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FOUR WEEK FAST


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Four Week Fast



Warning: The Inner Sanctum is not help responsible for mis-use of this information. We advise a doctor's permission before attempting any fasting.

FIRST WEEK

If you normally eat meat, begin to eliminate it from your diet during this first week. If you feel you must eat it, eat a small amount and no more than 3 times during the week.

Eliminate all alcoholic beverages, carbonated beverages (except for bottled waters such as Artesia, etc.), and diet drinks. Substitute fruit juices or fruit drinks.

Refrain from smoking (anything), or using any other intoxicants.

Cut way back on any other stimulants, such as coffee or tea or cocoa. No more than three cups a day if you are a heavy coffee or tea drinker.

Use as little salt as possible and no other spices.

Refrain from sweets - cakes, pies, candy.

Drink large amounts of fluids, especially water.

SECOND WEEK

Eliminate meat entirely. Substitute dairy products - IN MODERATION.

Continue to limit intake of stimulants (coffee, tea, cocoa), cutting back to no more than two cups a day.

Continue to avoid tobacco, alcohol, other intoxicants, spices, and soft drinks, and use as little salt as possible.

Continue to drink large amounts of water.

Your diet should consist largely of vegetables and grains, with large amounts of liquids.

THIRD WEEK

Limit intake of stimulants (coffee, tea, cocoa) to one cup a day.

Continue to avoid tobacco, alcohol, other intoxicants, meat, spices, and soft drinks, and use as little salt as possible.

Do not use meat in seasoning vegetables.

Your diet should consist of vegetables and fruits only. Raw vegetables and fruits are best (nuts can be included). Drink large amounts of water and substitute fruit or vegetable juices for meals as often as possible.

FOURTH WEEK (first four days)

Fluids only. Fruit and vegetable juices in desired quantity, cutting back each day. Drink large amounts of water. If you feel you must have coffee, limit it to a cup a day (a half cup if possible).

If you feel you must have something the first day or so of this week, a small handful of raisins or other dried fruit may be taken. Nibble slowly. As the week progresses, continue to cut back on nibbles and the amount of juice taken. A spoonful of honey added to hot water helps satisfy the craving for hot beverages and gives you an energy boost.

THE FAST (next three days)

The fast should last for three days. It is best to do this on a weekend and if possible, alone and in the woods. (Go camping!)

Drink lots of water and if you feel the need for an energy stimulant, a small amount of honey may be added to hot water.

Spend as much time as possible in meditation. This period should sooth your spirit as well as cleanse your body. RELAX!

You will probably want to sleep a lot. Do so. Allow yourself to drift with your thoughts. Do not attempt to solve your problems during this time. They will solve themselves later, for your mind will be clearer after the fast is over.

Most people feel great the first day, a little weakness the second day, and great again on the third day.

AFTER THE FAST

Eat lightly for your first meal after the fast. It is best to begin by returning to fruit and vegetable juices and working your slowly into solid foods over a few days.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS TO DRINK LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER ALL THE WAY THROUGH! This flushes out toxins the body is releasing.