Before appearing as contestants on shows like The Bachelor or Married At First Sight, reality TV stars live regular lives with regular jobs.
Former The Bachelor 2018 contestant Dasha Gaivoronski is a personal trainer and was posting workouts and eating plans online long before we first watched her on TV.
Keeping in line with the type of content she usually posts, the former reality TV star and personal trainer told her 370K Instagram followers on Sunday about her three-day ‘water fast’ challenge, in detail.
“There has been so much stuff happening in my life lately that I lost the connection with my body and feels (sic) like nothing can recalibrate that better than a fast… I’m craving a challenge so let’s do it,” the 32-year-old captioned the post, which also included details of exactly how to do the fast.
Among the alleged benefits of consuming nothing but two to three litres of water a day for three days the mum-of-one listed were: autophagy (“the process where our body gets rid of old parts of its cells and recycles the cells.”), “slowing down the ageing process”, reduced blood pressure, improved insulin and leptin sensitivity, and a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Gaivoronski also mentioned which groups of people shouldn’t undertake such a diet and advised her followers to “see how you can benefit from it, research more on the subject and read as many reviews of people who has already done it.” Nowhere in the post were credible, academic sources cited, or the origins of the factual information shared credited.
Getting ready for my little water fast like.. There has been so much stuff happening in my life lately that I lost the connection with my body and feels like nothing can recalibrate that better than a fast.. I’m craving a challenge so let’s do it. Who wants the updates on that I need to keep myself accountable ???? . 〰️What is water fast❓ During a water fast, you only consume water. Most people drink two to three liters of water per day of a water fast. The water fast lasts a total of 24 to 72 hours. You should not follow it for longer than this without medical supervision! 〰️What are the health benefits❓ •It promotes the autophagy – the process where our body gets rid of old parts of it’s cells and recycles the cells. It’s an important system for preventing many diseases, including cancer development. It is also considered extremely beneficial for slowing down the aging process •It lowers blood pressure •Improves insulin and leptin sensitivity (these two hormones are important for metabolism. Being more insulin sensitive means your body is more efficient at reducing blood sugar. Being more leptin sensitive helps your body process hunger signals more efficiently. •Lowers the risk of a few chronic diseases – diabetes, heart disease, cancer. 〰️Is it good for everyone❓Who cannot do that ❓ If you have the following medical conditions you should not be doing it: Diabetes, chronic kidney disease, eating disorders, heartburn, gout. Also if you feel extremely dizzy during this experience you should stop it, this fast might not suit you❗️ Again – I’m doing it for health reasons as well as a mental challenge too. Fasting has been practised for thousands of years by our ancestors, in many religions. I also think there is such a huge food cult and it shouldn’t be like that. We eat to live and not the other way around. However I also truly believe that we need to embark on something only if we fully understand WHY we are doing it. There is so much information out there these days and I’d advise you to see how you can benefit from it, research more on the subject, read as many reviews of people who has already done it✊????