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Gray Tasmania, Australia
Lost 26.5 pounds 
On the 27th of August 2001 I began a 30 day juice fast. I didnt actually plan to do 30 days, it seemed impossible to even think of. I just began and thought Id see where it went.

The fast was trouble free and relatively easy so I just kept going.  On day 27 of the fast my family decided to climb a local mountain, I thought it would be a challenge and to my joy I made it to the top and down, a task previously impossible, there was some pain but not as much as expected.  The knees were being healed as never before!

By the end of the fast I was feeling a new man and had lost 26.5 lbs, my pain was gone, I was feeling 10 years younger and really enjoying a healthier diet, so I decided to stay with it.

Fasting And
Weight Loss

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Fasting is effective for weight loss.

Trying to stay on a diet can turn a simple journey to the supermarket into an epic challenge of self-discipline.  How can you ignore all the florescent-lit aisles of junk food offering every temptation known to the tongue when you are hungry depressed and feeling deprived?  It becomes a war of desires where your willingness to surrender is quickly rewarded. 

In a culture that esteems fashion-model thinness as perfect beauty, fat is the ugly disease that must be cured.  This creates an obsession with weight-loss that increases the difficulty in losing weight.  It is like trying not to think of a white horse.  The more you try not to think of it the more it comes back into your thoughts.

Obsession, slow metabolism and high-calorie food are a deadly combination for weight gain.  The worst offenders of weight gain are starches, fats, and refined sugars.  Since the biggest part of our diet is starch in the form of breakfast cereal, cookies, cakes, pies, chips and bread, it has the greatest impact on weight gain.  Starches are worse than sugar.  For a short amount of time, the blood sugar will peak allowing the body to store the excess sugar as body fat.  Starch is different in that it is a slow release of sugar, which is perfect for long-distance runners, however, if you are inactive, the slow-releasing sugars will be turned into body fat.  Excess calories equate to excess fat. 

Fat is stored calories for periods of starvation, but the only time that occurred in this century was the Great Depression when people worked long hours on small amounts of food.  Now, we have the opposite.  Most people eat too much with too little physical activity.  It takes about 30 seconds to eat 150 calories of cookies but a mile and a half of jogging to burn it off.  Getting stuffed at an all-you-can-eat buffet fills the stomach with 4,000 calories. To burn off that many calories would require 40 miles of jogging.  Instead, we spend much of the day sitting in front of a computer, TV or driving.  The end result is inevitable weight gain.

Fasting is effective for weight loss.  You can see the pounds melt away on a daily basis.  You dont even feel hungry, but you lose weight.  Your health is improved and the skin regains its natural elasticity resulting in a youthful tone and more energy.  You cant get a better weight loss program than that.


Fasting And Metabolism 

One of the most common questions asked at the Freedom-you.com bulletin board is about fasting and metabolism.  The fear is that while fasting, the metabolism will slow down and afterward there will be more weight gained than before the fast.  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. 

After fasting, the body is more efficient.  Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon.  The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces, allowing improved absorption of nutrients.  The good news is that greater efficiency equals enhanced energy.  Healthy people burn more calories.  They also eat less because they are more active and feel better about themselves.  They don't need food as a security blanket. 

The greatest impact you can have on increasing your resting metabolism is exercise.  After a workout, you can be sitting on the couch reading while burning calories, as the muscles are grabbing glucose from the blood to replace glycogen supplies.  The key to weight loss is fewer calories and more exercise.  A diet high in raw food provides fewer, low-density calories, and higher-fiber, more-filling foods. 

Oh, by the way, a slower metabolism diminishes aging.  A tortoise can live to 400 hundred years of age.


How much weight will I lose? 

The main benefit offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose weight, is the speed of the weight loss.  To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his life.  Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle.  The fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul.  People start dressing better, showing more confidence, becoming more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace. 

Initially, weight loss can 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 is the slower the weight loss.

Try to stay focused on the healthy things you are doing to improve your life rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day.  Water retention can vary your weight five pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating.  The best motivation to fast is for physical and spiritual health.  Be patient; the fasting process is slow.  Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body.  Do not have unrealistic expectations.  Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing.


Weight Loss Supplements

You can take any weight-loss supplements during a fast but beware of herbal stimulants.  Modern herbal extractions are powerful concentrates and can have the adrenal kick of 20 cups of coffee.  Sure, your metabolism will increase, and the desire for food will lessen, but your body is in overdrive.  Stimulants decrease the bodys resistance to disease and stress the nervous system.  I have even read of cases of nervous breakdown due to herbal weight loss stimulants.  The single, safe way to lose weight is through a combination of fasting, a diet high in raw foods and exercise.  You dont want an expensive program but something you can do for the rest of your life.  The only serious way to weight loss is through discipline and changing how we think about food.  At 99 years of age, you want to be eating healthy, exercising and periodically fasting because you developed a disciplined lifestyle and maintained it through your 50s, 60s, and on up through your 90s. 


If you have wrestled with weight gain and feel frustrated, Fasting to Freedom is tool for you to achieve permanent weight loss.  You will never regret buying this book. Most people read it over and over again to support them with their fast.  If you buy Eating in Freedom you will be able to increase your discipline through some simple techniques that work.  God's Banquet Table and God's Perfect Diet will help you develop a life-long diet that will support your weight loss.