Water Fasting vs. The Water Diet

27 06 2009

Let us first look at the difference between water fasting and the so called “water diet“. With water fasting, a person abstains completely from solid food for the purposes of weight loss and detoxification. A water diet, on the other hand, involves the consumption of at least eight-to-ten 8-ounce glasses of water daily as part of a daily nutrition and health regimen. They are too different disciplines. However, they can be used hand-in-hand to optimize your health, detoxification and weight loss goals.

The Water Diet asks you to commit to drinking half a gallon of cool water (no ice) daily – for life. This breaks down to eight, 8-ounce glasses per day – totaling 64 ounces – half a gallon. That’s it! Drinking half a gallon of water per day, it is said, can foster gradual weight loss over time, without exercise or special diets. The premise is that cool water forces your body to burn roughly 60 calories more per day because it has to “warm” the water up to body temperature. Cool water means refrigerated ? period. Not frozen or full of ice.

If you are truly serious about fasting for weight loss and health, then the water diet is imperative. Water fasting is done for a season as a means to achieve detoxification, healing and spiritual reflection and/or breakthrough. The Water Diet is for life. It says: “Continue to drink half a gallon of water every day once the fast is over. Do this every day … make it yours – practice it as a lifestyle”. This, we believe, is quite possibly more important than the fast itself.

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