What Happens When You Eat Only Watermelon For 2 Days?
Here’s my experience of eating watermelon exclusively for 2 whole days.
Starting Weight 69.3 Kilograms or 152.8 Pounds
I’m eating watermelon exclusively for 2 days to see what it’s like to live on the essence of watermelon and also see how good it is as a staple food.
This is a part of a series where I eat 1 food for 2 days and without a break, I go into another food for 2 days.
If you want to get the full context of what I’m doing I recommend you start with the 1st video “Fasting On Ginger Tea And Water Only“.
I want you to keep in mind that I’m having only watermelon and water without any other ingredient; Not even salt, and there’s more to say about that in a minute.
The only exceptions are that I’m allowing myself ginger or rooibos teas if I feel like having them.
This video will follow me through the next 2 days of eating only watermelon so you can see exactly how it affects me. At the end of the video, I’ll reveal the food I’ll be eating for the 2 days immediately following the watermelon.
Really quickly I want to talk about a condition called Hyponatremia. It’s a condition of low sodium concentration in the blood and it can be fatal.
When I originally started this challenge, I said I wouldn’t even have any salt because I wanted to see how well someone could live on exclusively the foods I was eating and how they would feel without anything else but water.
After getting through the 1st 6 days of these challenges I realized that I had virtually no sodium from food and I’d been sweating and drinking a lot of water and herbal tea.
It turns out drinking excessive amounts of water without intaking any sodium is one of the causes of hyponatremia. In addition, heavy sweating and intense exercise can even contribute to creating the condition even more.
That being said, I did a lot of research last night and I decided to have a pinch of Himalayan salt in my water to drink overnight to give myself a little more insurance because watermelon has virtually no sodium.
I don’t plan on having any more sodium directly from salt during this challenge unless I start to feel nauseous, stomach cramping, muscle cramping, disorientation, or confusion, and if I do, I’ll let you know.
The next single ingredient food I eat for 2 days following watermelon will have higher amounts of natural sodium, which I think will be a good change after going 8 days without any salt, except for the pinch that I had in my water overnight last night.
I already worked out today and I’m feeling very good and also hungry, so I’m going to take my 1st bite of watermelon right now in front of you.
I’ll update you pretty soon here.
Changes Are Occurring And I Don’t Know If They Are Good
I loved eating the watermelon. It was so tasty and it was a great change from the Almonds. I went about the day and I was feeling a little stiff in the neck and a little low on energy.
I ate some more watermelon and it did taste very good, but now my neck is feeling stiffer. I’m going to look into the possibilities of why, but I think it could be related to the lack of sodium.
In addition to my neck feeling stiff, my eyes are feeling a little heavy and my whole head feels strange. It’s hard to explain, but it doesn’t feel like it’s good, but I don’t feel horrible either.
I can say that although I enjoy the watermelon it’s going to be very difficult to maintain my daily calories because I just don’t think I can eat enough times to get that much watermelon in me.
I didn’t want to consume any more salt, but if it seems necessary after looking into the way I’m feeling a little more, I’ll do it. I’ll keep you posted on that.
I did end up using some saltwater again. I had close to a half teaspoon in water and I think the neck stiffness is subsiding a little bit. Not sure if the lack of sodium was the cause, but it seems like it could be. I’ll see how the rest of the night goes and let you know on day 2 of the watermelon fast.
It does seem difficult to eat enough calories on Watermelon. Looks like I’m finishing off the day with about 931 calories. Besides the calories being low, I did enjoy eating it this 1st day and I didn’t have any strange reaction from the watermelon after having drunk the Himalayan Salt Water.
Watermelon Only For 2 Days 2
Day 2 Weight 69.7 Kilograms or 153.7 Pounds
I’m into day 2 of eating watermelon and I wanted to give you a quick update. The neck stiffness I had is subsiding and seemed to be getting better during the night. I’m not sure if that is directly related to the Himalayan Salt Water I consumed, but things are changing for the better.
I did wake up during the night last night and I ended up meditating and massaging my neck and back of my head a little. That could have also helped.
I started off feeling great today and I had a strong workout. When I woke up, my mouth was a little dry which I think is a result of the saltwater. That being said, I think that’s a good thing because it made me crave water a little and I hadn’t been craving water at the peak of the neck stiffness.
Because I was thinking I could have some level of hyponatremia I intentionally drank less water and included the salt so my body could rebalance the salt concentration if that was what I needed. As of now, I don’t think I need to drink any more saltwater during the 2nd day of eating exclusively watermelon.
When I ate the 1st watermelon meal today I felt great eating it, but after I had a condition many people refer to melon belly. I haven’t had it in years but I used to get it when I ate large amounts of watermelon when I was vegan. The 1st serving of watermelon was less than 2 pounds but I did get the discomfort experienced from the melon belly for about 20 minutes or so, then I felt good again.
Melon belly is a feeling where your chest and shoulders feel some kind of pressure and it’s uncomfortable. Some people might experience it more than others but it seems to be common among vegans, which I’m not anymore.
I’ll wrap this up here in a little bit and let you know what I’m eating tomorrow, which I happen to be very excited about.
Good News. The bowls are moving. If you saw my video about eating only almonds for 2 days, you’d know that I had a concern about whether or not the almonds would move through me okay. I can now say they have and that concern is gone.
I can also say, eating watermelon never got old. I’m not saying it’s the ideal food, but so far it’s been the easiest to eat of all of the 2-day food challenges I’ve done so far.
In addition, other than feeling a little discomfort once after eating watermelon and feeling some head changes shortly after eating it most of the time, probably due to all of the sugars, I’ve felt the best I’ve felt so far on any of the foods I’ve done in this challenge.
In general, my body feels good, and my head feels pretty clear most of the time.
My next challenge is going to be 2 days of eating exclusively Ground Beef. I’m very excited about this because I think it will be nourishing, but I’m learning quickly that eating 1 food exclusively has unpredictable results.
Stay tuned to see what happens with the Beef Eating Challenge.