  • Detoxify and cleanse the body
  • One week, two times a year
CON
  • Very little calorie consumption
  • Miss a lot of valuable nutrients
  • Daily enema
  • Constipation
DIET and NUTRITION

You'll commit to one week of drinking only 100-percent fruit and vegetable juices and eating fresh fruits and vegetables (organic as much as possible). Organic foods are grown in a pure environment, free of pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

You are not permitted any other food during this week. Following completion of the fast, you're encouraged to consume a diet rich in fresh organic foods and strictly limit processed foods. You should also eat these foods in as raw a state as possible.

EXERCISE

The Fasting Diet recommends continuing your exercise routine while on the fast. Be aware that your calorie consumption will be quite low and energy levels might not be optimal for strenuous exercise.

CONCLUSION

There are certainly notable benefits to The Fasting Diet. An entire week with only juice seems a little disconcerting, as your body would be missing out on so many other important nutrients. And, you might not have the energy to move through your daily activities. It's true that many of the foods we buy at the grocery are full of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides. A brief fast would just as successfully detoxify your body. Food choice is rigidly limited on The Fasting Diet. You are encouraged to visit with your doctor before committing to this diet.

Common Misspellings

The Fast Diet, Fasting Deit, Fastign Diet


Related Diets: Cabbage Soup Diet, Juice Diet, Maple Syrup Diet, Martha's Vineyard Diet


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stroodle

im going to try this idea, i am excited!

posted Feb 28th, 2011 6:00 pm


Iwona

Wow! i have received sooo much feedback from that little post from 2 years back. I have made my very own blog about fasting and if any of you are intetrested in seeing how *I* do it please visit http://www.wesozen.blogspot.com/. Take care :)

Iwona

posted Apr 26th, 2010 5:12 pm


julie

can i drink green tea with this fast?

posted Dec 3rd, 2009 3:01 pm


montee

who is the frist person to do the fasting?

posted May 14th, 2009 10:22 am


katy

I lost 30lbs from fasting, and I have kept it off for a year now, without starving myself to keep it off. My diet is now healthier and I feel much better.

posted Dec 15th, 2008 7:42 am


YAFACE

it sucks:(

posted Oct 23rd, 2008 10:51 pm


mick

i think that fasting diets are not just for loosing weight but for purifying you system and regulating your digestive track. in the native american religion and the islam fasting is a huge part of their beliefe systom and you finde that people with them beliefs are more balanced with there bodies.

posted Oct 20th, 2008 11:06 am


Iwona

Lots of water,yes. Lots of peeing, yes. A daily vitamin, deffinitely...but I would say a daily enema is a bit extreme. I am 32 years old and I have been fasting for maybe 19 of those years. I have water-fasted for upwards of 3 weeks. In my experience it is sufficient to take a laxative the day before you start your fast. A chemical response occurs in your body when no food enters. It is a saving mechanism and your digestive system would slow way down and in the cases of water only fasts will shut down within 3 days of receiving no food. No worries, it starts going again when you re-introduce food. The point of the laxative is to clean out that colon and your digestive tract before the system slows to a crawl or stops. It might be a bit different with fruit juice fasts but on water-only fasts your tongue gets a white coating, and you might even feel a slight headache for the first couple of days of the fast. These are healing signs and you should not worry unless the headache is extremely intense and/or very uncomfortable. At that point I would call the doctor and drink some watered-down V8. The most important thing to remember when fasting is that you HAVE to drink fluids. Water especially or you pose a threat to yourself that could land you in the hospital. Water, water, water, water!! Drink water.. even if you are not thirsty. Fasting is wonderful and a fulfilling experience if done correctly. Be safe and read up on it before you start. ALWAYS talk to your doctor before you start a fast. There are some people who should NEVER fast for health and safety treasons. I have a lot of experiences with fasting. If anyone is curious about them then feel free to write me an e-mail. I am no doctor and what I have to say is only stuff that has worked for me. My example should never take the place of your doctors sane and safe advice. ijolantak@gmail.com

posted May 12th, 2008 4:59 pm


Nelly

if you're into fasting, the fasting diet is one of the best. be sure to stay hydrated


Anonymous

a daily enema? you've got to be kidding



   
 

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