Try a Fast…
If you’re half way interested in the fasting process, and the benefits you can get from it, you’ll be very pleased to know that PROVIDED you keep yourself hydrated, you’ll be fine.
At this time of the year, the ideal thing is to have some warm water available. The temperature does make a difference and the warm water tends to have a very wholesome and cleansing effect on the system.
Here’s how one man tried and succeeded in doing a full 24-hour fast, never having done one before.
He got up as usual in the morning, did all his showering, shaving and so on, and then, instead of having his breakfast, had a glass of warm water. As he felt fine with this, he decided he’d leave it till eleven or so before eating anything, depending on how he felt.
At eleven he felt fine, had the warm water, and continued with his plan. At lunchtime he felt a bit of a pang, but nothing much, so he skipped lunch, went for a twenty-minute walk and carried on with his day. Now, he DID notice that he was bringing up some wind, but that passed after half an hour or so. At four in the afternoon he felt well, went for a brief walk around the block to stay away from the biscuits and bars in the tea trolley; his sugar levels were a bit low by now and he had an urge for something sweet. But he resisted.
At about half five, he had a surge of energy that took him by surprise. In fact, what he said was that he felt so good, light, alert, bright, that he was reluctant to eat anything for the rest of the day as he felt he might jeopardize the good feeling he was enjoying.
And so he finished his day. As he had put no pressure on himself, no compulsion, to complete the fast over the twenty-four hours, he knew that he could stop at any time he liked. He left himself the option. Some would say that that is the antithesis of achieving an aim, but we’re all different in our approach to life and events.
For the rest of the evening he sipped warm water, carried on with his life as usual, and didn’t eat any solids till the following day at eleven o’clock; having two boiled eggs and half a slice of toast.
I’ll tell you about the benefits and how he capitalized on them, the next day.