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7 DAY WATER FAST – NO FOOD FOR A WEEK (Before & After)



DISCLAIMER: We are not doctors, nor experts on fasting. We do not recommend anyone do a medically unsupervised water fast. If we had not been in Northern Spain when Lou got injured, he would have gone to True North Health Center (https://www.healthpromoting.com/) in California to do his water fast with the support of their medical team. If you are under 18 years old, on medication, addicted to any substances, have currently or had a history of eating disorders, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have heart problems or any other diseases it is even more important that you seek the advice of a medical professional before attempting a water fast on your own.

It might sound really crazy to you, but Lou did a 7 DAY WATER FAST! If you’ve never heard of a water fast, it is very simple: don’t eat any food or drink anything other than pure filtered water for a specified amount of time, so for Lou that was one entire week without any food, no coffee, no tea, no lemon water, no juice, or vitamins – just plain filtered water and rest.

You might be familiar with the trendy diet called Intermittent Fasting. Here people only eat in a certain window of time (16 hr fast/9 hr feed or 14 hr fast/10 hr feed) and while this has lots of touted health benefits, Lou was in need of relief fast from a horrible back injury and decided he’d do whatever he could to get results quickly as possible. One of the main benefits of fasting is the body’s ability to reduce inflammation. Instead of spending lots of energy digesting food, the body can now work to rebuild the immune system and while there still aren’t many long term trials of fasting’s effects on humans, science is showing that fasting can be used to help treat a whole host of problems like heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure, and autoimmune diseases. Over 6 years ago Lou was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the joints, and over the course of the last few years has been able to get off medication and manage his symptoms with the help of a low-fat oil free plant based vegan diet. However, when he does stray from a health-promoting diet his RA symptoms do begin to resurface. So while we’re not sure if his back injury had to do with his RA, either way, the autoimmune disease makes his healing process extremely slow. We live in a van, so being immobile was actually a very scary experience, and left Lou to embark on this water fasting journey. The before and after is astounding as his pain levels went from an 8 out of 10 to… well you have to watch for that!

Before we get to the video, I just wanted to say that a lot of people come to water fasting searching for a quick fix for weight loss and I really recommend that you reconsider. Water fasting is a wonderful tool to manage health conditions with the help of doctor supervision, but when it comes to weight loss it might not be your most effective tool because if post fast you continue all the same habits you will be left in the same position. If you are searching for weight loss please research a low-fat plant-based diet, but mainly I want you to really think about where the desire to lose weight is coming from. Our society tells us constantly that we are not good enough and instead of buying into this lie, this might be the time you instead embrace yourself as you are. Focus on self-love, body-acceptance, and finding self-worth outside of ascetics. Diet culture is toxic, and while I know it’s complicated for me to write about it as we are huge advocates for a low-fat vegan diet as its been an incredible tool to manage Lou’s autoimmune disease, in the end, I want people to know that they are worthy as is. No crazy lifestyle changes will change your relationship to yourself unless you do the mental work.

Thanks for being here with us and while I know water fasting might make a lot of people uncomfortable it was an incredible experience for Lou and I hope you can see how much it helped him.

For more information please check out my blog post on Lou’s 7 Day Water Fast Experience: https://www.wildweroam.com/blog/7daywaterfast

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Chris
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Chris

No work…do nothing…but drink water..isnt this a liberal concept?

mox mox
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mox mox

I tried to just do a 2 day water fast and ended up dry heaving at 24/26 hours. Did you consume any salts at all? How much water did you drink per day? Did you ever feel nauseuted during this process?

nona yobizniz
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nona yobizniz

lol…I think the "rest" part is the crucial aspect?

Jo t
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Jo t

7:33 he basically tells you that the bed made the biggest difference.

Bum BuM
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Bum BuM

9:34 his day 7 ,
Thank me later 🤪😏😉😊

SeeburgMusic
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SeeburgMusic

Laughing as their mattress rolls thousands of feet away? Fucking idiots. All that fat fuck needs is a diet and some exercise.

Jennifer Ashley
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Jennifer Ashley

The worst form of YouTube.

Chris Trigg
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Chris Trigg

This was great and very inspiring. You guys are a beautiful couple. Thank you for sharing and God bless you on your journey.

moondove blueskys
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moondove blueskys

What happened to the dog, whos raking care of him and the donkeys now ??

Jay Speakman
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Jay Speakman

The way you described your pain in the morning when you wake up, really hit home with me. It's like I want to tell people that's how I feel but I don't want to sound like I'm complaining.

Joe
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Joe

The video would be much better without the terrible music.

Pranav Nandyala
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Pranav Nandyala

I love how he enjoyed his food. Maybe we are meant to feel food like this all the time. I feel eating once a day is enough.

Alco holic
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Alco holic

It`s a starvation diet. Just like the master cleanse, yeah, your body will consume your fat stores for energy but your body will also canabalize your muscle tissue as well. Guess what else is a muscle? Your HEART. I am no doctor and yes this as a short term fast will help you lose weight, but it will also help you lose muscle as well. Not really healthy.

delicious82540
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delicious82540

I did an 11 day water fast lost 23 pounds I felt amazing after and now I’m on a 9day fast currently 22 hours in

Tracy Johnson
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Tracy Johnson

Wow! Such a great video. I feel better just watching.

Fragnance of your pillow
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Fragnance of your pillow

When you drank that green juice .. I felt so nice . Your feelings and video is genuine . Thank you for sharing.

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Does anybody else feel mad that his wife is doing all the work!🤬

Patsy Cable
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Patsy Cable

Of course. Relive your body from the foods that leak from your gut and cause inflammation throughout your body. Your going to feel better. Don't start ingest inflammatory foods. Aim towards healing your gut.

Victor Landon Sr.
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Victor Landon Sr.

Please watch earthlings documentary free on YouTube.
Go vegan.

Azucar Negra
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Azucar Negra

Crazy thing is that most people especially in the US would never have the discipline to do this even if it saved their lives.

netty chow
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netty chow

I'm glad you're feeling better. Food will affect your body…even if you're eating clean (no fast food etc) you can still have problems. You can have temporary or permanent sensitivities that's not allergies and still weaken your system and/or cause inflammation. How it's processed can affect you. I can raw carrots from a particular vendor and not others. Currently I can't handle any cooked carrots. I've slowly reintroduced it and have less problems. I can have canned coconut milk from 2 vendors only even when the ingredients are identical etc. Stay strong, you can rid yourself of this permanently.

Bianca Hotca
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Bianca Hotca

Listen up: the universe is not going to give you zip, zero, zilch. That's very naive thinking. God is the creator of all things, you most especially, and the universe. He created all things out of his great love. You must give him all the praise and your life to save yourselves from eternal death. He loves you. Don't live together as husband and wife if you are not married as well. That is sinful. It's called fornication.

Lok783
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Lok783

7 days is safe after three meals, it takes seven days for the body to completely absorb and pass food, water fasting past 10 days runs the risk of hospitalisation, although the risk is moderate, past 15 days now you run serious risks and permanent damage, you can die between 20 and 30 days depending on your on your constitution and fat level, however your body can start consuming its own organs starting with pancreas and liver,

black 440
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black 440

Salute from morocco, new subscriber, good luck 🙂

private private
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private private

water "fast"
Translation: Starve yourself for 7 days and consume nothing but water.
See what happens. Completely rest because you're not giving your body any nutrients to function so any physical requirements during starvation mode will be extra detrimental.

Irma Garza
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Irma Garza

💖💖💖

Drae Hezsvae
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Drae Hezsvae

Not not food. Not SOLID food 🙄