We live surrounded by water. I often find myself saying, “This is paradise.” The photo above is less than a two minute walk from home. So no wonder I decided it’s time for a water fast.
A friend is willing to give it a go, so tomorrow we’ll water fast, drinking only water for 3 days. On the 4th day we’ll make fresh juice and enjoy smoothies and salads. So it should be fun and easy. I’ve water fasted for 7 days several times in the past and enjoyed it thoroughly.
I’m not suggesting you do a water fast. And if you want to know more about the benefits, Dr. Joel Fuhrman has a great book, Fasting and Eating for Health. It inspired me to do my first water fast, and it’s well worth reading.
I’ll post a blog each day to share with you what we learn. My guess is some focus will be given to the difference between a desire for food and real hunger. When I’ve water fasted in the past I saw how often I ate for taste or to fill some subtle uneasiness. It was like following a mental idea of needing food rather than coming from my body’s needs. Seldom was there any real hunger. In fact, I didn’t experience real hunger until the 6th or 7th day of water fasting.
Bill, my husband, won’t join in. He’s on a construction site volunteering time and needs lots of energy. I notice when he works physically, he naturally loses weight. I don’t know about you but when I’m focused on projects, hunger seldom arises. When I’m less focused, thoughts of food emerge far more often.
Yes, please follow our daily journey into the land of pure water fasting. We’ll drink purified water and eat and drink nothing else. I look forward to learning from my body about real hunger and what I’m often feeding when the urge to eat occurs.
To Your Amazing Health,
P.S. On the fourth day, I’ll post juice, smoothie and salad recipes.