Originally Posted by russianrocket
I've had nauseu after 2-3 days as well. A few times.
Interesting again. I've read a lot of people's fasting stories and this seems to be unusual so early.
As far as the second part. If a 3 day can't wipe out her problem, I don't see what's wrong with starting off slowly, and working her way up. It's the whole mindset of wanting something instantly, and I don't agree with that mindset. It always causes problems. I want it NOW NOW NOW.
Nothing wrong with starting off slowly, true, but if countrygal is able to do a long fast, listening to her body and breaking when it is time and in the proper way, i believe she has everything to gain and nothing to lose. It can be helpful to train with shorter fasts, yes, but it's not necessary.
Originally Posted by countrygal
Well it is almost 430pm and I am doing great...my family is about to eat dinner and I feel very strong to say the least. I bought some fresh tea because it is so cold right now....about 30 degrees and raining so some hot tea made of just tea leaves I figured would be fine. Please let me know if this is not good asap...I don't want to throw away a whole day!!!
It's important to know that a water only fast is a lot more than just a zero calorie diet and I agree with these other guys that ideally you should forego the tea or anything else with taste (including toothpaste, gum, diet drinks or anything else besides water) as they confuse the body and interfere with the optimal process. Even worse would be anything that requires digestion such as vitamins and minerals. As a way to preserve the perfect fast while keeping comfortable, some people like to sip hot or warm water.