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Fasting for Weight Loss and detoxification

by Robert Dave Johnston

 
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Fasting for Weight Loss & Detoxification: Lose Weight Fast, Detoxify & Rejuvenate

Fasting for weight loss

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.

Seriously, 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.

Let me say it as clearly as I can: If you are not willing to go through the hunger pangs, detox symptoms and emotional upheavals that come with fasting for weight loss (or with any weight loss regimen), you simply will not make it.

I have good news: No matter how crappy you may feel while fasting for weight loss or dieting, you are not going to die. Hunger will come to harass you, but if you learn to ignore it and stand your ground, it will pass and you'll move closer to your goal. Visualize a large NO in your mind.

Anytime the hunger, cravings and symptoms try to knock you off course, look at the word NO in your mind. Refuse to give in. Keep walking through the process; visit the Fasting Forum and ask for support. There are lots of great people there who are willing to motivate and encourage you. And keep saying NO to the hunger and temptations; these will eventually pass. I go through that NO exercise almost every day.

I write a lot and am often in need of office supplies. I go to a store down the street, and right next door there is a donut shop. They make these gigantic apple fritters that always call my name. Every time I walk out with my supplies, the mind immediately invites me to enter the donut shop "just to see."

"Come on Robert," the mind says. "Why can't you eat just one?" If you are fasting for weight loss now, or if you have done it in the past, then you probably have experienced similar temptation. What works for me is to realize that there's no such thing as 'just one.' You can either go through the discomfort of weight loss NOW once and for all, or you can spend years giving in to 'just one' and never reach your objective. And, for many of us, not losing weight and improving our health can have dire consequences.

Fasting for weight loss

When you resist the physical and mental temptations and stay on the path, you will begin to develop a crucial 'mental muscle' that can literally transform your relationship with food. That's what makes fasting for weight loss so powerful; it teaches us to resist and endure hunger. A lot of us need to learn this lesson, badly.

The cravings and hunger pangs that come when fasting for weight loss are, in essence, deceiving us into thinking that 'doing what they say' will solve the problem.

"Eat that pepperoni pizza and you won't feel so bad." But it's a lie. Any time we give in, we end up feeling worse, never better. Resistance and endurance is the way to short and long-term success; and fasting can help you to develop these skills very effectively.

We all know that fasting for weight loss can be a challenge. Fasting is very strong medicine. It forces the body to consume/digest the toxins that accumulate from poor eating, and simply from being alive. This process of detoxification usually lasts nine-to-eleven days. It is during that time that the hunger and other symptoms are strongest.

After that, they wane and often disappear. That is definitely something that you can look forward to; reaching the point where your body is free of toxins and hunger is a minor irritation. Whatever discomfort you go through initially is small in comparison to the huge health and weight loss benefits that you will gain.


There are dozens of ways to cleanse your body of toxins and waste. Consider your lifestyle when deciding on a cleansing regimen. Some cleanses, like juice fasts, work quickly for instant results while others, like herbal fiber cleanses take a slower, more thorough approach.

Rob's 2012 50-Day Water Fast

Me, for instance. I just finished a 50-day water fast and, let me tell you, it was the hardest of any fast I've ever done. I walked into the fast ill, so that definitely was a factor. But I took one look in the mirror and KNEW without a doubt that I had to do this. I had to get to the point where: I don't care how much it is going to hurt and how much discomfort I have to go through. I don't care, I don't care, I don't care! I want to be well and healthy.

I got so angry, you don't know. I felt that I was starting to go backwards. Being 'OK' with being 'a little sick' because, after all, you are free from binging. That's great that I am free from binging. But new times call for new (and more assertive measures).

For me, those 'more assertive measures' mean fasting for weight loss... doing a water fast of at least 30 days so that the body can detox, cleanse, heal and do what it does best. My point is simply this: Take action! Become willing to do whatever it takes to achieve optimum health and wellness.

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.

She Hates My Guts

I've told this story before, but I'll repeat it here because it really touched me to the core. It has to do with a lady I met at the market who was obese and her cart was full of candy, fried foods, sugar, sugar, fat and more sugar, sugar and fat... and plenty of alcohol. We struck up a conversation and, about ten minutes later, she ended up telling me how heartbroken she was because her dreams had not materialized and she was trapped in a desperate binging situation. 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 a solution, she flatly closed the door and said: "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. I've seen her (and she has seen me) in the market several times since then, but she flat out ignores me. She hates my guts!

Will all due respect to this lady, that is nothing short of insanity. What about you? Are you.... "good?"

They Shouldn't Be Asked to Sacrifice!

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 will give me instantaneous weight loss, 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 'cojones', 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.

These are all real conversations. One of them was with a man that was 150 pounds overweight. Yet, even in his desperate condition, he still is full of rebellion, resistance and arrogance. Great guy. Brilliant and charismatic. But, with that attitude and in his current weight, he is a heart attack just itching to happen. What do the voices of resistance within you say when you are presented with dealing with temporary hunger and discomfort to lose weight? What exactly do they tell you?

Yet I am always willing to take the message of fasting for weight loss and health to the next person and get egg in the face, as I often do. Many people are intrigued about fasting and its benefits, so long as they themselves aren't asked to do it. Fasting for weight loss - or ANY change requiring sacrifice - is the last thing on their minds. At least until illness strikes. Then, in panic, many run to hospitals and demand a CURE. The almighty doctor, some believe, is the solution to the obesity problem.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - rather than embraced by taking action to prevent disease and improve life quality - is bypassed in favor of pills, surgeries and countless other unnecessary procedures. TREAT MY SYMPTOMS, BUT DON'T ASK ME TO CHANGE MY WAYS...

Don't ask me to be responsible for my own life. Don't confront me about my laziness and unwillingness to go through discomfort or change to get better. Just FIX ME and send me home. Oh, and hurry - dinner's awaitin'!

Fasting Food Brain

Just a Few Minor Changes

And in this manner the masses become totally dependent on disease treatments in search of a cure. Or perhaps not a cure, but merely 'stabilizing' the sickness so that it is, at the very least, tolerable and not life-threatening.

Very little, if anything, is done in the area of disease prevention. And it is all so simple, really. 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. 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.

It really is not ROCKET SCIENCE guys. 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. But you have to put down the freaking fork!

FOOD HAS BECOME A DRUG ADDICTION just as destructive as smoking, excessive drinking and use of illicit substances.

Like the last days of the Roman Empire, excess is taking its victims in a carnage of obesity and food debauchery.

In a perfectly legal fashion, the drug FOOD> is claiming victims by the millions - many being oblivious (or indifferent) to the fact that they are killing themselves - ONE BITE AT A TIME.

FASTING Q&A

But there is a way out, and it is NOT just a diet. The most important part of the solution is this:

You must become fed up with living the way that you have. You must become willing to move away from your comfort zone and, instead, face the unknown and take responsibility for your health and wellness.And fasting for weight loss is a powerful guide through that unknown. It can transform your mind, body and spirit in ways that you cannot imagine.

THERE ISN'T A PERMANENT WAY OUT IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO STEP FORWARD. So, here are the options: You can stay in what is familiar and continue to produce the same adverse results, OR you can decide that you are going to lose weight once and for all and improve your health. What is it going to be?

I started Fitness Through Fasting because fasting saved my life and I want others to receive the same benefits. Fasting for weight loss (via juice, fruit and water fasts) is, without a doubt, one of the best preventive cures that one can practice.

Fasting for weight loss and fitness helps the body RID ITSELF OF DISEASE-CAUSING TOXINS that accumulate in the bloodstream, fat deposits and digestive system from the food we eat, air we breathe and water we drink.

Fasting also increases mental clarity, relieves depression and gives the person a powerful window of opportunity to make permanent eating-habit changes. Fasting for weight loss and fitness opens doors to INSIGHT AND SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING that does not surface while one is constantly gorging on cheeseburgers and French fries.

By fasting for weight loss, one gives the body time to rest from the constant process of digestion so it can divert its resources to healing and detoxification. An eating VACATION can renew a person's entire being and provide a fresh and dynamic perspective in every aspect of life.

This is NOT an exaggeration, by the way. It is my hope that through the articles presented in this site, you too will give fasting for weight loss a chance and receive the gift of life that it has given me and countless others. The ugly fact is this: FOOD TRULY CAN KILL.

Fasting for weight loss and fitness helps the body RID ITSELF OF DISEASE-CAUSING TOXINS that accumulate in the bloodstream, fat deposits and digestive system from the food we eat, air we breathe and water we drink.

Fasting for weight loss and detoxification also increases mental clarity, relieves depression and gives the person a powerful window of opportunity to make permanent eating-habit changes. Fasting for weight loss and fitness opens doors to INSIGHT AND SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING that does not surface while one is constantly gorging on cheeseburgers and French fries.

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A Plague of Epidemic Proportions

Particularly in the US, OBESITY HAS BECOME AND 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 MEDICATIONS are bad and worthless. This website is NOT dedicated to talking about THE EVILS OF MEDICINE as some may choose to do.

Medicine can be great and I myself have been helped by it during my path of recovery from liver illness and chronic depression. What I AM talking about is the short-sightedness of relying ONLY on doctors and medicine to address our personal health.

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.

Prevention ... A Radical Concept?

If you do not 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 THIS video and hear the disturbing facts from his own lips. According to Carmona, America's obesity quagmire is THE TERROR WITHIN.

National Security Threat

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. This is not an editorial, by the way. I myself could have been the president of THE ANTI PREVENTION NATION.I was 70 pounds overweight, slothful and depressed. Lived every day paralyzed by isolation, bitterness and self-pity. Suicidal and hopeless. Trapped.

If anybody came up to me and spoke of fasting for weight loss, I would probably have ridiculed them. Quietly, however, I lived in utter hopelessness and desperation. I wanted to be free.

Yet was ashamed of my body, ashamed of my binging. I felt that my life was worthless, meaningless, pointless. So I ate some more. Who would want me anyways? Why try? Fasting for weight loss was my doorway to freedom.

Fasting - NOT Bulimic Starvation

This website will focus on fasting for weight loss, well-being and overall fitness. We will take you step by step through the different ways you can fast, information on how your body is likely to react, and encouragement when you feel overwhelmed - when hunger pains are weakening your resolve and beckoning you to give in.

But I need to be very clear about something: BY NO MEANS, do I ever endorse fasting for weight loss used as a "crutch" to perpetuate an eating disorder. I often receive emails from irate individuals that insult me because they say that I am, "promoting bulimia and starvation. That's definitely not the case at all.

Fasting for weight loss is a great tool for one to lose dangerous pounds and detoxify. But the long-term solution always lies in making permanent eating-habit changes once the fast is over.

Fasting Lessons from History

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!

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      	Through Fasting Editor Robert Dave Johnston
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