This chapter is especially written
to answer the questions which we are most commonly
asked about fasting.
Will I gain my weight back
after the fast?
The ability to utilize food is increased. Even
people formerly underweight due to impaired
digestion will normalize. For those of you who
desire to keep the weight off, your fast should
usher in a change of diet. Returning to bad eating
habits will recreate the problem.
can I be sure that fasting is safe?
Your physician will monitor a fast if you request
it. Pray and ask God to give you peace about going
on a fast. Besides, Jesus did it!
I exercise while fasting?
You will feel weak during water fasting and rest
is advised. While juice fasting, you may
experience an abundance of energy that makes
exercise easy and fun. Exercise oxygenates the
blood. The pumping action of the muscles flush the
lymph and cells of metabolic waste. If you
experience energy loss, limit yourself to
stretching exercises, light walking or deep
much should I drink?
When water fasting, drink 8-10 glasses a day or
when thirsty. On a juice fast, working 14 hours a
day of hard physical labor, you may need three
cantaloupes or honeydews plus herbal tea with
honey and a vegetable juice combination to
maintain a high energy level. Be careful not to
drink too much acidic juice in the morning.
Gastric secretions are also waking up to activity.
Too much acidic juice early in the morning may
cause stomach cramps for some. If you do not have
to work at hard physical labor you can cleanse
more quickly by drinking smaller amounts of juice
spaced 30 minutes to an hour apart.
Should I continue with my medication?
It is wise to consult your doctor regarding the
effect of fasting combined with your medication.
If you must take medication and intend to fast,
then you should juice fast because the vegetable
juices will help protect the stomach from harsh
medications. Do not water fast while on
medication, unless lead by the Holy Spirit.
much weight will I lose?
Weight loss can initially be as high as three to
four pounds per day, but as the fast continues,
the average loss will be one pound per day. If you
are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice
is supplying all the calories you need. You may
have to cut down on the juices or alternate
between water fasting and juice fasting if losing
weight is part of your goal. The slower your
metabolism the slower the weight loss.
Will fasting or living on a fruit diet slow my
Initially any calorie reduction will cause a
lowering in the BMR or base metabolic rate.
Cleansing will bring health that will increase
metabolic performance and energy output. In other
words, you will eat less and feel more energetic.
Will I get too thin?
If you are thin or average weight and you fast for
30 days on juice or 10 days on water, you will
become thin. Ribs will show, the face will become
gaunt, and friends and family will display
concern. But the body will quickly normalize its
weight in 5 to 10 days after the fast. If you are
thin to start with, fasting may allow you to gain
additional weight after the fast. Metabolism is
normalized due to the cleansing process. It is
very important not to try to gain weight too
quickly. The body can rebuild only at a set rate.
Overeating will burden the body and undermine the
Will fasting shrink my stomach?
From years of over-filling the stomach, it is no
surprise that it has lost its natural elasticity.
Fasting helps recover the stomach's natural
elasticity, restoring a flat stomach.
Since I have finished fasting, I find that I am
more sensitive to food. Unhealthy foods cause a
After a fast your body is clean, and has
far less tolerance to the poisonous foods which
you were used to eating previous to the fast.
Understand, feeling sick when eating poison is a
sign that your body is functioning normally.
Fasting restores the bodys ability to violently
react to harmful, health-damaging, food. If you
desire, you can desensitize your body by slowly
introducing harmful foods into your diet. Having a
healthy body may limit your ability to tolerate
what you were previously free to indulge
in--consider that limitation a blessing from God.
there any conditions that restrict fasting?
Most people can juice fast safely for up to 30
days. The exceptions are those with hypoglycemia,
diabetes, hypothyroid, and Wilson's Syndrome.
For these conditions, eat slices of avocado
and banana every few hours, add high quality
vegetable source protein powder to your juices,
and add psyllium or another good bulking agent to
your juices twice a day to regulate blood sugar
levels. Do not juice fast if you have
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