I have really enjoyed reading the articles on your site, have found the information both helpful and motivational, and am excited to be starting a fast tomorrow that will last for about 7 days or so.
I will be starting with juice for 1-2 days and then go to water for 4-5 and then back to juice for a day or two.
I fast once a month for 24 hours, but have never done more than that until now.
Although I don’t drink alcohol, coffee, caffeinated teas or smoke, and I work out 5 days a week running, cycling, snowboarding, with some weight training, I do drink soda on occasion and have been eating a lot of heavier foods and sugary/fatty desserts in the past months.
I feel weighed down, sluggish and semi-out of control food wise.
My goals are to: Feel better and healthier, take a time out to calm down mentally so I can make better eating choices, cleanse( I feel super backed up), and to slim down(10 pounds+). I would also love it if it helped my skin clear up (I have mild acne).
I’m wondering two things:
1) While water fasting would it be beneficial to take vitamin supplements and Essential Fatty Acids(3,6,9)? Or is it better to not take anything at all?
2)Is a 7-8 day cleanse beneficial enough for me to see the kind of results I’m looking for? Would you recommend something else for me to reach my goals?
Thanks so much for a great website and the support!