4 May 2007

Day 17 - 3 day fast. Come on!

Weight - 262.4 Lbs
Exercise - I ran a bath (does that count?)

As promised, I am going to embark on a 3 day fast beginning on Sunday and continuing through Monday and Tuesday.

A tasty snack!!!


I will be following the good doctors prescription as shown in his book Dr Ali's Weight Loss Plan.

The fast is as follows :-

Day 1.

Intake

1 large jug of Lime and Honey Water (to be consumed by the glass every 90 mins all day).
3-4 cups of Fasting tea during the day.
As much water as you want (ooh that's a relief....it was starting to sound boring!)

Take showers in the morning and evening, carry out retention breathing (see below*) and have a head and neck massage if required.

Day 2

Intake

1 large jug of Lime and Honey Water (to be consumed by the glass every 90 mins all day).
Breakfast - Bananas, apples, grapes, pears and melon plus fasting tea to drink.
Lunch - a large bowl of non citrus fruits.
Dinner - a plate of steamed vegetables and a bowl of salad.

Same showering, breathing and massage routine as day 1.

Day 3

Intake

Breakfast - Bowl of non-citrus fruits, cottage cheese with honey, 10 almonds (peeled and soaked for 24 hours before), and fasting tea to drink.
Lunch - plate of salad with olive oil and lemon dressing. Plate of steamed vegetables.
Dinner - Khichri rice with a little live yogurt and steamed vegetables.

Same showering, breathing and massage routine as day 1.

Following the fast, I will slowly introduce fish, eggs, chicken and meat gradually in this order over the following week.

More about fasting, including its religious and political connotations can be seen here.

Tomorrow is preparation day!

* Retention breathing involves breathing in for 3 seconds, holding your breath for 6 seconds and breathing out SLOWLY over a further 6 seconds.