Originally Posted by IvyW
Oh, wow! LoL i hope to reach true hunger by 30 if not sooner.. i don't think ill want to go any longer than 35 days.
I hope the same for you and this is always what i had hoped for myself as well. It is certainly possible, just not very common. More than likely it would arise in the form of running low on some nutrient as it did for me in my first long fast of 30 days and largely because in that fast i was brisk walking 2 hours per day, depleting my nutritional reserves at an accelerated pace.
Originally Posted by IvyW
I think we both like it when you comment, considering the experience you have with fasting. When i start my fast I will be reading through your beautiful water fast daily.
Awesome to here, thank you Ivy. I really enjoyed sharing my experience and i'm happy that you feel you can benefit from it.
Originally Posted by countrygal
This is the most naseous I have felt and can't even drink much water because of it.
I am hoping this is just a hurdle and not a steady pace of what's ahead
Most commonly any nausea that might arise in a fast if at all should only last a (relatively) short time. It is possible but very unlikely to have to endure nausea in long stretches. In the few times i experienced it (3 times total over 3 long fasts, zero, once and twice respectively), the duration was 2-4 days.
Also, if you are not thirsty i strongly recommend not drinking. It's all in the realm of listening to your body. If your body needs water it will signal you with thirst. If you feel repulsed by water, your body has what it needs within its ample reserves and would welcome a break from processing more.
Contrary to wildly popular belief, there is no benefit whatsoever in forcing water upon ourselves when our body is not asking for it in the form of thirst and as an extension of this axiom, we definitely don't want to be drinking when our body is repulsed by it... in the same way we don't want to be eating when we are repulsed by food (as for example during nausea).
As an interesting side note, our body actually produces water when we fast, about a liter per day, so even if it seems we are at risk of dehydrating ourselves by not drinking for a day or two, the likelihood of this happening is not nearly what we might have thought. When we burn fat a hydrogen by-product is released and when we breath we introduce oxygen. These two elements combine within our body and form h2o, commonly known as water and specifically metabolic water.
For anybody interested in the perhaps surprising therapeutic benefits of actual dry fasting, (surprising because the idea goes against everything we have been conditioned to believe in regards to the essential nature of drinking 8 cups of water each day) this is a post i made a few months back linking several sources: 3.5 days into a Dry/Water-only Cascade Fast