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36 x 36 hours Dry Fast Rotations on the Fruitarian Diet - 7 sets to go

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14 Jul 2011 05:27 - 14 Jul 2011 05:27 #8388 by Yuliya
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I am going to take Milena's suggestion of doing 36 x 36 hours Dry Fast Rotations where I dry fast for 36 hours and rehydrate and refeed for 36 hours.

I am going to start my dry fast at 7 pm on Day 1 and break in at 7 am on Day 3. Than I will rehydrate and refeed from 7 am on Day 3 to 7 pm on Day 4. Psychologically it comes down to 2 days of eating and 1 day of fasting, whereas physiologically it's 36 hours of fasting and 36 hours of recovering.

I am sure that this fasting schedule will be a lot easier than my ADF experiment. I am really excited and looking forward to it!

So far my dry fast experience consists of one 48 hour dry fast, one 60 hour dry fast, one 53 hour dry fast and about 8 30-36 hour dry fasts during my ADF month.

Since I've already got to 36 hour mark at least 3 times, I decided that I want to do it 7 more times to get 10 sets total.

This time if for any reason I will prefer not to fast on a certain day, I will simply add an extra eating day without having to 'make up' for it in the future. That's another reason why I will be counting fasting rotation sets rather than the total amount of days.

If I get a headache or any other adverse symptom (like constipation or dehydration) I will transition into a water fast or replace my next dry fast with water fast, and I will not count the water fast towards the 7 sets. The goal is to do 7 sets of 36 hour dry fasts.

My Objective:

1) To keep my gum infection in its dormant state which allows me to eat comfortably during my eating days in the anticipation of longer fasts which will eliminate the root of the problem.

2) To keep training my body and mind to go through 36 hour dry fast comfortably which will enable me to get more out of my longer fasts in the future.

3) To further integrate 36 hour fasting in my daily life and make it a part of my regular experience. To keep training my mind tuning into everyday sensory pleasure and happiness of being alive whether I am fasting or eating.




Happy Fasting to All ♥ ♥ ♥

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14 Jul 2011 05:29 #8389 by Yuliya
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36 hours Dry Fast - Rotation #1 out of 7

My energy was pretty good and I was in an excellent mood all day long. Better than ever.

So, I went for two 1 hour long walks during the day (~7 miles total). The weather was extremely hot and dry. After the second walk I felt pretty dehydrated and tried to avoid talking as much as possible.

26 hours into the fast my ketosis was at moderate level. This never ever happened before so early in the fast (and I had a ton of fruit as my last meal).

All night I felt the thirst through my sleep. When I measured my after-fasting weight in the morning I was shocked - 116.6 lb. My weight have never dropped so low before EVEN after 2 days of dry fasting.

I broke my fast with coconut water and all day long I couldn't get enough of it. I drank 3 liters (I buy unpasteurized coconut water in 1 liter bottles) + some juicy nectarines and apricots.

Than later in the day I started craving avocados. I think that was my body's reaction to processing so much fat to extract water in such a short period of time. The cravings were so powerful that I went along with them and had 2 meals of avocados: 2 avocados in the first meal and 3 in the second meal. For me who went for months without having any or having tiny pieces, this was an exceptional situation. I don't think that I would like to make it a practice. Anyway, right now I feel good. No apparent digestion problems. I drank almost a bottle of coconut water too with my last avocado meal.

In review, I definitely made a mistake of taking 2 long walks in under the blazing hot sun in NYC this last Sunday. I think this could have been potentially dangerous and I will avoid this mistake in the future.

I think this 36 hour dry fast was probably equal to 3 day dry fast in regular condition. My gum feels great now.

My experience of rehydrating myself today felt pretty dramatic and I am not sure that I will be up to another dry fast on Wednesday. I might decide to take a break for a while.

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16 Jul 2011 06:26 - 16 Jul 2011 06:26 #8445 by Yuliya
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36 hours Dry Fast - Rotation #2 out of 7

The fast went easy except for rather strong and persistent hunger throughout the day.

Funny, the day before which was my second eating day (in 36 hour eating interval), I was not hungry at all, as apparently my body adjusted to eating every other day by now :) . And, Wednesday was supposed to be my eating day according to my previous alternative day eating routine. So, I guess my body got confused :)

Other than hunger I had nothing to complain about. On my last eating day before this fast, I made sure that I got thoroughly hydrated. I started my day with a serious workout including 5.5 miles run in a very hot weather, followed up with half a watermelon and proceeded eating white nectarines and apricots, and some ice-cream bananas and drinking loads of coconut water throughout the day. Just before 7 pm (the beginning of my fast) I drank another liter of coconut water to top it all off. I think that coconut water is so unique and amazing, because not only it provides alkalizing liquid but also tons of electrolytes and small amounts of sugars. I think it is simply perfect for rehydrating. Needless to say that I didn't experience even the slightest thirst during my dry fast this time.

My after-fasting weight was the same as after my previous dehydrating fasting experience - 116.6lb. That is, apparently my body didn't get a chance to gain back all the weight that I lost during that one day.

28 hours and 35.5 hours into my fast I had trace ketosis.

I am beginning to learn to take it easy during my fasts, to be kind to my body and to use this extra time on my hands to go deeper inside - whether it is through formal meditation or just by constantly refocusing on the present moment.

When I just began practicing regular fasting, my sessions reminded me of a torture chamber physically and mentally and at times were nothing but pure suffering. Now, I feel that my fasting is becoming my meditation.

During formal sitting meditation a lot of times people experience physical discomfort, but one session after another they are learning to sit in a properly aligned posture with elongated spine and the top of the head reaching up, and in the same time every muscle of the body being completely relaxed. All attention is directed towards the object of meditation.

I find that meditation and fasting are mutually beneficial and as I practice both of them, they begin to merge one into another.

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16 Jul 2011 23:23 - 16 Jul 2011 23:28 #8459 by GreenJuice
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Thanks for sharing your fasting events. What do you actually eat during the eating days or hours beside coconut water and the fruits you mentioned.
I do dry fasting but with mostly a liquidarian diet of fruits and juices. I dried fast on Mondays and Thrusdays from 7pm the previous day to 7 am the next day. Fruits are not enough for me, a need green juices.

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18 Jul 2011 01:46 - 18 Jul 2011 01:48 #8477 by Esmée La Fleur
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GreenJuice wrote: Fruits are not enough for me, a need green juices.


Hi Green Juice, I LOVE green juices also and try to make 1-2 every day to compliment my fruit meals. Leafy greens are difficult for me to digest, but I need the nutrients they contain, so juicing them has really helped me. I am interested in knowing more about your diet. What does a typical eating/drinking day look like for you?

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18 Jul 2011 07:27 - 18 Jul 2011 07:50 #8484 by GreenJuice
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I grow indoor greens wheatgrass and sunflower greens. I juice them on my eating days. Other greens I buy for juicing are dandelions, collard greens, cabbage, turnips, and celery. I always mix celery with every green juice I make. I eat juicy fruits for non juice meals and some nuts or seeds. I juice in the mornings drink some and take some with me to work with fruits. I juice again when I come from work. Into exercise and fitness, dry fasting two days a week.
The indoor greens are probably the most nutritious food I eat but that take some work to keep it going.

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18 Jul 2011 21:49 - 18 Jul 2011 21:51 #8498 by Yuliya
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Hi Green Juice and thank you for your comment ♥

It is nice to know that somebody else on raw juicy diet is practicing dry fasting!
What is your motivation?

Anyway, on my eating days I drink/eat above mentioned coconut water and fruits. Occasionally I eat small amounts of greens or other vegetables, but it's not a regular thing. As I described in my previous posts I was eating some fatty fruits like Durian and Avocados recently, but I found that they make me feel more thirsty and dehydrated on my fasting day. I also think that it would be better for me to abstain from overt fats for a while as they seem to have some negative effects on me.
I don't eat any nuts and seeds and I don't drink any juices.
The only juice I might consider drinking in the future is Orange juice, but not necessarily.
I don't feel attracted to green juices.

At this time I became very sensitive to my body hydration level, and I find that fatty fruits, lower water content fruits (such as Figs, Plantains, Mameys, Dates), and vegetables make me more thirsty and have a slight dehydrating effect on me which is ok if I don't dry fast on the next day.
I now find that juicy fruit like Melons are becoming my new comfort food! :)
As what could be more comforting when you are 'dying' from thirst than Watermelon! Coconut water feels pretty comforting too :)

I suspect that vegetable juices are also very hydrating and supply a lot of electrolytes along with minerals, but I don't feel attracted to the taste.

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19 Jul 2011 06:00 #8527 by Yuliya
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36 hours Dry Fast - Rotation #3 out of 7

In the morning of my fasting day I was extremely hungry and then later in the day the hunger subsided but I began feeling dehydrated and got a headache. It was somewhere close to 100 degrees in New York City.

I felt very thirsty all through the night. It was hard to tell what my urine looked like since there wasn't much of it... :) Perhaps the fact that it was the second day of my period made things more dramatic as well...

Yet, even with a lingering headache I didn't want to break the fast because I knew that morning will come in a few hours regardless of whether I break it or not, and at some level I now enjoy dry fasting as well as breaking it on time.

The headache disappeared somewhere in between drinking my coconut water and having a small piece of watermelon. The rest of the day I felt highly energetic and super productive.

The strangest part of the whole experience was that on my first (and second) refeeding days I felt so equanimous towards food as never ever before after breaking the fast. I enjoyed eating but I didn't feel the urge to eat. This was the first time I glimpsed freedom from the addiction to eating directly after my fast.

On the first day of my refeed I had coconut water, ice-cream bananas, apricots, figs and white nectarines.

On the second day I woke up feeling dehydrated with a light headache even though I wasn't fasting, but still ran 5.5 miles in a horrible heat and was focusing on hydrating myself all day long. I had coconut water, white nectarines, apricots, some figs (not optimal for hydration, but so good!) and almost an entire watermelon eaten in the end of the second refeeding day.

Right now the heat is subsiding and we are supposed to have rain during the night and tomorrow - thank God!

Happy Fasting, guys ♥ ♥ ♥

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19 Jul 2011 15:56 #8533 by GreenJuice
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It is very inspiring to read you, how many coconuts do you eat per day on your eating days, and where do you buy them in new york, I live in the area.

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19 Jul 2011 18:25 #8535 by Yuliya
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Thank you, GreenJuice ♥
I really appreciate the support!

When I bought regular young Thai coconuts - I bought them at wholesale market (9 in a box, the price varies but it's the cheapest you can find) at New Generation Produce market in Brooklyn (phone:(718) 486-6529, address: 195 Lombardy St, Brooklyn, NY 11222).

At this time I am buying unheated raw organic frozen coconut water in the bottles.
The main distributor is in Brooklyn and their website is www.exoticsuperfoods.com/shop/index.php?...Path=8&products_id=2

You can either order from them online or you can pick up the water in 2 stores - one in Manhattan ( www.highvibe.com/catalog/address.php ) and one in Brooklyn (I don't know the location).

This bottled coconut water is the best coconut water I ever tasted - absolutely amazing!

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20 Jul 2011 04:55 #8544 by GreenJuice
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Thank you so much for the info. I will at the store this weekend.
unheated raw organic frozen coconut water !!!!, I did not know that was done. I will try that.

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20 Jul 2011 05:16 - 20 Jul 2011 05:16 #8545 by Yuliya
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I am very excited to hear about your experience!

One word of advice - let the whole bottle melt before you drink it, otherwise it will be much sweeter at first and the rest - less sweet. But still absolutely delicious!

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22 Jul 2011 07:07 - 22 Jul 2011 07:09 #8574 by Yuliya
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36 hours Dry Fast - Rotation #4 out of 7

July 19, 2011 – Dry Fasting

I had some hunger in the beginning of the day. Recently I remembered that I had purchased a vibrational music that is supposed to simulate a feeling of satiation in the brain! It is called ‘weight loss’, but I would call it ‘Fasting’ instead. Anyway I spent 1 hour listening to it and it seemed to help to lessen my hunger to the degree limited by the level of my concentration (which wasn’t that high today). If anyone would like to try it out, here is the link - www.i-dose.us/dose/en/16/Binaural+Beats+Weight+Loss/0/

The rest of the day I felt really well – clear minded, good even energy, no deprivation, and practically no hunger issues.

Throughout the day I kept craving movement, but I knew that it was way too hot outside for me to go for a walk (the weather forecast promising rain was wrong ; ( ) So, it occurred to me that I can do some cleaning for the physical activity! This is not something I normally do during my lunch break! On my previous fasting days I normally was too depressed or too tired to even think about cleaning especially on my regular working day!

An hour before sunset I went for 3.5 miles walk. I was walking and thinking: “If that’s what fasting is supposed to feel like most of the time – than it is really easy and it is not suffering. Suffering was just a result of being used to eating all the time”.

July 20, 2011 – Breaking Fast

My after-fasting weight was 115lb. Ever since it has gotten so hot my weight has been steadily going down. I think I would normally lose weight in this heat even if I wasn’t fasting – I am guessing due to eating very lightly and mostly high water content foods like watermelon.

My ketosis after 36 hours was strong – 80 mg/dL

I broke my fast with 1 liter of coconut water and decided to skip my workout that morning. My body still felt weak after the fast – this specific feeling of weakness that you don’t get from being simply tired or having low energy, but only as a result of fasting. I now got to know it so well. I decided that I will never fight this feeling again and force myself to overcome it. I am quite sure that this kind of forceful stimulation doesn’t come without a toll on the body.

In the evening I decided to make a savory blended ‘stew’ using the recipe book by Roger Haeske. I’ve been fantasizing about making some recipe for a while now. I’ve never been very disciplined in using my raw vegan recipe books and I usually think about them much more than I ever use them. Well, this time I made it! And it tasted pretty good with the exception of curry powder that I added (following the guidelines) – I only added a little bit but it tasted very bitter to me. The best part was that I absolutely didn’t feel that I had to eat it – no feelings of obligation whatsoever! This is so new for me! I ate a little bit and put the rest in the fridge not wanting to throw it away immediately.

In the late evening I was writing in my journal and suddenly I had a realization: I understood as clearly as never before that NONE of my goals, even the most important goals, will ever make me happy. This understanding had dramatic implications – it meant that by putting all my time and energy into pursuing my goals I effectively waste both my time and energy. I understood that my utmost priority should become getting in touch with the unconditional perfection of each moment of my life with nothing to add to it or take away. Having goals is great for creating more fun in our life, if we do not delude ourselves thinking that their attainment will somehow enable us to become happy. Goals should be dealt with much like food – we can have fun cooking it, but we don’t need to believe that our fulfillment and meaning of our lives is in eating it. We can cook it and eat some or choose to walk away. But our happiness is found elsewhere.



July 21, 2011 – Preparing for the new fast.

Today I ran 5.6 miles in the 100 degree heat. My mouth got very dry somewhere after 3 miles. In the end of the run I felt feverishly hot to the point where I felt occasional chills coming over me. When I eventually got home and began drinking water –almost orgasmic waves of pleasure went through by body. I now often think that ultra distance running is very similar to dry fasting both mentally and physically and in a strange way complement one another.

The weather forecast for tomorrow was showing 100 degrees as high, whereas today it was supposed to be 95 (but felt like 102 according to weather.com). I still felt the residue of heat and dehydration after my run. I began questioning the wisdom of doing a dry fast tomorrow.

In the afternoon I went for a long (over 1 hour) bike ride to the nearest supermarket to buy some fruit. My husband went away and took our van with him, so during the last week I’ve been bicycling around to get my food every eating day. In the supermarket I suddenly got strongly attracted (almost fell in love) with some beautiful avocados. I ended up buying 4 of these and having them and some black figs with coconut water as my prefasting meal. Even though my stomach is heavy now, I don’t feel guilty about it. I had a serious workout today + the bike ride today and yesterday and this is on top of all my fasting. Recently my weight was going down pretty rapidly too. My body is obviously attracted to the densest food sources it can find now.

I decided that it is safer to do water fast tomorrow considering all my workouts, and tomorrow’s heat, and not the most hydrating last meal that I had today. All the time I keep telling to myself that I don’t have to fast at all tomorrow if I don’t feel ready for it. Fasting is a choice, not an obligation.

Happy Fasting to All ♥

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23 Jul 2011 04:40 - 23 Jul 2011 05:00 #8596 by Yuliya
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36 hours Dry Fast - Rotation #5 out of 7

I wasn't going to do a dry fast today, just a water fast, but I decided to wait until I get thirsty before drinking water. Well, it's 8:20pm and I am not thirsty still, so I guess I can safely call it a dry fast :)

I must say I am getting really hung up on dry fasting as compared to water fasting. I am not sure why, but it just feels so much better not to take anything inside, than taking just water. I don't really want to do water fasting anymore unless I have to for functionality reasons (I can do a wider range of activities on water), and also if I do a longer fast in the future.

I am really happy to say that my energy level today was very nice and even and I had a very productive day. I didn't experience any hunger, cravings, or deprivation. No adverse symptoms at all.

Today was extremely hot. As I really wanted to try to go dry today (but promised to myself that I will drink water if I get thirsty), I didn't go outside at all and I didn't do any activities that could cause my body temperature to rise. I was trying to take it as easy as I could as I worked the whole day on the computer. I took 1 hour lunch break and spent it listening to my relaxation vibrational music and doing some yoga stretches from my book 'A Return to Wholeness' by Donna Farhi .

I seek to know through my own experience whether it is possible to not suffer during fasting.

Whether it is possible to enjoy this state as a different dimension of life.

Whether we can learn to switch these 2 different modes of living at will.

This isn't the reason why I am fasting - that would be arrogant and unwise, in my opinion.

But as long as I am at it, I can as well try to get some answers!

Happy Fasting to All! ♥♥♥

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26 Jul 2011 08:25 #8641 by Yuliya
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Awesome weekend and failed scheduled fast

I dry fasted on Friday and was refeeding on Saturday and Sunday. The whole weekend I spend out of the house - either walking on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan, or in the Mall shopping for clothes, or working in organic food coop (pushing the carts outdoors). The weather was exceptionally hot and I enjoyed every second of it. The whole weekend I felt as if on exotic vacation. I enjoyed it all - the heat coming from the ground, from the asphalt and falling from the sky. The tastes and textures of super delicious summer fruit: ripe tomatoes from farmers market, longons from Chinatown, red cherries from coop and amazing juicy white peaches from one of my favorite Brooklyn fruit stores. I savored each moment. I felt vibrantly alive. I didn't spend too much time eating and in fact ate rather little, but I enjoyed anticipating and fully experiencing each bite. I waited until I was hungry most of the time (and it wasn't hard as I was enjoying it all) and ate only one type of fruit at nearly every meal.

On Saturday I was eating amazingly sweet, ripe, full of sun tomatoes as I was walking between the tables at the farmers market when as strong realization occurred in my mind. I felt as deeply inside as never before that monomeals bring the most dependable satisfaction and pleasure. Wait until hunger than choose one food the most appealing. I had several tomatoes bursting with flavor and life force - and I was overwhelmed with gratitude for coming to the point in my life where I felt so free from the attachment to heavy complex meals. I almost felt deep sadness for all the previous years of my life but it was not possible because I was so deeply exhilarated to be alive and to feel free and light.

Eating only a few small tomatoes satisfied my hunger and left me full of energy and in peace - ready to walk all over Manhattan exploring and looking forward to getting hungry again.

The day went by like in a dream.

Then on Sunday evening I didn't feel ready to go back to fasting and I had a late dinner of durian - a weekend in Manhattan wouldn't be complete without a durian from Chinatown, would it? Then other circumstances came into play and as a result I only began fasting today at 2 pm and will continue for 18 hours till tomorrow 10am, when I promised my boss to go fruit shopping and I will have to break my fast to taste fruit.

During the whole weekend my gum felt completely healthy, but today in the morning I got a vague sensation which is an indicator that it is not healed yet and I need to resume my fasting program.

For 2 days I felt free, alive and blissfully happy. But the weekend is over and I have a confirmation that I still have some health debts that I have to pay before I can be completely free.

Yet, I understand that happiness that I experienced was conditional - it was a predictable after-fasting high, and therefore it couldn't be sustained or depended on.

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31 Jul 2011 02:17 #8700 by Yuliya
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36 hours Dry Fast - Rotation #6 out of 7 (well, more like 42 hours actually...)

Once I slipped out of my routine it took me several days to get back.

2 reasons:

1) I went fruit shopping for Michael, The Fruitarian, and that messed up my schedule a little bit.

2) My husband came back from his trip and I stocked the refrigerator with durians for him. It seems that the more fasting we do, the harder it is to restrict ourselves from eating our favorite foods. Or perhaps it is harder to eat foods that we don't crave the most. Perhaps this is a good thing. However, I learned that once I eat durian or avocado, I feel thirsty on the next day, and if I dry fast, than I end up having incomplete elimination or even constipation.

Eventually I got it together not by eliminating durians from my diet, but by drinking 2 liters of coconut water in the last couple of hours before the beginning of my dry fast. It worked beautifully. I had an impressive bowel movement on the next day (dry fasting day) and on the day after next BEFORE I broke the fast. This never used to happen before. So, I now have a new rule - 2 liters of coconut water or any water before the dry fast as a last 'meal'.

This dry fast got extended to 42 hours, because I wasn't sure when I was going to end it. However after 36 hours I started feeling that my motivation to work became non-existent and I was just spending time in from of the computer without getting done much, so I decided to break the fast in 6 hours and I did.

All in all this fast was pretty easy, I had awesome drive to be productive and non-stop energy on the fasting day. I slept for about 5 hours and woke up around 5am feeling hungry and not wanting to sleep anymore.

My energy was still high and my ketosis was moderate at 42 hours. After breaking the fast with 1 liter of coconut water I did my push ups and went for 3 miles run. On my run I felt pretty weak and not at all as energetic as I thought I was.

After the run I had 1/2 of watermelon which I enjoyed tremendously, and shortly after that I dove into a durian leftovers from my husband.

Than later on I started having persistent fantasies about a half of Florida avocado in the fridge and I ended up eating it. It wasn't the best food combination, since I ate the durian just a couple of hours before that, but I don't really regret. Right now I feel satisfied and I don't want to eat anything else. I think I am really going to give instinctive monoeating a shot.

Happy Explorations with Food and Fasting to ALL ♥♥♥

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31 Jul 2011 02:40 - 31 Jul 2011 02:42 #8701 by Esmée La Fleur
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According to Dr. Bruce Fife in his book Coconut Water For Health and Healing, coconut water does have natural mild laxative properties. The high potassium content pulls water into the colon and helps to soften the fecal matter.

I just finished reading Dr. André's e-book Health Won (available through this site) and it has some very interesting stuff in it. He says that if you eat a high fat meal or two on the evening before your fast, it will activate your fat digesting enzymes. Then when you start your fast, these enzymes will go into your general circulation and be available to start liberating the fat in your fat cells more quickly than if you depended only on ketosis which can take a little while to kick in. Eating a high fat fruit like durian or avocado for your last meal before fasting may actually be adventagous to you, especially if you can avoid the constipation with the help of coconut water.

He also says that the fat liberating enzymes produced with the process of ketosis will kick in faster if you fast for a minimum of once every 10 days. If you wait longer than this, the process goes dormant and has to be completely reactivated which takes 3+ days. By fasting at least one day a week, you keep this process "on the ready." If you do this consistently, he says, the fast days will become easier and easier, as your body is already primed. Your experience, Yuliya, definitely seems to confirm this.

Is your husband doing some fasting also?
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31 Jul 2011 02:56 #8703 by Yuliya
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Thank you very much, Esmee, for sharing this extremely valuable information. I am looking forward to reading Doctor's book myself. It's just right now I have absolutely no time for reading.

My husband used to fast 2 days a week and 4 or 2 weeks a year on water for 2 years.
I think he overdid it a bit and got 'allergic' to fasting.
He respects what I am doing but has no desire to join me whatsoever :)

How about your boyfriend? Did he support you during your last dry fast?

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31 Jul 2011 03:01 #8704 by Yuliya
Yuliya replied the topic: Re: 36 x 36 hours Dry Fast Rotations on the Fruitarian Diet - 7 sets to go
However I am also wondering about all these experiences that I've heard from people feasting on orange juice - that after a while hunger goes away and even desire for orange juice decreases and sometimes they easily go into a water fast for a couple of days.
I wonder if eating very light foods and juices can be another 'turnpike' of entering ketosis.

May compassion to yourself and all beings guide you in your eating, fasting, and lifestyle choices.

All my posts are based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of the licensed medical practitioner.

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31 Jul 2011 03:52 #8708 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: 36 x 36 hours Dry Fast Rotations on the Fruitarian Diet - 7 sets to go
Yes, he supports me, but he worries...He wants to do a water fast in the future when money and work schedule allow for it.

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