Hey Mocha Family,
I can't tell you how many strange looks I get when people find out that I actually fast food instead of something like media. At the very least, the expectation is that I am having some sort of juice. Turns out that water fasting is quite healthy and not as uncommon as you might expect.
I was really amazed to find so much information on water fasting online. My family and I have been doing a 21 day progressive fast for more than a decade now. We drop one meal the first week, two meals the second, and the last seven days is a water fast. This was my first year making it all the way through the seven days on just water. Previously, I have reverted to one meal a day to make it through after a few days on the water fast. It was largely a mental feat. Once I believed I could actually succeed, I did.
Every year I lose weight but this was my first time tracking it. I lost 21 pounds in 21 days! I have regained 8 pounds and counting. Not sure where my weight will rest. I am trying not to focus on the scale. My goal is change my relationship with food and get back into a fit lifestyle. No more emotionally eating and spending all of my time on the couch. During the fast I practiced telling myself no. I hope to continue to discipline myself.