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3 Things Fasting For A Week Taught Me

I never thought I would purposefully do a 7-day fast to get my body back on track. My only exposure to fasting growing up was from a religious stance of "no meat" on Fridays during Lent. Of course, that meant enjoying fish and chips at a local pub, so it really wasn't that bad. What I used to think fasting was for some extreme desire to connect with the Divine, or necessary for a medical procedure.

Whatever beliefs you may have about fasting, doing a 7 day fast convinced me that there is more to this practice than what we've been told. It can honestly be life-changing on so many levels.

I decided to try a week long fast after reading Dr. Jason Fung's book, The Complete Guide to Fasting. It seemed to be the only way I could get my insulin resistance back on track.

I had gone Keto for a year, which helped me fix my adrenal fatigue and regain my health and vitality. However, I was still unable to budge the last 12 pounds I wanted to lose.

It got to the point I was barely