parasite fast: day 7
Good mood today. Happy and productive. Not hungry much today since I ate yesterday. Thinking about reducing the length of my fast due to the intensity of some detox symptoms.
Date: 2/4/2010 8:47:40 PM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1643 times
juice: 33 oz.
Well, today was a much better day. Yay. My mood is way up though. I had very positive thoughts which is great, but my energy was sort of "artificially" high. No one would ever know by looking at me, but I know based on my usual energy level when I am hypomanic.
I had no problem resisting food today. I need very little food these days, so I am fine for a couple days without any. That is different than common accounts of fasting that say that the first couple days are the hardest. For me, the fourth day of fasting was the hardest so far which was yesterday and I caved in and ate.
So out of 7 days, this is my fourth of water and juice fasting. It feels like my kidneys are detoxing pretty hard so I am concerned about them. I have read many well-informed, quality websites that say that up to 40 days of water fasting is doable. I would never do that much, especially for my first fast. My goal now is 29 minus the 3 days I ate, so 26 of mixed days of juice and water. Based on how quickly it feels my kidneys are detoxing I think that is going to be too much. I'm thinking about cutting it down to 21 with a 50/50 split between water and juice.
I had no problem functioning today. I even rollerbladed which is not something I would usually do on a fast unless I am sure I am coherent enough. I had a lot of energy because I was hypomanic. Got a lot done.
In the evening my detox symptoms came back pretty strong. As I said, I can feel it in my kidneys. I also, correspondingly feel it under my eyes, which feels great. I am starting to get that heavy, difficult to move feeling. Just got a little light-headed. Here we go again...
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