I’m not recommended that anyone fast but it’s something Vince and I have done in the past and it always brings good results. The more we read and learn about health issues, especially inflammation and how bad sugar is for us, the more we believe in fasting. Yes, you can get off sugar without fasting but, from what we’ve learned, that are some things that fasting “fixes” that are hard to fix otherwise. I’m not giving medical advice . . I’m definitely not qualified to give any advice. Please check with your physician before deciding to fast.
Probably most everyone has an opinion about fasting. I’m not trying to convince anyone – I’m just sharing what we’re doing.
The longest fast I’ve done is three days. Vince has done longer. Yesterday we were talking and he said he wanted to do at least a three day fast in the next week or so. I’m thinking . . no food . . and then I thought . . no cooking and no cleaning the kitchen. Yes! Let’s start it tomorrow! 🙂
We decided to do a one day fast, then wait a few days and do another one day fast, then a week or so later, we’ll do a three day fast.
Today is our first one day fast and it is so nice to not be cooking – I’ve hardly been upstairs at all today.
You really have a lot of willpower. Do you drink a lot of water during your fast?
I always drink at least 8 glasses per day so I may drink 10 glass . . if I’m feeling hungry but after a while I kinda forget about being hungry.
In our church, we fast the first Sunday of every month, and we also pray during the fast; I have found it healthful and spiritual through all the years I’ve done it. Sometimes I do extra ones, and I may this week since I’m missing something that refuses to be found and is important. =)
When I was younger and not overweight, the only time I ever fasted was in conjunction with serious praying (not that all praying isn’t serious) but fasting for several days supposedly has real health benefits.
i recommend “the Galveston Diet” for good education on nutrition and our bodies. It is NOT a diet, but rather, a lifestyle. Developed by an MD who took an additional focused nutrition program. It is focused for perimenopause and menopause. She promotes intermittent fasting 16:8. I find it VERY easy to do. And when I eat at home, I eat healthy because that’s what I stock in the pantry/freezer/fridge.
I started a senior exercise program (even though I’m only 61) at the gym in January, 5d/week. Between the 2 I’m down 37# and 18.5 inches in 16 months (I got stuck at 21# weight loss). Slow and steady for the long-term win.
I love that your support whatever Vince wants to do for his health!!!!!
Even if I wanted to, I have medications that require I have food in my stomach twice a day when I take them, so there’s no way I could fast. I’d end up with an ulcer. I think I wouldn’t really have a problem otherwise. When I don’t eat anything for a day when I’m prepping for a colonoscopy, I don’t even feel hungry. I could stand to lose 50+ pounds, and it would be nice if I could try fasting. I realize that wouldn’t magically take off the weight, but it might give me the jumpstart I could use for the long haul. Good luck with yours!!
Yes, there are definitely folks who should not be fasting. Sounds like you are one of those and knowing what you can and cannot do is very important.