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Water Fasting - Overcoming the Mental Noise - Fasting & The Mind

by ST

Hi All,

First of all thanks for the wealth of info and motivation that I came across on this site.
I have done quite a few fasts before but only juice or one meal (fruits only) fasts.

As far as water fasts go, this is my first one. I have been preparing for it for quite a while now. Recently I did a 3 day water fast and got a feel of what I would be experiencing!

But it wasn't crippling, I mean I was still able to do my normal activities and the discomfort usually went after a while or I forgot about it when I busied myself with my hobbies.

And that's exactly what I plan to do - keep myself busy with things I like (nothing exhausting) so that my brain doesn't go astray.

One thing is for sure- its not really the physical effects but the mental noise that makes fasting tough. And hence the saying.."mind over matter..".

By the way, I plan to do a 42 day water fast starting today. I am almost obese and need to get my life back on track. My biggest problem is depression and comfort eating, and I have to put an end to this vicious cycle.

And I really hope I will able to do it with the blessings of God and the help and support of you all. I will probably document my progress and share it to keep going.

Congrats to those who have succeeded with theirs and good luck to all like me who have stepped up to the challenge!



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Sep 19, 2009
by: A Well Wisher

I'm also doing my first water fast starting today. Same problem, comfort eating. So I really understand. I'm sure you'll succeeed. ALL THE BEST!

Jul 11, 2009
Good Luck To You
by: Joanne

It amazing how you can get so busy and forget about eating, but as soon as a fast begins, there I am watching the clock and feeling weak. That has to be psychological. Best of luck to you.

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