Hello y’all again!

To continue my seven day juicing/smoothie-ing detox, I decided to finally try some proper fasting on water. Thus I started on Sunday late afternoon when I had the last grape juice and had nothing until the same time today making a total of 48 hours.

Have you ever fasted on water?

I have tried once before. I lasted until the evening but then my body temperature went quite low, I think, for I was cold nearly all the time, head was dizzy and so I had a dinner. (nearly all raw, though! 🙂 I think just the salad sauce was not raw). So this time I had better hopes as I hadn’t eaten much at all anyway the past week, but neither had I drank a lot of water.

Over a year ago when I was just vegan, I started trying out raw vegan foods once a week on Mondays and wanted to have one Monday a month for just water but I soon realized (upon the first trial) that I needed some nourishment and thus allowed meself one liter of water as well, and that was it for a day.

But this time I managed surprisingly well! The first 24 hours weren’t bad at all! By the end of that time my stomach had started grumbling, yes, but I had no other symptoms of exhaustion or undernourishment. Today, however, the last 12 hours, have been somewhat a challenge. First of all it’s awfully bothering to go to the toilet once an hour, nearly, especially when trying to sleep…
And when trying to rise up I was feeling quite dizzy and had to have a couple of seconds to balance myself. Additionally, in the morning/afternoon I could feel the circulation getting a bit worse for my legs started falling asleep when I was sitting – very quickly!
Another weird thing I noticed in the morning was how my throat was itchy! I don’t know why for I don’t feel otherwise like coming down with anything.

By the end of the 48 hours I was starting to feel somewhat better though, it wasn’t as disorientating anymore to get up (for I have spent all the day at home in my bed – day off!!) but something a good friend of mine said made me think (and hereby I quote) ‘Commandeering your own body is one thing, becoming a cruel dictator is another’. And so I realized – if my body can’t carry the blood to all the places it needs to, it is craving for something, and in this case it was obviously food. Thus I decided to end it at 48 hours and have two oranges. I quite quickly felt better and was really okay to get up and walk about. So I decided that fasting on water is good, yes, and especially if you want to use up some fat by utilizing the ketone bodies then fasting on water for longer period of time would work well. But as I’m going to a doctor tomorrow regarding a possible had injury, I did want this to remain the reason for being there and so I was quite happy with the 48 hours. It’s more than I’ve managed so far! But I think I will do a full day of fasting on water regularly – less at a time but more often overall.

And so I shall return to a mostly raw vegan diet. And will keep yous posted with nice recipes or information I find necessary to share with everyone.

To finish off a very appropriate song was just playing at the background – ‘Celebrate’ by Pamyua (one of the most amazing groups I’ve met!). Unfortunately they don’t have the song available for free listening, but the chorus’ lyrics are:
Celebrate your life, be true to who you really are,
Celebrate your life, be who you’re meant to be.

Thus everyone, let’s celebrate our lives by nourishing our bodies with the best food we can offer them and by cleansing them every once in a while, whether with juice or water I shall leave up to each and every one of you to decide according to your desires and limits.

Eli xxx