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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I've just seen John Malcovic on Grayham Norton then flicked over to channel five where Kim Wilde and some other celebs went on a detox holiday..

Was wondering if anyone has ever fasted?

Is it worth it? I'm thinking of trying to eat fruit and veg for a week or so and seeing what a difference it makes (and hopefully not smoking) but perhaps it will just mean that afterwards I'll go back to eating pies and chips and put weight on, get spotty etc.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well I have trouble with my weight as some people on here know, and im a vegetarian as it is, and i lost a hell of a lot of weight when i started that 5 years ago. I've starved myself, which i would say is pretty much the same as 'fasting', and i wouldnt say its a particularly wonderful experience, Im still ill form it all now.

    But the fruit and vegetable thing, thats basically being a veggie for a week, and its dead easy. I could certainly feel the difference after a month of not eating meat, but then i started microwave meals and now i dont eat much at all, so it can go either way really. depends on yourself i think.

    I've never fasted for religious reasons or anything thouhg. Probably because Im an aethiest!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have tried going on a diet of fruit and vegetables, drinking only water herb tea or pure friut juice and found it hard to stick to for a long time, but for a week it was ok (it was supposed to be a 2 week clensing diet). It did me some good, I was very careful to start bringing other foods back into my diet slowly. I think in the long run its better to find a diet that is not that extreme, something that you can fit into your everyday life. (that includes eating ICE CREAM ;) )
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i agree angelic girl. i have to fast next month as i have to get tests done at the hospital and im dreading it and thats only for a day!!!!:lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    fasting can be dangerous. it should not be done without the support of a professional (nutritionalist/naturopath (and I am both)). for cleansing purposes fasts under 3 days are a waste of time. 3-7 days is better.
    a fast is a fast - and should be water only if done at all. there are lots of alternatives, one being, making sure you don't get in a state in the first place.
    As to one day fasts, most of us eat way too much anyway and missing a couple of meals should be okay. Try to do something else constructive at meal times. in religion fasting is never just fasting but prayer and fasting: ie you doing something with the time.
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