Fasting

One thing that I have incorporated in my life and fitness journey is fasting.  At first I was very skeptical, but once I tried it, I was able to see its benefits.  I believe that just fasting one day a week is a great start.  I feel rejuvenated after fasting.  During my fasting period I was able to better handle my healthy lifestyle transition.  I became grateful for good, whole food.  After not eating anything a carrot stick looks mighty good.  Also processed or refined foods began to taste artificial.  Sugary foods began to taste too sweet and the aftertaste of sugar substitutes appeared even stronger.  It was as if my body was yearning for something real.

I believe fasting is a great way to make your body crave real food again.   I would like to suggest that we all  give it a try for at least a day.  During that time occupy yourself with visions of your body reprogramming itself to a better way of eating.  Look forward to the delicious tastes of good, clean food and how it is going to build a beautiful, healthy body.

“The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them”.

Tariq Ramadan

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