How Much Weight Will I Lose?

How Much Weight Will I Lose?

Many people ask me how much weight they will lose during a fast. I cannot even guess as weight loss during fasting is dependent on many factors, with the main one being metabolism. The slower the metabolism the less weight you will lose but it will be easier to fast. Here are the links of people who have lost weight. Some lose 2 lb a day other less than 1/2 lb.

Read amazing stories of weight loss.

Gray Hodge: Weight Loss 26.5 lbs.

Grace Lang: Weight Loss 21 lbs.

Debbie Ried: Weight Loss 30 lbs.

Carl Wineberg: Weight Loss 140 lbs.

Ron Harrison: Weight Loss 40 lbs.

Elaine Harrison: Weight Loss 40lbs.

Brian Chason: Weight Loss 28 lbs.

Kim Lee: Weight Loss 21lbs.

Paul Erwin: Weight Loss 12lbs.

Paul Erwin: Weight Loss 12lbs.

Claudine: Weight Loss 21 lb.

Steph White: Weight Loss 25 lbs.

You may also interested about the danger of Weight Loss Supplements.

Read about different types of weight loss procedures.


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95 Responses to How Much Weight Will I Lose?

  1. Micheline says:

    I have severe anemia …Can a person with anemia juice fast for 30 days? I was told I could not fast is this true?
    thanks 🙂
    Micheline

  2. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Micheline,
    For anemia, the protcol is blackstrap molasses tea made with by mixing it with hot water as it is high in iron. Vegetable juices with beets, and greens from a juice extractor. 10 to 35 days of juice fasting is recommended.
    With, vitamin E 1200 IU daily, B complex,and any supplement recommend for the condition.

  3. Micheline says:

    Wow..thanks for the fast reply 🙂 That’s great news. What juice fast do you recommend for me to follow as I want to go on a 30 day fast.

  4. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Micheline, I would stick to mostly veggies with carrots beets, apples, lemons, peppers cucumbers, garlic, ginger and greens. The green stuff has chlorophyll and it is almost the same molecular structure as hemoglobin and has been know to help anemia. You can also buy it in a bottle and add it to the juice.

  5. Ona says:

    Hi Tom, Hi All,
    Just checking in… (& I just spent 20 mintues looking for my last post, but I can’t find it… didn’t make a note of what category it went in… Duh).
    This fast is pretty d**m tough. I have to say. A lot of different things coming up – real life interfering (grrr) – getting the flu… You know, *stuff*.
    In any case, the upshot is, I’ve been sort of alternating between full water days (well, plus herb teas, etc – no sugar), and “last prep” days (add in some clean protien, usually fish).
    Additionally, my scale is completely f****d. It jumped 10 kilos a few days ago (about 22 pounds – not a possible weight gain under any circumstances) – so I’m trying to let ‘results be my guru’ and I’m having a hard time trusting my results.
    Also a water fast when you’re doing a lot of physical labour is tough – even for a very slow burner like me. (For a fast burner, like you Tom, it probably just isn’t to be done).
    Still, good things. No dizziness (until today when my blood pressure went down to 106/62!!! Crazy! I’m usually a steady 120/80). Not much trouble doing the physical work, except that my body is much more frequently saying “hey, give me something! – protein preferably” No bread or sugar cravings. Hmm… Hard to find the good things. Except that the fast is not disrupting my life too much – but I’m letting my life disrupt it more than I usually do.
    So my body feels really betwixt & between right now… I’m realy annoyed that I had to take a break, because two weeks ago I was really in the zone… And I’m just having a hard time getting back there.
    Oh well, it’s important to note that good days and bad days are just part of the deal… And s*** happens – like my wife coming home with the flu on my last day of prep or the kitchen wall needing to come down on my first full water day.
    So thanks for being there to check in with…
    Ona

  6. Ona says:

    Hi Guys,
    The site turned my blood pressure readings into Russian telephone numbers. Don’t call them! They are blood pressure readings!
    Grinning,
    Ona

  7. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Ona,
    I was wondering about the Russian accent when I called. For me water fasting and hard work…. Impossible. The zone is illusive. Thanks for the post with lots of details and these days it is the details that make the science.

  8. Ona says:

    Hi Tom, Hi All,

    Well, this is the fast that just wasn’t… I just can’t quite get there. Almost every day I eat something – not much: a cup of chicken broth, 80gr of tuna… but something. And I’m well past the stage where normally Im not feeling hungry.
    I’m trying to listen to my body – and I don’t eat unless my body *really* insists. But that happens at least once a day (well, most days – I’ve had a couple days without anything but water and unsweetened herb tea). Frustrating!
    Usually for me, it’s pretty easy to ease into a fast, it’s like walking down the steps into a pool: I eat less and less and less and finally nothing – but this time I just can’t get off that last step.
    It *is* true that I’m putting on quite a bit of muscle – what with the construction in the house. I’m relatively active for a 50 year old professor, but when I went to my chiropractor recently, she thought I’d been going to the gym. So I’ve definitely bulked up – especially my back, shoulders and upper arms.
    It’s possible that the protien cravings are simply my body insisting on what it needs to build the new muscle – but I want to scream at it: Use Fat! Use Fat!
    In any case… that’s where I am. Sort of half-fasting… & doing protein instead of juice when it’s too much. Not loosing too much weight (none in the last three days), but not gaining either, which is a plus for me. (Yes, Tom, I’m a *VERY* slow burner!)

    So as always, thanks for being there. Tom, if you know any tricks to help me over that last hump, let me know… Otherwise, I’ll just keep on keeping on. (At least I’m pretty happy – not nearly as down as I was a while ago).

    Ona

    Ona

  9. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Ona,
    The first fast is the easiest. The second and third get harder. I use the enema as it takes away all desire for food. The effect is instant and works every time.
    But the good news is good. Muscles and no weight gain. So you are losing fast but your weight will not change. And muscle is heavier than fat.

  10. Tah says:

    Hi all, I am on a 20 day water fast,I just started 3 days ago and at first I was scared. The funny thing was that I wasn’t hungry and i’m still not hungry and i’m just wondering if thats normal because I thought I was supposed to be starving by now. I can say though I just had my first dizzy spell about 30 minutes ago and I did what the site told me to do, got on one knee and took a cuple of seep breaths and it went away. O ther then that, i’m fine. One thing that does concern me tom is that I haven’t had a bowel movement.. Is that normal?? My legs were kinda achey and sometimes I felt really tired but other then that I feel full of energy. I never thought I could do it but by the grace of god i’m good

  11. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Tah
    Lack of hunger is normal during fasting. It is an effect of catabolsim. You will not have regular bowel movement but may have stools every few days. I recommend an enema but is it not crucial. Achy muscles are normal during catabolism. The detox is cyclic so energy will come and go with more energy the longer you fast. Document your fast for publication on the Fasting Network.

  12. Rachel says:

    Hi,

    I am about to (attempt to!) undergo a two-week water fast. I’ve never fasted before and I know that for first timers a juice fast is recommended but I really want to throw myself into this to see how much I can handle and properly clean-out my body, obviously with the hope of losing weight, too. Is this OK to do?

    Also, what is the advice on drinking alcohol during fasting? Like say during a juice fast, would drinking say vodka and cranberry juice be OK or totally damaging to the fast? As a student, most of my socializing revolves around alcohol and although I will try to avoid it during this water fast, I was just wondering what the guidelines on this are in general?

    Thanks a lot, this is a great site that has given me the final push to do something I have always wanted/ felt I NEEDED to do for a long time but never had the confidence or knowledge on how to go about it.

  13. Tah says:

    Thanks for answering me back tom, I went to the store to purchase a enema but you said it’s not crucial. In that cause maybe I shouldn’t use it right now but if not now when should i used it. Secondly, this is my first enema and the one I have is saline laxative that goes into your anus but then they had the one with the sticks… which one would you recommand. Lastly, where exactly would I go to document my fast, I know you said the fasting network but is it within this site

  14. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Rachel,
    Yea I remember those days. LOL. Trying to repair the damage of partying with fasting yet not lose out on the fun. From experience, the impact of alcohol in a fasting state if far different than when you are eating.
    1. The high is more intense but you come down faster.
    2. the hangover is far worse.
    3. The impact to sleep cycles is more intense.
    5. Dehydration is more intense on a much smaller amount of alcohol.
    6. It is more of a head buzz than a tire body effect but the after effect is feeling dirty and out of it.
    If you do drink alcohol during a fast do it in the interest of science and post it. Write a paper on your experience. Record amounts and times, and effect.
    I already paid my dues to science.
    LOL
    True science is unbiased and unashamed. Everything else is promotion.

  15. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Tah,
    Just email it to us with any pics, such as full body before and after, scans of medical documents if you are fasting for healing, and we will put it together and publish it. You can add any research links or your site if you have one. The best enema looks like a water bottle and uses about a quart of plain water. Usually found in a pharmacy or medical supply shop. Use it 3 times at the start of a fast and every second day after that replacing the intestinal bacteria as recommended on this site, on the last use of the enema.

  16. Tah says:

    ok tom, i’m on my fifth day and my stomach is growling alot now, i have no energy and i’m supposed to go to a gathering.. For energy I took a shot(when i say shot i mean a shot glass but it was much smaller.. about half way full a regular shot glass)of 100 percent juice. It includes the following :apples banana kiwi fruit mango a hint of pineapple spirulina chlorella broccoli spinach blue green algae garlic barley grass wheat grass ginger and parsley. Now tom I didn’t make it myself it came from a store but nothing was added to it. My question is, was that an ok move to make i just need half of a shot to stop the growling

  17. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Tah,
    Sure, that is fine. For water fasting for healing I recommend a small amount of raw sugar with lemon juice. 2 or three glasses a day.

  18. Casey says:

    Hi, Im 20 and weigh 155 lbs. I was wanting to go on the water fast and was wondering for how many days I should do it for. I want to be able to weigh 120-130 again.

  19. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Casey
    Juice fasting will help anemia. Make some blackstrap tea with hot water and 3 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses for the iron content. You can easily lose 20 lb on a fast. Try a 21 day juice fast.

  20. Casey says:

    Well, I’m not anemic… I just want to lose some weight. Also, what kind of juices should I drink on a juice fast and am I allowed to just buy them at the store like the orange juice and apple juice?

  21. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Casey
    For weight loss store bought juices will work. Drink the minimum to maintain strength. Acid juice can upset the stomach if you drink too much. Sip them.

  22. Ted says:

    Hi, I’m trying to join the military and I’m above my optimum weight. I’m researching fasting as a way to meet my goal of 175 lbs. (currently 195 lbs.). Do I need to be concerned about losing muscle mass? I don’t have enough as it is, heh.

  23. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Ted,
    You will lose some but it comes back quickly after the fast. You can take 10 egg whites a day and drink only juice and train like a mad man if you want cuts and muscles. Do 30 days. Blend them into the juice.

  24. Xandra says:

    Hi Tom,
    I have been reading your site and it is very interesting.
    I would like to start a 30 day fast and my only concern is that I am on these meds baclofen and vicodin for back buldges. Will these mess up the fast?
    Or can I continue to take them while fasting?
    I do plan to fast on juice with some water days inbetween.
    Please write back when you have time 🙂
    thanks,
    Xandra

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Xandra,
      Those are heavy duty drugs. You can see the impact of a drug based on the withdrawals. The long-term effect of these drug will not be good. Surgery is a wise choice if you can afford it. I had disc bulge and surgery many years ago and I no longer in pain. Yoga and decompressing the spine by pulling on one leg or pressing down the pelvis in the right direct can make a huge difference in pain. I have relieved several patients of pain with this spinal decompression technique. Sure you can take the drugs and juice fast but not with water fasting. There are many exercises that can also have great benefit in pain reduction. Water fasting and taking these drugs can damage your stomach lining. Take them with juice.

  25. Jordyn says:

    Hey Tom,

    I’ve read A LOT of great information on this website and I’m glad to have resources like this to assist me in my juice fast process! I am doing the fast mostly for weight loss but I also want to kick my bad habbits of eating greasy/fatty/ICKY foods. I am on the second day of my juice fast and I’m actually not too hungry, but I REALLY want some food. I am 5’9″ and I weigh about 205. I want to lose about 50-60 lbs. I must have some muscle hiding under my fat because I have a friend who is the same height as me and weighs about 175 but I look thinner than her….odd huh? What I really want to know is what I need to do to lose weight and lose it fast. I walked (with minimul jogging) on the tredmill yesterday for about 1.5 miles and I think I’ll do the same- maybe more- today. I have been extracting mostly fruits as I do not care for vegetables- should I be juicing more veggies then fruits? Thanks in advance for the help!!!

  26. Ach says:

    Would you recommend doing an apple fast for 2 weeks, or would that be too long?

  27. Jane says:

    Hi Tom
    Thinking of doing a fast but just concerned about having bad breath as I work
    with the public….can I chew some gum throughout the day?
    Thanks so much
    Jane 😉

  28. Chris says:

    Hello Tom
    I am on my 2nd day of fasting. Pretty much a water fast with vitamins. I plan on fasting for 2 weeks or there abouts since I have had luck with it in the past. I have fasted about 8 times in my life and most of the time its in the spring. For me, it gives me energy and an overall sense of well being.

    My first fast was while in the Marines and I was 8 pounds over my weight limit. After a 10 day fast with only water and a small protien shake every morning I lost 24 pounds and 8″ off my waist. This is with a little excercise but not much.

    My question, should I ditch the vitamins and go to sugar water with lemon added?

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Chris,
      You can take the vitamins if they are not causing stomach upset. Generally, you do not take vitamins during water fasting. You can use the sweetened lemonaid to help get through the low energy times. Fasting is a flexible process of detoxification. Your system is clearly working.

  29. Laura says:

    Hi, Tom, I am a 22 year old mother to my 4 year old son. I weigh 350 pounds right now. I have gained over 100 pounds in the last 4 years since giving birth to my son. I am hoping to help shrink my stomach in order to make a longterm life change and get my weight back on track. I do not have unrealistic goals. Once all is said and done I wish to weigh about 175-180 pounds. I am 5 foot 9. so to me this is a realistic goal. I just want to be healthy for my son. I do not have any health problems, basically healthy other than the weight. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for my first fasting experience? Or advice as to how I should go about taking the first steps? thank you in advance. And I really need your help.

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Laura,
      With 350 lb of weight on your frame you could easily do a 60 day water fast. I do recommend starting with juice and alternating between juice and water or have a few glasses of juice every day. You weight gain may be hormonal. The juices may reestablish normal hormone balance. If you have compulsive eating issues, a long fasting is not recommended on the first fast.

  30. Laura says:

    Hi again, I was also wondering how often a fast is recommended? Can it be done successfully more than once a year? I am getting on track and am starting to exercise regularly, I was wondering if it is acceptable to go on a fast every 5 months or so? Just curious. thank you for your time. I am wanting to have another child, yet have not seemed to become pregnant since my son was born in March of 2005. My husband and I would love another child. I think the key is going to be my weight loss. I need to become a healthier person. Becasue I have no energy right now, I don’t get to get out much to play with my son. Please give me some advice.

  31. Laura says:

    Currently I do not own a juicer, but this is an item i am saving for. Could i start on bottled juices? And if so which brands or types would you reccomend for the first week or so until i am able to get the juicer. i am excited about this and I am ready to start my health rehabilitation. Thank you for your adivce and I am looking forward to reporting my experiences and progression.

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Laura,
      The best juices are found in a health food store but supermarkets now have healthy juices. What juice is a matter of taste.
      I love pineapple. We would love to hear any info about your fast.

  32. Kim says:

    Laura,
    You can always go to the Goodwill or a Second Hand store to get a juicer. I got a Juiceman Jr. for 6 dollars at the Goodwill. It works like a champ!!! I would suggest while saving for a juicer to go to the Goodwill!

  33. Laura says:

    Thanks so much kim. I have found a few juice choices to start on. I wanted to make sure i sampled them to see if i could make myself drink them or not. i have found a carton juice that is 100% from concentrate pineapple orange and i love it. just scared i could drink too much LOL! i also tried a berry mixed juiced i think it was called naked juice or somethig like that but it has a blend of 6 different fruits. Watermelon, apple, strawberry, white grapes, and 2 that i forgot. But it wasn’t that bad but at the same time it was a 12 oz bottle and cost me 2.88 for it alone. I think i will be sticking with my pineapple and orange and drink apple now and then. I love water, so i will be alternating with that as well. Almost ready to start on this interesting journey. Just making sure i have what i need. i think i am only going to try a 21 day or maybe 28 days not sure, but when i succeed i will do it again in a few months. I love salad, so i will be eating salad for main meals after i go through my detox. Thanks for all the help.

  34. Laura says:

    i have purchased a 100% natural herbal tea that is caffeine free it is called Celestial and i will try this with honey as well. Any other good suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  35. Iris says:

    Hey Tom
    I’m on day 4 of 21 of my first water fast. How much weight can I expect to lose during the fast? I’m a normal weight now, but I don’t want to become too skinny. I’m around 138lbs and 5’8″
    Thanks

  36. Carina says:

    Hi,

    I am starting a water fast today. I tried to fast several times, but I can never make it through the second day. Do you have any advice or recommendations that can help?

    Also the main reason why I am doing this water fast is because I developed a binge eating habit, and I fear I will develop full-blown bulimia. I am extremely health conscious and during the day my diet is as a good as it gets, but at night I have these urges to eat. I really want to regulate my eating, and not fall into the traps of this horrible disease. My motivations to fast were that I would break the everyday cycle, the habits, have a chance for a fresh start, decrease the size of my stomach and more importantly that I would relearn how to deal with my problems without food. In short, I feel the need to abstain for a food for a little while because I have been using it as an addict. Do you think fasting will help or just make things worst?

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Carina,
      Water fasting for 2 to 3 days can help if you get time alone and do some soul searching. Spending some time in prayer has never hurt anyone and can help you get to the root issues of your life. Juice fasting is recommended for people with compulsive eating issues. It is safer and rebuilds the damage from binging, or compulsive eating. Everyone who lacks discipline and is addicted to food have self-esteem issues. You need to rebuild your self-image by repeating positive thoughts until it affects your subconscious.

  37. jorie says:

    I am in the same situation as Carina. I want to do a 7-10 day fast to break my binging habit and start fresh. What can I do to ensure I don’t break the fast until i complete it?

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Jorie,
      It would be a mistake to do a 7 to 10 day water fast to end compulsive eating. One person did do it and did get free but it is risky as if you blow the fast you will end off in a worst state. Juice fasting is the best and juicing daily for LIFE will help greatly. When you fast get quiet soul searching time. Write out what you feel and see if is real. You can see your thoughts during fasting, and feel the emotions that are driving them. Fasting is not a bandaid it is transformational. Yet the process of soul searching is very painful. Like cleaning a basement that is full of 10 years of dusty old junk. Fasting can be a trip to the basement of your soul were the junk is kept. Good time to pray. Good time be be thankful. A good time to ask your self what is my value? If you are not living the life you want, what would you have to sacrifice to get it. Where do you what to be 5 years from now. Compulsive eating is a symptom of living in an emotional storm. To find peace, you must be still in the storm.

  38. Latisha says:

    Hello,

    Im thinking about fasting I have no idea what to do how it works or what. I want to lose weight I currently weigh 180 I want to get down to 150. How long would it take for that to be reached? What is water fasting and juice fasting please help me? do I exercise while Im fasting? thanks in advance

  39. Casey says:

    Laura,

    You and I sound like we are pretty much in the same boat. I weighed 250lb in April (for my bday on April 16). I swore I would not going into my 30’s next year being fat. Also I have a 7 year old stepson that does not eat right(thanks to his mom and her McD’s family) he cannot even run a few steps without being out of breath. He isnt overweight(yet) but I think he is malnutritioned. I figured I cannot tell him to eat right if I dont and I want to be able to enjoy running around and keeping him active.
    My email is syndy21@yahoo.com
    I would love to correspond with you. Technically this is day one of my water only fast since yesterday (Tuesday) I sort of started that Master Cleanse but did not go thru the whole day.

  40. Josephine says:

    Hi, I am 28 and weigh 183 pounds, I have been on a water fast for 3 day’s and have lost 14 pound’s and just wat to know if this is normal. Also I wake up a lot during the night, about 2 or 3 times, I didn’t do this before the fast.

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Josephine
      Restless sleep and bad dreams are common on day 1 to 3 of the fasting and can also occur during a detox event. Your weightloss at almost 5lb a day would be the envy of many women. I have seen faster weightloss rates but usually 2lb is the top limit and that only lasts for about 5 days max then the rate drops as the fast continues.

  41. tracy says:

    Hi Tom ,
    this site is very interesting , i am planning to go on a fast to help my health (feeling quite sluggish tired and bloated) i am overweight 238lbs and have lost a little in 6 weeks 7lbs i would like to know which fast would be most benficial to me ? i am active , i do a fair bit of walking and exercise, i am happy to stick at this as long as i have to as it is more a life style change than a quick fix i am after. I look forward to your posting .
    Tracy x

  42. rebecca2980 says:

    Hi Tom;
    I am wanting to start a 30 day juice fast but i will not be able to buy a juicer until after the 18th can i drink store bought juices in the mean time? if yes could you give me a few examples of some to buy? I am 260 lbs 5’5 height and i want to get below 200 before i go to disney world in may is this possible? Will i need to exercise to shape so i dont have flab?

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Rebecca
      Looks for juice that is natural. Frozen concentrates are good. How many days do you have to lose the 60 lbs?

      • rebecca2980 says:

        thanks i have until may 1 to loose it. gonna try to get a juicer today. We are going to disney world for the first time on may 1 to 6 and i want this weight off. I want to do the fresh juice but funds are low this time. thanks for your help.

      • rebecca2980 says:

        How much juice do i drink a day? I found some really good all natural juices to drink .

        • Tom Coghill says:
          Tom Coghill

          Hi Rebecca,
          That depends on your energy needs and metabolism. The less you drink the more weight you lose and the weaker you feel.

          • rebecca2980 says:

            Hi Tom thanks for responding back so qiuckly and for all your help. I am trying to drop 80 lbs by may 1 is this possible? and I started my juice fast today day 1 is there any supplements that i should be taking. I am walking 3 miles a day and doing this 7 minute shapely secrets work out every day. if you want to know what shapely secrets is just go to shapely secrets.com. Is there a good amount of days that i should fast this time. I use to fast years ago for spiritual purposes with my church but its been awhile. thanks for all your support.

  43. rebecca2980 says:

    I have a 24/7 gym in my apartments that I have acess to and i have this work out video that i bought a year ago its called shapely secrets. and i have a video thats walk away the lbs. they all would work. Right now i have just went off all sodas about 3 weeks ago and all i am eating now is lean cuizine meals with 400 calories each and i eat usually 3 of those a day with the 100 calorie pack of snacks.

  44. keith101 says:

    Hi Rebecca2980
    The jogger machine is amazing for loosing weight, but dont jog, power walk for about 3-5 miles a day if you can manage this, 4-5 days a week…your cal intake sounds fine, but watch those carbs? eat the healthy slow releasing carbs, sodas is a def no, no as it causes gases in the gut and they are loaded with sugars, as you know, also take in more fiber into your diet, rye bread, brown rice, this will speed up your metabolism,

    The second week increase your power walkig an extra mile a day

    third week increase it again another mile, so forth, and so on, until you are power walking about 6-8 miles a day trust me the weight will fall off you.

    I power walked 10 mile a day before i even began doing my free weights 4-5 times a week, all it takes is motivation, and determanation to see it through, in the end it is totally worth it.
    Keep me posted.
    Blessings Keith.

  45. rebecca2980 says:

    Hi Tom thanks for responding back so qiuckly and for all your help. I am trying to drop 80 lbs by may 1 is this possible? and I started my juice fast today day 1 is there any supplements that i should be taking. I am walking 3 miles a day and doing this 7 minute shapely secrets work out every day. if you want to know what shapely secrets is just go to shapely secrets.com. Is there a good amount of days that i should fast this time. I use to fast years ago for spiritual purposes with my church but its been awhile. thanks for all your support

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi rebecca298
      Sure you could l8se 80 lb as I have seen one person lose over 100lb on a 40 day juice fast. You can take lots of supplement.
      We should create a list. E, B complex and essential oils are good to start. We just added a translator, fixed the format for the welcome email, fixed some coding problems and working on mp3s to that may take some time.

      • rebecca2980 says:

        ok cool how do i start with this list? I just bought the E books to.

        • keith101 says:

          Hi Rebecca2980
          You can start by reading Toms books, sorry to be crude but reading is the start to your life change.
          Toms books are for guidance, you are the one that has to change.
          Blessings Keith.
          We are here to guide and help you on safe fasting
          Rebecca.
          Any questions then feel free to ask.

  46. ellabella says:

    HEllO,i had some lemonade from arbys so im sure ther was sugar did i ruin my fast this is my first day & im on a water fast.also im 5’3 156 female how much weight will i lose?

  47. keith101 says:

    Hi Ellabella
    I take it you are new to fasting?
    This is day 11 on my water fast, rates of waight loss is differant for everyone, fasting in not an exact science.
    Maby you can tell me a little more about yourself.
    Blessings Keith.

  48. rebecca2980 says:

    Can I still do my juice fasting if i am Pregnant?

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi rebecca2980,
      When you are pregnant you need to focus on the nutritional need of the child. Yes drink juice every day faithfully extracted from a juicer. Take a high quality protein or blended eggs, B vitamin complex and vitamin E. Add essential oils and you have total nutrition. But detoxification is hard on the development of the child and you want to maintain you blood sugar levels also. Add some fresh fruit salad and walking or swimming and you will birth a super healthy child.

      • rebecca2980 says:

        Sorry I misscarried soon after that post. its been a rough road. my doctor said that I have( pcod)polycistic ovarian disease and would probably never carry another child. I am reading your books now and today is my first day of this long journey of fasting. and my doctor said at my last check-up that i have something wrong with my heart its either arithmia, heart murmer, or blocked artery. She is sending me to a heart doctor soon. I don’t need all this i am 29 and have a precious little girl to see grow up.Going through alot right now and need lots of support in this fasting. Day 1 has started. I don’t have alot of money right now to buy fresh fruits so drinking natural juices. what about the v fusion juices? Thanks

        • keith101 says:

          Hi rebecca
          I am really, really sorry to hear about your loss.
          I caried my first child to her grave.
          I understand how you feel, but no words will help you in your time of loss.
          I will pray for you, that things go well for you when you see the heart doctor.
          rebecca add cayanne pepper pills or powder form to your juice fast, you can buy them from a health store, they are not expensive to buy.
          Here are some of the health benifits of cayanne pepper!

          •Improves blood circulation: When any body part is sick, the blood flow to that area is usually affected. Cayenne helps to remove that entire blotch, stimulates the blood flow and makes sure that the vitamins are properly delivered to all areas and waste is removed.
          •Heart disease: There are evidences that prove that giving cayenne extract orally, to a patient, helps to stop heart attack. Cayenne helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Cayenne helps to dissolve fibrin which causes formation of blood clots. It also reduces triglyceride levels.
          •Cure Headaches: Smelling cayenne helps cure headaches. Topical application of capsaicin also helps to relieve them.
          •Prevent ulcer: Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that has the ability to prevent ulcers.
          •Relieves respiratory problems: Cayenne pepper is a source of beta-carotene which is helpful in reducing symptoms of asthma.
          •Boosts immunity: Vitamin A or beta-carotene, in cayenne pepper, gives protection against invading pathogens by helping the development of healthy mucus membranes in the nasal passage, lungs and urinary tracts, thereby giving immunity to infections.
          •Helps reduce weight: Cayenne added food helps lose weight with proper digestion. Therefore, it also reduces excess appetite due to mal-absorption.
          •Good Anti-oxidant: Beta-carotene contained in cayenne pepper works as a good antioxidant that prevents or repairs the damages caused by free radicals. Thus, it prevents atherosclerosis and colon cancer.
          •It is also very effective in relieving diabetic complications like nerve damage and heart disease. It gives temporary relief of pain from psoriasis, herpes zoster, neuralgia, and toothache.
          •Cayenne pepper improves the effectiveness of other herbs
          Blessings Keith.

          • rebecca2980 says:

            Thank you so much. By the grace of God I will get through this. I will try the Cayenne pepper pills. sounds like what I need.I will keep you posted as i go through this 40 day journey.

        • Tom Coghill says:
          Tom Coghill

          You can usually find a cheap juicer at the thrift shop. You do not need and expensive one to fast. V8 has too much salt and is cooked lacking in enzymes. When it come to improving health a juicer is your best investment. We are glad to be of support on your journey. I could not even imagine if I lost my daughter. So my heart goes out to you.

          • rebecca2980 says:

            I can get a juicer but its buying the fruits and vegis thats going to get costly for me right now. and i am going to do fresh juices with a juicer but i need to alternate from that , water and store juices to help with the cost. when i am done with this journey i will do a testimony pic pics and of my healings. thanks for the great support. what are the best kinds of fruits and vegis to start juicing. can it be whatever is out there.

  49. Ms.Christina says:
    Ms.Christina

    Hello Tom,

    I have completed a successful, 40 day water fast in which I lost 40 pounds. If you would like to post this as a success story please free to do so.

    In addition, I am embarking on another 40 day water fast; I will post my progress as I begin this journey.

    I have lost 3 pounds so far in three days in doing my water fast. I’m willing to help those who need support as well.

  50. rebecca2980 says:

    Made it to day 2 wow that was not easy. I really need a juicer for the full benifits. will be getting one of those this week. thanks guys for your help. love the books tom read 13 chapters last night in the fasting one. it was great.

  51. aprilrain says:
    aprilrain

    I loose weight to quickly while veggie fasting what can I do so I don’t loose so much weight while juice fasting?

  52. keith101 says:

    Hi aprilrain
    The answer to your question is simple, increase your juice/veg intake.
    Best wishes Keith.

    • aprilrain says:
      aprilrain

      Hi Keith,

      Thank you for the quick reply. Will I still get healing results when I increase my juice intake?
      AprilRain

      • keith101 says:

        Yes you will.
        juice fasting or water fasting is not an exact science, increase your juice/veg to suit your needs.
        You will still detox, but at a slower rate.
        Have a look at my water fasting videos from youtube
        http://fastingonline.com
        There are calorie counters for juice/veg there so you know what your intake of your calories, carbohydrates and proteins are.
        Blessings and best wishes on your journey Keith.

  53. blackbird says:

    Hey Tom,
    i was wondering what type of fasting would be best for people with Insulin Resistance? As a person with this condition my blood sugar tends to fluctuate alot so it’s hard for me to fast without my blood sugar dropping pretty low, would juice fasting work for me?
    Thanks!

  54. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Folks,
    You are going to have to upload your user pic in your profile. Sorry but we upgraded the system and it is impossible for us to do it.

  55. Monny says:

    Hy tom.
    I’m new, and i wanted to ask you if it’s ok to take coffeine pills like hunger supresant. I saw you were talking about enema, but to be honest, i don’t know if i can find it in my country (romania). So, do you have any other suggestions? Oh, and i also wanted to say, that right now, i’m on the etkins diet, but i can’t stand eating all that meat, especially that i was a vegan before that diet. ( Lol… stupid i know) If i start a juice diet, won’t i put on weight, considering i ate only protein for the last 2 weeks?
    Thanks

  56. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Monny
    Any weight loss pills that are stimulants are like taking speed and not eating. It is hard on your body and will lead to breakdown. A diet with lots of meat will help you lose weight at a price to your health.
    If you put on weight with juice, you are drinking too much.

    • Monny says:

      well, i never drink over 600-700kcal. is it too much? Today was my first day, and it all went very well. Felt hungry only in the morning. I’m planning on doing the whole 30 days. Maybe i’ll take pictures before and after.
      Anyway, i’ll drink mostly water, but i want to go with the juices, how much is actually too much?
      You’re site is great by the way!! It’s trully an inspiration to me. I would have never had the courage to start it by myself.
      Thanks for all!

  57. Monny says:

    ps: can’t i find on the site some combinations of vegetables and fruit that i can mix together? I’m afraid i’ll hate the taste of juices vegetables. thanks again!

  58. Eddy says:

    Hi There , I Have recently decided to attempted to lose some weight , For the last 12 days i have only been eating lean meat with not fat , and only drinking water . I have also been going to the gym and have burnt between 400-700 calaries every day at the gym ( according the the machines calculations) however my weight has stayed constant plus or minis 5 pounds . Is this normail , would a fast maybe benifit me with this “stubborn weight” Thanks

  59. queenbee9 says:

    My first 14 day water fast I lost 22 lbs. I transitioned off the wrong way eating potato soup at the Chessecake Factory. It would have been find except it was loaded with cream, cheese, and bacon. I had a reaction to the potatoes and am now having trouble eating anything from the nightshade family but potatoes are the worse (hives and congestion within 15 minutes of consumption) this includes potato chips. I was never a big potato eater but once I found out for me they should be off limits, of course I wanted some almost daily. Every time I indulge, I am ill, the same with chocolate. Even just a few hershey kisses and I have loose bowels. The good news is despite a less than stellar diet, I am still just one size over I was when I ended. As for my food sensitivities–I suspect I always had them but was never cleansed enough to isolate what was giving me headaches, diarrhea or congestion. Now I know.

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi queenbee9
      This is a common problem caused by insufficient willpower to complete the difficultly of establishing a healthy diet. Your new found sensitivities to harmful foods seems like a blessing. Your body is shouting “turn away from these food or be immersed and die.” RULE 675, never do a long water fast and break it on the cheese and bacon. Be there and dun-it.

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