Really want to do a water fast for 7 days but everyone in my life thinks its dangerous and refuse to listen to the evidence in countless studies that have proven it has numerous health benefits. Don't know how to go about it when theyre monitoring me like I have an eating disorder
Id show them YouTube videos of proof of it working for people. Even tell them or have them look up the guy that fasted for 382 days maybe that will blow their mind and show them if he did it for over a year than you are totally fine doing it for Jude 7 days. If YouTube doesn’t work and showing them that guy doesn’t work. You can always tell them to check out the book “the miracles of fasting” by Paul Bragg. (Same guy that made the apple cider vinegar craze famous). If they are still too stubborn too listen, you did all you could and should just go for it anyways. They can’t force you to eat. They will see once you’re done with the fast of how amazing the results are. Truth is they are brain washed unfortunately, people think if you miss breakfast by lunch time you’re already in the risk of dying.. Lol so untrue. Best of luck!
Just start. You really don't need the opinion of others or permission to start cleansing your body. Next time keep it to yourself and then when they see the results and ask what you're doing (still keep it private) Lol! I saw someone respond to that question by saying " I put down the fork"
I get that too my SIL calling me anoxia or trying to be lol. But I heard somewhere here maybe idk. Anoxia is a mental health health fasting is physical health
Its hard when you live with people though. Theyve already been unsupportive just with IF
I agree my husband was worried about me when I quit drinking soda but that was because of the DTs I showed him a couple of vids about fasting and he said as long as I don’t go back to an eating disorder he would support me. U have this group we support u hope the fam lays off a bit
I never tell anyone when I’m fasting.
Don't tell them
I’m going to start keeping mine to myself. I accidentally told a few people that I wish I wouldn’t have and now they think I starve myself to get skinny. They don’t understand and I realised I don’t need them to. It’s not their body I have to love and live in. It’s mine, and it’s my business.
Hey if you are of age tell them to mind their own business and you take care of you
Your body, your choice. Personally I don't discuss WF with people who I don't think will understand it or be open to the idea.
I lied to my family, said I ate earlier, or my stomach was bothering me, or I ate a big lunch. I live in, and participate in, a house of food. So my family is more concerned about their meals than what I eat. After a few days no one asked about by meals.
What can they do? No one can force you to eat if you don’t want to. Go ahead with your plans and at the end of 7 days, be sure to remind them that you are still alive and feeling better than ever.
Stop talking about it and just do it
Bump the Nay sayers and energy vampires!
I haven't eaten food nor drank water in 3 1/2 days! Had not felt this good in a minute! When I finally ate something on the fifth day, the flavor was 5x more potent!
You don’t have to lie. Just visit a doctor then let the doctor tell them that it’s fine. And besides, fasting should be done with the approval of a doctor.
Just do it.
Stop telling people. I have studied nutrient healing for 15 years, there are many benefits to fasting, keep up on water. Do it. I'm on day 13, today, for example.
Don't tell everybody your next move if they're monitoring you jus eat normal for a while and then start WF without telling anyone
Keep your fast to yourself. To stave off that unwanted and negative attention. İts no one's bizness but your own. They have no problem with you eating cake and pizza. And you don't announce that to them. So there is no reason to announce this. This is your journey
It's your body girl.. No one can force you to eat
How old are you?
At 22, you don't have to answer to anyone about what to eat or not. A lot of people don't understand fasting because they have never tried it. Sounds like you are going to have to let them know (in a firm, yet loving way) that you are aware of their concern but you have researched this and ARE going to try it. You're an adult, not a child.
Compare it to an animal in the wild who also just goes off and Rests when he feels Not Optimally at his best.
... Walk by chewing on ice
Not dangerous at all. People have no idea and are brainwashed into believing you MUST have 3 meals a day or, you are starving yourself. It's simply is not the truth. You are not ment to eat evey single day. It isn't optimal for your body. People wont get that but you do. Believe in yourself and do what you feel is right.
I would have kept it to myself.
Most effective, I find.
definitley. “Don’t complain, don’t explain.”
I don't know how this would work for you, but it is how I would handle it if I were in your situation and I found myself on the defensive about my food choices and whether to fast or not to fast. I would research all the unhealthy habits of the people who were objecting to my fasting. I would then tell them that I was very concerned about their choice of eating, whatever it was, and then give them some solid facts about the effect of their choices on their own bodies. I wouldn't do this aggressively or in a confrontational way, but explain that I had become seriously worried about what has happened to my body because of what I'd been feeding it and I wanted to do some damage control whilst changing to a new eating lifestyle. You might even gets some converts along the way. I don't think enough people realise how damaging their eating habits are, and if they are trying to influence you not to do something that will be beneficial to your body, then it's a case of fighting for your health - this isn't a small matter or an insignificant matter. I don't know what your current eating habits are, but they are trying to make your choices for you and could be condemning you to sickness down the line due to the fact that they aren't willing to open their minds and listen to the evidence. I am aware they are doing this out of love, but it is misdirected and that is why I would point out how their choices are worrying me - from a place of love and wanting them to be around for a very long time. As someone mentioned above, you are 22 and an adult - if you stick to your guns and do what you know is right for you, eventually you will gain their respect because all of us in this group know that you aren't going to die - in fact, you are going to be the picture of health. There are always going to be disbelievers and there is nothing other than evidence that's going to persuade them. I have friends who are going to start water fasting due to my mentioning it to them - only since they have seen I've been getting results. There are also friends who insist that they would faint at even the thought of missing a meal and that they are different and their bodies couldn't handle it. These aren't skinny people, but just people who don't want to do it - no matter how much better they will feel. Sorry for the rant, but I feel very strongly about people being able to make their own choices. It's not like you are proposing jumping off a cliff with no safety harness. Wishing you luck on your journey.
Nobody needs to know what you are / aren’t eating. Just keep it private
Are you grown? There is your answer. Do what you want to do with your body.
That’s all ego wanting to prove you are right. Just be about it and stop talking about it.