So I have to tell this story about my ten day water fast okay Cause it’s pretty crazy. Really intense. Really insane. If you’ve never cried out of sheer hunger than you don’t know what I’ve gone through, okay The reason why I was on a hunger s. I almost called it a hunger strike. So I came to the idea of a water fast in a really round about way. I had. we’re into 2013 right now but 2012 was really rough for me. I was so sick. Basically I had an undiagnosed skin condition. The doctors were telling me it eczema, psoriasis, I had.
Dermatitis. They all had different names for it. I was also on a vegan diet. So a lot of them told me oh it’s from eating dairy and preservatives and I said well actually no, I eat a raw vegan diet and they were like OH! So another doctor told me that my vegan diet was the problem so I ate bacon for a month straight. Long story. I was taking all types of supplements to try and help. I tried every holistic medicine you could think of. I was doing these complicated routines day and night, applying topical products, pills,.
Potions, teas, like nothing was working. So it got to the point where I recognized that western medicine, the doctors, I mean we have free health care here in Canada thank god for that. I was at doctor after doctor after doctor, no resolution was coming, nothing was helping, I was actually getting worse. What I finally ended up doing was seeing a naturopathic doctor. My boyfriend found one online. This naturopath seemed really good on paper and uh my boyfriend totally recommended him. I went and looked him up online to look.
10 DAY WATER FAST! HERES WHAT HAPPENED.
Up the reviews like what people were saying about him and this is what I found. This doctor is very good at displaying what he does know up front, thus impressing the lay person. Unfortunately, there are some problems in his approach. First, he should not use the F word when communicating with patients, especially when they typically do not use that kind of language. Secondly, he should insure that the recommended procedure of a coffee enema is appropriate for that individual. Third, he is extremely expensive. For one thousand dollar, I got an ill advised enema, a sore ass and a completely detoxed bank account.
This is the guy. What he recommended was a seven day juice fast that included vitamins and minerals, essential oils and a bentonite clay psyllium husk mixture. He had mentioned that I could work up to a water fast but start for a few days on juice and then go into water if I wanted to. But he said that was really difficult and he wouldn’t recommend it, just to do the juice fast. I was totally down for that. I was desperate um and I love a challenge and I thought at that point I would have done anything to help myself get better. SO what.
I did was, I think I took two weeks before I started the fast. I was on a vitamin protocol where I was loading my body with vitamins and minerals in preparation. SO I was like pumping, chugging these vitamins. I was also starting to scale back my diet. Salads, fruit and occasional bit of rice brown rice. Yeah so the day before I started the fast, I had never, I had been meaning to juice all of this time. I was a huge fan of Dan the Life Regenerator on YouTube. I was into the raw food movement but I hadn’t made a commitment.
To purchase a juicer and I didn’t really like I wasn’t really that interested in it but with this fast I was okay great, awesome. So we got a juicer and I went to the store got a bunch of organic vegetable and day one of the fast came and I was like all right so I’m going to make my juice here in the morning and this is going to work I’m gonna feel great. So I took a head of like kale and I put it through the juicer. And like.
I put like half of a lemon with like the rind on because like the essential oils are good for you. I think I put in like some carrots or something. And then I just had this like black green brew and I was like oh this is wonderful this is gonna be great. So I took a first sip of it and I almost threw up. And I was like, there’s no way I can do this fast. I didn’t know how to juice properly. At that point I decided, you know what, I’m gonna.
Do this on water. I would say the first day of the fast was pretty easy. Um yeah I had my total resolve going. I went to bed that night and I was perfectly fine. Day two was pretty easy too by the time evening came around, that’s when it started to kind of get to me. I started to feel kind of uncomfortable. I had read up online a bit about it and everyone was saying once you get past day four you’re in the clear, you’re good. But it’s gonna.
Be really hard. So I kind of held onto that. Day three I was, I was, I was hungry. The water, I would drink it, it would make me feel a little bit nauseous. My stomach was really starting to get going. You know later that evening I was like crying, cause I was so hungry. I tried to think like think of all the starving kids in Africa I mean I think that the choice not to eat for ten days is such a luxury. It’s a gross luxury but it’s.
A luxury indeed and that was how I that’s the attitude you have to have going into something like this in order for it to succeed. I saw it as a wonderful healing opportunity I was very grateful. Going into a water fast or a juice fast with the mentality that you’re giving something up or that you’re being deprived or just with a sense of lack instead of a sense of gratitude and cleansing and power um that’s the whole difference right there. Day four, just like they said online, was the hardest day. It’s the day when you really.
Get to meet your brain. You get to meet what your brain will do to you when it’s not happy. And it almost takes on a mind of it’s own. Like I’d be sitting there and my brain would be running these messages. Telling me like oh you could just walk to the grocery store like you know it’s just like two minutes away and like you could have like a bun. Just go buy a bun like they’re like twenty five cents. I don’t even eat bread right so go buy a bun.
It’s saying oh you know like apples are health food. You can have like one apple a day. It starts this, it starts this bargaining process in your mind and that was the morning of day four. By the evening of day four I was being visited by the ghosts of junk food past. Like, it was almost like my body was purging like memories of like bad things I’d eaten in my life like coming back to haunt me. And it was really good to just be able to release.
That and recognize that we don’t we really don’t realize how much the energy of what we eat how it becomes part of us and how it will stay in our bodies. It’ll stay locked in our cells in weird ways you don’t even understand. And you can’t understand until you’ve been on day four of a water fast and you’ve experienced the ghost of jelly donuts past. Like when the hell did I ever eat a jelly donut I recommend staying away from the internet and social media during the first like as long as you can during this type of.
Fast but like by day four I just went on twitter to lament and I was like getting these cravings for like the weirdest things like licorice allsorts, like black licorice, candy. Like you brain just goes to like the craziest things and you start getting like food porn images where it’s like buckets of gummy worms and like frosting on like cakes like really thick like juicy like eat it like. But that was what happened like and it’s so interesting because it really gives you a chance to just sit there and observe your brain and observe.
The process it goes through. It’s really amazing. And it was a very spiritual experience because it’s a time where you can really differentiate between your brain and who you really are. It the the the definition becomes very distinct. Because you have the brain which is trying to drive you and trying to put all these messages and like all these rationalizations and then you have you know your source, your real true self that’s behind everything. Behind the big scenes, way up there observing this little brain with it’s little gears going crazy on.
You, it’s so funny. So after I kicked day four, I woke up on day five and I was good. I was not hungry. And I made it through to about day eight without being hungry. Day ten rolled around. By day ten I was thinking I really was I really was wanting to go for like fourteen days so I could say I did 2 weeks but that was just not happening. It was not not not not not not NOTgonna happen. I was at the point where all I could talk.
Or think about was food, food, food, food, food and that was it. So no I was just done. By day ten I was like ok you know what this is enough. There’s a huge protocol for how you’re supposed to break your fast which is like starting off with like vegetable broth and then like work up to like some cooked vegetables and then like some fruit juices like screw that! I was just hungry as hell Um I just started eating apples and apples and apples. And then I actually broke down went to the convenience store bought like.
Three different bags of chips, some chocolates, some licorice and like pounded that in like 2 hours. Oh and from after my first day of fasting I got on the scale, cause of course I was curious about this and I was down one pound. I fasted for ten days and I lost a total of eleven pounds, ten, eleven pounds sitting around watching tv all day, just by not eating. I would not recommend this for anyone for reasons other than health because I have to say like what it does to you, the repercussion and the follow through after,.
Just make you really hungry and it’s not fun. I was very hungry for about a month after that. We had a after fast party for me where I made like a ton of food for like a bunch of friends and had everyone over and we just like ate like crazy and gave thanks for abundance in our lives and it was really fun. I think I would try to do a juice fast again in the future, especially after watching fat, sick and nearly dead where Joe Cross did a juice.