• 30 days without eating or drinking anything, but water …

    December 11, 2016

    I fasted for 30 days from November 5th to December 5th.

    For 30 days, I did not eat or drink anything other than water (no juice or special drinks)  —  only water.

    Over the past year, I fasted 2 other times … 20 days and 22 days.

    I have read a lot about fasting, and I like to fast.

    I don’t “fast” to lose weight or for religious purposes.  I do it for the health benefit, and also the focus it gives me.

    It is indescribable how great I feel when I fast.

    Seriously, each time I have fasted, I have so much energy and feel great.  I get insomnia because I have so much energy at night … its truly remarkable how good one feels on a fast.

    The process is fairly simple.

    When I fast – the first day is not a problem, but the 2nd and 3rd day is the challenge, but from the 4th day onwards it is easy.

    After a week, you feel so good, and have so much energy that not eating is no problem at all.  I can go to restaurants with my friends or family and sit with them and watch them eat without any difficulty.

    People often comment  about how strong I am mentally to be able to fast for a month … but in fact, fasting is very very easy, and when you fast you feel so good … you feel great and you don’t want to eat.

    There are many negative misconceptions and myths about fasting … and all of them are surely said/spread by people who have never fasted or know anything about it.

    Anyone who has not read about fasting and knows nothing about fasting … the reaction is often, “its not good for you.” 

    But in fact “fasting” is great for our health.

    For the reader who is interested in trying, I think you must read about fasting before you try it.

    I do not suggest anyone who has never read about fasting, and knows nothing about it to try and fast because you will fail.
    But make no mistake … in all honesty, fasting is very easy.

    Again, I didn’t fast to lose weight, but in the 30 days, I lost 14 kg (31 lbs) and at the end of the fast my body fat was 7.6% and I weighed about 79 kg (173 lbs)  I am 45 years old, 6′ 4″ and have not been this lean and fit since I was 14?

    The first 20 day fast I did earlier this year, during the 20 days, I ran 6 days a week at least 60 minutes a day and on the weekend up to 3 hours … all while I fasted.  Yes, I know … it is not recommended to exercise while fasting, but I felt great .. and I ran the fastest 30 kms of my life on day 20 of that fast.

    The only reason I share …

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