When I was younger, my mother would not eat any more than she needed when travelling. She would only have small bits of meat and vegetables for days. Recently, I’ve had an opportunity to go on a week-long trip to the South of France and I’m very happy that I did. I had heard that eating raw fish was essential in maintaining good health, but my mother would not let me do it. I did however try her methods and was hooked!
My first few nights weren’t so great. I wasn’t feeling up to it at first and I didn’t really want to start fasting. However, I was desperate to lose weight so I decided to give it a go. I knew I shouldn’t be eating fish but I wanted to see if I could do it during my week-long trip. I also realised that I didn’t have to worry about drinking liquid diet throughout the duration of the trip as there are many meals available which are easy to cook for long journeys.
On day one, I decided to try eating a raw egg (I know, sounds bizarre). I guess you can’t call this fasting because you’re not actually depriving yourself of anything. What I did was basically eat two eggs which are actually a good protein source, along with a bottle of water. I figured that the amount of protein would help me burn some calories when I was fasting so I would be better consuming protein during the rest of the week.
On day two, I woke up and started drinking pure water. I immediately noticed that I wasn’t feeling as thirsty as I usually do. I guess when fasting your body is trying to conserve as much energy as possible. It’s a natural process. I was very excited by this. The theory is sound and I did actually feel lighter after eating my first egg!
I then decided to replace the egg with some fruit. I took some cranberry juice and added some apple juice to give it a little more of an impact. I don’t know if it worked, but the sensation I got from drinking the water really told me that I was on to something. When I was fasting when travelling, you get this craving for certain types of food that you can’t seem to satisfy when you stop your diet.
I’m not sure why you feel that you can’t have just one type of food, but when you’re trying to fast it seems like a constant struggle. Maybe the reason is that you’re cutting out carbs from your diet. Whatever it is, it’s very difficult when you’re trying to starve yourself to try and lose weight.
The other thing that I did was drink some green tea. I had tried this with mixed results in the past, so I thought that this would help me. I didn’t think it’d actually be that effective, but I gave it a go anyway. I’m not sure if it was the green tea that helped me or the fact that it stopped my metabolism going. Either way, it stopped it for a few days which I found really beneficial.
I finished up doing a week of water fasting. I only did one thing different though, I didn’t drink the water but I ate raw fruit. It was surprisingly easy because I normally couldn’t even see a fruit but I ended up eating an apple. It wasn’t a big apple but I ate it nonetheless. I’ve only done this once but it definitely made the trip a lot more enjoyable.