5 ways fasting for depression has helped my mental health

5 ways fasting for depression has helped my mental health

 Fasting for depression - Take back control of your life

Fasting for depression - Take back control of your life

Fasting for depression update

Hey how are you doing? 

If you are here you are looking for ways to help with your depression. 

A congrats is in order for you.

I would like to congratulate you on taking the initiative to gain control of your life.

Right now, you are blind to the path.

You can’t see it because your senses are blinded by the numbness and distractions you give yourself and the lies you have been told intentionally and unintentionally.


  • The information in this article is my experience and mine alone.

  • I cannot be responsible for any information provided in this article.

  • If you are suicidal or easily triggered please seek help.

  • Any information in this article not related to fasting is my opinion.

Before I started fasting.

At my lowest of lows I was in my own personal hell that I create with:

  • Isolation

  • Not seeking help

  • Alcohol

  • Distraction

  • Dissociation

  • Poor eating habits

There is a reason religions have used fasting for thousands of years.

Fasting turned my senses back on.

I have learned that fasting is a way to heighten my senses.

Fasting for depression isn’t a cure, merely a tool to help you find the path you are looking for.

Once my senses were turned on, I needed to start using them by looking at my inner self, rebuilding my inner world and being present in the outer world.

Question, investigate and experience for myself

If you are looking for some sort of well researched fasting article that explaining the ins and outs of fasting, this isn’t it. 

The experts

Being an “expert” in something because they went to school and received a degree from other “experts” that probably have no lived experience making them simply “booksperts”.

3 months of fasting and intermittent fasting

FEW MONTHS?!   It is hard to believe that just 3 months ago I decided to make the giant leap from the standard american way of eating to my fasting protocol.   

It has been a really interesting journey, and I am really enjoying it.

BTW,  Feel free to share your experience or opinion on the comment section at the bottom of this page.

In this fasting for depression article I will be covering the following topics

  • What is fasting for depression really?

  • 5 ways water fasting for depression has helped my mental health

  • Conclusion

  • Fasting experience updates

  • Comment section

What is fasting for depression really?

I thought I would go over something about fasting that I initially thought I had discovered. 

Fasting is not a cure for depression, it seems to be more of these things.

  • A way to turn your senses back on.

  • A guilt free form of controlling your food

  • A microbiome reset

  • A method, with the to give your body a chance to heal and rejuvenate after the fast.

Fasting as a distraction technique

If you are suffering from depression or anxiety like me, I know that you are a survivor

You are here because you are looking for knowledge that is going to take you past the point of just surviving. 

Surviving, isn’t living.

As survivors of these conditions we come up with various techniques to help cope, and honestly I think that fasting is another distraction technique for me, but with that being said I have noticed positive mental health improvements since starting to fast, and I plan on fasting in some way, shape, or form for the rest of my life.

5 ways fasting for depression has helped my mental health

#1 Fasting has helped my mood become much more stable

PRO TIP - Fasting is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. I fail and eat like I use to, but I now have a way to undo those failures which makes those failures no big deal.
— Adam Coleman

I use to be hungry CONSTANTLY, and when I wouldn’t get food for a few hours, I would get extremely irritable.

Fasting has helped keep my mood much more stable, and has given me a better understanding, and appreciation for food in general.

#2  Fasting is a guilt free form of controlling your food

Fasting is a form of control

Fasting gives you the strength to take back control from the menacing little microbes in your gut.

These microbes a causing you to make poor food choices. 

I believe there is a reason that you feel like your stomach controls your mood, and your actions, because I think it does.

#3 Fasting has improved my will power

Fasting isn’t easy

After my 4 day fasting for depression experiment things actually got more difficult, not less. 

Fasting is not something you normally just hop into. It takes practice to gain the willpower to overcome the signals being sent from your stomach
— Adam Coleman

I ended up having ease back into the fast with a few 24 hour fasts then bumping my fasts up 24 hours each time until I reached the 4-6 day mark.

Once I was easily able to fast for 4 days consistently my willpower and overall mental health has improved.

#4 Fasting gave my body a chance to heal

I believe that my fasting gave my body a chance to heal and rejuvenate itself.

I intentionally gave myself high quality nutrients when I broke my fast in order to give the good bacteria of my microbiome the chance to the over come all of the bad bacteria that was causing all the problems.

#5 Fasting has helped me shed a large amount of weight very quickly

This one may be a little bit vain, but I don’t care.  My clothes fit me so much better now which makes me feel better. 

In 3 months I have dropped 4 pant sizes without doing any intentional exercise, and that is very empowering to know that I finally KNOW how to get rid of unwanted fat instead of guessing and following false information.

Conclusion to this fasting for depression article

  • Fasting is not a depression cure like I thought it was.

  • It takes practice and will power to be able to fast consistently.

  • It is ok to mess up and go back to old eating habits because fasting should be a lifestyle, not a diet.

Fasting for depression experience updates

Fasting for depression experience updates

  • Fasting has opened to door to question everything about this world.

  • Give yourself 4 days of water fasting, then watch this video by disturbed and listen to the lyrics.

  • It is hard,heavy and dark to cut through the numbness.

This is a very important lesson I learned and am sharing to help you find your own path.

  • Wondering why your not getting better? The fake food you are eating is poisoning your mind.

  • You have been told by everyone you know that eating 3 - 6 meals a day is healthy for you.

  • The drug companies would be out of a job if everyone became healthy.

  • This was my first step down my amazing path. I can only say it was amazing now that I get to turn around and look back at where I came from.   

  • That questioning has lead me down the path of true healing

  • The world is full of false information leading you into depression

  • You are not broken

  • You have been distracting your inner self for too long.

  • Your mind, body, and soul are out of balance.

  • Your inner world is negative, so all you can see is the negative in the outer world.

  • Change your inner view, to change your outer view.

  • You have been given a label which you accept because some “expert” diagnosed you.

  • The cultural stigmas around mental illness keep people away from the help they need.

  • Fasting is free, and has been an effective tool for me, but it isn’t for everyone.

  • If I had not tried fasting, I wouldn’t be where I am now.

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