Re-starting Your Metabolism After a Water Fast
One week post-fast, I’m noticing how the fast affected my strength and endurance. I’m in the process of base-building again, both cardiovascular and muscular strength. A water fast of longer than 5 days has dramatic effects on metabolism. In that time tissue and liver stores of glycogen have been processed in the interest of maintaining…Read the Rest »
Food After Water Fasting
Water fasting is about re-calibrating all the body systems. After fasting the taste buds are re-tuned and hyper sensitive and the sense of smell is acute. The digestive system is inactive and the elimination systems as well. Metabolism is slowed . The first food I put in my mouth after a 10 day water fast…Read the Rest »
Am I Losing Muscle During a Water Fast?
I am on Day 8 of a water fast. My body weight is 106 pounds, about 10 pounds less than when I started. Weight loss during a water fast comes from water, carbohydrate, fat and possibly muscle. I want to know how much muscle loss happens and, ultimately, the best way to preserve it during…Read the Rest »
What happens during a water fast?
I am getting ready for something like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in the Reverse Universe for a few weeks and doing a supervised water fast. It is as much about resting from physical activity and normal daily stressors as it is about food. I learned about the science of water fasting from Dr. Rick Dina…Read the Rest »
How Salt Affects Body Weight
It is two weeks after my water fast. My body weight hovers around 108. Up from low during the fast of 103 and the high pre-fast of 116. Changes in body weight during a fast is first and foremost the loss of water from tissues. It can be several pounds in a day, depending on…Read the Rest »