Welcome to the world of fasting for weight loss and detoxification! My name is Robert D Johnston and I'll be your host. It is my goal to give you detailed and useful information about calorie restriction and body detox cleansing, as well as alternative medicine in general.
No matter what your weight loss and/or health goals may be, these disciplines can give you a (huge) push in the right direction. If you can be patient and persistent, there really isn't anything that you cannot accomplish. And we're going to get into a LOT.
We'll talk about: water fasting, juicing, intermittent fasting, fruit
fasting, dry or absolute fasting and detoxification via colonics,
irrigation and cleansing diets as, for example, the Lemonade or Master Cleanse, among others. In the left side of this page you will find the navigation bar which will guide you to the topic of your choice. In short, I want you to have everything
that you may need to lose weight fast, cleanse, heal and transform your
life. I also aim to provide you with motivation and inspiration so that you will stay on the path and accomplish all of your goals. Yes, fasting and detox cleansing can foster physical healing.
When the body doesn't receive food, it goes on an aggressive scavenger hunt, consuming everything that it comes across its path, including toxins and growths of all types. On the water fasting section, three is a page where I talk specifically about fasting and healing. Of course, I cannot guarantee you that you will be healed if you are sick.
But I can tell you that fasting (when done properly) will always produce amazing and often unexpected results. When I first started on this path back in 1998, I was not only obese, but I had a liver illness that was slowly killing me. It got so bad at times that I barely had energy to get out of bed or do even the simplest of activities. I honestly thoughts I was doomed. I did my first 40-day water fast soon after and I can tell you that it turned everything around. As I continued to clean-up my diet and practice portion control and calorie restriction, the symptoms faded and I was reborn.
Today, many years later I'm still in great health and have not gained back the weight I lost. It can be done. It all comes down to your level of commitment and your ability to make improving your health your top priority. If you are overweight, you honestly cannot afford to put this 'on the back-burner.' Before you know it, one, three, five and even 10 or more years go by and nothing has changed. This has to happen NOW.Here's something what I have discovered:
It is better to deal with our weight and health NOW willingly, than it is to be forced to do it later because of unexpected sickness or worse obesity.Whatever hunger and bodily discomfort we must go through to succeed, so bet it. There are no ifs, whats or buts - WE MUST SUCCEED!
Procrastination in the area of health is deadly. It never gets easier as we get older. So I implore you to confront yourself and make a firm decision that you'll lose the excess weight and improve your health, not 'soon,' but NOW.
This video provides a general introduction and can probably answer some of your questions.
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We live in a world that often tells us More is Better. Fasting for weight loss, fitness and health may be good for the holy - some may say. But the common perception appears to be that hunger - real or imagined - must be appeased at all times and without question. There is a huge problem with people not wanting to wait for anything. Wanting everything 'yesterday.' In business that attitude is probably good. But with food and eating, this 'desperation' is totally counterproductive. With the growth of technology, microwave goods and Instant Everything - taking the road-less-traveled of fasting for weight loss is NOT the most popular course of action.
For many, the train of thought seems to be: Live to eat even if it kills you later. I want it all and I want it now. The relentless and insane compulsion for immediate gratification, as it relates to food and eating, is leading millions to an early grave, like blind lambs to an unforgiving (and self-inflicted) slaughterhouse.
Fasting for weight loss is a powerful antidote. I recall when it was unusual to see someone who was more than 100 pounds overweight. Today, it is the norm. It really breaks my heart to see what obesity is doing to good people. The problem is that many of them don't want to hear it. I have been told to screw off more than once by obese individuals who were 'offended' when I spoke of fasting for weight loss and health improvement.
Some overweight people become filled with complacency and don't even want to discuss it. I recall some months ago I was at the market and struck up a conversation with a wonderful lady who happened to be morbidly overweight. When I looked at her cart, I saw that it was filled with candy, fried foods, pastries and beer.
I don't know why, but suddenly she confided that she was struggling with binge eating disorder and alcoholism. She said she was 125 pounds overweight and had tried
different diets, to no avail.
I saw an opportunity to carry the message and tipped my hand.
I told her all about my monstrous past
with binging. I told her about fasting for weight loss and how it helped me get my
life back. And then everything changed.
The moment I suggested that she face her condition and take action to resolve it, she said coldly: "Oh, I don't need any of that stuff. I'm good. The doctor has me on diabetes and blood pressure pills, so I'm good." And in that manner she walked away with her shopping cart full of death. Which brings me to the key question I want to ask you: Are you being honest to yourself about your health condition? Or, are you - "good?"
In this video you'll see how the US has become what I call "The Anti-Prevention Nation," a place where obesity is exploding yet disease prevention remains a rare concept.
The problem, as I perceive it, is that most people want the results without
having to go through the sacrifice. A lot of them come to this website
thinking... "Cool, fasting for weight loss will give me instantaneous results, one pound a day...
good deal." But they want it to be easy. When they see that it isn't... that it requires
commitment, planning, resolve and perseverance... they chuck it to the "doesn't work" list
and go on to something else. And so they spent their whole lives. Always looking and trying, but never
reaching their goals. NOT because ALL fasting for weight loss methods and other methods don't work, but because they simply don't have
the backbone to take whatever discomfort and hunger is needed to save their lives. Some people I have talked to about fasting for weight loss said they
"resent" having to go hungry, and that they "should" be able to lose weight
without "being asked" to give up their favorite foods. I kid you not.
the US, obesity has become an epidemic - a true plague. The
US, to some extent, has become what I have come to call The Anti-Prevention Nation. Here is the alarming scenario:
Millions - young and old - are swarming to hospitals seeking to be 'cured.' Unfortunately, many of them do little (if anything) to prevent illness from surfacing in the first place. They allow themselves to become obese, toxic and sick but don't take action to get better.
They are constantly visiting the doctor in search of 'the magic pill' while continuing to succumb to binging, sloth, apathy and despair. Now this isn't to say that 'all medicine' is bad and worthless. This website is NOT here to bash traditional medicine. Medicine can be great and I myself have been helped by it during my path of recovery from liver illness and depression. What I AM talking about is the shortsightedness of relying ONLY on doctors and medicine to address our personal health. Taking the initiative to practice fasting for weight loss breaks this dependence.
Not wanting to assume personal responsibility; not being willing to do everything within my grasp to improve and enhance my health. Fasting for weight loss is a mighty weapon that, if practiced as a lifestyle, can help stop disease before it has a chance to even start. As I said before, the problem usually is that many just do not want to assume this responsibility. And so, obesity and toxicity continue to produce a rabid harvest of sicknesses including diabetes, cancer, hypertension, heart disease and strokes (among others). Ultimately, if left unchecked, obesity and toxicity can lead one to pay the ultimate price: DEATH
believe me - or perhaps think me an extremist -
take it then from a national medical authority. Former US Surgeon
General Richard Carmona
has said that "disease
prevention is still a radical concept to most Americans". Watch the video below and hear the disturbing facts from his own lips. According to
Carmona, America's obesity quagmire is The Terror Within.
Carmona believes obesity in children is actually hurting national security because many are getting too fat for military service. A surge in childhood obesity, says Carmona, has come simultaneous to the rise in related chronic conditions as Type II diabetes and hypertension. The fact that these are middle-age diseases showing up in elementary school children, Carmona said, is undermining the nation's strength.
A few minor changes to a person's life, and he or she would receive notable health benefits. One day of fasting for weight loss per week.
Cutting out refined flours for a month. Fasting every other day for 12
hours. Skipping a meal every day for three months. Not eating anything
after 8pm. Going
for daily walks in the evening after dinner. Eliminating white bread in
favor of whole grain. Zapping all sugar intake for
a month. Baking or broiling meat instead of
frying it. Drink club soda with lime instead of a sugary cola. Fast
every Sunday for the next three months. Try juice fasting for three
days. Do water fasting for 24 hours every
other day for a month .... And I could go on and on.
Lots of simple actions that you can take to start moving towards the solution of your weight problem. You have to take steps daily towards the solution. Otherwise you will remain forever stuck in the problem. And that problem will breed only dissatisfaction in your life. Because you DO want to get better, you see? I know that you do. I know you're sick of being overweight and not being able to wear the type of clothes you want to wear. I know that you want this more than anything.
This video is a Q&A I did with a colleague recently where he asks me the most common questions I receive about fasting.
So then, what is holding you back aside from yourself? Fasting for weight loss is as easy or as hard as you want it to be. It is hard if you are seeking comfort and ease. But if you are sick of the way things are and become willing to do whatever it takes, then the discomfort and hunger of fasting will be like nothing. Such was the case with me when I did my first 40-day water fast. I felt very little hunger and discomfort because I was so totally fed up with the way I had been living. I became a drill instructor and told the body to shut up and do what I asked. And so it did. The change may not come overnight, but it WILL come if you are persistent and have the humility to keep moving forward, even if it feels silly or like a waste of time. That is the beginning of better days.
And once you get
good at fasting for weight loss and handling your body's reaction, you
can go deeper and experience even greater riches - mentally and
physically. It's all
there... up for grabs to anyone who is willing to step through the threshold and say, "I am willing to overcome. I am willing to go through
short-term sacrifice in order to attain the long-term benefit of losing excess weight and optimizing my health." Is there anything more important than this?
Once you get to 'taste' that freedom and feeling of wellness, you will never be the same. The more we start to say NO to food, the more we start to get to the
deeper 'heart issues' that have been suppressed and ignored by eating. There it is. There's the road-map to ultimate recovery and freedom.
Looking for wisdom, we can look at the ancients. For thousands of years, fasting has been used by religions worldwide to force spiritual breakthrough. To force the hand of God - so to speak - and accomplish what was not otherwise possible. We will not enter deeply into dogmatic discussion here. But I can tell you from first-hand experience that fasting can and will produce dramatic effects in your life. If you arrived at this website, then you are here for a reason. And that reason is changing your life for the better by addressing and overcoming your weight and/or obesity problems. Fasting for weight loss is a mighty tool that can help you achieve the change you seek. Welcome Aboard! We are honored to have the privilege of supporting you in this life-changing quest of weight loss, fitness and self-mastery. GODSPEED!