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40 Day water/juice fast

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15 Mar 2011 03:13 #6197 by Sandi7
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Welcome free!!! Like CM said, the more the merrier!! The beginning is the worst part, hang in

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15 Mar 2011 03:18 #6198 by chartmango
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My past experience with master cleanser, lemonade fast, did wonders for all the things you mentioned. My teeth actually got sore after 25 days, though that may have had to do with the maple syrup but I don't think so. It was more of a deep seated pain, though it did go away after returning to normal life. My hair got thicker and shinier, my eyes got sharper, I needed glasses less frequently. Bone aches and general malaise gone. Long list of good things...
I think I have a couple of those cisty type things you described as well. Around my elbow. Though they seem smaller to me now I hadn't thought of them in a while.My old dog has one right on his paw and the vet says if it doesn't bother him to leave it be. I'll pay closer attention to it now. I've already noticed my skin feels better.
As far as meditation goes, it doesn't get any better. I feel sometimes like I am living in a meditative awarenes. ... Now I'm rambling so maybe I'll go into more detail in a later post. Suffice to say me likes.
C

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15 Mar 2011 03:22 #6199 by chartmango
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Hey hey Sandi7, how are you doing? Good to hear your voice. So to speak.

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15 Mar 2011 03:27 #6200 by chartmango
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So tell me what ales you? I know it's hard. But maybe something dr. Andre could help you work through. Are you able to get rest? Do you have anyone at home to help with daily tasks etc..
I have spent my last 5 fasts as the main cook for the family( kids). That is not easy, I would even say that it sucks....working with and around food and food smells makes it 200 times harder than it already is. Let me know idf there's anything I caan do. Keep it going. It gets better I swear.

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15 Mar 2011 03:46 #6201 by Milena
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chartmango wrote: but the smells are enough to kill...
At work, everyone seems to bring the smelliest stuff in for lunch,
Any experienced fasters out there have suggestions how to keep my ever-so-powerfull sense of smell under control?


You need to change your perspective and actually find a way to enjoy smells. I am on my 6th day of dry fast (no water no food) and I love smelling food. I smell everything my family eats. Especially I love to smell fresh fruits. It is all psychological and in your power to change.

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

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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15 Mar 2011 04:21 #6202 by cory
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My wife recently opened a restaurant and wants me to help manage it.

So during my long fast what I am starting some time tomorrow I will be around lots of food and people eating it.

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15 Mar 2011 04:42 #6204 by chartmango
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I think it's part of my detox. I want to eat, I'm physically addicted to these smells and the act of eating. That's what I'm trying to break. It's very hard. But within my power as you say. Thank you for your insight, I hope to get to that point where I can separate the good/bad of food. I know it's been learned over years of bad habits. It's mine to conquer.

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15 Mar 2011 05:14 #6205 by cory
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Think the smell of chip shops always used to made me feel more ravenous, luckily there aren't any proper ones in this country and the restaurant my wife has opened is mainly rice dishes and fish.

I don't eat fish and that's the main smell so it's not that bad.

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15 Mar 2011 11:09 #6211 by Free
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Yeah I'm a smeller as well. Smelling it, after a few days of not eating, brings the same satisfaction as eating would. More, since I don't feel that full feeling.

Actually ... and I'm one to talk since I've never made it past a week, but I find that trying not to think about a food if it's on my mind makes it harder. But if I visualize, take the time to vividly visualize eating it, I receive a lot of pleasure and never actually ate. Although I don't know what kind of effects that would have as your body responds to creative visualizations so this might be a no go for a water faster who is against all tastes etc.

HAve any of you used EFT with fasting? I have not, but I use it in my practice (massage) and personal life and have found it enormously effective.....eating is just one of those things I've resisted. www.eftuniverse.com/

Looking forward to having an active day today!
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15 Mar 2011 15:08 #6212 by chartmango
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Thanks for the EFT info., I was introduced to that a few years back and completely forgot about it. I just read the mini manual and I think I'll spend some time over the next 40 days tapping myself into higher consciousness. I'm sure it can help me deal with my food/smell issues. Forgive and forget. Be good to myself . Leave the past in the past. Live more in the moment with less baggage. Thanks again

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15 Mar 2011 18:57 #6214 by Milena
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Free wrote: But if I visualize, take the time to vividly visualize eating it, I receive a lot of pleasure and never actually ate.

HAve any of you used EFT with fasting?


I do the same thing with visualizing and it does help!

Thanks for the info on EFT. I will definately look into it.

Milena

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

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16 Mar 2011 14:00 #6229 by chartmango
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How are we all doing today, Sandi7, Free, you hanging tough? I spent a large portion of yesterday with EFT, so thanks bucketfulls Free for that. It was helpful to revisit some of those old cob-webs and dust them off and send them far away. Release them. It clears out the attic and makes room for more important stuff. Being in a fasting state is a great way to do tapping I think. I had a therapist use it on me several times about 3 years ago, it was intriguing but I don't believe the technique was fully realized at that point. At least under her care. What im trying to say is I really benefitted from it and thank you for the link. Another very useful tool for my quiver. I'm praying for you both, and I hope to hear from you today.
All wonderful stuff
C

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16 Mar 2011 14:20 #6231 by Free
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Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooo

I'm actually having a fantabulously wonderful excited happy OMG I LOVE EVERYTHING kind of day!! Feeling munchy and drinking a lot of green tea and actually I drank (lol should I admit this here??) sips of olive juice, like the salt water that is in a jar of non oily olives, for the taste. Pickle juice as well. I'm like that anyway I can eat salt plain and don't care for or crave sweets. I should probably up my water intake and I'll find a nice release of it if I quit with this salt loading eh?

Do any of you do salt water flushes or anything of that nature, I'm only asking out of curiosity not because I'm thinking I need to.

So glad to hear about the eft, I have a new man "interest" in my life and he thought he broke his ankle on Sunday, but could not get to the doc's until Tues morning. We were skype videoing that Sunday night and he wasn't going to be able to sleep from the pain so I introduced him to EFT to manage it. I'm like, you don't have to believe in it.. just take it with a grain of salt and give it a go. So he did, and he did on Monday as well and ended up canceling his appointment as ALL pain swelling and anything disappeared. I was ecstatic actually I love spreading EFT.

Thanks for letting me in on this thread, I have such wonderful expectations for this fast, which is where my username came from.. that free and easy feeling that the body gets when it is no longer stagnant and rusty feeling and that ease of mind as well.
Maggie

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16 Mar 2011 14:41 #6232 by PINKY
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Hi Sandi7

I'm starting my 10 day water fast today and also really just want to get closer with the Lord and let him fill the emptiness that is left when fasting. I'm with you all the way. How is it going so far? i know that if i can just get through today and tomorrow, I am on my way to victory!!!

PINKY:-)

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16 Mar 2011 14:44 #6233 by chartmango
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Hello free! It's good to hear you so chipper today. Speaking of salty brine, I have had wonderful success over the years with salt water flush. I was going to employ them next week. They really helped during the master cleanse, but you bring up a good point. How would they effect a water fast? I am actually thinking of doing lemonade next Sunday/ Monday, and then it would be a no-brainer. I found Celtic sea salt is far and away the best salt for the flush, ive tried himalayan and hawaiiaan salts, pink and black and the gray salt is superior in flavor. Its almost like drinking meatless broth. What are your experiences? And not to bash your guilty pleasures, but I would be careful with factory olive brine, sulfates, sulfites and bad salt Calcium chloride. But I know the artisinal olives or home-made ones are usually safe. And I do love me some olives , oh boy.
C

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16 Mar 2011 14:54 #6234 by chartmango
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Welcome pinky, you're gonna do great. We got your back. I reckon Ain't nothin we caint do fix in our mindsa to it.( that's my southern accent, with a little apalachian hillbilly) so go out and conquer the world. I'll stay here and man the homestead. ; ) sorry I tend to goof sometimes, all in good fun.
Enjoy your fast; It's life changing.
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16 Mar 2011 15:33 #6237 by Free
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<fingers in ears> lalalalalalalalalalala (about the brine)

No I hear you, I'm just working on not eating for long enough to move on to the "other" things besides food. I feel really successful and proud of myself for just not eating, and to be honest not drinking either. I do love my alcohol and one of the aims of this fast is to rid myself of both compulsive/mindless eating, and the craving for alcohol. In my mind sunday I'll step it up a notch in terms of the "super healthy" part of it. lol. If I had to pick to give up food or beer for a week and have just one, I might just pick beer. The beer here in Germany is excellent, and the steak doesn't compare to the US.

Do you guys exercise?
I massage as my job and am interested to see what effects the fast will have. For example, the fast in the past had me very lightheaded and weak, albeit feeling happy and period of great mental clarity. I have the feeling that with the "belief" that physically my body is perfectly capable of having plenty of energy from it's own resources it will be great, and I'll be more energetically in tune with the bodies.
I go on long walks and commute only with my bike or on foot... throughout the day am doing things like unweighted squats, pushups, and some weighted exercises -- row, clean and press, stretching. I can see I've gained a lot of muscle along with the fat in the last year and a half and actually am excited to see how nice that will look later in the fast.

I'll do a salt flush this evening. Nothing to do but stay home with the kids lol. For their sake I'll wait until they're in bed.

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16 Mar 2011 15:41 #6238 by cory
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I normally do my fast during my recovery day or on days where my exercise is lighter.

When I did a medium length water fast (8.5 days) I exercised most days but after around a week it become difficult to complete my normal workout. Lightheaded seemed to be my main side effect lasting from day 2 until I finished.

As I continue to fast I am sure that the side effects will reduce when my body becomes less toxic and more accustomed to fasting.

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16 Mar 2011 19:34 #6244 by Sandi7
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I am benefiting greatly from all the comments, this is the first fast I've not done alone. I've been fasting for almost 20 years now. The longest 27 days, I have a goal of accomplishing a 40 day total water fast. Mostly for spiritual reasons, the wonderful cleansing free feeling was just a bonus for me. However in the last chapter of my life I divorced and remarried and the last two years I can hardly go three days. Everyday since we've started here I have started over, there shouldn't be anything holding me back, I am living on an early retirement, I'm 46 and very healthy and definitely in need of losing a few pounds!! I've never heard of EFT so I am digging into that, understanding completely our energy fields since I practice 1 st Degree Reiki. So I am asking for all praying people pray for me to rid this negative energy that keeps attacking me. Thanks all!!!

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16 Mar 2011 19:34 #6245 by chartmango
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I've been taking the exercise thing a little at a time. But I'm going to pick it up next week when I go to juice. At least that's my plan. There have been a few days this past week where I couldn't do much anything except contemplate my navel. But it needed contemplating, so I was there to do it. All things in due time.

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