Breaking the Fast
*Breaking the fast may be more difficult than fasting itself. But it is the most important part of the fast, so you want to do it right.
*You should reintroduce foods gradually to realize the greatest health benefits. During the fast your digestive tract has been at rest. It hasn’t needed to produce hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes needed for digestion so dumping large amounts of whole foods too soon will not only cause discomfort but can also undo some of the healing benefits.
*Continue to drink 2 quarts of water
Water Fasts (less than 3 days)- break with fresh juice the first day, then fruit the next day, then resume to normal foods
Juice Fasts (less than 3 days)- eat fruit the first day, then resume to normal foods
Long Fasts (longer than 3 days)
*If you’re doing just water: 1st day should be just juice
2nd day raw fruit (Juice fast would start with this) eat every 2-3 hours, small portions
3rd day raw fruit and vegetable soup
4th day raw fruit, raw salad, vegetable soup, and potato/bread
5th day fruit, vegetables, vegetable soup, 1-2 oz of chicken/fish/turkey, potato, (Start adding oils, nuts, & good fats)
6th day resume normal healthy foods.
*Eat slowly and until you are full. Don’t overeat! Your body is slowly getting used to digesting food again.
Don’t break the fast with Pineapple or Papaya juice because of the strong enzymes that may upset your stomach.