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Water Fasting Teenager - Will The Weakness Ever Go Away? Encouragement Wanted!

by Anonymous

Hi,

I am 19 years old, 5'4", and weigh around 140lbs. I started water-fasting two days ago, hoping to lose excess weight.

Right now, I'm on my third day, which will be ending at 6am tomorrow morning (I started the fast at 6am two days ago). As of now, I've experienced weakness, dehydration, and the urge to quit. I have no energy right now, and even walking around is taking a lot.

I've read several testimonials, and many say the hunger goes away after the third day, but does the weakness ever go away? I don't think I can hold out much longer if this is the way I'm going to feel for the rest of the fast.

Last night was terrible; I kept dreaming about food, and I would wake up promising myself that I would get something to eat. It's just so hard, knowing that the headache and weakness would go away if I would just EAT.

I keep telling myself the negative symptoms of fasting will disappear by tomorrow (because then, I would have made it through the first three days, which are supposed to be the hardest), but I want to quit!

Tonight will be a major challenge; I play in a semi-formal orchestra, and every night before a concert (aka tonight), our director brings us chocolate treats that I absolutely love.

I don't know if I can take watching other people eat while I have a headache (which, btw, is getting worse and worse) that I could make go away so easily.

I guess I'll just have to hang on, waiting for noticeable change in my weight- I know that if I get through this, I will be proud of myself. And once I do lose my 'excess' weight, I can go home and see my parents without the Freshman Fifteen that they last saw me with.

Also, if I do get through this, I'll be able to walk around campus without being ashamed of my huge thighs... and maybe even talk to my crush, who I haven't seen since April 20th. :)

If anybody can give me encouragement to just keep going, that would be great.

Thanks!

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Feb 01, 2014
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Help :/ NEW
by: Sydney

I'm 12, about 5'0 and I weigh 104 lbs. Compared to every girl at my school, I'm really fat. I want to go on a water fasting diet, until I weigh around 90-95 lbs. The thing is, my friend told me that if I fast, once I start eating again, I will gain back my weight. Any advice? Thank you! (:

Aug 09, 2012
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Weakness NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm on day eight of a strict water fast ( this is my second time to fast). Everybody I've ever known to fast successfully didn't make it through the first time for the main reasons of missing their routine of eating poorly and because of physical discomfort. Once you accomplish your goal the benefits are great.Read through the articles in "FitnessThroughFasting.com - they're a great inspiration.
Good luck to you.

Aug 06, 2012
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Can never make it past first day! NEW
by: motivation needed

ugh ! Ive probably have tried like 15 times to water fast but never make it past the first day ! I'm usually fine throughout the day, keeping myself busy and all but as soon as it's night time, I give up and give in. I'm usually not even hungry, it's just darn cravings. I'm so fed up please help !
Tips ? Advice ?
thankss~

May 30, 2012
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motivation NEW
by: Brendan

Hey, my name is Brendan and im 18 years young 5'4 and weigh about 152 pounds, im starting a juice fast for about 60 days and i would really like to be informed about the pros and cons to this fasting. I keep reading that normal headaches and fatigue are coming in to play with alot of juice fasting diets, but i'm willing to over look that. I'm hoping to hear that this fast is succesful because i've literally tried everything in the book to kill the belly fat that i've got. I'm not sure how i'm going to hear from anybody but my email is b_garcia@live.com any motivation or opinions will be greatly appreciated :)

May 30, 2012
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motivation NEW
by: Brendan

Hey, my name is Brendan and im 18 years young 5'4 and weigh about 152 pounds, im starting a juice fast for about 60 days and i would really like to be informed about the pros and cons to this fasting. I keep reading that normal headaches and fatigue are coming in to play with alot of juice fasting diets, but i'm willing to over look that. I'm hoping to hear that this fast is succesful because i've literally tried everything in the book to kill the belly fat that i've got. I'm not sure how i'm going to hear from anybody but my email is b_garcia@live.com any motivation or opinions will be greatly appreciated :)

May 01, 2011
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I was just like you two years ago. Wow, that's scary.
by: Anonymous

And I say I was just like you because I'm 5'4", 21 now, and was around 140 when I did my first water fast.

You know what helps? Writing everything that comes to your mind. I typed am unofficial journal on my laptop that I deleted later b/c I just had to let it out of my system. I kept track of how long I'd been fasting for--that was encouraging as the days went by--, the cravings I had, the random foods that I dreamed about--yes, that happened to me too--, and all the frustration. It helped A LOT and I didn't even show it to anyone. Just keep going. If people can fast for forty days, you can do this for a week or two. Woohoo!!

Jan 12, 2011
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Fasting with Tea
by: Anonymous

I fasted for 23 days last year and lost 20 pounds. I found that drinking tea with honey helped keep my energy up, keep my moods even (more even than usual), and I was still happy with the weight I lost. I gained back 5 pounds over 8 months - mainly because I ate too much junk food over Christmas. There are so many types of tea that it didn't even really get boring for me. After about 17 days I started weaning myself off tea and onto water, but I'm not sure if I would do that again. I could tell I was burning more muscle when I did that. Also, the honey gave me the energy to keep going made it possible for me to continue exercising. Hope this helps.

Jan 02, 2010
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You're too small to fast
by: Anonymous

I am 5'3" and weigh 153 pounds. I have fasted for 40 days before when I weighed nearly 170 pounds and lost 30 pounds, which I have only gained back about 12-15 pounds over the course of 5 years. I am now starting a new 21 day fast since I do this with my church every year starting January 1, to give my first fruit of the year to God. He has so blessed me on these yearly fasts as I seek His will for my life. When I first started fasting 5 years ago, it was one of the hardest things I've done. I was so weak and hungry for the first 5 days that I thought I would faint. After the first 5 days, it wasn't so bad. It was just as if I'd skipped a meal or two. By the 39th day, I again became weak. I think I might have died if I hadn't started back eating. At 5'4" and 140 pounds, you are not at all obese. As a medical assistant, I can tell you that your weight is perfect for your height. That is probably why you are so weak. When I fasted for 40 days, I drank juice and had broth in the evenings to help keep my sugar regulated. It's not healthy to drink only water for so long. Your body will start breaking down muscle, hence the weakness you are feeling. If you were overweight, it wouldn't happen since you would have fat to burn, but you're not overweight, so drink juice and have broth and don't lose more than 10 pounds or you will be unhealthy. :)

May 20, 2009
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It's encouraging to know I'm not the only one!
by: CC

You dont know how much you guys are encouraging me. I just graduated from school with my second degree and feel like no one will hire me because of my weight. I need to lose 50 pounds but it is holding me back in life. No more! I even graduated 1st in my class. Lets stick together on this! We can do it.....

May 09, 2009
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Couldn't make it through the 3rd. day... AGAIN!!!
by: AnonymousPatricia

Dear Pinnar, I also come from a place where All that counts is your looks...and I'm going there for the summer, I have only 8 days left, I've been trying for 3 months and I think I need someone to do it with me; I would gladly give you hints and I will encourage you as much as I can.
This evening I'll try to start it again. I'll email you and whoever needs support (I need that too)I'm ready to form a group and do it seriously. Who's in???Come on people!! We can do it!!!We can be healthier and look great!!
My best wishes to everybody!!
Good luck folks!!

May 08, 2009
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want to become fasting buddies?
by: Anonymous

Hi, I’m 21 years old and as a young adult who has been the fat friend of thin girls I found that I could relate to what you wrote. I’m on the second day of water fast. I have recently graduated and the thing that really pushed me to do a dramatic water fast is that my skinny ass cousin started flirting with the guy that I have fancied for the past 3 years. She was the only person that I confessed my feelings to about my crush. The worst part is that she acted like nothing was wrong when I tried to confront her about it. I have no amazing tips on how you should go about your water fast but I would really appreciate a friend to support me on this journey. By the way, I’m Kurdish and unfortunately I come from a culture where you are judged according to your looks. My weight was never extremely bad. I’m not obese but my inability to shed my 'baby fat' has become an embarrassment to even my sister and mother.

Let me know if you want to chat.

Pinar
pinark_1907@hotmail.com

May 02, 2009
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Trying for the 3rd. time...!!!
by: Patricia

Hi, everyone!!!Congrats to all the courageous folks who make it through the 3rd. day...Please, I need help: tell me How you do it???I'm ok for the first 3 days, but on the fourth I feel so anxious and "hungry" that can't make it. The craziest thing is that after 3 days I start noticing the difference, I'm not bloated, and my belly is FLAT.
I found that drinking tea made from the pinneapple peel and cinnamon(tastes delicious)helps me a little bit. At least it's something warm...(even cold is good)one question: Does it has to be just water???I know Pinneapple is a great enzime that helps protein digestion...
If somebody can give me a tip, please, do so...I would greatly appreciate it!! I'll start today at 3 PM.
P.S. It's hard when you have a demanding husband who won't eat just a simple dinner and a 3 & a 4 year old...help!!I want to try it for 2 weeks. Thank you , guys!!

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