I finished my two day water fast this morning –
Two days of just water and Chinese green tea. Last night I watched Anthony Bourdain in Dubai, eating the most glorious food. Man, it was tough! 🙂
(Why did I feel compelled to watch that show last night??)
I weighed myself this morning and in the two days I’ve lost 8.5lbs, or nearly 4kgs. That happens every time I do a two day water fast. I usually lose that amount. It’s largely water, because I’m not ingesting salt, and my body isn’t holding onto water.
I feel great. I don’t feel at all hungry. I could continue this water fast for another 2-3 days without much trouble, but there’s no point. It’s done what I wanted it to do – it’s cleansed out my body, stopped my routine of eating at certain times of the day, stopped my double espressos, and it’s brought my mind back under my control – rather than under the control of my desires.
So now I have my mind back, I can transition into my juice fast phase.
This morning I’ll have an apple and kiwi-fruit juice for breakfast, probably carrot and celery for lunch, and maybe beetroot and pear for dinner.
Tomorrow is Jennifer’s mother’s birthday – she’ll be 83 years old – and the family traditionally has a big dinner for her birthday. Roast lamb, baked potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and home-made cakes. Yummy. Jennifer’s sister, who lives next door, is almost a professional grade cake-maker.
So tomorrow night will be tough. But that’s okay. I’ll join in, I just won’t eat.
They all think I’m weird…