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40 Day Fast Shake Spiritual

Would a 40 day prayer and diet fasting program using only 5 protein shakes a day with 800 calories seem spiritual? I have been doing it for 6 months and lost 125 lbs and now want to help other people do it!

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 ---Arthur on 10/20/05
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How do I get the fast shakes?
---Rochell_Williams on 7/21/12

sonic gets good ones to you pretty fast.

a fast is a fast. your program is a diet plan. don't mix them. however, i do think there is spiritual benefits in learning self-control.
---aka on 7/21/12

How do I get the fast shakes?
---Rochell_Williams on 7/21/12

While teach in China(a type of missionary trip) a fellow teacher- missionary named Carl went on a 40 day fast absolutely nothing but water. At the end of the fast he feel wonderful. So it can be done!!!
---mima on 11/17/08

How do you do it and which shakes did you use?
---GAC on 11/16/08

Congratulations on losing the weight,first of all. That is great. You were specifically fasting to lose weight. When we do a Fast, it is usually to get closer to God and to deal with issues we need to resolve. Usually some issues that can only be resolved through prayer and fasting. Losing weight is a worthwhile goal to pursue through prayer and fasting. I don't see anything wrong with it, really. We need God's help in everything we attempt to do in life. Why not to lose weight. God bless you.
---Robyn on 9/18/07

Arthur - Are you still alive? That is VERY strict dieting. You must eat some solid food too.
---Helen_5378 on 9/11/07

Being on a fast should not be all about losing weight. If you went on a fast to lose weight then you went on it for the wrong reasons.

A fast brings you closer to God and asking Him to be your provider for whatever you have given up.
---denna7667 on 9/10/07

Anytime you sacrifice something you enjoy to spend more time with Jesus in Word and prayer is awesome! The fact you lost 125 pounds is an added blessing!
---Cathy_Y on 9/10/07

Fasting can be a great spiritual exercise--but extended ones can be ambiguous. Remember, the demons never eat at all.

As members of OA can tell you, fasting will also stir things up--emotional (and maybe spiritual) and psychological issues that need to be dealt with in your life.

And then there's the question of what such crash diets as you describe can do to your system.

I'm not condmning fasting, but shorter ones for most of us are more prudent.
---Jack on 7/29/06

Hi! I would like to know what type of protein shakes your making, or how your making them? I want to try this!! I want to lose 20 pounds.....
---krys on 7/29/06

A Lot of christians fast but a majority fast for wrong reasons.For more information read Isaiah 58.
---Sunga3684 on 11/16/05

Lee you are correct. Some people should not fast because of health issues. Some should not fast AT ALL and some can just go without one meal but should do no more than that. God knows every individuals personal circumstances and knows what is in the heart. WHY we do, or do not do, certain things is far more important to Him than whether we do them or not.
---M.A. on 11/16/05

I have been wanting to fast. The problem has been finding a supplement in the form of a shake to give me the protein I need during the fast. I can feel the devil attacking my spirit and I really think a spiritual fasting and total cleansing of my body and mind will drive Satan out. Can you recommend the shake you are using so that I might research a little further.
---Amy on 11/15/05

Am I not wrong in believing that there are some people that have health problems and should not fast? What about diabetics? If the sugar level in the blood is very low, one could go into a coma and die. I know as my wife is a diabetic. Perhaps one should check with a doctor before undergoing such an experience.
---lee on 11/14/05

There's nothing spiritual about fasting or dieting. During a fast, it's the time spent with the Lord that affects the spirit. All Christians are called to fast (Mat 6:16-18) however we are free to fast at our own discretion. Regarding how long to fast, when to fast or what to fast, Scripture gives no specifics.

I've been on a 40 day "shake" fast and a 25 day "water" fast. The shake fast was easier! :) I lost weight on both but it found me again after I returned to eating! :(
---DoryLory on 10/21/05

'Some people get so involved and loose so much so quickly that they actually manage to go from an O to an A blood type' Where did this information come from - I've never heard that this was possible? Regarding the question - if you were doing it to lose weight it is not fasting in the biblical sense, if the weight loss was a bi-product of genuine fasting, well done and hope it stays off.
---M.P. on 10/21/05

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Diet and fasting are two different things. Diet is what you eat. Fasting is not eating. In scripture fasting is with prayer. Acts 14:23 Matthew 6:18
For medical reasons a person may have to fast for a short period of time.
That's great you lost weight.
---Ulrika on 10/20/05

Wow - love to collect diet ideas - there are some very very far down on this scroll.
But no one speaks of such success. Did you change your blood type to an A? Some people get so involved and loose so much so quickly that they actually manage to go from an O to an A blood type - don't know if this is forever or not.
Can you share some more on this scroll?
---barbara67 on 10/20/05

If you are praying more than before, I would say its VERY spiritual, but not if you're doing it AS LAW, if you get me. Congrats on the weight loss, good for you. I have MUCH to lose from meds PREVIOUSLY prescribed for Fibromyalgia..considering surgery, but something (someone? ha!)hinders me from pursuing it all the way..need your help...Arthur--please contact me!
---Lynna on 10/20/05

Spiritual or not, I'd like to hear about it. Please contact me at Adria5913.
---Adria5913 on 10/20/05

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