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Today, in this article, I want to share with you my water fasting results I experienced last year, that I hope will inspire you.

I’ve never thought that one day in my life I would be doing a water fasting diet for a whole week.

For me, to only imagine I would be eating nothing at all a whole day was something really out of this world but when I did it, I didn’t die (luckily) as some regular people think.

Instead, I felt reinvigorated and healthier than before.

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Why I Started Water Fasting?

Well, a few years ago, I followed a medium carb low-fat diet called the Weighless Program.

Personally, I won’t call it a diet. Instead, it was a healthy way of eating.

I ditched everything that contributed to my weight gain such as fast food, unhealthy salty cakes, deep-fried foods, and soft drinks.

You can read my weight loss journey here.

Long story short, I lost 41 pounds in 7 months, which I know is slow for some people.

But what I loved about this low carb diet is that you are able to lose weight week after week without starving yourself.

That thing worked! Slowly but it worked and I was able to get rid of my 41 pounds of extra fat. I went from 76.7kgs to 58kgs and I have been sitting at my new weight for almost two years.

And then I started taking back some weight. Not because the program wasn’t good but I started eating some junk foods again…Shame on me I know!

So, I wanted to know how to lose that excess weight as fast as I could.

I started researching about the different and safe ways to lose weight fast.

I stumbled upon water fasting, also known as the zero diet. Frankly, it was a tough decision for me because I simply love eating, and to only imagine I would cut down on everything except water was a bit scary.

But this was the best decision I made to get back to my ideal weight again.

How I Started Water Fasting?

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Firstly, I prepared myself mentally.

When you do something that drastic for the first time, you’ve gotta get prepared in your mind otherwise you could quit before you even get started.

I needed to be super conscious of the fact that I won’t be eating any food for a whole week

This was a huge step for me, for my health, for my weight loss progress and I was ready to take that big step.

On my very first day of fasting, I woke up, took a cup of tea, and then I started my routine for the day.

Fortunately, I work at home.

So, even though I felt a bit weak during the day, I could just take a rest and get back to work after.

I had 3 bottles of water ready to attack my very first day of water fasting. Basically, each time I felt hungry, I just had one or two glasses of water.

And then it was noon, time for lunch but I had to drink water only and I was proud that I didn’t even think about having lunch.

I started fasting on a Monday and the next day, I was down by 2.8kgs. And it went like this for the next days until I lost 10kgs.

I went from 67kgs to 57kgs in just seven 7 days. You can see the results in my cheeks HA!

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My Water Fasting Results

One of the very super sensational feelings I’ve experienced after 7 days of drinking water only (besides weight loss) was that I felt reinvigorated. It was like I came back from holidays LOL

I was more energetic than before, I felt healthier and I was more motivated to exercise. So, after a few days, I started jogging for 1 hour every morning.

I didn’t crave for chocolates, pastries, or any of these stuff and was more focused on preparing healthy salads for lunch.

Weight Loss

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Since there was no calorie entering my body, my ketone bodies were getting higher and because of this, my body’s source of energy was not glucose anymore.

Instead, my body looked out for energy directly from my fat storage. Because my body was now in a ketosis state, I was able to burn fat much faster than a typical low carb diet. That’s why I lost 22 pounds in just one week.

Natural Detoxification

During a fasting period, our liver is triggered to pull all toxins out of your body. And I could feel the improvement in my body and health although I have any health issues.

Rejuvenation

When your body is clean of toxins, your organism is like new.

As my body got cleansed during this week of fasting, I could really feel a boost in my energy level. I was more motivated to exercise and I started jogging for 1 hour every day.

It’s not something I can explain but I was way more productive, more focused, and more concentrated in my work.

So, here’s my water fasting results that I hope will motivate you.

Water fasting is a healthy and safe way to lose weight fast.

However, it’s good to consult your doctor if you have health issues, minor or major, before starting a water fasting diet.

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77 Comments

    • Hi ,im 32 , struggling with weightloss, i dont usually eat, no rice for 4 months now but still no result… What do you recomment me and general problem is my work schedule with im always a night shift.. Starting 3pm to 12 md and i sleep for around 4 to 5am and wakes up at 12pm. Can you please tell or share some tips with me.

      • Nat Reply

        Hey,

        I’m releasing a new article in a couple days about why we don’t lose weight even though we’re dieting. Stay tuned.

  1. water fasting has biblical connection as well. Im currently on my second day. Now during this covid 19 situation and staring at the fridge all day I thought about doing this during Holy week.
    It is not for the faint at heart literally. I have rollercoaster of energy boost then feeling dizzy after standing up too fast. But other than that I pray and drink water everytime hunger strikes and feel a difference in my waistline. Heres to three more days.

      • Nat Reply

        Hi Zainab. Of course you can eat food but I suggest you start gradually with your carbs. When I restarted eating after my 7 days of water fasting, I ate around 2 portions of carbs per day (70g per portion) + my protein and veggies.

    • Nat Reply

      Hi,

      Sure you can. Tea is 99% water, so a cup of tea in the morning won’t affect your weight loss 🙂

    • Nat Reply

      Yeah you can do that. But you can add sugar if it’s only one or two coffee cups per day. That won’t make you gain weight.

  2. Hi, this sound interesting, I really wanna try this but I believe you can’t do it if you are working coz you need energy, it must be done at home where you can rest if needs be. Am I right?

    • Nat Reply

      Yeah I recommend you do it while not working. When you work, you need energy and when fasting you don’t have that much energy. So it’s better to stay at rest and let the pounds drop by themselves hehe

  3. Thanks for sharing your journey of 7 days of water fast.
    I am on my first day, and I am a muscular 59KG.
    Fat loss is my goal, I want to reduce waistline further (Currently 72cm). I am drinking black coffee in the morning and herbal tea throughout the day.
    I also added vitamins and sodium/minerals in my water and I find that helps to suppress hunger.
    My longest water fast was 3 days and I am pushing it 7 days to train my mind.
    Let see how goes! 🙂

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Nicole,

      So, as soon as I wake up I got my self a cup of tea. And then throughout the day, I had 3L of water.

        • Nat Reply

          Hi Nicole,

          Well, you can have a cup of tea or coffee in the morning to give a quick boost but no diet soda.

        • hi, i usually have coffee in the morning with sweetners as there is no calories in them and milk with my coffe would that be okay or would it affect it, i only have 1 a day in the morning

      • That’s amazing !!! U go girl! I’ve wanted to do this so bad I’m so glad I came across this … Covid brought on anxious eating !!! Time to take care of it

      • So you lost 22lbs and returned to healthy eating and have not gained it back??

      • did you have any exstra lose skin or did u work out im worried about have lose gross skin

        • Nat Reply

          No I don’t have loose skin.

          Loose skin happens when you’ve been obese for many years and especially when you’ve grown up being overweight. As you grow up, your skin too gets stretched.

      • Nat Reply

        I didn’t exercise intensively. I normally do jogging and slight workouts almost everyday. Exercising is recommended when doing water fasting or intermittent fasting.

        • If you follow expert advice on water fasts, the easiest foods to integrate into your body are water- dense fruits.

  4. I want to do this but I’m 17 years old and I get really hungry is it ok if I eat ONLY fruits as well if I feel like some days I want to quit I eat just a piece of fruit.

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Marlene,

      At this age, I would say it depends.

      You’re growing up, your body goes through constant changes to adulthood and you need a balanced diet to avoid future issues.

      What are you struggling with right now? Excess weight or just a few extra pounds?

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Nika,

      Sure! A banana will not alter your weight loss. 🙂

    • Nat Reply

      You mean after water fasting? You’ll enter ketosis state faster when doing the water fasting since your body’s main source of energy will switch to fats. So, yeah you can start keto after that.

  5. hi i’m 16 years old, 5’9, and weight 140 pounds. is this safe for me?

    • Nat Reply

      I don’t recommend you to do water fasting at this age. You’re in a period where you need essential nutrients for proper and safe growth.

      You can start by cutting down on your carb intake and sugar, eat more fruits and veggies, lots of water and working out slightly.

      • Can you use single packs of flavors like The single packs of tang that I put in water and shake up

        • Like the zero sugar packs it’s hard for me to drink straight water just wondering if it will make a difference

    • Grace, you don’t need to do this or any kind of “diet”. 140 lbs at 5’9 is already perfectly healthy. If you’re struggling with just bad eating habits then yes, you could practice eating less processed foods but don’t do it just to lose weight.

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Nicole,

      It depends on you. I usually recommend doing a zero diet to my clients when they’re at home. When working, you need to have the necessary energy.

  6. Heyy im struggling loosing weight and i dont know what to do anymore😟thanks for this great article im definitely gonna try it !!☀

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Lelani,

      I can relate to your struggle.

      You can read my article on how I lost 41 pounds in a few months. You can start by applying some changes to your diet and then you can consider water fasting.

      Feel free to email me if you need help. My email is thatwowlifestyle@gmail.com

      Nat.

    • Hi
      I’m 40,im on some fasting plan already, drinking water 2.5 litres a day, I’d love to start this water diet or fasting, I do struggle with low blood pressure but I must say with this fasting plan that I’ve been doing I’m not feeling bad at all… I’m a stay at home mom, and I need to loose especially around the waistline, in your opinion could this be ok to do? Could I have a fruit if I do feel a little sluggish or nauseous or dizzy????

      • Nat Reply

        First of all, it’s amazing that you’ve started and that you’re feeling pretty well with it. And yeah of course, you can feel dizzy at times and yes it’s ok to take something else. Remember health first! Last month, I did a water fasting for 1 week. I started with my cup of tea in the morning and a fruit after 30 mins. Around 10am, I allowed myself a few grams of almonds cause I was feeling a bit dizzy. You see, if you feel your body is asking for something, don’t punish yourself. You can take unsweetened coffee if you want, a fruit, a fresh juice or smoothie and You can also take zero calorie foods if you need to. The thing is to not ingest carbs for a short period of time.

  7. did you feel sick or get any bad headaches while doing the water fast.

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Hailey,

      Nope I didn’t get any of these.

      If you have these, you can consider taking a few zero calorie foods that contain a high water content. I understand some people can have side effects while doing the water fasting.

      You can read this if you want:

      https://thatwowlifestyle.com/zero-calorie-foods/

  8. Hi, this is interesting, when doing the water fasting, does it mean you dont eat anything at all, like you dont break the fast at anytime like evenings?

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Tatenda,

      Yeah water fasting is basically living on water only lol

  9. Hi, did you take any salts to replace that lost .. I’m planning a long fast.. Never done that before but hoping it can finally get me back on track and ditch my binge eating.

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Sanjini,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Well, during fasting you’ll automatically lose salt and what I can suggest is to dissolve around ½tsp of sea salt in a big glass of water and take it during every day of your fasting period, not after the fasting.

  10. Hi.

    Can I do 3-5 day water diet? & get results?

    Is lemon water, cucumber water & chia seed water ok?

    & green tea & black coffee ok?

    Thanks.

    • Nat Reply

      Sure you will get results. As long as you’re cutting down on carbs, sugar and other things, your weight will automatically drop. 🙂

  11. hi
    can you add lemon to the water or honey to give it abit of taste?

    • Nat Reply

      One glass or two glasses with lemon is ok. (Maybe your first glass and your evening intake)

      It’s not wise to take 2L-3L of water with lemon every day because of citric acid in lemons. Too much can cause heartburn or damage tooth enamel.

  12. hi, im 12 years old, and i really want to lose some weight, is it safe for me to do this? im 132.28 pounds and im 5’2. is it ok for me to do it?

    • Hi Hannah, I don’t recommend for you this water fasting, as you need nutrients to grow.
      What would I do, you can cut on sugar, you can eat fruits and vegetables whenever you’re craving for sweets. Also you can start to eat a little less, maybe cut your portions into half, and definitely drink at least 1/2 a gallon of water every day. That will help you for sure.

  13. I’m definitely starting this🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾. today is day 14 of my no carbs, no sugar diet and I’ve lost only 4kg. I was a 70kg and now on 66kg. The goal is 55kg… Great article, very motivating, thank you 😊

    • Nat Reply

      Happy to help dear!

      Wow your weight loss is impressive. Keep it up. 💪🏼

      • Water fasting you mentioned you did it for one week? How long
        should one do this for if your morbidly obese and doing this for weight loss

  14. Wow you’ve motivated me to start a water fasting. I have no health issues and I’m 35. So I guess I’m safe to go.

    Your weight loss is really visible on your face and yes your cheeks have shrinked too haha

    • Nat Reply

      You’re good to go. Good luck and let me know your results.

  15. Inspiring indeed!

    Will definitely try this to drop my 5 pounds. 🙂

    • Nat Reply

      I’m sure it will. 5 pounds will be very quick. 🙂 Good luck with it.

  16. Inspiring. I want to lose weight so bad 🥺 Any guide on how to start a water fasting?

    • Nat Reply

      Hi Beatrice,

      You can definitely lose weight if you want to. Please read my other articles on my weight loss journey and my water fasting for weight loss article.

      Feel free to reach out.

  17. Im going to start tomorrow but im a little worried as another article mentioned lots of side affects such as your face breaking out and horrible breath and diarrhea. Is that also something you dealt with? I hope i can make it a whole week! My current weight is 224 lbs and im hoping this will shed off some weight 🙁

    • Nat Reply

      Hey Veronica,

      Awesome! Keep it up!

      It depends on you. If you feel alright and feel you can make for 2 weeks, then go ahead. 🙂

      People without any health issues have tried water fasting for 40 days without any problem. So I guess 14 days is still safe. 🙂

  18. Egesa Josephine Reply

    Wawo am a female ugandan aged 35 with 5 children and I have gained a lot of weight and I really want to try this Water fasting tmro wish me luck

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