I started my fast five days ago. I was having very stressful days at work and then a family situation errupted which left me very anxious and saddened. When money becomes important than people, it always leads to quarrels.
So during this period when I ate, I felt that the food I ate wasn’t good for me, so after a few days feeling that way, I decided to fast and the way I felt from day one was simply elation. I did think about the incident and the trauma, but it did not affect me as bad. There were times when I did get absorbed in the details of the incident, but figured out a way to get out of it.
The other benefits are that I do tend to put on weight easily and I have a little belly fat issue, which is diminishing. I have lost 10lbs in five days, but the weight loss shall get to lesser as I go forward, which is a known fact. We on average lose 1lb per day.
I have not set any number of days I am going to fast, it will depend on work load and what my body tells me.
The symptoms I am experiencing are the same as my previous many fasts. I have rashes in many parts of my body, but not bad. My gums bleed. I use h2o2 as mouth was so bleeding is gone. I use coconut oil on my skin so it does not itch. I have had three BMs in five days with usual dark brown mucus. Urine is clear.
Going forward I want to eat just salads of different variety. But it is hard to stay away from grains.