Today I’m going to be telling you about day 2 of my 3 day water fast. This is the first time I’ve ever done a water fast so it was a strange experience for me – especially seeing as I adore my food, and I have never gone a whole day without eating in my life!
It started off well and I was thinking it was going to be easy, but little did I know how hard it actually was going to be!
Watch my video below!
Hi, Katherine here from Greenthickies.com.
Today I’m going to be telling you about day two of my three day water fast.
This happened yesterday and I’ve waited until today to share the full day with you.
If you watch day one, you’ll know that day one was quite easy for me and I thought, “This is going to be quite easy.”
Then day two I woke up feeling not so good.
I had quite a bad headache, and I felt really, really exhausted.
This may be a mistake, but I still did a bit of work in the morning.
I’ve since heard that if you are working and not relaxing while you are fasting, then your body doesn’t start to detox as intensively as it would do if you’re resting.
I worked in the morning.
I felt okay-ish, but very weak.
I got a couple of hunger pangs in the morning, but nothing too severe.
Nothing that I haven’t experienced before.
Then in the afternoon, I felt absolutely wiped out. I was so exhausted.
I just laid down. I did some meditation.
I then thought, “I’m going to have to go to sleep.”
I was drifting off to sleep, so I got into bed.
Then by family came home and I needed to make dinner for them.
I managed to … I had leftovers from the previous day, so it wasn’t too hard.
Then put the dinner on the table.
I sat down with them with a mug of hot water.
I just felt so dreadful sitting at the table.
I got really dizzy.
I felt like I was going to pass out.
I felt like I couldn’t even walk if I wanted to walk.
I just felt awful, like all the energy just drained out of me.
I said, “I’m going to have to go to bed” to my husband.
I went to bed and I just stayed there.
I didn’t manage to get to sleep, but just laid in bed all evening long feeling absolutely dreadful.
Whenever I got up to go to the toilet, I just felt like I was really, really dizzy.
My head was spinning.
I had no energy whatsoever.
I could barely move.
I was thirst, drinking quite a lot of water.
I just thought, “I can’t cope with feeling like this.”
I decided that in the morning because I don’t know if you remember me saying, but I said that I wouldn’t continue the fast if it didn’t feel right to me.
So I decided in the morning I would make a decision whether or not I was going to continue the fast because I had some things I needed to do during the day.
I couldn’t be feeling absolutely dreadful.
Nothing too intensive, I had a friend coming over who was going to be saying goodbye because she’s going to the other side of the world.
I did not want to be so flat out on my back that I couldn’t even focus on what she was saying.
I had a couple of little work things to do, but nothing that was going to be very strenuous, but I still needed to not feel like I was going to die basically.
That’s the decision I made about day two.
The hunger wasn’t too bad even when I sat at the table with my family and they were all eating, I didn’t really feel hungry.
I didn’t feel any cravings like, “I desperately want to eat that now. I would give anything to eat that.”
I didn’t feel any of that.
It was really strange.
I didn’t feel this intense hunger or craving to eat anything at all.
I was thinking about certain foods, but that’s maybe because I’m reading a lot of recipe books, probably not a good idea when you’re fasting.
I’m always reading about food and different food preparation methods.
I was thinking about that, but not really in terms of I desperately want to eat something.
That was odd for me kind of the desire to eat food just completely went away.
That was pretty good, but I did not feel well on day two at all. I’m going to give you an update in the next video about day three.
Take care, see you soon.