No Food, Only Water! In this video, I give you my own experience with a 3 day water fast and show you how you can do this style of fasting yourself.
A 3 day water fast is very beneficial to the body. Sure longer fasts are also great but for those of us with very busy schedules, doing a 4-10 day water fast just isn’t reasonable. The benefits of a 3 day water fast exceed those that you will receive from intermittent fasting or even OMAD. I prefer doing the 3 day water fast once every other month.
Being in ketosis prior to doing a 3 day water fast is an awesome bio-hack. If you are in the state of ketosis prior to the fast you will find that you don’t crash as you would switching from sugar burning to fat burning during the fast itself.
Weight loss is always an important benefit of the fast. When you are fasting you spare muscle and your body burns that fat around the waist and the visceral fat that is associated with so many diseases. Weight loss and fasting go very well together and is considered to be a healthy way to accomplish fat loss.
A water cleanse over 3 days will give your body time to detox, heal, and rejuvenate as fasting is a health strategy that is almost required for good health.
Many people ask how they can navigate a 3 day water fast with exercise and it is important to realize that the 3 day fast is a time for your body to heal and recover. Pushing the exercise hard while fasting is never recommended. When fasting we like to stick to like exercises that keep the body moving but nothing strenuous like long distance cardio or heavy weight training.
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[Video Transcription] 3 Day Water Fast | A How To Guide
In this video I am going to uncover how to do a 3 day water fast.
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In this video we are talking about a 3 day water fast. This is actually a really cool topic because it is actually one of my favorite fast to do. You have heard me talk about doing a 3 day bone broth fast, which I like too but a 3 day water fast is great. It’s very doable, it’s something that is not hard to do and when I talk about this 3 day fast, I am referring to a 36 hour fast. So you are fasting 3 consecutive days in a row. The number one reason I like it is out of convenience.
When you are fasting, it is a really good idea to make sure you are not really pushing your body hard. It is time to let your body rest a bit, time for your body to restore and when you are fasting you don’t want to be pushing your body to the limit and hitting hard exercises and working long hours. That is not what you want to be doing.
The reason it works so well out of convenience is because I like to jump into a 3 day fast on a Friday, fast Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now when you go into a 3 day fast, typically the first day is not bad. You have a lot more energy, Friday you are going to have enough energy to get through your work day. Come Saturday you are going to have a little bit more of a depleted energy. So the good news is that it’s a Saturday and you are not working on Saturday, you have the opportunity to rest a little bit, take a nap whatever you need to do. Same on Sunday, usually on the third day your energy starts to creep back up a little bit. The good news is, if on Sunday you have the opportunity to rest, you can and you can break that fast on Sunday night. Once again, that is great because two of the days you were off you were resting, you weren’t working. Then going back into your work schedule on Monday, if that is how your work schedule is then you are able to eat and have energy to get through the week. Out of convenience that is why I really love the 3 day fast.
Now, let’s jump into a couple details of it. The first one is ketosis, when you are going into a 3 day fast, 4 day fast, or even a 7 day fast whatever have you, it is always best to go into it in a state of ketosis. So it’s best to prep yourself for going into the fast. So being ketosis is beneficial so you are not changing from fat burning to, sorry, not sugar burning to fat burning during the fast. What that will allow you to do is not have a big crash, okay. Being in a state of ketosis before going into a 3 day fast is a really great way to prep yourself for it.
The next big question is what kind of water can I drink? Flavored water, sparkling water, mineral water? So here is the deal, flavored water will likely make you hungry. So I don’t ever recommend drinking flavored water. Sparkling water is typically just fine.
The other thing that is great too is drinking a sparkling mineral water or just a mineral water in general. And the way you can drink mineral water is simply by taking a cup of water and actually here is a little trick. You take a cup of water, put a little sea salt in it, mix it up and drink that. That will replace your electrolytes, help you feel a lot better, help energize you a bit and that will be great.
When it comes to the type of water I also like using the distilled water. Distilled water is pure H2O, we know it is chemical free, toxin free, we know that it is pure H2O. That is why they use it in labs, so distilled water is always a great resource for pure water.
Moving on to supplements over here. A lot of people ask me do I take supplements during this time. When you are fasting it’s not really the time to focus on your supplements because you have all this other time to take supplements, we really want the body to do its thing. Fasting is a time to detox, heal and do its thing and supplements aren’t really necessary on that. I recommend on a 3 day water fast you withhold the supplements and focus on that either prior or after the fast.
The next big question I always get is medication. Should I continue taking them or should I not and that is a topic you should discuss with your doctor and come up with a plan with your doctor as to how you should navigate a fast while on your medications. You know as a rule of thumb you should never just go off a medication that you are on without talking to your doctor. So work with your doctor on how you should navigate a fast along with your medications.
Now last topic is breaking the fast. I think this is very important, I think breaking the fast is as important as the fast itself. So, when it comes to breaking your fast it’s important that you do it correctly. Most people are very hungry at that point, so they want to slam themselves with a big meal. You should actually eat very lightly, you should start with steamed vegetables and so that your body is able to break those down very easily. I also like to have a bone broth during that time, I also recommend probiotic rich foods. That is a really great way to make sure you are getting lots of probiotics reseeding the gut with probiotics during that time, home making some probiotic rich foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, kimchi is a really great way to do that and so come off that fast very gently, very lightly, steamed vegetables, probiotic enriched foods, and then you are going to really see a lot of great results with a 3 day water fast.
Now if you haven’t seen my other video on fasting check that out because that is going to really sum up all the benefits you are going to get out of doing a three day water fast. Other than that guys be sure to subscribe to my channel, give this video a thumbs up, share it with your friends, check out my other videos over here on fasting and I’ll see you in the next video.