Water Fast? I’ll Give it a Try. Why Not? I’ve Never Tried It.

Water Fast? I’ll Give it a Try. Why Not? I’ve Never Tried It.

Let’s Try a Water Fast?

water fast
water fast

Today, Thursday, this morning I was thinking about detoxing. Lately, I’ve been looking at detoxing a lot of things in my life as I’ve been lucky to see where great improvements could be made. I’ve started reviewing people, foods, expenses, clothes (socks and underwear), essentially, anything I could notice. Then it dawned on me, what about food itself? So, this morning, I thought about food, and, what would be great for breakfast? Then, I thought, do I need to eat breakfast? Ah-ha! Then, without hesitation, I  started a water fast!

Honestly, I think part of the reason for this is because of an Amazon Prime movie, “Facing The Fat.” I’ll admit, I spent about 20 minutes actually watching the movie.  Most of the time I was fast forwarding. Anyway, if he could do a water fast for 44 days? I knew I could do a water fast for 1 day.

It’s going to be an incredible experience. In fact, I should try something new every day!

So, come along on this journey. I’m excited to see how long it will last.

This article is relatively short compared to others out there. I only tried the water fast for 3 days and found it extremely rewarding.

Take a look at my experience and definitely read the overview at the end.

This was actually one of the most rewarding and beneficial experiences I’ve had.

Day 1 of the Water Fast

Thursday.

It’s 5PM as I write this. So far today, I’ve been extremely productive. At 6:30AM I had a full morning with some yoga, a work out, sat in the sauna, and meditated. I actually feel great. I was expecting to notice a difference. Also, I’ve been drinking water all day, and sat outside most of the day working. I feel pretty focused too. I did have a couple of tangent, random thoughts throughout the day, but that’s normal.

Have I told anyone? No.

Staying organized, I’m going to keep track of a couple of key items.

Water Fast Tracking Day 1

Weight: 183.6

Mood: Good

Thinking: Good

Hunger: Not really

Thirst: No

Keto Stick Results: Looks like I’ve entered slight ketosis. I can’t really tell. I’m using a generic keto stick for my results. They’re very inexpensive, less than $10

Interactions with others: Good. I haven’t said anything odd or become hangry (hungry and angry)

Sleepiness: I did fall asleep on the couch around 6PM. I napped for about 20 minutes.

General Observations:

I am walking by the fridge as if by habit. It’s as if, I see the fridge, and I’m supposed to open the door, find something to eat, and eat it. Since I noticed it, I just diverted to something else.. fairly quickly. As a matter of fact, that’s why I’m writing this article.

I am sweating a little. But, I opened the windows and it’s 85 degrees. Yes, that’s hot. the fan is on. But, it’s really not bothering me. Cutting off the AC was another item I am eliminating. How much money can I save by turning it off? Granted, no one lives with me. Therefore, no one is complaining.

Day 2 of the Water Fast

Friday

Day 1 is complete. I did eat something last night, so I broke the fast. I ate a hamburger patty. I believe the only reason was because of habit and the unknown. I wasn’t really hungry.

I fell asleep at 1AM and woke at 230 and couldn’t go back to sleep. What finally worked was emptying out my bladder and drinking more water. Then, I fell back asleep and woke at 730AM on my own. So, I had about 5.5 hours of sleep last night?

The coolest experience I had last night was with my sinuses. Right before I fell asleep, my sinus cavities right under my eyes completely opened up. It was a great feeling, as I could (and can now) feel about twice as much air flow through my nose! It was a really cool experience for someone that used to have sleep apnea.

So, morning is here. And, I’m not hungry. I’m drinking some water. I read last night I should be drinking distilled water. In addition, I should do this for about 5 days for my body to reset itself.

Water Fast Tracking Day 2

Weight: 180.8 I lost about 3 pounds. I feel like it’s all water as I’m heading to the restroom a lot.

Sleep: Didn’t sleep much, but I feel rested.

How I feel in the morning: I feel good and a little groggy. I was expecting body fatigue, but I’m not. I’m also not hungry which is weird.

Mood: Good

Thinking: Good

Focus: Good

Hunger: Not really

Thirst: Nothing out of the norm

Keto Stick Results: My levels are back to normal. I’ll check again this afternoon.

Interactions with others: Good and positive

Sleepiness: I did fall asleep on the couch around 6PM. I napped for about 20 minutes.

General Observations:

I taking more trips to the bathroom to eliminate water from my system. So, I’m drinking more water.

I’m starting to challenge how much a person is supposed to eat in a day. Are we really supposed to have 3-5 meals a day. I didn’t need one.

With that in mind, I began wondering what else am I doing based on habit or through learning that I honestly don’t need to do? 

With that in mind, I looked at my toiletries on the bathroom counter. At a quick glance, there are at least 10 items. That’s a lot. Do I need all of those? Then I wondered, do I really need shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and a facial scrub? Are all of these items money vampires?

Day 3 of the Water Fast

Saturday

2 Days  complete. I don’t have any cravings. I’m having a lot of deep thoughts about the world around me. How I’ve been influenced, How my habits have been influenced. I’m starting to challenge all of the norms around me. I’m also still surprised that I’m not angry, moody, etc.

This morning, listened to a free Audible channel “Get Smart” about how 10% of the world’s population is now obese.

It makes me wonder, “Is food is the new cigarette?” The overeating of processed foods has caused other diseases. Which in turn has increased the amount of medication and deaths. Does that sound familiar? Like, smoking cigarettes leads to cancer, death, and high medical bills.

It leads me to believe now that companies have found out how to manipulate people using physical inputs such as food, cigarettes, patches, lotions, etc. And, if carefully, crafted can become an epidemic even if it is bad for you. If I pick up a burger and eat it, is it the same as smoking a cigarette?

What else are we purchasing and believing that is leading us down a bad path?

Yesterday, I also thought about purchases such as cars, internet connectivity, mortgage, electricity, everything we pay for on a daily or monthly basis.

Last night the kids and I were going to watch Netflix of Amazon Prime. (On a side note, I am realizing I use Amazon a lot) And, the Matrix was free on Prime. I asked my kids if they were interested as they hadn’t seen it. That movie brought back so many memories for me.

The Matrix Movie

Do you remember in the movie, the Matrix where Neo has taken the red pill and he is being unplugged from the matrix? I had the creepy feeling that I am plugged into the matrix. I am surviving and companies are feeding their systems off of my work (batteries). Please keep in mind, I’m frugal, save, invest, etc but, I’m challenging a lot. How long have I been asleep?

Is it time to step out of the matrix? Is it time to create my own matrix?

Water Fast Tracking Day 3

Weight: 178.8 I lost 2 pounds. As of today, I’ve lost 5 pounds. That’s 2.5 pounds per day. That’s pretty good considering I’m not extremely overweight at 5’10” tall

Sleep: I slept through the night. I woke up, shall we say… happy to see everyone… So, my blood flow is good.

How I feel in the morning: I feel good and a little groggy. Again, I was expecting body fatigue, but I’m not. I’m also still not hungry which is weird.

I do have a slight headache. I also seem to pee a lot, I don’t have a lot of bowel movements.

I’m heading to the gym for a light workout. Not sure how it will go. I didn’t go to the gym yesterday.

Mood: Good

Thinking: Good

Focus: Good

Hunger: Not really

Thirst: I do still want water. I’m not any more thirsty than before.

Keto Stick Results: I checked my ketone levels yesterday afternoon and I had entered ketosis. This morning, I am in ketosis still.

Interactions with others: Good and positive

Sleepiness: I did fall asleep on the couch around 6PM. I napped for about 20 minutes.

General Observations:

So, not eating for another day still challenges my existing/changing beliefs on how much I’m supposed to eat every day. I thought I would be angry. Still peeing a lot. I would assume my body is feeding on itself now and systems are changing. So, I’m going to drink more water.

As a precaution, I bought a case of SmartWaters as recommended in the water fasting movie. Yes, I know, that’s as far as my water research went. The NIH articles just mentioned to drink Distilled Water.

Day 4 of the Water Fast

Sunday

3 Days  complete. I still don’t have any real cravings.

I actually stopped today. Not, because of starvation. It was on my own will and felt as though I had met my goal and realized a lot about myself and the world around me.

Water Fast Tracking Day 4

Weight: 177.1 I lost 1 pound. As of today, I’ve lost 5 pounds. That’s 2.5 pounds per day. That’s pretty good considering I’m not extremely overweight at 5’10” tall

Sleep: I slept through the night. I

How I feel in the morning: I feel good and clear.

 

Mood: Good

Thinking: Good

Focus: Good

Hunger: Not really

Thirst: I do still want water. I’m not as thirsty.

Keto Stick Results: This morning, I am in ketosis still.

Interactions with others: Good and positive

Sleepiness: None

General Observations: n/a

Overview of My Experience with the Water Fast – Very Positive

This experience has had compound effects on the rest of my life. It is causing me to analyze and shed excess in all areas of my life.

  • I now believe I’m going through a new phase in my life due to an unknown reason and multiple factors.
  • I now feel as though I’ve had a “filter” created by someone else which effected all of my actions, thoughts, purchases, etc.
  • An odd cloak of fear has impacted not taking actions in aspects of my life. The clarity gained here has allowed me to see areas of my life I avoided.
  • I am now taking action on more aspects in my life, not just doing.
  • I believe our concept of food consumption is wrong. We focus on food, and not water. Therefore, I’ve created a new water diet here.

 

 



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