I fasted for 30 days from November 5th to December 5th.
For 30 days, I did not eat or drink anything other than water (no juice or special drinks) — only water.
Over the past year, I fasted 2 other times … 20 days and 22 days.
I have read a lot about fasting, and I like to fast.
It is indescribable how great I feel when I fast.
Seriously, each time I have fasted, I have so much energy and feel great. I get insomnia because I have so much energy at night … its truly remarkable how good one feels on a fast.
The process is fairly simple.
When I fast – the first day is not a problem, but the 2nd and 3rd day is the challenge, but from the 4th day onwards it is easy.
After a week, you feel so good, and have so much energy that not eating is no problem at all. I can go to restaurants with my friends or family and sit with them and watch them eat without any difficulty.
People often comment about how hard it must be to fast for a month … but in fact, fasting is very very easy, and when you fast you feel so good … you feel great and you don’t want to eat.
There are many negative misconceptions and myths about fasting … and all of them are surely said/spread by people who have never fasted or know anything about it.
Anyone who has not read about fasting and knows nothing about fasting … the reaction is often, “its not good for you.”
But in fact “fasting” is great for our health.
For the reader who is interested in trying, I think you must read about fasting before you try it.
I do not suggest anyone who has never read about fasting, and knows nothing about it to try and fast because you will fail.
But make no mistake … in all honesty, fasting is very easy.
Again, I didn’t fast to lose weight, but in the 30 days, I lost 14 kg (31 lbs) and at the end of the fast my body fat was 7.6% and I weighed about 79 kg (173 lbs) I am 45 years old, 6′ 4″ and have not been this lean and fit since I was 14?
The first 20 day fast I did earlier this year, during the 20 days, I ran 6 days a week at least 60 minutes a day and on the weekend up to 3 hours … all while I fasted. Yes, I know … it is not recommended to exercise while fasting, but I felt great .. and I ran the fastest 30 kms of my life on day 20 of that fast.
The only reason I share this blog about my fasting is because maybe a reader or two out there might be interested to try … and it’s a cool experience to go an entire month without eating or drinking anything, but water.
It helps me focus.
I recommend the book “The Science of Fasting and Sunbathing (The Hygienic System)” by Herbert Shelton. I have read this book at least 5 times.