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Ramadan Fast on the Fruitarian Diet

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02 Aug 2011 07:08 #8746 by Yuliya
Yuliya created the topic: Ramadan Fast on the Fruitarian Diet
I decided to put my 7 sets of 36 hour dry fast rotations on hold and to join the collective energy of millions of Muslims all over the world on the Ramadan Fast. My close friend did the Ramadan Fast 2 or 3 times while following a low fat 100% raw fruit diet and every time she reported to me that she really enjoyed the experience and noticed positive changes in her health during and after the fast.

My reasons:

1) to maintain the dormant state of my gum infection

2) to achieve greater productivity and focus during my work day - every day

3) to get used to working all day long with no food or water to the point where it will become painless and comfortable.

I need to do some form of dry fasting to maintain the dormant state of my gum infection, but now when the Festival is approaching I am extremely busy at my work and I really have to PERFORM. I think that Ramadan Fast will help me to have a productive day of work with no distractions. I think this is exactly what I need to get through the month of August with the combined stress coming from managing the festival and from my gum issue.

I decided that I will start most of my days with 1 hour of meditation and whole body dry brushing. Than I will get straight to work and keep working till 1 hour before breaking the fast. Than I will work out and possibly take a shower. Than I will break the fast with 1 liter of coconut water or regular water (if coconut water is not available). Than I will wait for 1 more hour before eating anything else. I am not sure how long my eating window will be but probably no longer than 4 hours. I will try to pick 1 type of fruit for the evening and stick with it or at least to eat very simple combinations (no more than 3 ingredients that combine well together). I expect that I will naturally be inclined toward high water content fruits for the most part.

I might be not able to do the Ramadan Fast on some days due to my job responsibilites. In this case I will make up for these days after the official Fast is over.

Day 1

Today was my first day. Yesterday I had a lot of durian and today I felt thirsty and developed a slight headache during the day. Over and over again I find that I do not drink enough liquid during my eating periods between my dry fasting and it leads to difficulties in elimination and headaches. I am getting used to going without water on my fasting days and I find it easy to ignore my desire for water on my eating days.

Still my energy level was high and I was very productive throughout the day. 1 hour before breaking the fast I went for 3.6 mile run and did some push ups. Than I took a shower and broke my fast with 1 liter of coconut water. After waiting for 1 hour I had a honeydew ( and about to have another one now).

My gum feels great and I am really enjoying this experience.

Happy Fasting to All ♥ ♥ ♥

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02 Aug 2011 08:13 #8747 by Yuliya
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Day 1 - Update

Today I had 1 liter of coconut water and 2 large honeydews (minus 2 slices eaten by my husband) between 8:20pm and 11:30pm. I feel very well hydrated and nourished right now. I also feel happy, satisfied and in peace regarding today's meal and tomorrow's fast.

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02 Aug 2011 23:48 #8761 by Esmée La Fleur
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If you are able to keep your meals simple, as planned, I think you have the potential of accomplishing a lot of healing with this Ramadan experience. I wish you the best and will eagerly follow your journey.

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03 Aug 2011 00:04 #8764 by Milena
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I am wishing you to have a great experience as well! My only concern would be for you not getting enough nutrients for 30 days, please watch for any red flags in that regard.

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03 Aug 2011 06:56 - 03 Aug 2011 06:58 #8770 by Yuliya
Yuliya replied the topic: Re: Ramadan Fast on the Fruitarian Diet
Thank you, Milena and Esmee, for your comments!♥♥♥

I am sure that if so many Muslims survive Ramadan Fast (many of them on horrible diets) than I should survive it too! I mean I can't get any less nutrients than if I fasted on water for a month!

On a serious note, I really don't want to loose too much weight and my intent not to.
My starting weight in the morning of Day 1 was 118.2lb, and in the morning of Day 2 - 117lb (the difference is likely due to getting rid of all the durian in my digestive tract). I hope I will not go any lower than 110 by the end of the month. I expect my weight to go down in the first 2 weeks and then to stabilize. Let's see what happens!

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03 Aug 2011 07:49 - 03 Aug 2011 08:20 #8774 by Yuliya
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Day 2

I didn't really have a good night sleep. First I couldn't fall asleep until the middle of the night and I also kept having to pee all night long.

I woke up with groggy, hangover like, feeling. Similar to how I felt after having too much durian and not drinking enough water. I also had a small headache. At first I thought that somehow I was still dehydrated and that perhaps I should do a water fast. But than I felt that it wasn't about being dehydrated, but about withdrawal. I only had 2 honeydews for dinner yesterday night compared to my recent rich meals of durian, avocados, and all kinds of other fruit. I was likely still having a withdrawal from my previous meals. I felt hungry most of the day, but not thirsty. Eventually, around 6pm, my headache disappeared and I started feeling a lot better. This confirmed my suspicion that this was withdrawal rather than dehydration symptom.

I worked out 1 hour before breaking the fast. On my run I didn't feel nearly as thirsty and scared of dehydration as yesterday.

I broke my fast with 1 liter of coconut water, waited for 1 hour and then had 1 honeydew and 3 peaches. About an hour later I had 3 more peaches and a tiny taste of the durian/coconut meat/ coconut water smoothie from the same company that sells bottled coconut water. I didn't like the smoothie and neither did my husband - so I threw the rest away and recycled the bottle. I wasn't going to drink this smoothie to begin with, but since my husband didn't want it I wanted to taste it before throwing it out.

I expect to have much better sleep tonight (due to eating less food) and to feel much better tomorrow (due to getting rid of durian leftovers in my system today).

I spoke with Nora Lenz yesterday and she told me that after eating a lot of durian earlier in the year - she started feeling really unwell. This conversation and my own experiences keep me thinking about feasibility of living on the frozen Thai durian.

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03 Aug 2011 07:51 #8775 by Yuliya
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My weight:
Day 1 - 118.2lb
Day 2 - 117.0lb

I really hope not to go lower than 110lb by the end of the month.
I expect my weight to go down in the first 1 or 2 weeks and than to stabilize.

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04 Aug 2011 08:40 #8783 by Yuliya
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Day 3

Last night I slept a lot better than the night before and today I felt a lot better than yesterday.

I woke up still feeling a little groggy, but skin brushing and head massage helped to clear it off pretty easily and I felt very decent for the rest of the day.

It was raining in the morning, so I worked out inside doing push ups, crunches, and Tai Chi. I was not desperate at all for fluid during my workout, yet I was happy to know that coconut water is waiting for me.

When the time to break the fast came, I gulped 1L of water down in less than 10 minutes :) That's how it normally happens for me in the end of a short dry fast.

After 1 hour I had a large honeydew.

1 more hour later I had a salad. Yes, a salad. So much for preaching monoeating :) I made it with the whole bunch of baby mixed greens and a dressing made of pineapple, tomatoes, red bell pepper, dried cherries (for sweetness), less than 1 Tbsp of tahini and a green onion. I truly anticipated this salad, yet the experience itself was quite disappointing. Looking back at it I do not wish to repeat it at all. I would rather have a couple of ripe avocados and some tomatoes next time. Of if I wanted to make another salad it would be just a lot of greens with some avocado and nothing else. I still have to learn to release my perception of right and wrong and just listen to my body. But I have a lot of conditioning to undo.

Right now I am trying to down 1 liter of water because I am scared to death that I will be thirsty tomorrow after eating all these greens :)

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04 Aug 2011 10:16 #8784 by Milena
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I am glad you are enjoying this experience so far!

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04 Aug 2011 19:02 #8787 by Yuliya
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Milena,

I wish I was as cool as Cory or you, but I am not and I am already getting tired of my experiment :(

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04 Aug 2011 19:34 #8788 by Yuliya
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I have decided to stop the experiment.
I keep feeling dehydrated right now despite of drinking a lot of water yesterday night and it's just a continuous struggle.
I've been waking up to pee all night.
I am not sure what to do next at this point.

My initial idea was to eat 1 type of fruit per night, but I think I am not able to keep it up.
It's too restrictive and I feel unsatisfied.
I am beginning to think about avocados a lot.
I think it is possible on some level to eat a diet of low fat monomeals of fruit once a day, but I am certainly not there yet.
I feel that I am gravitating towards higher density foods and that's not something I want to do.

But the main reason for my decision is that somehow I feel dehydrated still.
My mouth is not dry, but I feel a strong desire for juicy fruit and/or coconut water, or even plain water.
I know I will also start craving avocados later on probably after all this caloric starvation.
Whatever I eat I will definitely aim at monomeals.
That's my biggest desire - eating monomeals of fruit when I am hungry.

I am not sure if I am making a mistake by not sticking to my plan.
My motivation is that I need to start working and I have really hard time concentrating on my work right now.
Not to say that it would be impossible, but it takes more than I am willing to give.

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04 Aug 2011 20:18 #8789 by Esmée La Fleur
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What about your idea of doing a coconut water fast/feast? Dr. Fife talks about this in his book on coconut water. Apparently, while providing fewer calories than a juice fast/feast, people experience a lot more energy with the coconut water. He recommend 4 liters per day with water in between as needed.

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04 Aug 2011 20:34 - 04 Aug 2011 20:35 #8790 by Yuliya
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I thought about coconut water feast before - but I would hate missing all these summer fruits. Besides I think coconut water feast would do nothing for my gum. Only dry fasting, and in much lesser degree water fasting helps my gum.

Right now I am thinking about attempting to eat only monomeals of fruit (any fruit) and only when I am hungry. That is waiting for well pronounced hunger before eating my next monomeal. This idea really appeals to me.

Though when I have more time to myself I will likely have to do a prolonged dry or water fast or both.

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04 Aug 2011 21:51 #8793 by cory
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Well I have already added yogurt/fruit juices to my Ramadan fasting only did two days with just having a drink of water between them, still keeping to my idea of only having an hour window I even froze some yogurt drink earlier then blended it with some fresh pineapple and natural yogurt to make a fruit yogurt slushee what I had 2 cups of during my hour re-feed what tasted very nice thinking of having another tomorrow also I became a bit light headed on the 2nd day but that's gone now as well.

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04 Aug 2011 21:58 #8795 by Milena
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Yuliya wrote: Milena,

I wish I was as cool as Cory or you, but I am not and I am already getting tired of my experiment :(


You are COOL and AWESOME!!! Don't be silly. You have done a lot! Just take a breather, give your body time to rebuild after your one month of alternative day fasting and then try the long fast in the fall. That would be my suggestions.

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04 Aug 2011 22:04 #8796 by Milena
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Yuliya wrote: Though when I have more time to myself I will likely have to do a prolonged dry or water fast or both.


In all seriousness, you are very light and do not have a lot reserves stored to carry you over on a long dry fast. I would seriously consder eat healthy and unrestrictive for at least a month if you want to have a successful long dry fast and walk away from it without any bad consequences.

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04 Aug 2011 22:13 #8798 by Yuliya
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Thank you very much, Cory and Milena, for your comments and support :)

I hear what you are saying, Milena.

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04 Aug 2011 22:55 #8800 by assu2cu
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can any1 plz tell me whether i can loose weight using this diet plan?

i weight 59kg, i want to cm down to 55kgs in ramzan

i am going to follow this routine & diet..


1 HR BEFORE SEHER
@3.00am:-green tea n lots of water
@3:30am:- 30min cardio(moderate brisk walk on treadmill)
AT SEHER
@4:00am:- green tea, 1 glass mixed fruitjuice (real active), 1/2 banana, 1 whole egg, 1/2 cup oats(30gm0 with cumin n cinamon, +[1date(optional)]

1 HR BEFORE IFTAR
@6:00pm:- 30min cardio(on eleptical trainer) or 10 min sprinting b4 ifrar
AT IFTAR
@7.00am:- green tea, 3dates, 4-5 slice of fruites, 1glass butter milk or lassi with roohapsa, 4 almonds
@8:00pm:- 30min on tread mill
@9:00pm:- 1 plate chicken haleem(with out ghee)

after 8 rakat tarawi-1 glass butter milk (or skim milk with 1 scoop protien powder)
aftr taravi:- 2eggwhites
then 10-15 mins weight training(abs exercise)

SHALL I STICK TO THIS ROUTINE? OR DO I NEED TO MK SM CHANGES IN MY DIET & EXERCISE PLAN??
PLZZ ADVICE..
thnx in advance
jazakallah

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05 Aug 2011 00:27 #8803 by cory
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One thing I no idea on your height so not sure if your underweight or overweight and have no idea what your fitness level currently is.

Personally I am following the turbofire workout on month three of them currently with the addition of ankle/wrist weights what involves working out 6 days a week normally for around 1 hour season a day.

I am doing a more extreme version of Ramadan on the first two days I just had water and on the next two I added yogurt and fruit drinks and I lose around 0.5-1kg a day so far. Also I am only eating/drinking once and that is at sunset so I am fasting for around 10 hours longer.

Firstly I wouldn't recommend having anything that contains caffeine while fasting so I would drop the green tea.

Most of the food you plan to eat seems fine not sure what "slice of fruites".are I wouldn't recommend stricking to the same thing every day some days you might do more cardio (personally prefer hit training to normal like you could sprint for a minute then jog for a minute to recover and repeat if you want) and on others you might want to work certain muscle groups like this could be a simple week workout plan;

Chest & Back
cardio
Shoulders/arms
cardio
Legs & Back
cardio
rest day or stretching like yoga

You could also throw in some ab work when working the major muscles if you want.
Not sure if your working out at the gym or at home or what equipment you have available, but most exercises can be done using all sorts from your own body resistance to resistance bands/dumbbells or even a chin-up bar or using various machines if you have access to them.

Is the amount of food your eating less than normal I noticed even with Ramadan your still eating three meals if you cut one of them out you would lose even more, that's why personally I am only having one meal during Ramadan.

But things like fruit juices/yogurt drinks are generally good for the digestive system after fasting.

Good luck in losing those 4 kgs.
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05 Aug 2011 20:21 #8808 by Yuliya
Yuliya replied the topic: Re: Ramadan Fast on the Fruitarian Diet
I really enjoyed Cory's answer and I second pretty much everything that he said, particularly that it's better to leave the green tea out, and also if you want to lose weight - stick with just 1 meal per day.
Or you can wake up before the morning prayer and just drink a liter of water or juice if you want.

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