Water Fasting Diminished Water Needs
I have been water fasting for just 8 days now but the last few days I find it is difficult for me to drink the 120-150 oz of water I drank in the beginning. Day 6 only 32 oz. Day 7 58 oz. and so far day 8 under 30 oz. No other new symptoms. Could this be something indicating that I should break my fast? I was hoping for 15 days. Loving the clarity, loving the sense that things are being resolved and healed. Love the weight loss – 15.5 lbs so far! Any feed back would be greatly appreciated. 49 years young 5’6″ Current weight 194.5 Have dry fasted for no longer than 36 hours at a time, the same with water fasting in the past. Was losing control with restaurant food for an unspecified reason or reasons the last two weeks before I jumped directly into water fasting to get a grip. Otherwise mostly vegan live food for the last 8 months or so has been my primary diet.
Answer By Tom Coghill
The body during water fasting has very little need for water due to a slowdown of all metabolic processes. I am of the opinion that reduced liquid increases the bodies capacity to cleanse due to reduces lymph flow make it easier for the WBC’s to attack and neutralize antigens. But that is a theory but it would seem that many people have reported reduced need for water the longer they fast. I would follow your body. If you feel good then, continue with reduced water intake. I have heard of fasters doing 10 days of dry fasting so it would seem that the human body has a much greater capacity to conserve water in the fasting state.