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.