Chris · May 21, 2019

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AHA Fasting System

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 3 Topics


  1. I was destined to cross paths with AHA and I’m excited to begin my new life. I’m always helping others and I’ve never put me first, but it is now my time. I’m planning to be selfish for this journey and focus on my weight loss goals and a new way of living healthy naturally. Whatever it takes it’s all about me.

  2. Hi! I am thrilled to start this health journey. I was lead to do a spiritual fast and was researching on YouTube when I found A Healthy Alternative. I want to reach my weight loss goals, conquer my addiction to sugar and emotional eating, start to eat a plant-based whole food diet, and most of all learn discipline by denying myself instant gratification through food and other bad habits. I am all in!

  3. Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of this family! My sister in Michigan has started the Rolling 72 water fast and has saw amazing results her first week so she called and shared Chris James with me. I quickly began watching each video and taking notes. So far, the testimony of Evon “EatingForMyL1fe” has been my biggest inspiration. I’ve been struggling with being morbid obese since 2002 and am ready to transition to better eating and better living. This is my life.

      1. I’m failing drastically with the fast! I really want this to work. I’ve never met a challenge I couldn’t handle but this one is beating me up. My appetite is getting the best of me. I need help this round.

      1. Will do had a great session with Chris yesterday. My plan is to gather information and start the prep work 2.1.2022. Wow even writing the date is scary. LOL

  4. I am excited and apprehensive about starting the water fast. I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My last doctor visit my A1c was 5.8 and my doctor still prescribed 3 prescriptions Jardiance, Junuvia and metformin, I think this is an overkill and want to reduce my weight and by April when I have to test again. Ready to do the work.

    1. Good to have you here, Delores and focusing on health with us. Remember you are not victim to the diagnosis. A little bit of apprehension is okay. If you have any questions, let me know. You are on track

  5. Hi everyone! I’m really excited to continue my journey of transformation. I’ve only been watching AHA videos for about 2 weeks, binge watching, but I’m ready to go. This is the next step for me…I made many changes on my own but now want to try the fasting.want to work on discipline and changing my mindset, and of course losing more weight is a bonus. Glad to be here to learn, share and soak it all in.

  6. Thank you for the warm welcome! I’m so excited to partake in this new venture for me. I’ve never fasted before so I am taking baby steps and with your guidance, I will ease into this flawlessly! Mind over Matter for me.

    1. Remember. This is a journey there’s a lot to learn. Perfection is not measured by flawless mastery but in natural terms Perfection is measured by balance. There will be ups and downs, you just keep putting one foot in front of another.

  7. Although I’m vegan, I’ve still find it difficult to always eat the right foods. I started watching your videos on YouTube a couple of months ago. A few weeks after watching your videos I decided to do a 3-days fast. After I got past the 2nd day it was much simpler than I had anticipated. I was excited to see that you have the AHA Academy which I joined yesterday. I’m reviewing the videos and plan to start my next fast in a week. I’m looking so foward to going on this journey with like minded people and becoming as healthy as I possibly can…

    1. Vegans often have difficulty eating right because there’s a lot of fake foods for vegans and of course we are all human. Remember to give yourself grace throughout this process. Welcome to the community

  8. I am totally new in this journey and I will like to get the BEST of me to see if I am able to detox and clean my body inside-out. I am going to need the support of all

  9. Grand rising l know everyone is probably asleep. I’m at work with 4 more hours to go. Today is my next three days after the first three, lol . Day 4 fruit only 2 meals I remember I can have some water based soup as well. Wish me luck

  10. I am looking forward to transforming my mindset, weight and overall health and greatly appreciate all of the ways that AHA has to stay “plugged in” to a wealth of incredible resources!

  11. Great Lesson 1. I joined today July 18, 2021 and I’m looking forward to reducing my cholesterol, lowering my BP, and of course shedding 60 lbs—give or take a few. Lol… Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to learn and benefit from your journey!

  12. Greetings! I am happy to be here. I desire to cleanse and lose the extra 20 pounds I’ve picked up over the last couple of years. I am looking forward to feeling good and travel starting this summer (2021).

      1. Thank you, Chris. I am looking forward to it. My body and spirit want and need this.

  13. Hi there. I’m sooooo excited to be here. I was initially diagnosed with Graves Disease some years ago, but after consuming radiation to get rid of my malfunctioning thyroid, I now have hypothyroidism. My weight has been a serious struggle since then. At one point I made the decision to go vegetarian and that helped tremendously but I just couldn’t seem to finish. To get to my goal. I am excited about the fasting. I have done it off and on for spiritual reasons, over the years, and felt great. But I really didn’t understand the whole process. I’m getting it now and the weight is coming off, FINALLY. I started with a 40 day fast, 2 weeks off. Then 5-2, 3-2, and now I am on another 5-2. I just KNOW I am going to finish this time.

    1. WOW Michelle, your journey is inspiring. A long-term fast can really transform an individual. DO you feel transformed? And it seems you have found your groove with the 5-2 fasting schedule. That is beautiful. Let us know if you need anything along your journey

      1. I feel that I am in the process of being transformed. It has always been hard for me to truly see myself, except for my flaws that is; but now I can see the changes in my body and I can smile when I look at myself. I am starting to be happy in my skin again. I am just trying so hard to be patient with the process. Thank you for your support.

  14. Hello everyone I hope your fasting week was as good as mine. Im excited as I maneuver through this platform. I am receiving genuine jewels. Thank you.

  15. Hello, I am really wanting to lose weight. I have tried so many other things, but have gained back and more. I am ready to feel better about myself and be able to play with my son.

    1. “I am ready to feel better about myself and be able to play with my son.” That is a huge “why” Jennifer. Thank you for being here and choosing wellness. Let us know if you need anything

  16. Hello, I am a New beginner to this course. My goal is to lose weight the safe effective way. I have tried so many diets and weightloss products to no avail. I have had so many health issues in the past. The information I read thus far is interesting and I am looking forward to using the information to a better health.

      1. Thank you, I am a bit scared as I have tried so many weight loss program and all has failed. I am willing to learn and do the right stuff. Look forward to all the support that is given.

  17. Hi James,

    I have a very busy life style and tried fasting before but I used to get bad headaches and then end up eating because I would associate the headaches with hunger. What would you recommended to do in this case? I really want to continue to fast but I’m afraid of getting headaches

  18. Hello Chris, I have been trying to loose weight for years. I even had weight loss surgery. I did loose some weight but never got to my goal weight. This was done in 2013, and I am back at my starting weight before my surgery. I am tired of these quick fix diets. I am ready to try fasting not only to loose weight but just to get healthy period. I have to get my mind right before I start fasting.

    1. The mental aspect of this wellness journey is often overlooked and extremely important. As you mentioned the quick-fix diet tricks are very alluring to one who is not mentally prepared for the journey that your health requires. You have an excellent start point, and seems like you’re ready to begin.

  19. Hi Chris,
    I was at my witts end using everything I know to loose weight . I ran across several people on YouTube saying fast . One told me my miracle was on the other side of a 3 day fast . I pushed and got through 24 hrs felt a little dizzy had a cup of broth then continued I made it through the 72 hrs and yes I was down 5 lbs . It was hard to keep going. I happen to be minus a gallbladder and trying vegan eating , I think I was still consuming too much fat nuts etc . I think I’m on the right track but I just need guidance. I do subscribe to your channel but this time watching the lady that lost 200 lbs caught my attention because I saw her before on your channel .
    So here I am fight to get below 200 lbs for 5 yrs since the gallbladder was removed and I get down to 204 then I get stuck . I’m
    Looking forward to the fasting lifestyle, I wanna get thin and be healthy ! Before this year is out . I wanna come out of this pandemic a different person !

  20. Hello Chris,
    Today is my first day coming back to AHA, I am making a commitment to stay focused and trust the process also to be consistent. I want to get healthy and not have any obesity related illnesses. Talk with you soon and thanks for AHA Academy!

  21. So I started watching on YouTube, then talked myself to start 20hr/4hr OMAD fasting on Aug 20th, it’s been 8days. Decided to join AHA on Facebook two days ago and eventually it lead me hear today. Just finished with the intro. I’m hoping to slowly transition into 3/4 by day 21 before I start the 5/2. I’m excited because I’m already feeling great, and can’t wait till I can do longer fasts. I’ve been overweight for so long and I just need a good healing. I look forward to being part of this amazing community.

  22. Hi Chris!!
    I just completed the intro as well!! I’m very excited to continue to grow, learn and heal through WF as well. I am doing the 5/2 WF Challenge on the AFA Facebook page. The interaction has been GREAT!! I am very excited to be apart of the AHA movement to becoming a better SELF!!
    Peace and Blessings going forward!!- Shahida

  23. I just completed the introduction and I am so excited! I have completed 2 three day fasts that started as a five day fast. I am looking forward to completing my course work and getting started!

    1. Hi Betsy!!
      I just completed the intro as well!! I’m very excited to continue to grow, learn and heal through WF as well. Peace and Blessings going forward!!- Shahida

      1. Good morning! I hope your journey is going well! I am officially starting today. I am taking my picture, my measurements and I have my journal all ready to go. Thank you for your reply and encouragement.

  24. Thanks Chris, I started my first water fast this past Tuesday and decided to end it Friday afternoon when I took some blood and measured my glucose, hemoglobin and hematocrit using a test strip and meters. My blood volume was very low even though I was drinking a gallon of water each day with electrolytes (I’ll stop the electrolytes). I couldn’t get enough blood to check my ketone level (the little spot of blood I squeezed out of my finger wasn’t enough to fill up the test strip). I did lose about 15 pounds during this 4 1/2 day fast.
    I’m 62 years old and start weight was 358. My weight when breaking the fast was 343. I’m eating light this weekend and hope to begin another water fast on Monday.
    Any suggestions?

    1. How did you “feel” before you stopped? If you felt good but were just concerned with the numbers, I would say try again, same process record the numbers after five days and document how you feel. You will start building a profile after two more rounds of this based on how you feel you could consider extending the fast, even if the numbers are off. Sometimes the figures can be high or low while on a fast; this is normal. We need to monitor numbers and how you feel, and based on those to things, we can move forward or rework it.

  25. I’m on my second day of water fasting. Lesson one said not to put anything in my water. I’m putting pink salt in my water and taking a potassium tablet because I’m also taking a blood pressure med with a diuretic. Is this ok? Thanks

    1. You shouldn’t put anything extra in your water. Also you should monitor your blood pressure closely. Fasting will help your body regulate your blood pressure.

  26. Hello All, I am ashamed to say that I have been a member of the AHA Fasting Academy over an year and I am just now starting the course… Shame on me. I just completed the welcome and the first lesson of the 30 dat weight loss course. I am starting my first day of the challenge tomorrow! I have my first 14 days all mapped out! I’m excited! TTYL!