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What is the Wacker Method?

A fasting cure developed by Sabine Wacker in 1997, where users consciously avoid acid-forming food for a limited amount of time. Positive side effects here are a deacidification of the body and weight loss.

While fasting one can eat the following food products:

  • Herbs
  • Seedlings
  • Nuts (Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts etc.)
  • High quality oils like olive oil

Acid-forming food products like:

  • Meat
  • White flour
  • Rice
  • Eggs
  • Sweets
  • Alcohol and
  • Coffee

are taboo while fasting. Furthermore, one should drink between 2.5 and 3 litres a day. Suitable are spring waters and herbal teas. Up to 2 or 3 days before starting the fast, one should stop drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks to reduce withdrawal symptoms.

While fasting, you should eat dinner before 6pm and avoid raw vegetables and fruits after 2pm, as this is better for the metabolism. Cooked food is therefore advisable in the evening.

The share of fruits shouldn't be higher than 20% each day. Fruits and vegetables need to be ripe in order to be metabolised basically. Also, you shouldn't use many spices as they irritate the gustatory nerves and a feeling of fullness comes in much later.

Ideally, the detox cure lasts 10 days. Important: Pregnant women or people with an eating disorder should not take a base-fasting-cure.

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