Kim Lee. Lost 21lbs. Healed caffeine addiction, high blood pressure.
Juice Fasting Testimony 21 days:
Weight Loss: 21lbs.
Healed:caffeine addiction, high blood pressure
Location: Oshawa, ON, Canada
It started like any other conversation. I was in the gym working on the shoulder press when this guy asked if he could “work in” with me. I recognized him as a friend whom I had gone to school with 20 years earlier. He looked fit and trim. We got talking about health and food additives. Although I professed how bad they were, I ate without discrimination. I found it difficult, if not impossible, to control my eating as I kept falling into the old bad habits. I had tried but it always felt like I was forcing myself.
After the workout, I had the chance to talk to Tom in the sauna, where he told me he had co-authored a book about nutrition and fasting. Being open-minded, I asked if I could read it, and later that night I started to read his book.
Some nutritional points I already knew, but the things I didn’t know started to blow me away. The causes of disease made sense. I bought a juicer, made fresh juice, and stared eating less. I even stopped drinking my five or six coffees per day. To my surprise, it was easier than I thought.
The first thing I noticed was the effect of the caffeine withdrawal. For the first two weeks I was lethargic, wanting to sleep constantly. The second thing I noticed was the weight loss. I was losing half a pound per day. As time went on, I felt better and better. There were times when I felt incredible surges of energy. Yet, I didn’t always feel like a million bucks. Occasionally I felt bad and thought “this can’t be doing any good.” Luckily, I persevered to reap the benefits.
A highlight was a trip to the doctor. Upon examining my blood pressure, the doctor took a second look at the readings and said,” I don’t know what you are doing, but whatever it is, keep it up.”
I am no longer tired by climbing one flight of stairs. Instead, I bounce up them two at a time. In fact I can exercise for 50 minutes on the stair climber. In losing 20 lbs. of excess weight, I now weigh the same as when I was in high school. I have permanently given up drinking coffee. (My wife says I am easier to live with.) I try to make fresh juice daily, and eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
I don’t live the diet perfectly. Once, I had the tremendous urge to eat a pizza. Rather than fighting with myself, I allowed myself to enjoy it without guilt. Surprisingly, I was satisfied with only two pieces. Normally I would have eaten six or more slices.
In closing, I want to say that I am happy I took the time to pursue this path, and appreciate Tom’s reassurance and insight whenever I called for help. I have no trouble endorsing Tom’s book, his knowledge, and commitment.
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Great websight. Lots of info with alot of knowledge. I started a 0 calorie fast 6 days ago for Spiritual reasons. As I progressed taking in water (any kind), coffe and diet green tea it was not pleasant the first 3 days. I have lost 14 pounds (too much?). I was 45 lbs overweight.
I was taking a multi vitamin, an acai capsule and psyllium husks. Stopped eveything except water and stopped coffee today since my blood pressure has rison to 155/92.
Before i started the fast i was around 125/78.
My question is it normal for blood pressure to rise on a water fast. I was a heavey coffee drinker (7-10 cups a day) and a heavey diet of meats and fruits.
In the past only have lost weight on lo-carb. i am 47.
Thanks for any comments.
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Your blood pressure should stabalize on water fasting, taking vitimins on a water fast is really not good for you, it could be that this is the cause of the increase of blood preasure, have your BP taken in 4-5 days again but do not take anything apart from spring or distilled water.
Best regards Keith.
Tom will be back soon as he is on vacation.
Thanks for the advice. It actually went back down today but will see over the next few days.
Will keep you all posted
Take care, Henry
keep me posted on your progress
Best wishes Keith.
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