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Water! And breatharianism

Hello dear folks,

I have done something I personally perceived as impossible. I have done nigh two-day water fast which includes one day at work! Now I have done water fasts before, but not yet so successfully. I started my water fast as I did feel the need to reduce the amount I eat (still not got the symptoms of a chef that you do not want to eat at work so much..) and good to give the stomach and gut a bit of a rest and cleanse. T’was a wonderful experience. Now why I thought it to be impossible is because the life of a chef in a vegan kitchen is SO tempting, there is food I could eat everywhere. Now why I said neigh two-day fast, is because I still had to try what I was preparing, but I would say my overall calorie intake yesterday did not exceed 100kcal. I would still call that quite good!

The best thing about it is – I realised how strong willpower really is! Literally, whatever you set your mind to, you will be able to do. I do not think I have any disorders, illnesses, diseases caused by my diet, so far so good, thus I find it quite demotivating to give up certain foods when my body can take on everything I give it. If I felt bad after eating certain foods, that would surely be an insurance I would stop eating that food, for who wants to feel uncomfortable in the stomach? Also, to be able to resist so much food available to the eye proved that my emotional connection with food is not quite as strong as I have perceived it to be. Perhaps I can give it up one day 🙂

The second thing – why I am going to give up the fast this morning is only because I really feel like eating. My hunger has come and gone, yesterday late in the evening I did start feeling quite hungry again, but waking up this morning I feel I could do at least another half a day. But the papaya on the table looks too tempting. Other than that, I have managed to skate to work and back, work a full day, walk for more than an hour a day, and even go to my wing chun class on the first day’s evening – all on just water! This is truly incredible when you realise how much energy your body actually has in store in your body. Contrary to the first time I tried to fast on water, I have had no significant side-effects. I do not feel cold, lacking energy, or dizzy. Granted, there has been a little light-headedness when I have risen too quickly, but can happen no matter what. Overall, I am seriously impressed with the capabilities of my body.

This bring me to the second point. A few people who have gone down the route of a long discussion know that I believe breatharianism is possible. (Breatharianism is a diet/lifestyle when a person is not eating or drinking anything. In some cases there may be very low calorie intake, or water.) There is much taboo around this topic I think, as majority of the people do believe it is utter nonsense. I would call it an evolution really. And do mind, all of this is 100% my personal opinion (even though it is other people that have brought me to this conclusion, like Jericho Sunfire). I have had this mind-set for a decent few years now. I have hoped to one day become a breatharian myself. My plan-of-action was ‘evolving’ from vegan to a raw vegan, then go only on liquids, fruitarian, on water, and perhaps by the end, if I am still alive, give up water as well. In theory it is all good and well, but despite being able to do few-day-fasts, I am not nearly as disconnected from food to be able to exclude so much from my diet. But that is exactly why I call it an evolution, because as time goes by, I would like to think that perhaps with the increased knowledge, food would not seem so attractive regarding where it came from, what is in it, the hardship it goes through in the body, or most of all how much of the food we consume daily is only due to the social circumstances. It is time for lunch, let’s go and have food. Feeling bored? Have a snack. This is not a healthy attitude, but I find emotions and environment are the main factors that motivate the consumption of food. Also the portion sizes determine how much we eat, I think, at least the way I was raised I hate to see food go to waste, thus I eat more often than not a lot more than I would need or feel like, just because I will not bin any leftovers on my place. Disconnecting emotions from food would allow us to literally eat only when the body is calling for it.

My vegan sister had an incident earlier in the year when she could not eat anything for the most part of the month, and pretty much only liquids to follow the next month. Her attitude towards food was changed and not returned since. The experience proved that surviving on water for long periods of time is possible, even if it comes unprepared in that sense, and the emotional connection with food can change. And this is the moment I am waiting for, for the mindset to change so that I could stop eating as much as I do, and opt for the food that does the best in my body – fruits and vegetables as a majority. And that would bring me one step closer to the top of the evolution. Because thinking of the advantages – saving a load of money, time, and environment, why not? Only time will tell if this will ever happen and be the case or not though 🙂

Hope this is something to think about.

Take care,

Eli x

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