The Cardinal rule of fasting: If at any point you feel unwell. It is time to break your fast.
Salt - Salt is one of the best ways we can replace electrolytes during fasts. Pink Himalayan salt is the purest form of salt. We recommend consuming 2 tsp/day. You can add salt to your water or take pinches of salt every 1-2 hours throughout the day.
Water - Water consumption is important every day, but it becomes even more important when we fast. A general rule of thumb to determine the amount of water you should be drinking is to weigh yourself (lbs), divide that number in half, and drink that number in ounces each day. As an example, a 200lb person would drink 100 ounces of water a day.
Magnesium- We believe everyone should take a quality magnesium supplement. The majority of people living in North America are deficient in magnesium. If you are not sure which magnesium supplement you should be taking, please ask.
Fasting Aids - Fasting is never easy. Sometimes we need help. Here are a few things to have on hand for when things get difficult.
Bone Broth- Bone broth can provide your body with the necessary vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants, which provide energy and hydration throughout your day. These nutrients, along with the protein broth contains can help you feel less fatigued and more focused as you go through your fast.
Epsom Salt- Another form of magnesium, this is a great way to end your fasting days. 2 cups of Epsom salt in a tub of water, soak for a minimum of 15 minutes right before bed.
Pickle Juice - Pickle juice has 8x the electrolytes of Gatorade! It is a hydration powerhouse! A shot of pickle juice is often just the boost we need to keep going. Read your label to make sure your pickle juice does not contain sugar.
Bullet Proof Coffee/Tea - Bulletproof coffee or tea is another great help on difficult fasting days. The recipe is simple, 2 TB MCT (or organic coconut oil), 2 TB Grass-fed unsalted butter, 2TB Heavy Whipping cream. Add this to a mug of coffee and blend with an immersion blender.