Water fasting wellness is popular in the world, but you should do it with caution. While it may help you lose weight in the short term, it is not a sustainable approach to health or weight loss and it puts you at risk for health complications.
Many cultures/religions include some fasting. Among all these beliefs the root causes of fasting are the same: physical, mental, sensory, and spiritual healing; Reset. Fasting is a natural way to allow your body to heal and this rest is essential for the success of the process.
If you have never fasted water before, it is a good idea to spend 3-4 days preparing your body for starvation. You can do this by eating small portions of each meal or by fasting for most of the day. When you stop eating (start fasting) all the energy used to gain energy from food is now being used to flush out toxins from outside the system and enhance the body’s natural healing process.
How fast the water
Water is easy to enjoy, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. During watering, you cannot take anything other than water. If you have never fasted water before, you may want to prepare your body by slowly reducing your calorie intake for a few days to move towards fasting.
If you get involved in water too quickly, try to resist the urge to eat a large meal. After limiting yourself to calories for extended periods of time, consuming large amounts of food can lead to indigestion or nausea. Worst of all (although it is impossible), you are at risk of the honey-feeding syndrome, a potentially fatal condition that involves rapid metabolic changes, usually in people who are severely malnourished.
How much water should I drink?
The first thing to remember is that 60 – 70% of our body is water. So, to support the cleansing process you should drink enough water which should not be less than 8 – 10 glasses per day. The problem that we notice most is that drinking enough water is not the time for water fasting. The body becomes dehydrated, as a result, it becomes more acidic and the cells are not hydrated enough to keep the blood alkaline.
Who can benefit from water fasting?
Everyone can benefit from water fasting. Either you are looking for magazines, or you are suffering from different situations; Obesity, Chronic Diseases, Self-Immunity, Food Addiction, Digestive Disorders, Mental and Physical Fatigue, etc.
Benefits of water fasting
- Improves body composition and fitness
- Increases your metabolism
- Supports fat reduction and ketosis
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Lowers blood pressure and lowers blood sugar
- Promotes heart health
- Can gradually increase and increase longevity
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves cell recycling
- Increases Growth Regulation
- Promotes a healthy stress response
- Supports healthy collagen in the skin
Dangers of water fasting
- Any fasting protocol can put you at risk for malnutrition. By limiting calories you are also limiting essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and electrolytes – all things your body needs to function properly.
How much weight will I lose on a 3 day water fast?
Because water fast restricts calories, you will lose a lot of weight quickly. In fact, research shows that you may lose up to 2 pounds (0.9 kg) each day of a 24- to 72-hour water fast. Unfortunately, a lot of the weight you lose may come from water, carbs, and even muscle mass.
What fasting for 3 days does to your body?
They found that fasting for 3 days or longer–drinking only water and eating less than 200 calories per day–can truly “reset” some components of your immune system. The research looked at both mice and humans.
What should I eat before a 3 day fast?
In order to make the switch over into ketosis much easier, it's best to eat a low-carb diet for three days leading up to your fast. We stuck to organic vegetables, pastured meats, organic nuts, and pastured animal fats for three days.