Hi star10497, I just completed a fast I went 10 days and on the 11th day I ate a salad with water, I went 10 days just water nothing else and my body responded very well, I look so much better, I wanted to go up to 14 but I'm a meet eater and I couldn't take it, I looked at my tongue and it was completely pink so I took my que and ate something light.
I feel really good, day 9 was hard for me, I listened to gospel music the whole day and I have a desk job so listening to soothing music and drinking water with an occassional prayer helped me make it through. The bad breath is what it is...I personally brushed my teeth during my breaks and this helped out alot..I wasn't very active, I still cleaned my room and bathroom and felt pretty energetic, I tried working out but this wasn't the best option so I discontinued with working out.
I know there are people one this forum that are very repitive about there feelings on fasting and losing weight, it's like a broken record but I respect there opinions and insight about issues of fasting.
I lost a tremendous amount of weight but I eat healthy so I'm not worried about regaining a few pounds
Good luck on your journey and remember it's not easy, emotions will come up that you probably didn't know existed, but it will pass...I actually learned that I have to forgive myself in areas of my life that I was too immature to control or make better choice's. I am healthy I have no history of bulimia or anorexia but I did battle with Depression
but even that has subsided since I have learned to forgive and use the resources I have instead of beating myself up.
You can do it if you really put your mind to it...keep in touch and let me know about your progress.