Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Start Fasting: Benefits and Ideas!

Start Fasting! It can be done in many different ways and has proven to be beneficial both physically and mentally. During fasting, the intestine has the chance to digest food and purify itself. Fasting has always been an integral part of my lifestyle; when I eat, I always work and never rest.

Depending on the situation and experience, you can decide what kind of fast you want to make, but it is important to always listen to your body and do it step by step. A one-day fast is ideal for beginners who are experiencing fasting for the first time and seeing how the body reacts. Start fasting for several weeks should never be carried out without experience and supervision.

So don’t start with a 10-day water fast if you’ve never fasted, or even a two-day fast for those who have, even if it’s just for fun.

Fresh fruit and vegetables 

Fasting has the advantage of giving the body the opportunity to purify itself and detoxify itself, so make sure you know why you are doing it. Fasting is the most convenient and beneficial when you are fully committed to it and truly believe that you are doing something good for yourself and your body.

Only then will your mind calm down and accept it, and you will not crave food so much, but you will not crave it so much. During the period of fasting, it should be possible to eat less and more easily during the transition period, which is usually about half of the time of fasting.

After a week of fasting, you should eat less than 3-5 days before, and if you eat a large, heavy meal the night of the fast and the next day, there will be a transition to little or nothing. Depending on mood, body temperature, heart rate and other factors, the body reacts differently to fasting. This will allow it to prepare for the transition phase with less and less food and fewer calories.

Herbal Teas

Be prepared for physical reactions: Some people have mood swings, headaches, feel weak and tired and need to stop fasting. If these reactions are too strong or uncomfortable, stop the fast and slow down and try a lighter form.

It is important to always listen to your body and to try to plan Lent in such a way that it fits your personal lifestyle. The first time is usually the heaviest, but it becomes easier when the body gets used to fasting. Start fasting at a very stressful time when you are still walking around, such as in the middle of the day or after a long day.

Legumes and grains 

Do not do too much physically intense activity, as this can make your body tired and make you weak and hungry. Those who are more used to fasting have fewer problems with fasting, but those who have to do it can become weaker and hungrier.

When one practices fasting, one learns to control one’s senses and to respond to the tendency to eat food as a habit or routine. The yoga philosophy also advocates fasting to purify the body in this way, and fasting gives the gut a break. People can fast up to three to five days a week, or even longer if you fast for more than a few days.

Fasting goes great with working out, preferably in the open. Like in Central Park!

And here are some cool events that you’d like to visit!