Day 5

Holy moly!  5 days without food!  I never expected I’d be doing something like this, let alone make it to 5 days!?  Crazy.

Today was an interesting day.  I had a hungry tummy most of the day and I was feeling super average this morning.  Tired, dizzy, bit sweaty – almost like I was going to faint.  My legs were still cramping so I decided to have a mug of miso soup.  Again, the verdict was out whether miso or vegetable broth ‘breaks’ your water fast.  So I decided for the sake of my sanity and my body to have some.  Oh it was unbelievably good!  I also had some different types of herbal teas so I’m hoping that today’s “indulgences” haven’t tripped me up to much.  That being said, this whole process is trying to reconnect me to my body and my ways of eating.  If over the coming days my body sends me signals that enough is enough, then I will start re-feeding.  I’d love to get to 14 days, but we’ll see how I’m going at 7.

I didn’t experience the Day 5 euphoria that a lot of people report.  Or the increased energy.  Or the clear head.  Or the no-hunger-pangs.  Instead, I spent most of the bloody day tired. I wonder if that’s just a sign how toxic and overloaded my body is?  I was at a market today with a couple of friends and the smells from the food were severely tempting.  I have noticed that my sense of smell has increased.  I think my hunger is emotional/mental hunger.  I’m very curious what my relationship with food is going to be like when I stop fasting.  I’ve never had a good relationship with food and I really want to change that.  I’m hoping this whole process will do just that.

My legs are still cramping so I’ve been adding some mineral drops to my water, which has helped.  You can get them in the UK via the link below (also available in Australia and New Zealand): http://www.return2health.net/minerals/concentrated-trace-minerals/concentrated-mineral-drops/#back-of-bottle

I also had some different types of herbal teas so I’m hoping that today’s “indulgences” haven’t tripped me up to much.  That being said, this whole process is trying to reconnect me to my body and my ways of eating.  If over the coming days my body sends me signals that enough is enough, then I will start re-feeding.  I’d love to get to 14 days, but we’ll see how I’m going at 7.

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