Well ... just hit day 15, feeling weak today. Overall the experience isn't too bad. My rash is all over my stomach and back, it has reduced some. It comes in and out of hibernation. Had some low back pain for three days, and some deep muscle aches in legs on day 10 & 11.
The weightloss is averaging about 1.3/day. I had a couple days with not too much. I am excited to get the remainder of the next 15 days over.
My question concerns my friend. She started her fast last Sunday. She is following Olivia Cohen (watched all her videos) because she doesn't want to give up taking vitamins. I cannot convince her she will not die. The other scary fact is she is drinking coffee and diet coke. I told her how bad that is for her fast because she isn't saving her nutrient reserves, instead the body is thinking it is getting food so it won't conserve.
She is Jewish, and believes in what Olivia Cohen did. I cannot find any exact threads that discuss the dangers of fasting while drinking coffee and diet soda. She weighs 232 pounds, so she thinks because her fat reserves are so high she isn't in danger.
Any links I can send her to convince her how dangerous this is for her? She won't come to curezone, and I have sent her things on my fast as well.
I am scared for her health and told her that this kind of fasting (bad bad diet actually) will not help her. She risks severe damage to her body.