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Water Fasting

Drinking only water can reduce calories

Looking for the fastest way to lose weight? Feel that you have 'Run out of gas' emotionally? Then the water fasting diet can answer your questions.


Water Fasting

Many people have tried many diets in order to create healthy changes in the body. It can be seen that water fasting is not just a diet, but a complete fast. The practice involves drinking only water and not eating anything else during the fasting period. One would think that this is not the case with starvation. The interesting thing is that water fasting is recommended to detoxify the body and bring about therapeutic changes. Ayurveda and naturopathy promote this type of fasting as it has many benefits. Doctors also recommend water fasting for about half a day before surgery to avoid complications.

Before fasting

For beginners, it may be easier to practice good diets instead of water and fruit juices. Some people consume champavari or other nutrients for this purpose.

Calorie-free diet

Considering the emotional challenges involved, fasting can be very intense and even like a severe punishment. This method is still used to correct minor ailments as it helps to cleanse the overall body system.

If a person drinks only water, he or she is not eating any calories at all. In the body, which contains a lot of toxins internally and externally, the cells continue to struggle to eliminate such wastes. Our eating habits provide more calories to the body. Thus slowing down the metabolic process. It has been found that almost no calorie intake for 2 to 7 days restores the function of the cells and the body as a whole.


Who needs this fast?

Water fasting is recommended for individuals who can handle severe caloric loss for a few days. For those who have fasted 2 days earlier, fasting for 4 days or 7 days will be easier.

Therefore, beginners should observe 2 days of water fasting to begin with. Patients with medical problems should seek medical advice before performing this procedure.

To control body weight
Obese people who are trying to control their weight can adopt this fast and observe the immediate effect. However, it is important to remember that once the weight is lost, the calorie intake will return as the diet increases.

For people who are overweight, this fast may seem quite difficult. Also, they may feel more tired than others. Some people may have complications during fasting. Such people should end their fast immediately.

How to fast

Water fasting is usually done for 2 to 7 days. But it is not a simple matter. The actual practice requires 7 to 14 days of preparation.


Benefits of 7 days water fasting

1. If you are not eating any calories, you will burn 1 pound of fat per day. Thus it becomes the fastest weight control method.

2. Insulin sensitivity is increased because there is only a slight fluctuation in blood sugar levels.

3. Improves damage, healing and recovery from inflammation.

4. Reduces fatigue, lowers blood pressure and rejuvenates the body.

5. Immunity is enhanced by improving the resistance of the cells.

6. Reduces the proliferation of cancer cells.

7. Slows down aging and loss of consciousness.

8. Reduces the fear of heart disease.

9. Resolves digestive problems such as gastritis, intestinal upset, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion and loss of appetite.
Water fasting is also an opportunity for emotional and spiritual introspection. When this fast is over, people can see that they have better control over their thinking and eating habits.

Body reactions

It takes 2 days for women and 3 days for men to adapt to water fasting. Excessive appetite for food and sudden onset of hunger can be observed during this time.

With these intense thoughts of hunger, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea may appear and subside after 2 days. Such reactions need to be overcome by the fasting person mentally. Once that is done, the appetite will decrease and the body will start to feel energized.


One must be sure that fasting begins when there are no special needs. Get plenty of rest to deal with low energy levels. Allow the body to detoxify and heal itself. Stay engaged in reading and recreation without doing any significant physical activity.

Weight loss

First the body loses the weight of the water and it comes back. The stored fat is then absorbed by the body to burn calories. Gradually the glycogen storage and muscle cells begin to use it for energy.


Termination of fasting

The body must be adjusted to end fasting in the same way that fasting is regulated. Since you know your own body clearly, find out when it is time to feel real hunger.


Abby Slutsky from America on September 17, 2020:

You do not have APA formatting on your headings. I did not see any bio or information indicating you have the expertise to write this article. (I personally question the benefits of dirinking only water for a week.) You did not mention any sources either.

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