30 days without eating or drinking anything, but water …

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 this blog about my fasting is because maybe a reader or two out there might be interested to try … and it’s a cool experience to go an entire month without eating or drinking anything, but water.

It helps me focus.

I recommend the book “The Science of Fasting and Sunbathing (The Hygienic System)” by Herbert Shelton.  I have read this book at least 5 times.

 

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78 thoughts on “30 days without eating or drinking anything, but water …

  1. Hi Scott,

    its really a big achievement what you did but I google-ed some about long period fasting from different resources and most of the articles did not recommend, they all agreed its a risk for heart failure!! what do you think ?

    Thanks

  2. thanks for your comment. i DO NOT claim to be an expert, however, i have read a lot on this subject, and do not agree that fasting can cause heart failure … if anything, fasting has major health benefits because it allows your organs to rest from all the work it does to digest food.

    after the first 3-4 days it is very easy, and you feel so good; and you have a lot of energy. But i do not suggest anyone fasts or tries to fast if they have not read about it.

    the book i suggested at the bottom of the blog goes into very detailed information on fasting and for anyone looking to learn and try fasting it is a must read.

    when you fast you have no hunger at all, but what the book i recommended points out is that when it is time for you to end your fast, meaning you have burned all your stored reserves, your hunger returns. i sort of experienced this after 30 days, but i think i could have easily gone 10 more days or so. i am training for ironman race now, so i probably will not fast again for 6-9 months, but next time i wwill do it for 40 days.

    my main interest in fasting is it helps me focus, and each time i fast, i have a lot of energy, and i feel so consistently good throughout the day when i fast …. even now, i am not fasting, but i miss that feeling and energy i had during it.

    • If you are already low body fat, do you think you can go forty days? seems you need enough fat stores. Thanks for mentioning all the exercise, I bought the lies on the first fast about resting and being “careful”. BULLSHIT. This IS NORMAL lol. Man did they LIE TO US! Please check out steemit.com, you would do really well there, very inspiring writing. thanks

    • I wish I didn’t have hunger pains while fasting. My first 14 day fast I was hungry every day. One day my stomach was growling so loud, my coworker asked me if I had eaten. I’m on day 6 of my second 14 day fast and my stomach continues to bubble. I have not had the energy you have had, I’m tired most of the time. I wish I had your reaction. I fast in hopes to heal my gastrointestinal problems. I’m trying to build up to a 21 day and eventually a 30 day fast. I saw health benefits in my first fast and I believe it’s very powerful, I just wish it wasn’t so difficult. I don’t have a mental craving for food, just physical.

    • Thanks for your Blog Scott. I’ve been reading up on fasting and the benefits are incredible! It gives your heart a break from pumping so hard and your blood pressure lowers…along with the intestines not working so hard. I read that the heart actually has time to heal any damaged tissue since it’s not working so hard during a fast! So, I’d like to say I’m on day “2” of my 30 day fast…water only. I know today will be a struggle, perhaps a hunger headache, but I know I can do this. The hard part will be cooking dinner for my husband! 🙂 But my mind set is great and I look forward to losing some weight! Thanks again for your encouragement!!

    • Andy VonWinge

      I’m on my 5th day of prolonged fast and I feel amazing. The mental clarity is crazy good! This morning I sat down and learned a very difficult guitar number in 30 minutes!!..wow!!

  3. another thing i also suggest is for anyone who fasts … do a water only fast, and not juice fast. juice has sugars and it provides a form of fuel for the body, thus you are not using stored reserves, but instead the sugar from the juice.

    the key, and i think the reason why i feel so much better when i have only water and not juice when i fast (i have tried both fasts) is because when i have only water, my body is forced to burn the fat and glycogen stores.

  4. Hi Scott,

    Its really inspiring.

    I also did 8 days fasting in past but your story has inspired me to do more frequently.

    Every time I read your blog It inspires me. your Blog inspired me to Run. Last year I did my 1st Half marathon .This year I will do my full marathon.

    Fasting is also I wanted to experiment. now this blog of your inspired me for the same.
    Thanks you.

  5. Hi Scott,
    I have read your blog for 6 years since Arthur Zhang introduced.
    I have also joined in the half marathon for three years after you read your blog.
    Actually, I really enjoy your blog to inspire me for everything in my life.

    Sincerely thanks!

    • i only hve experience doing water fasts. As for losing muscle on a water fast .. this is a big myth. your body will burn the fat stores before it goes to the muscle. so in theory, if one has excess body fat stores, as most people do, the body will not touch the muscle, and will only use the fat.

  6. Scott, do you receive any spiritual side effects? Such as clairvoyant abilities, do you feel more one with the universe?

    • hi, no i have not had any clarivoyant impact or effect … but surely, my fasting helps me reflect and think/appreciate my life and what i have. sorry for my late reply – i didnt see this comment before.

    • Before your daughter fasts, you and she must read about water fasting. I am certain in the health benefits of fasting, no matter the age of the person, but the person who is fasting needs to understand all about it so she understands. In fact, its not difficult at all to fast. maybe the first few days are a challenge, but after 5 days you have zero hunger … but your daughter will have to understand what water fasting is about, why and what are the benefits, etc. good luck and keep me posted if she tries it (make sure you read the book i recommeneded in that blog)

  7. Dear Scott,
    I really want to water fast for around 20/30 days.
    But what do you recommend to drink on days like that. like how much and when or is it like a feeling. when you feel hungry you just drink. I hope you can help me because i really want to clean my body and just finally feel good about myself. (im 18 and around 100kg).

    • if you are going to do a water fast, of course, you only drink water. you might feel hungry or lethargic for the first couple of days, but after 4-5 days your hunger goes away completely and from my experience, you will feel lots of energy. You will know its time to end your fast when your hunger returns. After the first 4 days, it is very easy to do a water fast …

  8. Adrian Fredeluces

    hi im a 15 years old boy and im 5’5 atleast, i want to try this water fast because i wanted to lose weight my current weight is 70kg (154lbs) is it good for me to try this fasting?

    • i am NO diet expert so my input is only from experience — although i am a very big fan of water fasting and believe in it very much, i dont suggest you do a water fast just to lose weight …

      Remember — whatever you put in your body will be stored as fat if you do not burn the calories. if you want to lose weight, get yourself into walking at least an hour a day and build up to jogging or moderate exercise.

      but — success is a choice.

      If you eat 4,000 calories through the day and do zero physical activity, of course it will be stored as fat and you will become heavier.

      fruitarian/vegan/vegetarian diet will help you lose weight and keep it off so i suggest you look into that too.

      An easy way to lose weight very quickly is to stop eating bread and sugar.

      drop me a comment at the end of January and update us.

    • i do not fast to lose weight, but i noticed esp after my 35 day fast that i was able to eat a lot and not gain it back quickly.
      2 weeks after that fast, after eating and enjoying food and wine in france, i only gained 2-3 lbs, about a kilo back 2 weeks after i had stopped. But i do a lot of exercise and physical activity, much more than most people, so that probably helps me becasue i am burning a lot of calories. Surely, if i did no physcial activity, i would have gained more weight faster.

      i recently did a 18 day fast, and then had a business trip in america and ate a lot (american meals are far larger than in france or dubai where i live) … and i gained about 7 lbs during my 10 day trip. again – am not doing these fasts to lose weight.

      from beginning of January, i will do a 40 day water fast (i reitterate that when i fast i do not have anything but water, and do not take any suppliments whatsoever) to ensure i achieve 40 days, this time i will begin the fast 5 kilo heavier than when i did my 35 day fast. also because i am exercising a lot each day training for my row across the atlantic i will begin a little bit heavier.

      for more information on water fasting, read the books or watch the videos i posted at the bottom of the blog on fasting.

  9. Consolata Nzomo

    Hi….I recently did a dry fast for three days of not eating and drinking but more for spiritual reasons. Was tough but I made it. I want to do the 21 day water fast for health reasons and for energy and because of your encouraging blog

  10. I am so fascinated you shared your experiences with the 30 day fast. I, myself, have been on the line about a 30 day fast, and I want to do it now since you gave me inspiration. One question. How much water did you consume in a day?

    • i am on day 30 of a 40 day water fast that i am doing.

      normally, when i fast, i drink a lot of water .. 4+ liters a day, but this fast, i am drinking much less, maybe 2 liters a day.

      main reason is because i was waking very often in the middle of the night to pee and it was hurting my sleep.

      this fast i am doing now .. i feel great, better than any other fasts and it is the fast where i am doing the most exercise. i am training 2 hours a day with 45-60 minutes on a rowing machine and walking an hour every day, 7 days a week.

      for me, fasting is very easy. i dont feel hungry at all. i am not tired. only negative is boredom.

      if you want to try fasting, make sure you read about it. dont listen to all the people who say its bad for you. make sure your family support what you are doing. and then set the number of days you want to acheive and do it. dont stop before you get to that number.
      one of my goals this year is to fast for 40 days and 40 nights. i am 10 days away from achieving this goal…. but i know from experience these next 10 days will be the hardest.
      read the links and books i suggest. good luck

  11. Okay first of all this is all bull. You wouldn’t be energized from not eating, anyone who has a basic education would know this. By not eating this actually slows down your metabolic rate so the way that you were eating before you started fasting was actually healthier and the way you’re fasting is in reality, more fattening. Another thing, I’ve gone 2.5 weeks without food not by choice, although I did drink a lot of water and I wasn’t energized at the slightest. I was very fatigued, sluggish and couldn’t focus at all. Fasting isn’t healthy for you at all, and I don’t appreciate that you’ve put this article out for everyone to view it when it’s untrue. You’re giving people false hopes. By not eating for a long period of time, this can actually cause serious health problems. Trust me, I would know. This has happened to me and is still happening to me, I’m tired of the doctor appointments and honestly I feel bad for all the money my dad has spent on doctor bills just for me. Anyways, this article is very optionated and not based on any facts whatsoever. Before you write an article like this, you need facts to back up your side so it even makes it worth the read and worth the argument.

    Thank you

    • I am not discussing “not eating.” What I discussed was “fasting” … water fasting. “fasting” has been around for 1,000s of years.

      i know with certainty that I am right and your comments are incorrect. I am not “fasting” to lose weight … I am fasting for the spiritual and health benefit, detoxing, and starving my body of the excess sugars … my body gains energy from burning the fat stores. this is why one feels so good when they fast.
      before you waste your time, and the time of others posting negative stuff on blogs … you should study more or at the very least read about the subject you are talking about, “fasting.”

  12. Hi Scott,
    I was wondering is it good for a 14 year old who really wants to loose weight try this method or is it a bad idea.

    • i am not a DR. nor expert. My daughter is 14 years old … and if she ever wanted to try water fasting, i would suggest she reads about it first and understands “fasting.”
      its not a weight loss scheme … although one loses a lot of weight on a water fast. HOWEVER, i do not suggest a 14 year old does a water fast … read about fasting — study fasting — understanding what water fasting is all about before you get into “fasting”
      the links i gave at the bottom of the blog, including Dr. Alan Goldhammer (he is an expert) read about, understand it and what fasting and detoxing does to the body … then later in a few years or so, try it.
      you dont need to do a water fast to lose weight
      if you want to lose weight … instead of doing a water fast, try doing a “sugar fast” or “bread and sugar fast” … where you don’t have sugar or white bread for a month … for sure you will lose weight if you just cut the sugar out. good luck and keep me posted

  13. Hi Scott, I have been water only fasting for 14 days. I had surgery 3wks. Ago and am in a cast. I can not put any weight on my leg so I sit and go to the restroom all day. I have to take my pain meds. Every six hours or I’d be in excruciating pain. I’m doing the fast to help with my healing for a torn Achilles and the spiritual connection but I was disappointed to see the scale has not moved and I drink a gallon everyday. I started off over 200lbs. What do you think. I am very healthy and had a physical right before my surgery. My goal is to do 40 days

    • im at the end of day 38 of my 40 days and 40 night water fast challenge. youre at day 16 so by now your hunger should be gone. BUT i have no idea on the meds you take and how it works. fasting is a big anti-inflammatory so your body should be less inflamed … but again, i am no expert in this. try not to think about the weight and losing it … for sure, if you are having only water, you will lose weight and detox.
      i am 6’4″ and i was 95 kilo/208 lbs when i began my 40 day challenge, i am 78 kilo/171 lbs now and think i will lose another kilo/ 2.2 lbs by Saturday morning when i finish. if your goal is 40… try and make it happen. by now you should have no hunger. if you do, its probably bordem or mental …
      i nearly stopped at day 36 and a friend who is a vegan/fruitarian messaged me to really think about it for a couple hours and re-focus. and i did .. and it really helped me and now i am confident to go to the end .. keep me posted.

  14. Hi,

    Why were you wanting to quit at day 36? Did you start feeling hunger pains?

    I just watched The Science of Fasting and found it quite fascinating. I’ve just starting fasting yesterday morning so it’s been approximately 28 hours. I’m just waiting to get over days 3-4 as I’ve heard they’re the hardest. I’m hungry but it’s not too bad because my mindset is very positive. I’m fasting also for the health benefits and to cleanse my body and prepare for a healthier way of eating.

    Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s motivating.

    • The hardest part is the 2nd, 3rd and somewhat the 4th day … after that your hunger will be gone and its easy. BUT you need to want to do this, and have a clear goal of why you are doing it. i found that when i have fasted with a goal to achieve, example 20 days or 30 days or now 40 days, it was easier than when i just started to fast … also, organize your life not to be tempted to eat. you live in america, i live in dubai … america is surely much harder to fast than in dubai because in america you have the TV bombarding you with beautiful food … and also every where you go, food is pushed in your face … so try to organize where you are not watching the tv and or going out and being tempted.
      persoanlly, i gain focus from people’s negativity. you will have many people tell you that you should stop fasting, and how its not healthy … BUT fasting is very healthy and has been around for 1,000s of years. do not listen to the negatvity.
      on day 36 i was traveling to Cairo with my youngest daughter to see the pyramids … and was hungry and tired, and almost used the excuse of travel as the reason to break the fast, but … a good friend helped me re-focus and i didnt break it. I am 2 days away from achieving my goal of 40 days and 40 nights water fast. if i would have broken the fast a few days ago, surely i would have regreted. i will do a blog with video of my rowing an hour and walking an hour nearly every day on this fast .. and post more examples of how this fast went better than my others because i exercised nearly 7 days a week during the fast. good luck and remember after 3 to 4 days its very easy … your hunger will be gone.

      • Carol – if this is your first time on a water fast, instead of going for 40 days … maybe go for 20 or 30 days and learn more about “water fasting” .. then in a few months, after you have already experienced 20 or 30 days water fast and understand what to expect, etc … and you learn more about “water fasting” … then go for 40. 40 is easily achievable, esp if you are organized and focused on the fast, but for your first fast … maybe shoot for 20-30 days … and when you get to 30 days if you feel great, which i am confident you will, then continue to 40. But even 20 or 30 day water fast is great achievement. i am on day 39 .. and its indescribable how great i feel. it makes water fasting very easy because i love this feeling of consistent, constant energy. I wish i felt this great when i ate!! good luck and keep me posted

        • My goal is actually a couple of weeks. I just want to clear my body of toxins from all the junk that’s been put in it for 45 years. Then I’ll eat a much cleaner diet.
          I’m on day 2 right now and it’s hard because I want to eat something light but I keep pushing myself by remembering my goal. I live in America but I don’t watch TV and I don’t have a sense of smell so I’m not easily tempted. It’s just the hunger pains right now but they’re not overwhelming it’s just that they’re there. Just a couple more days and hopefully it will be smoother.

          • its very mental. stop thinking about your hunger pains, and you will stop feeling hungry. after 4-5 days you will have no more hunger. good luck

  15. I’m on day 5 and down 10 lbs. I worked out a little yesterday and I felt good. I love when the sugar leaves my body because my joints no longer hurt. Sugar does slowly kill you.
    I still feel hunger but it’s because I’m bored I’m sure. I really want to try to go vegan but doesn’t want to jump fully into it as I still want to eat fish.
    What do you normally eat when you first come off of fasting? Congrats on your 40 days!!

    • try to get away from counting daily how much weight you lose … and just focus on feeling good.
      i ate a lot of fruit when i broke my fast. thanks

  16. Thank you for this post. I’ve been fasting for 9 days and everyone around me begged me to break it. I finally gave it and felt terrible after I ate (and all I had was a salad). In fact, I felt so bad that I went back to fasting and feel much better. I initially put my mind to 21 days and now I’m actually looking forward to accomplishing it! Your article is much needed when there is so much negativity abounding when it comes to fasting. It might have taken me a few google pages to find you but it was worth it!

  17. Hello, I just read your post, and as a doctor, I am quite concerned about your health.
    I’m not trying to be negative, to each his own, but have you ever considered taking at least some vitamin supplements?
    Seriously concerned about the 40 day fast you plan in the future..

    • thanks for your mail. thanks for your input and concern.
      By chance, this time, I met two doctors a day and two days after this fast. the first dr. was a nutritionist who did my blood work and said everything looked good. the 2nd doctor was for my annual physical which coincidentally was scheduled three days after the fast ended … and he confirmed my blood work was good, and even mentioned that I was “remarkably healthy for my 47 years” i wont do another 40 day fast until next year. but i want to do 2 more 20 day fasts this year. i miss the fast and that constant great energy you feel when you fast. I have gained 10 lbs since the fast and everything seems ok. i am sleeping better and deeper than i have for in years. thanks again.

  18. Hello Scott.

    I have read all of your posts on your fasts and I even have bought and read the book of recommendation. And find your experience one that I wish to experience.

    However, I have failed countless times during the first few days.

    How do you manage to make it through the first 4-5 days?

    Thank you, Isabis

    • ensure you organize yourself where the first 5 days you dont have any lunch or dinners to go to with family or friends so you will not be tempted. also, you must really want to fast … to make it happen.
      if you “sort of” want to do this … it will not work. every time i have half heartedly tried to fast, ultimately i would quit … but when i organized myself and focused on the end goal, it was easy.
      also, i strongly suggest you do not share on any social media that you are begining the fast … 100% you will have loads of people tell you how its bad for you … and dont do it. which will make your “quiting” or “stopping” easier because you will be reassured by people who do not support you on this (although it has nothing to do with them, and does not affect them at all)
      i bet the ones who support you the most are the most positive friends in your life.
      like most things in life, “fasting” is very mental. if you want to experience a fast … just do it.
      keep me posted

  19. Hi Scott,

    Thank you for the reply! I have decided, today, that I will embark on a 30 day fast ending on April 16th to restore my relationship with food and focus on ‘me’ (and other goals).

    Any tips/guidance from you is welcome.

    Thank you, Isabis.

  20. Scott, you’re God sent. Thank you for your inspiring story.

    I have done several fasts before.I am now psyched up for a 40 day fast.

    But the first 5 days are hell. How do you navigate past those days successfully?

    Thank you Scott !

  21. I fast as well. You don’t get insomnia because you have energy. You get insomnia because your body prioritizes finding food over sleeping

  22. Hi, I’m considering a 30 day fast in a couple of months time and luckily stumbled across your Blog which is very inspiring and informative. My question is what foods do you eat immediately after the fast ends and how much do you eat. I presume you gradually increase the amounts over the following days. I’m a vegan so I imagine it will be easy to resume my normal my normal diet. Thanks in advance for your reply

    • i had a birthday party that i went to on the 41st day …when i broke my recent 40 day water fast and i had a big french meal … and wine. (this is not what i have read is the way to break a fast, but i enjoyed my first meal, and it was a big one)
      on day 30 of a 30 day water fast that i did a couple years ago, i ran a full marazthon … and after the marathon, i broke the fast by eating a big bag of M&Ms ..
      but … of course this is not how one is suposed to break a fast. I am fasting again for 20 days (i fast 4 times a year, every 3 months) and when i break this fast, i will eat only fruit and focus on a fruitarina, vegan diet.

  23. hi scott,
    i just started my first 30 day water fast. literally this is my first day. i am hoping i can do it to de-toxic my body and yes lose lots of my stored body fat. i play on continuing my hiking routine. will keep you posted. and thanks for all the great info.

    • keep us posted. the first 3-5 days are the toughest but after the 5th day its easy.
      stay strong and dont stop at day 4 or 5 … from day 6 it will be easy
      coincidentally, I begin a 20-day water fast tomorrow. post a comment when you get to 30 days.
      make it happen.

  24. Hi Scott!

    I failed that fast I told you I was beginning (1 and a half days in); what mental ‘tricks’ or subversions do you apply during those initial 4 – 5 days?

    • in my opinion, fasting is very mental. the hardest part is surely the first 4 days.
      each time i have fasted and its been a success, my heart was really into the fast … and i had a clear vision of the goal i had set. the times i only half-heartedly fasted, i failed to achieve my goal.
      read the “fasting and sunbathing” book by Herbert Shelton ..even if you read it before, read it again. it should help inspire you for next time you fast.
      keep me posted.

  25. Or more generally, what do you do (that I’m probably not doing) that gets you through the fast?

    Thanks.

    • like most everything in life, it comes down to that simple thought: “…but I have to make it happen.”
      next time you fast, focus on the end goal and how proud you will feel about the success you will achieve — focus on that thought, then your hunger pains will be nothing.
      “pride lasts longer than hunger pains”

  26. Hi, Sir Scott. I would like to ask if it’s possible for me, a 19-year old over-weight college student to fast for 30 days.. because I’m doing practicum in my university, I get fat easily.. what should I do? What if I’m getting lesser energy or metabolism as they said in the mid 1st-week of fasting?

    • before you fast — make sure you read and watch the links i put at the end of my 30, 35 and 40 day fasting blogs.
      I AM NOT a fasting expert … however, I have read a lot on fasting, and fast every few months so have a lot of experience in water fasting.

      there are too many negative myths when it comes to fasting (Note – your body will burn your fat stores for energy, thus you do not feel less energy – if anything, you will feel more energetic. The first week might be tough, but if your mind is focused on your goal, you will easily get through) … if you are overweight, you will have stronger sugar withdrawal symptoms for the first week … but after the first week, you will be fine.

      i ran a full marathon on day 30 of a water fast and had my best time of my life — a full marathon on day 30 of a water fast.

      My most recent fast, i did 40 days and rowed on a rowing machine 36 out of the 40 days for 45-60 minutes a day and I walked at least 60 minutes every day during the 40 days, later in that fast i walked several hours a day and i felt great.

      but i have read a lot, and studied water fasting so i understand what to expect. you are a 19 year old university student … so you will have extra temptations to eat or break the fast.

      My suggestion is to read the book “water fasting and sun bathing” by herbert shelton … and then organize your schedule so when you begin, the first 7 days of the fast you are away from temptation. Example – organize to do the fast when you have a break from school and ensure you surround yourself with people who support this … and do not listen to all the people who say its not good for you. fasting is very healthy.

      but i am not an expert and all of this is my opinion from my experience.
      update me when you get to day 7 of your fast.
      make it happoen.

  27. Hello there , your blog has True ly inspired me, I’m a Muslim person so I’m pretty familiar with fasting just not “water fasting” I’m going to start it soon wish me luck!

  28. FastOnceAMonth

    I know majority of the time Islam does not get its well deserved attention and there is always negative news about it so people get scared and don’t even come near it. But one of the pillar of Islam, is to fast in the month of Ramadan which is fasting for 30 days. You eat/drink at dawn, fast during the day (no food/drink) and break fast at sunset. Since the months are based on the lunar calendar, the dawn and sunset time changes each year. So God knows our weakness and what is good for us so God prescribed it as a mandatory action and made a pillar of the religion. Again guidance will come only to those who are willing to accept it. May God provide me and all of you a true guidance. So remove all the biases and news and get a copy of Quran online and read it yourself.

  29. Hi:) i’m 15 and i’ve been looking into fasting. i’m not doing to lose weight(though i think that’s a nice side effect). i just feel like i’m to obsessed with food and not very grateful for the things i have. i’ve heard that people get more energy and are more grateful and happy afterwords. anyway i was wondering if there were any tips you had and if i should take a multivitamin while fasting:) p.s. sorry for the long text

    • make sure you read as much as you can find on water fasting. do not waste time reading or watching videos of people moaning about how hard it is …
      from my many experiences, water fasting is easy WHEN you are mentally and fully committed to the fast.
      i do not take any form of suppliments or vitamins (personally, I do not believe in multi-vitamins)
      the issue with taking a suppliment while you fast is that it will contain sugar and or carbs, thus even if its small amount, your body will get some form of energy, rather than just using the fat stores.
      you are 15 so make sure you read a lot about it (watch youtube videos of Dr. Goldhammer from the clinic i mention at the end of my 40 day fast blog)
      the first few days will be a little challenging, but after 5 days, your hunger is gone and from my experience you will begin to get a “fasting high” and feel great.
      keep me posted

  30. I’m looking forward to water fast for 30 days. I’ve been doing intermittent fasting since then but this water fast would be new to me. I’m 25 y/o overweight. Please advise

    • i am not an expert. i like to fast. i suggest you read as much as you can on fasting before you fast. good luck

  31. Hey Scott,
    How did you first start out fasting? I am a younger guy really wanting to start to fast and i really don’t know how to start.

    • i read herbert sheldons book (the link to the book is at the bottom of my 40 day fast blog.
      read that book and it will introduce you to the benefits of water fasting, also, watch Dr. Goldhammer’s videos which are also posted at the end of my 40 day water fast blog post. good luck

  32. Hello, I want to go on a trial 7 day water fast, then work up to 30 if I enjoy how I feel. I do have some concerns. Does your digestive system shut down? Is the a “system restart method” you do to ease back into eating solid foods? Are you taking vitamins to ensure proper nutrition, or will your body be ok for 30 days off just the fat? Thank you in advance!

    • you need to read the links i listed below the blog, and the book i suggested is very useful in my opinion, its the best. you ask me questions that are already covered/answered … and i said in my blog that i do not take any supplements or vitamins, even when I am not fasting … so when I fast, I only drink water. you will not succeed when you do your water fast if you do not read before you begin. water fasting is very easy – but you need to understand what you are getting yourself into.

    • yes, fasting with out food or water … so complete fast is called “dry fasting”

      I have done a 5 day dry fast and a 3 day dry fast several times.

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