Okay, so yesterday I told you that I was just completing my seventh day of an extended fast, and I also told you that today I would tell you the number of days that I am hoping to fast this time around.
When I started this fast, I did it with an open mind, with no goal in mind at all. However, I’m so excited about the healing that I’m seeing in my body right now, through autophagy, that I have made the decision to go for my longest fast yet.
Previously, the longest I have ever fasted was 20 days.
For this fast, I am hoping to make it for 30 days. Yes, one month of fasting. 30 solid days. No food. I drink water, and coffee, nothing else. I believe that I can do it for 30 days, however, as I mentioned yesterday, if I don’t make it for 30 days, I don’t consider that a failure. I have already successfully done a long-term fast even if I stop today. But, I don’t believe I will be stopping today, or any time soon.
Why would you fast for so long?
A lot of my friends and acquaintances are upset when I fast for longer periods. Many are upset even if I fast for a few days, which is really nothing to me.
The reason that I want to extend this fast is so that I can see further health benefits through the process of autophagy.
Long fasting also reinforces the work that I did last year in eliminating diabetes for my body. Type II diabetes is due to insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia. The longer that I can keep my insulin level very low, which is kept at its lowest through fasting, the more that I can reinforce the fact that I no longer have diabetes. I’m teaching my body to use insulin properly instead of continually producing more and more insulin, which leads to weight gain, and more type II diabetes.
So, I’m not just fasting, and extending my fasting, to reach some mythical goal, to do more days than I’ve ever done before. I am doing it with healing in mind. Yes, there is a sense of accomplishment if I can extend my previous best, but that is not what it is all about. It is about healing and improving my health. I can see so many health improvements since I first started fasting in February 2017.
Wish me luck, and give me a little bit of moral support on this if you feel you can. Having other people pulling for you and helping you through their kind words is something that makes it easier to accomplish a goal like this.