The idea of fasting in any way is totally unappealing to me. So…you’re going to drink only juice, and it’s not even the good kind of juice, it got spinach in it….and you’re not doing this to lose weight?
Fasting is defined as the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.
The Moody Mom definition: You’re giving something up, something important, in an act of self discipline, in order to achieve something that will be beneficial to you in a significant way, be it nutritional, religious, medical or spiritual.
Dopamine is a brain chemical which produces positive feelings like joy, happiness, elation, satisfaction. Why in the world would you want to give that up?
You can read what a dopamine fast entails here. Basically, you refrain from anything that produces dopamine. No electronics, no sex, no talking to others, no food… for 24 hours. I wouldn’t last 10 minutes!
So why do this? Some say that people living in modern society today are addicted to dopamine. And by doing the fast, you can regain mental clarity. You can “hit the reset button” on your brain. People who’ve done it claim that it made such a significant positive impact, it may have even cured them from a mental illness.
Would you do it? Could you go 24 hours without dopamine?