Repost from @the2020fast they’re on day 10 of their 20 day fast! Check them out and follow their journey! .
Having just finished our first 3 days we can definitely testify that the first 3 days are some of the hardest you will do in an extended fast. You feel weak, hungry, angry and all sorts of things. But there are ways to make it more bearable!
DRINK WATER 💦
Seems straightforward but it’s so important to consistently drink water throughout the day. If you’re feeling hungry, drink water. If you’re feeling tired, drink water. Water is always one of the solutions to your problems.
Movement is life! Im not talking about grinding out a CrossFit workout or running a marathon but rather a light walk and some stretching movements. Our bodies rely on movement to pump the lymphatic system and move the toxicity through the body. So get some light movement in whatever capacity you feel capable of.
DEEP BREATHING 😑
Take time to stop and breathe deeply. Breathing deeply not only stimulates your lymphatic system allowing for better waste removal but it also activated your parasympathetic nervous system which is our ‘rest and digest’ nervous system. This allows our body to relax, be calm and properly heal itself.
Sunshine is so fundamentally important to our healing process as the sun is our bodies greatest detoxifier and will assist in drawing toxins from the body out through the skin.
It is for this reason that cleaning the skin (more on that soon) is really important as any any build up of mould, fungus or yeast will actually cause your skin to burn more easily. Your skin will tell you when it has had enough sun by becoming red. So listen to your body.
So get out in the open and get small doses of sun until you have built up a strong layer of melanin (a tan)
Rest is incredibly important when water fasting because it is when our bodies are at rest that our bodies are able to do most of the healing. When our bodies and our minds are calm, we are calm internally and our bodies don’t have to worry about stress. So find a nice relaxing place (ideally in the sun), close your eyes and just be at peace!