• Health
Health Fitness How To Fast

How To Fast

-

Every year, on Yom Kippur, Jews all over the world fast. This is a 25 hour fast. It is an abstaining from all food and all drink; including water. It is a day of prayer.

Yom Kippur starts at Sundown and goes to 1 hour after the next Sundown.

It is a fast millions of people complete safely and successfully.

Here is how.

In the weeks leading up to Yom Kippur drink a lot of water. A lot. Drink a few of those energy drinks the day before.

Eat well balanced meals, don’t stuff. In fact, go a bit ‘under’ your usual fare. Avoid all alcohol a week before the fast begins.

On the day of the fast, eat breakfast, eat lunch a bit late, than have a full dinner. Drink a lot of water with your meal. No sugar. No coffee. Water.

Brush your teeth well. Drink water.

Then go to bed.

In the morning, we will be praying all day, if you are not praying, do meditation, some yoga, and relax. Concentrate on your life.

If you have consumed a good portion of water you won’t have that Sahara desert field at 1 pm.

You will probably feel the first hunger pains some time in the afternoon, ignore them.

As the sun sets, you wait to see three stars. The fast is over. Drink water or fruit juice than have a small meal.

About two hours later, have another small meal. Drink a lot of water.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to fast when you are fully hydrated, when you have trained your system not to go to the full belly to bursting during the previous weeks.

By keeping yourself a little hungry during the previous weeks your body adapts to the slight empty feeling, so when you fast, your body isn’t shocked by it.

There are many reasons to fast, outside of religious ones.

There is the ‘my pants can’t zip’ fast.

Imagine, your clothes that you have worn before now are too tight. They didn’t shrink, you have gained weight.

On Friday night, after dinner, take a wash out. This could be anything from castor oil to milk of magnesia, whatever gets you to empty your bowels.

Drink water, eat nothing. Eat nothing until the sun goes down, and then have a very light meal.

Hopefully, this makes the pants fit.

Sometimes you’ve gone so far that you are now fat. Besides changing your diet, you want to wash out and fast one day a week while you cut down on your intact. Remember, you are walking around with a lot of last week’s food in your gut. You need to clean out your body first.

If you are overweight, one wash out might not be enough. You might have to do one a week for two weeks, skip a week, then two again.

If you know how to do a fast you can be successful. You won’t faint, you won’t die, and unless you have serious health problems, it is really good for you to do this kind of cleaning of your system.

How To Fast
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

Latest news

Japanese Owl Meaning and Symbolism

If you're wondering about the Japanese owl meaning and symbolism in Asian cultures, the Owl, along with Maneki Neko...

What Are the Signs of Depression in Women

Gender and depression have long been the scope of research in the field of emotional disorders; most authors believe...

Top 7 Superfoods for Men to Stay Young

Superfoods are generally regarded as targeted foods that provide the maximum nutritional benefit - thus these foods are nutritionally-dense...

Best Brain foods for Kids – Boost Brain Power and Keep Sharp

A child's brain is developing rapidly and if you want them to improve their performance in school and their...

7 of the Best Brain Foods for Studying

The foods that you eat can improve the functioning of your brain. Just like drugs, foods have amino acids,...

B12 Shots for Dogs – 10 Key Benefits

The end of 2010, my little dog -- a 7-pound Papillon -- became very stressed after a flood in...

Must read

Market Share

Introduction Market share can be defined as...

Learning Taekwondo Forms

Taekwondo forms, or poomses in Korean - taekwondo...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you