Hello there beautiful people of the universe!!!
Okay, so it was about 2 and a half weeks ago and I am just now getting to writing about it; however, I think that this is a good thing because then I can give an update about how I am doing this far afterwards!!!!
So I did a watermelon “fast.” My very first one! So what exactly does that mean??? Well I ate nothing but watermelon for about 2.5 days!!! It was great and I am going to tell you all about it. 🙂
Here are the watermelons that I consumed:
3 beautiful and super-delicious melons!
I always make sure to buy the seeded ones:
Oh yeah, check out those lovely seeds! Why do I prefer the seeded ones you ask? Well, aside from the fact that it is super-fun to spit out all of those seeds……ha ha! Okay on a more serious note, in my opinion, it just isn’t natural to breed melons, or anything for that matter to not have seeds! Seeds are life-creators! They are part of how nature is supposed to survive! Not only that, but the seeded watermelons have about ten times more flavor than the seedless ones. They seriously do!
Okay so how about the “why?” Why did I do this fast? Well the main reason is that I was really feeling like my body could use a good cleaning. Fasting can be quite the controversial subject. Some people say it is a great way to clean out, others argue that it is completely unnecessary while some categorize it as a dangerous thing to do. I always try to follow my heart and my intuition and for me, this fast seemed like a great idea.
How does fasting “clean out” your system? For starters, the body is often “clogged up” for a variety of reasons. Poor food choices, bad food combining, and emotional turmoil are just a few reasons why we often become this way. When one chooses to go on a fast, they are making it really easy for the body to “clean house” because they are either only consuming one type of food or else a combination of foods that are really easy to digest. This helps the body to kind of push through all of that build up that has accumulated over time. Pretty cool!
Why did I choose watermelon for my fast? Well, come on! It is delicious! Just look:
Okay, okay, I’ll get serious again! 😉 Watermelon, aside from being magically delicious love-food, is one of the fastest digesting foods on the planet. This is why it is recommended to always eat it alone. I mean, seriously, go try eating a bunch of heavy food and then having a bowl of watermelon when you are done! You are probably going to have some serious digestive problems! This is because the watermelon wants to get through right away but it gets “stuck” behind the other stuff that takes a lot longer to digest! So I say, because of the fast-digestion-action nature of the watermelon, it is the perfect food for fasting!
Don’t get me wrong, other people have success fasting on all sorts of different fruits, veggies, smoothies and juices. Some people even fast on water alone! Do whatever works for your body if you do decide to fast and of course, BE CAREFUL!!!! I have been “doctoring” my own body for quite some time now so I feel pretty good about my ability to tell if something is going awry. If you are a first-time faster, you may want to do it with experienced supervision! The reason for this is that when we are cleaning out the body this way, the process could jump-start your body to do a clean-up a little too quickly. This could result in your body being flooded with too many toxins all at once that are trying to get out! As a result, you could get kind of sick! So again, make sure you know what you are doing when you choose to fast!
Alright, alright. That was a lot of information! Well in case you are wondering, I will now share my personal fasting experience! I chose to do it over the weekend as it is kind of hard (at least for me) to fast on watermelon while working. The reasons being that I had to eat constantly and also I was in the bathroom peeing a lot! So yeah, I mostly stayed home this weekend!
To ease into the fast, I consumed only fruit the day before. I figured that this would make it easier for my system to start pushing on the day of the fast and would minimize any discomfort I might experience. The day I started eating watermelon I did great all morning. By the afternoon I started feeling a little bit of pain in my stomach and I figured that this meant there was some “stuff” in me that was still getting in the way of the melon! The pain didn’t last long and then it all came through if ya know what I mean! 🙂 After that it was smooth sailing the whole rest of the time. I was going to the bathroom regularly, and overall I just felt really light and super happy!!!! In fact, I really didn’t want to stop as soon as I did but it would have been hard for me to continue at work. So I started day 3 with watermelon in the morning. I had a couple of bowls and then it was time to “break my fast.”
When breaking a fast, I believe that it is important to start off with something light. You don’t want to go from eating nothing but watermelon for days to eating some really heavy foods! This might shock your body a bit! So I started with fruits. I officially broke my fast with grapes. Then I had some cherries and then some plums. After the fruit, I went ahead and had a salad for “dinner.” All was well!
I have been feeling so good ever since that I haven’t really eaten much other than fruits and veggies! Not that eating lots of fruits and veggies is at all uncommon for me, but I usually eat some nuts, seeds, beans and rice as well. I have been kind of taking a break from these things as I am really enjoying the extra light feeling that I have been experiencing! I plan to add these foods back in gradually as I see fit, however, for now I am really happy with my results!
Hurrah for watermelon fasting! Here is one more picture to make you drool:
I hope you are having a splendid day and I would love to hear about your fasting experiences if you have any to share!!!