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About Water Fasting

About Water Fasting

“How Long Should You Fast?

The body’s response to fasting can help participants determine the optimum fasting duration. Fasts typically continue for 5 to 40 days. The idea is to fast as briefly as possible, but as long as necessary, to accomplish your desired goals.”

Fasting is defined as the complete abstinence from all substances except pure water, in an environment of complete rest. Rest must be encouraged since even moderate activity can significantly increase the metabolism, altering optimum adaptation to the fasting state. To maximize the benefits of fasting, unnecessary mobilization of nutrient reserves must be avoided.

Water fasting is tough.  I control my blood sugar with a strict low fat, whole food, plant based vegan diet.

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