For detoxifying your body and reversing disease, there is no better method than fasting. According to The Fasting Diet, you need to fast because of the increased pesticides, fungicides, toxins, and antibiotics in our food and water supply. The Fasting Diet suggests that you should view fasting as a state of enhanced repair, rejuvenation, and healing rather than as a way of starving or depriving yourself of food. It claims that you spare your body all the work it needs to digest food when you consume only fresh vegetable juices. You can use this extra energy for more important processes like repairing and maintaining tissues.
This program recommends that you undertake two juice fasts each year (spring and fall). You can then expect to experience an increase in energy, reduction of stress, and an enhanced sense of smell. You can count on this if you eat strictly fruits and vegetables for five days and have a daily enema to keep everything moving.
What Makes The Fasting Diet Different?
The Fasting Diet is very high in fruits and vegetables. Actually, fruits and vegetables are the only things you can eat. If you follow The Fasting Diet, you should be able to continue working and exercising normally (unless you faint from the lack of food). Activities such as yoga, meditation, prayer, massage, hydrotherapy, affirmations, and visualizations are important components of this diet.
What is The Fasting Diet?
The Fasting Diet is a short-term diet with three phases. Once you have completed the three phases, you should follow a diet that includes fresh and organic foods, a variety of foods, and very limited quantities of processed and cooked foods. You should pay strict attention to your individual response to foods.
The three phases are:
Pre-fast diet: This includes three days of high fiber from both raw foods and supplemental fiber. You’ll eliminate most sources of fat and protein. A typical day would involve starting the day with a liver/gall bladder tonic called liver flush (three tablespoons of olive oil, one to two cloves of garlic, and the juice of one lemon). You follow the flush with one teaspoon of vegetable fiber, one bowel tablet, and eight to ten ounces of water. You’ll repeat this process before lunch and dinner. Breakfast is all fruit and lunch and dinner are all vegetables. Snacks include whole fruit, raw vegetables, raw sunflower seeds, or diluted juices. You should drink at least three quarts of fluid daily.
The juice diet: For five days you will consume three quarts of vegetable juice (a blend of carrot, celery, and beet juice) each day. You can add some fruit juice, but not citrus or tomato juice, to provide fuel and diversity in taste. You must use an enema since you will not have enough food (and fiber) to relieve yourself naturally. Fear not: the diet provides explicit instructions and pictures to ensure success.
You would ruin the good effects of a long, successful fast by reintroducing complex foods too rapidly. You must gradually add back foods in this order: fruits and non-starchy vegetables, starchy vegetables such as squash and yams, cereals and grains, legumes and fats, and finally nuts and seeds. Introduce new foods or suspect foods one at a time in small amounts to determine if you are sensitive to that particular food.
What are the weight loss expectations?
The Fasting Diet’s main purpose is to detoxify and purify the body, rather than to cause weight loss. If you lose weight while on The Fasting Diet and then return to a diet high in processed and refined foods, then you will likely gain back the weight.
Is exercise promoted?
You should exercise while on The Fasting Diet. You should participate in fun and engaging activities that feel good and are pleasurable enough to maintain on a regular basis.
Are supplements recommended?
Supplements are essential. You should add cold-pressed seeds like flax, sunflower, and borage, since the average American diet lacks enough essential fatty acids. You should also take vitamin E and water-soluble vitamins (B vitamins and vitamin C). Drink a smoothie with added flaxseed oil, lecithin granules, protein powder, Nutrizyme, and beta-carotene five days a week for therapeutic purposes and three days a week for health maintenance.