How To Fast
How To Fast
Fasting can encourage the body's natural healing capacities, providing the body with an opportunity to eliminate toxins and rejuvenate. However, it is something that should be done carefully so let Videojug guide you on how to fast.
An ideal time to fast is when you are not going to be faced by too many emotional, physical and mental stresses. So avoid birthday's and holiday's like Christmas at all costs! If you have never fasted before it is worth picking a time when you know you can rest if you have too, as it is common to feel tired and experience headaches during a fast.
You should never fast for more than three days without medical supervision and always build up to your fast properly. As a rule at least three days of healthy eating should preceed any fast. Remember to break your fast correctly with something healthy like fruit and vegetables, not the crisps and chocolate you've been craving.
You should aim to drink at least 2 litres of water per day whilst you are fasting as this will ensure that the toxins that are released are flushed out properly. A good way in which to guage the two litres is to ensure you drink a regular sized glass-full every hour.
Try to avoid strenuous activity during your fast as this may cause you to feel light headed. Also your body temperature may drop slightly so make sure you have some warm clothing with you, just in case you want to wrap up.
If you think a complete fast is going to be too much for you then you could try what is sometimes called a semi-fast. Pick one type of fruit or fruit juice and only eat or drink that particular item for a whole day. You can have as much of your chosen fruit as you like but remember to continue drinking your 2 litres of water a day as well.
Before you follow any detox or fasting plan you should seek medical advice if you are
- taking prescription medications
- are currently undergoing any medical treatment
- you are recovering from a serious illness or major surgery.