All about Fasting

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TYPES of Fasting

Regular Fast

Traditionally, a regular fast means refraining from eating all food. Most people still drink water or juice during a regular fast.

Liquid Fast

This is a type of partial fast that eliminates solid food, but allows for water, juice and in some cases, broth.

Partial Fast

This type of fast generally refers to omitting a specific meal from your diet or refraining from certain types of foods. For instance, refrain from grain and pulses.

Full or Complete Fast

These fasts are absolute – no food and no drink.

Do not adapting fasting in your routine just because it’s recommended. Every one is different. Adapt the kind of fasting that helps you to improve your health not worsen it.

Fasting once every fortnight is recommended due to various health benefits.

  • It regulates Inflammation and Oxidative stress.
  • Improves Gut Health.
  • Insulin and glucose are controlled.Fixes gut barrier
  • Fasting is a Natural Nutrition Therapy.
  • Tastebuds Rejurinated.
  • Improves blood pressure and hypertension.
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1. Fasting Makes You Burn Muscle

The truth is when you are fasting you burn fat. Your body stores excessive amount of glucose as fat for a later time when you wouldn’t have access to food. When we are fasting your body switches from burning glucose to burning fat.

2. If fasting works why don’t more people do it?

Many people are not willing to give up food for a period of time. They have developed habits around food. The social pressures around us are also constantly reminding us to eat. This makes fasting very challenging although a very simple process.

3. Fasting will cause you to overeat !!

When you do break your fast the first day you are likely to eat more than your normal meal. The average increase after a 1 day fast was 500 calorie increase. However, if you factor in what you would normally eat in a day (average 2,500 calories) you still net deficit 2,000 calories.

Fasting from any nourishment, activity, involvement or pursuit—for any season—sets the stage for God to appear. Fasting is not a tool to pry wisdom out of God’s hands or to force needed insight about a decision. Fasting is not a tool for gaining discipline or developing piety (whatever that might be). Instead, fasting is the bulimic act of ridding ourselves of our fullness to attune our senses to the mysteries that swirl in and around us.”

Dan B. Allender, PhD

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