Food free day- Rest the tummy

Fasting! …If you are a health conscious person, I am quite sure that most of you would be already practicing the same on a periodic basis. Couple of days back I had an interaction with a naturopathist. He reminded me on the importance of fasting as a healing strategy.

Don’t give up your ‘five meals a day’ all of a sudden in the name of fasting even if you are a healthy person. It might collapse you being exhausted.  First of all give up your intermittent food and limit to “three meals a day”. Then face the challenge slowly, giving up one meal a day, then two and so on. And replace the missed meals place with fruits in your tummy. Once your body is tuned to sustain without food, have a water fasting day [have water alone] or fruit fasting day [have fruits alone].

Now what about regularizing this? Fast on a periodic basis, weekly, biweekly or monthly depending on your physical conditions.

And obviously if you are fasting regularly, your body is tuned for that and hence you can take fasting without much preparation.

After fasting don’t intake heavy food immediately. Again tune your tummy slowly, initially with some juice, rice soup or so and so. After a few hours you will be ready to have your usual meals.

I used to fast in the night once in a week for many years (can’t be strictly called as fasting, as I take some light food). And I used to get hungry then. But this time when I had taken the whole day fasting after proper preparatory steps, I didn’t feel to be hungry. Obviously I was tired by next day morning; still it was soothing experience and a proper rest time for my tummy.


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One thought on “Food free day- Rest the tummy

  1. Shalini Sharrma

    March 19, 2018 at 7:41pm

    Great idea. People in India fast haphazardly on festivals that imbalances them instead of purifying body and soul. Plus i read in Inner Engineering by Sadhguru that after 15 or so days 3 days we can survive well without food and it is applicable to even animals like tiger can survive for 40 days after a heavy meal . Even he in his book suggested the somewhat same 🙂

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      March 20, 2018 at 8:43pm

      Thanks for this great piece of information shalz which reinforces my thoughts in this lines..

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  2. Colors of my life

    March 21, 2018 at 3:46pm

    In Islam, we have a whole month for fasting, we fast from before sunrise till exactly as sunset falls.

    Plus in our religion it has mentioned a lot from spiritual and we’ll health wise benefits.

    You will be surprised a lot in the west is fast catching up with this trend.

    So I would say definitely it helps a lot. Since we experience it.

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      April 1, 2018 at 10:26pm

      Yup.. I agree with you… once we are used to that body gets adjusted

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      April 1, 2018 at 10:28pm

      You are right maniparna.. fasting taken with ones’s mind is always welcomed by the body

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  3. thewritewomanblog

    April 4, 2018 at 7:04am

    The body and its machines need rest from the constant supply. I suppose fasting was introduced in the name of God for the same purpose and so that it will be diligently followed. It is good to know that you did undertake a full day’s fast and rested your system.

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