After several extremely challenging days during this fast.....There are so many things I am thankful for regarding coming off a fast....... you would think getting to eat again would be high on the list.....um.... YOU BET it is! And so is taking my first shower and washing my hair!
But besides the obvious, there are lots of physical affects that I marvel at each time. Eyes clear and bright. Teeth whiter. Gums and tongue a gorgeous dark pink. Skin color... pink, clear and healthy. Nails long, strong and ... well.. hard as nails. Hair shiny. Skin soft and free of flakey dead skin cells. And you know those dark circles you see in the mirror under the eyes and in the corner by the nose bridge? Gone!
Not to mention my BP remains an average of 110/62. Increased energy and vitality. My metabolism is revved up like the engine on my red 'vet. This list is endless. Let's say.....the benefits of fasting are truly amazing and miraculous!
For the past couple of days I've been refeeding on watermelon, cukes, romaine lettuce, 'cados and grapes. I will soon introduce a little steamed broc, cauliflower and sweet peas. My taste buds are so sharp and quick to react to any food and drink. And smell...... gheeze... I could smell a baby deer poopin' in the woods!! All the heavenly aromas of fresh romaine lettuce, cukes and cado are just wonderful. And the smell and taste of a fresh ice cold watermelon just as it is sliced and it cracks open..... is unbelievably DEE-LISH!!
I walked my first half mile. I gotta tell ya... it was tough. The most difficult goal when coming off a fast is regaining strength and endurance. It took me a good 6 months to return to normal after my first 29 day fast. You think it would get easier with each fast, for me... it does not. It just takes time, patience and persistence.
I always feel so energized.... so refreshed..... shiny, new and clean after each fast. Water-only fasting, for me, is a tough ride.....it never gets any easier.... and each day seems like 3 at times........but it is a journey that I look forward to with anticipation each year.
GOOD HEALTH TO ALL!!