Notice: Consult your doctor before any dietary changes are attempted. This diet does not take any responsibility for health issues resulting from unconsoled dietary changes through a health professional.
What is the fast Vegan Diet.
The Fast Vegan Diet is a complete lifestyle change where you incorporate a daily regime of food, water, exercise and also learn to practice temperance in attitude. Also it is important for you to get enough rest.
The Fast Vegan schedule,
- Drink water early in the morning at least a half hour before breakfast.
- Eat a healthy vegan breakfast and no fluids.(Fluids will dilute your digestive juices)
- Wait 1.5 hours.
- Fast by drinking only water until one half hour before lunch. (lots of water).
- Have a healthy vegan lunch with no fluids.
- Wait 1.5 hours.
- Drinks lots of water until one half hour before your last daily meal.
- Have the last meal of the day.
- After 1.5 hours have some water. (Don’t drink too much water at night as it will interfere with your sleeping by making you get up to go to the toilet)
What does “fast” in Fast Vegan diet stand for?
The fast in this context is a period of the day when you fast from eating and drink only water. That period is between meals after food you have ingested has been fully digested.
The drinking water practice is very important for health as many people suffer from dehydration and don’t realize it.
Because of our busy lives and schedules it is easy to not think about drinking water. I want you to be healthy which is why I emphasize this important practice. According to Dr. Dave Carpenter, author of Change Your Water, Change Your Life,the following are 12 of the more common symptoms of chronic dehydration:
Fatigue. Water is the most important source of energy in the body. Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in the body to slow down, producing tiredness and fatigue. Thus, one of the earliest signs of chronic dehydration is fatigue.
Constipation. The colon is one of the first places the body pulls water when it is short of water in order to provide fluids for other critical functions in the body. Without adequate water, wastes move through the large intestines much more slowly. In fact, sometimes they don’t move at all. Thus, constipation is almost always one of the primary symptoms of chronic dehydration. High blood pressure. The blood is normally about 94 percent water when the body is fully hydrated. When dehydrated, the blood is thicker causing resistance to blood flow, which thus can raise blood pressure.
High cholesterol. When the body is dehydrated, it will produce more cholesterol to seal off water loss from the cells. Cholesterol deposits within the cell membrane act to prevent additional cell water loss, ultimately for survival.
Acid-alkaline imbalance. The ideal environment for the health of the body is slightly alkaline. Our blood, in fact, is always slightly alkaline, usually ranging between 7.3 and 7.4 pH (7.0 being neutral). Dehydration significantly reduces the ability of the body to eliminate acid wastes.
Digestive disorders. The body needs an adequate supply of water to produce a wide array of digestive juices. A shortage of water and alkaline minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, can lead to a host of digestive disorders, including ulcers, gastritis and acid reflux.
Asthma and allergies. Another way the body rations water when dehydrated, as a survival mechanism, is by restricting airways. Respiratory problems are key symptoms of chronic dehydration. The rate of histamine produced by the body increases exponentially as the body loses more and more water. According to Water for Health, for Healing, for Life,chronic dehydration “is the primary cause of allergies and asthma in the human body.” Water is a natural remedy for asthma.
Weight gain. When dehydrated, cells are depleted of energy. They then have to rely on energy generation from food rather than water. People thus tend to eat more when, in reality, the body is thirsty. In addition, the body will not metabolize fat unless the body is adequately hydrated to safely remove dangerous toxins that are often stored in fat cells.
Skin disorders. The skin is the largest elimination organ in the human body. In a dehydrated body, the first site for water conservation is the skin. Dehydration impairs the elimination of toxins through the skin and makes it more vulnerable to all types of skin disorders, including dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as premature wrinkling and discoloration.
Joint pain or stiffness. All joints have cartilage padding, which covers the bone structures in the joint, providing necessary lubrication. The cartilage itself is composed mainly of water. When the body is dehydrated, cartilage is weakened and joint repair is slow. According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, the joints in which the pain is felt depends on where the localized drought has set in.
Bladder or kidney problems. As with all of the organs of elimination, when the body is dehydrated, toxins are not eliminated as well. The accumulation of toxins and acid waste create an environment where bacteria thrive. Thus, when dehydrated the bladder and kidney become more prone to infection, inflammation and pain.
Premature aging. When the body is chronically dehydrated, the skin begins to wrinkle prematurely. More importantly, what we don’t see is the same wrinkling and withering effect on the internal organs. The most effective and the most inexpensive way (by far!) to slow the aging process is to drink enough water, especially as we get older.
The doctor doesn’t paint a pretty picture for not drinking enough water so be sure to get enough water.
Also not eating during the drinking phase is a good idea in general because the water will dilute the acids in your stomach and make it harder for any food to digest. Do a search on google about premature aging and dyhradtion and you will see there is some evidence that suggests that dehydration contributes to premature aging. Drink at least two liters or around eight glasses of water daily. More if you perspire heavily.
Why only water?
Your body needs only water and not coffee or the sugary juices companies call fruit juice and try to pawn off on you. If you want orange juice just eat an orange. Other parts of the material on this site will mention other
Other Vegan practices use fruit juices freshly prepared and it is up to you if you want to try them for short periods of time. For the long term, the fast vegan diet only promotes using water. Consider that having a single glass of orange juice may be the equivalent of the acid of four or five oranges. If this is a continual practice it may affect your PH balance which I talk about below.
The body works by a vast network of chemical processes. Digestion, absorption, metabolism and elimination are all achieved by chemical processes in the body.
All chemical processes have an ideal pH where they function optimally. The ideal pH of the human body is slightly alkaline (pH of 7.0 to 8.0).
pH is balanced when the amounts of acidity and alkalinity are fairly equal – around 7 on the ph scale. The pH balance of the body is constantly changing – the chemical processes of metabolism, for example, create an acidic pH environment and the body constantly works to balance it.
The reason this diet promotes drinking Alkaline Oxidized water is to get you to a healthy healing pH balance.
What do I mean by healing?
Do a search on google for the term “Russion and Japanes study on healing waters” and you will see that the study of the healing waters of the world had a certain Alkaline Oxidized quality.
If you are serious about getting the absolute best water for your health you could consider using an Alkaline Oxidizing filtering system. This system will remove acidic properties from the water and also give the water a slight negative charge which is said to help dissolve free radicals in the body which can be harmful. According to a study by Japan and Russia on the healing waters Alkaline Oxidized water has healing properties.
Consider getting yourself a portable version of this device that you can carry with you throughout the day. I have one that cost me about 180 dollars.
Get away from using plastics and start using glass and ceramics for drinking, eating, etc. Exercise Stretch in the morning and additionally exercise at least an hour per day. A great pastime is walking and you will be able to carry on this exercise till very late in life.
Try getting as much fresh air as you can. Walking in the woods is great for this.Let the sun shine on your arms and hands to allow the absorbtion of vitamin D. Also get an air cleaner for your home.
Learning temperance in all situations will help deter emotional or anger eating which is a big deficit to adhering to diet changes. In addition meditational practices and relief of stress will produce an overall healthier you and is highly recommended with this program.
Creating Complete Meals with Vegan Ingredients NOTE: I recommend taking a daily multivitamin until all the nutritional requirements have been identified in foods that can be found in your local grocery store or in your area.
Before delving deep into the various food groups that can make up a vegan diet and their many representatives, you should know about the nutrients your diet should contain and what foods contain these.