Actually, fasting is an interesting topic and I know it’s been discussed here before. I’m sure I talked enough about my digestive issues in my Colonoscopy thread last week, but I should point out the effects that the fasting had on my system. In short, not eating solid food for 2 solid days and subsisting on nothing but clear fluids and taking laxatives the day before and the morning of the procedure somehow seems to have had a positive effect on my digestion over the week since. I’ve had a noticeable decrease in diarrhea gas and generalized gastric distress.
For me this has led to a tremendous improvement in comfort and in fact, I have been able to eat more food than I could handle previously and have even gained almost 2 pounds, something I had a very difficult time doing before the procedure. I feel much better, am sleeping well, feel relaxed, acid problems have been reduced and I even feel stronger in the gym. However, fasting once per week would seem to be a little extreme to me and I would hope you wouldn’t take laxatives.