How to do Fasting to Loose Weight

Fasting is the act of purposely refraining from consuming any solid food for an extended period of time. Benefits to fasting for a prolonged time include reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, slowed aging process, extended life span, and most importantly rapid weight loss. But before you decide to do fasting it is very important to understand the fasting process.

Prepare yourself.You should never start a fast immediately. It's important to prepare yourself physically and mentally before beginning a long or short term fast.

Begin eating smaller meals prior to your fast. This will prep your body for lower caloric intake and slow your appetite. Cut your normal food portions in half. Try skipping or limiting some meals. It's much easier and healthier to go without dinner than it is any other meal. Limit the amount of food you take in before bedtime and never eat any food within four hours prior to you going to sleep.

Cut down on caffeine, salt, sugar, cooked/fried food and meats very slowly. If you stop too suddenly, you should expect some discomfort. It's important to eat strictly no meats or fried fatty foods. Prefer to eat things that are fresh rather than cooked food, i.e. salads and fruits. Fruits of any kind, i.e. fruits, berries, nuts, natural cereal are of highest quality in their vibration. Select organic fruits and vegetables that have been grown in natural sunlight and that have completely ripened in the Sun.

Drink a lot of water. This is very important in preparation of a fast. Water helps keep you full and reduces your appetite.

Right way of Fasting
Nothing but water should be taken when you are fasting. The intake of water must be two to two and a half litres. One feels fresh if one continues drinking water and the intake of water also helps the expulsion of morbid matter from the body.

One day's fasting should be followed by a food intake 25% less than one normally takes. A two day's fast should be followed by ingestion of fruits only the next day; normal food should follow the next day. A three days fast  should be followed the next day by fruit juices and soup of vegetables. (the soup must be clear, without addition of any thickening agents or condiments.) On the fifth day eat fruits only and on the sixth day breakfast on fruits, lunch on bread and boiled vegetables and repeat a fruit diet for your dinner. It is only after wards that you resume your normal diet.

With fasting you should do five to six miles walk in the morning and two to three miles in the evening. Deep breaths should be taken during a walk. Inhalation and exhalation should both be done slowly.

Last but not the least, Sleep should be sufficient to give a sense of relief from exhaustion. The ideal time for sleep is from nine o' clock in the night to five in the morning. Afternoon sleep should be avoided. You can just relax for an hour after lunch.

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