Nature’s Secret 5 Day Fast & Cleanse:
June 1st(day before fast)- 142.4 lbs, Ran 1.65, Burned 200 calories
- Steamed chicken and broccoli for lunch
- Split Pea Soup for dinner
Notes: have had a significant bloat for the past couple of days. Time to clean the pipes.
Prepped some emergency fruit: strawberries, blueberries, red and green grapes.
One gallon full. I don’t think that’s gonna carry us till tomorrow?
Andy is already trying to empty the pantry.
9:00am Took the first round of pills. All I could think of was pizza.
10:00am My stomach just grumbled. Feeling like something is moving around in my intestines. Andy is in the bathroom doing his thang.
11:11am The grumble turned into a growl and then comes and goes. 12:15pm Slight headache. Hunger pangs. Andy just asked if he could eat a pickle….I said no.
12:28pm Second round of pills and fiber cleanse drink.
1:01pm Both of our feet and hands are cold. It’s a warm day and usually the temp in our apartment is on 73, today it reads at 76 and we are both under the sofa blanket. About to make 2 cups each of chicken broth.
3:22pm I’m a little lightheaded. My stomach is very active right now. Im going to make a small bowl of fruit to take the edge off.
3:53pm Any attempt at basic math would be futile since all I can think about are carbs. I’m talkin about pasta with cheese + pizza + bread and butter=salivating. Yeah.
9:29am Last night I turned into a ravaging food maniac. I buckled down and had a simple salad around 5:30 and when I came home I ate 5 whole grain Club crackers. It was the best thing I ever ate. So today is another day and Im not giving up yet. I think we didn’t prep our bodies enough so we kinda went into shock. Andy had steamed Bok choi and nibbled on fruit at work last night too. We just took the first round of pills this morning. Andy’s attitude is not a happy one. He complained that his head hurt. Let’s see how today goes. It really is amazing how much our lives revolve around food.
11:35am Went to the park with Lola. Sunday’s are usually chill. Andy would’ve been playing football but opted out because of the fast. It was hot and after about 15 minutes I started feeling lightheaded.
12:08pm Second round of pills. Andy just angrily said “I’m fuckin hungry!”. I know he’s serious. I will gladly quit if he decides to.
12:28pm There’s been a twitch in my left eye. For the past 20 minutes.
4:15pm Still have a twitch in my eye. We both had a cup of broth about an hour ago. The hunger is there but not as painful as yesterday.
6:02pm Seriously? This is dumb. I’m never doing this again. Andy said he hasn’t used the bathroom all day. I don’t seem to have his problems. He left work not looking like himself. Glassy eyes. He said he just felt weak. The twitch is still there. Oh, I forgot to say that the bloat I started with is almost gone. I definitely feel lighter but have decreased energy. I just want to sit around all day and we all know how impossible that is with a toddler.
7:33pm Ate a couple of mandarin orange slices from Lola’s fruit plate. I thought I was about to make a small bowl for myself, when my mother called and I forgot about it. My lower stomach feels like its cramping a bit and making loud gurgling noises.
9:30pm I just had an apple. Eff this.
8:13am My stomach was cramping so hard last night. I’ve decided that fasting is not for me. Unless I went away to some retreat for a week. I was unable to do anything because I felt so drained. I am usually a pretty active person so I didn’t like feeling weak and dizzy. I think that if I needed to clean myself out I would probably go for a colonic. I did lose my bloat. My stomach is flatter and my end weight is 139.6 lbs. My weight pre Lola was 135lbs so I’m ok with that.
So my final remark is that fasting is not for everybody. I am a lover of food, a cook, an inventor. I spend most of my day in the kitchen creating new meals. It is my personal space in my home. It is my passion. The only way I could ever attempt to do this again was if I was in seclusion, away from television, away from my darling toddler and pretty much away from people. The funny thing is I saw in myself something that I didn’t like. My thoughts became so consumed by food, I couldn’t think of anything else. This is not what I want to feel. I just didn’t feel right. Kudos to all of you who can complete this fast, it really is a difficult task. Your frame of mind must be clear and you must have patience, time and the ability to be ok with being hungry ALL the time. I don’t care what anyone says, it doesn’t get better after the second day.