How I Lost 6 lbs in 3 Days with the Miessence Certified Organic Weight Loss Shake
I just finished 3 days of fasting using the Miessence FAST certified organic weight loss shake. I have never been on a fast before so did not know what to expect. My reasons for trying this superfood were numerous. It really was not about the weight loss, although this was an added bonus!!! Who doesn’t have 5 lbs to lose?
I suffer from allergies/hay fever, eczema, psoriasis, insomnia and have battled with hormonal issues throughout my 30s. During my 40s, I developed hyperthyroidism, Grave’s Disease and stage 4 endometriosis. This fast was about regenerating my immune system.
What? Is that even possible?
I will touch on this point later.
The pros definitely outweighed the cons for me. I figured it is only 3 days!! I can do this! What do I have to lose?
History of Fasting
Fasting is where you willingly abstain or reduce some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. There are different types of fasts such as water fasts where you are allowed to drink water but nothing else. Absolute fasts require you to abstain from both food and drink.
Many cultures and religions practice fasting. In religion, fasting has been associated with penitence and other forms of self-control. Judaism has several annual fast days including Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonements. Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadan, while Roman Catholics and Eastern orthodoxy observe a 40 day fast during Lent. Fasting is also an integral part of the Hindu religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other religious movements.
Fasting has also been used to make a political statement. Mohandas K. Gandhi undertook 17 fasts during India’s freedom movement.
The Benefits of Fasting
Several studies have shown that people have seen improvements in their health due to intermittent fasting. Medical News Today reported on a study suggesting periodic fasting may reduce the risk of diabetes among people at high risk for the condition.
Another study conducted by Dr. Valter Longo and colleagues from the University of Southern California (USC) found fasting for 3 days can regenerate the immune system. During each cycle of fasting, a significant portion of white blood cells are broken down. “This depletion of white blood cells induces changes that trigger stem cell-based regeneration of new immune system cells,” explains Longo.
A second study also from the USC, found that fasting for 5 days a month and consuming between 3,138 and 4,600 kilojoules (750 calories and ~1100 calories) on those days reduced cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure, signs of inflammation, as well as fasting glucose and reduced levels of IGF-1 (hormone that affects metabolism). The diet also shrank waistlines and resulted in weight loss and total body fat, but not in muscle mass.
Fasting can improve health conditions such as autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis and IBD. Skin irritations and disorders such as acne and eczema. Allergies, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insomnia, migraines, PMS, recurrent infections, and uterine fibroids are some of the other health conditions improved by fasting.
“A fast can help you heal with greater speed; cleanse your liver, kidneys, and colon; purify your blood; help you lose excess weight and water; flush out toxins; clear the eyes and tongue; and cleanse the breath.” James F. Balch, M.D., in Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Is Fasting Healthy?
I personally do not believe in water fasts as I think they are just too hard on a person, especially longer than a 24 hour period. You can end up losing muscle and will likely feel anxious, irritable and tired. People often develop hunger pangs during water fasts.
Fasting for 3 days using an organic weight loss shake such as Miessence FAST will allow your body enough time to renew its immune system, reduce signs of inflammation, dramatically improve conditions such as digestive disorders and skin conditions, increase your lifespan and reverse signs of aging. You will not end up losing any muscle mass since the formulation contains a protein blend of certified organic sprouted brown rice protein and certified organic biofermented pea protein. With a 98% digestion rate, the protein is transmitted and utilized more quickly by the muscles and organs.
The Miessence Fast certified organic weight loss shake is uniquely formulated giving your body everything it needs during the 3 days. You will not feel the need to steal food out of people’s hands. I promise!!!
Remember, there is a mental component to fasting. We are so used to being able to grab something out of the fridge or cupboard when we are hungry, so it is best to keep your mind occupied during the 3 days.
What is FAST Organic Weight Loss Shake?
FAST is a certified organic, nutritionally supported 3-day modified fast without the usual hunger. You can lose up to 3 kilos in 3 days!
It is a weight loss formula, protein shake, prebiotic supplement, fibre supplement, green alkalising supplement, liver cleansing supplement, super antioxidant drink, immune support supplement and energy drink.
The Miessence FAST certified organic weight loss shake is so easy to take too!!! All you do is add 4 scoops or 3 tablespoons of the superfood to 250 ml of water 3 times a day for 3 days. That is it!!!
Miessence FAST Ingredients: Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Bio-Fermented Pea Protein, Organic Sprouted Pea Fibre, Organic Inulin, Organic Baobab fruit, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Spirulina, Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Matcha Green Tea, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf, Organic Sweet Orange Peel, Organic Peppermint Leaf, Organic Olive Juice Extract, Organic Coffee Fruit Extract, Organic Cascara Bark, Monk Fruit Concentrate. Fast is certified by the USDA and Australian Certified Organic.
My 3 Day Fasting Adventure
I woke up early ready to start my 3 day fast. I was told that the taste of the Miessence FAST organic weight loss shake is a little bitter. It was designed this way. We are so used to eating food that is heavily laden with sugar. Sugar is an addictive food. The bitter taste starts the whole detoxification process.
I decided for the first day I would make my FAST organic weight loss shakes more like a smoothie. I was told that you could add a little certified organic stevia to help with the bitterness. Stevia is zero on the glycemic index so it will not spike your sugar levels.
My smoothie consisted of 250 ml of cold water, 4 scoops of the FAST, ½ packet of certified organic stevia, squeeze of lemon juice and a few frozen strawberries. Berries are a good fruit to use since they are a low glycemic fruit.
By mid-afternoon, I started to have a few hunger pangs. It is important to drink lots of water during a fast, at least 3 litres. It is usually a sign that you are dehydrated. I added lemons to my water since lemon water aids in digestion and detoxification. You are allowed to drink herb teas as well during your 3 day fast.
Later in the evening after my 3rd shake, my stomach did start to gurgle a bit so I ate a small mini cucumber. This did help. Cucumbers are mostly water and only 16 calories in 1 cup. I went to bed feeling a little tired and developed a bit of a headache.
The next morning I got up and weighed myself. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning!! I was down 3 pounds. I was so excited!!! I also felt great.
I decided to take vitamins C, D and B12 during day 2 to help with my energy levels. I continued to make my organic weight loss shakes as smoothies since I found it helped with the bitter taste during day 1. I noticed right away that the smoothies were not as bitter. My taste buds were adjusting to the taste. It had been over 24 hours since I consumed any refined sugar. I drank a combination of lemon water and herbal tea throughout the day. I had very few hunger pangs. I munched on a couple celery stalks later in the day which helped.
As soon as I woke up I weighed myself. I was now down 4 ½ pounds. I continued to make my shakes as smoothies even though my taste buds were getting used to the bitter taste. I did not have to add any stevia, just lemon juice and a few strawberries. I took vitamins C, D and B12 again since I noticed it helped with my energy levels during day 2.
I did not feel any hunger pangs, but was glad that I could wake up tomorrow and eat eggs for breakfast. Again, that mental component to fasting.
I was so excited to see my final results I ran to the bathroom to weight myself. I lost a total of 6 pounds during my 3 day fast!!! If I can do it, anybody can do it. I love food!!!
I will definitely do another one. Studies suggest fasting 9 to 10 days a year to keep your body working optimally.
Miessence FAST Tips
- Make sure you drink at least 3 litres of water slowly throughout the day. This will help with your hunger pangs and keep you hydrated. Remember you can drink both water and herbal teas during the fast.
- If this is your first fast, I would recommend starting on a Friday. This way you are at home during day 2 and 3. If you do not work a traditional Monday to Friday job, then I would adjust your days accordingly.
- Fasting is part mental so stay focused and committed. Keep yourself busy and away from temptations. If you have a family, make meals in advance.
- Try and stay off caffeine! Caffeine will only make you feel anxious and restless.
- If your stomach starts to gurgle, eat a stalk of celery or mini cucumber.
- You are allowed to add stevia and/or lemon juice and/or a few berries to your shake to help with the bitterness, so make sure you have some in your fridge/pantry before starting your fast. Be prepared!
- You may find it helpful to drink 6 shakes per day every 2 – 3 hours vs. 3 shakes. Use 2 scoops for each shake vs. 4 scoops.
- Buy a digital scale!!!
I am really happy that I decided to try my first fast. Besides losing 6 pounds, I now have more control over eating when I am hungry vs. being bored. I cannot wait to see the long-term improvements in my overall health.
2 Weeks Later
I have noticed that my allergies are not as severe. I used to get red itchy eyes and a runny nose during the summer. My eczema on my upper eyelids has disappeared. I am starting to sleep better through the night. And I have been able to keep the 6 pounds off!!!
I would say my 3 day fasting adventure was a success!! I look forward to my next adventure using the Miessence FAST certified organic weight loss shake.
Take that Weight Watchers!
Good luck with your adventure,
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