My One Day Fast

Have you ever just felt so toxic that you couldn’t imagine anything being able to make you feel better? I have been living on junk food and fast (junk) food for so long that I just couldn’t imagine that eating a salad every day would ever be able to counteract and clean the system to make me feel better. Not to mention that the addictions to the drive thru were still too strong to fight. I needed something extreme.

Enter the Fast.

Last week I decided to go to the extreme of fasting for the first time. I must admit that I’ve had an interest when the church does the Daniel Fast each January, but I’ve always talked myself out of it.

So, I decided that I needed to go extreme – 3 days at least – target of 5 days. I was convinced that extreme was the only way to go. Plus, anyone who knows me knows that anything worth doing is worth overdoing. I planned a juice fast because apparently a water fast in our toxic environment can be ultra-dangerous.

The decision was made before dinner so that’s when I started – no reason to put it off, right?

The next day, I occasionally felt hunger but it wasn’t anything too uncomfortable. Even though spiritual reasons were not involved when I made the decision, I found that through the day I felt closer to God and prayers were frequent.

That night, after 36 hrs of not eating, the hunger came on strong, and I felt light headed and sick, sick , SICK… I ate a banana to ease the situation and later HAD to eat some salad. I felt like a FAILURE.

How was ONE day going to make a difference? Did I suffer for nothing?

Unbelievably, no – even a one day fast made a HUGE difference. In The Maker’s Diet, Jordan recommends a partial day fast each week to allow your digestive system to rest.

All in all, I would say that it was beneficial, and I look forward to doing it again soon – although maybe I need to remember to drink more juice next time…

If you’re interested in fasting, I found that the Fasting Center had a lot of really good information. But, from everything that I’ve read, the Fasting Center may not be cautious enough…according to the Maker’s Diet, extended repeated fasts can mess with your metabolism permanently, so definitely research, research, research!

Have you ever fasted? What was your experience? Tell me about it in the comments.

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