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3rd FASTING DAY

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Today It’s the 3rd day without food, just drinking still water, herbal teas and sometimes a vegetable stock “soup” in the evening – in total around 3 Litres liquid per day. Maybe I need to drink a little bit more as my skin is feeling a bit dry. The bad taste in my mouth doesn’t go and I hope whenever I speak to someone it’s not terrible for them. I managed to go out for most of the day, we, my little girl and I went to a lovely farm with our neighbours and had some good time. The only temptation was when we sat down at the cafe´ and everyone was eating nice sandwiches and drinking beautiful smelling coffees. I drank my still water and it was ok. I spent the evening in front of the TV cosy drinking teas and went to bed tired at around 11pm…but  I couldn’t go to sleep. I was wide awake and couldn’t find the right position. I had it once before during fasting and it’s really annoying, even after finally falling asleep I kept on waking up, nonetheless I felt ok in the morning. I wonder was going on in your body, why are you wide awake? Is it because you don’t have this food rhythm and your body delivers constant energy no matter what time of the day and makes you be awake/aware/alert? Or is it so busy getting rid of “garbage” that your mind can’t come to a sleepy rest? I don’t know. Tomorrow is another day and another night, we will see.

1st FASTING DAY

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I had a good night sleep but when the alarm clock rang at 6.40 am I couldn’t get up so I snoozed till 7.30am. Let me tell you that snoozing is really not a good thing, get up once the alarm clock goes on, don’t snooze around it makes you more tired. This morning I had more time than usual as I didn’t need to prepare any breakfast, yay! At 7.30 I started to feel hungry and that is unusual but this is because in the preparation day (yesterday) you don’t eat much, only light stuff like fruit, steamed vegetables or soup so there wasn’t any storage in my body that would keep my hunger under control.

The start of the 1st fasting day is NOT something you look forward to. It starts with a clyster – something I haven’t managed to do. I can’t. I wish I could but I can’t and because you have to empty your digestive system I drink 500 ml of still water with 2 spoons of glauber’s salt. It is disgusting it tastes bitter and salty but it works and it works good. I stayed at home  most of the day to be able to reach the toilet (my toilet) anytime.

The hunger was there but I managed to distract myself easily so it wasn’t bad at all. It is funny how your relationship towards food changes. You see food as something special, great something you really want and can’t have; a shallow example would be like lots of designer clothes, a ferrari, etc. Funny enough I love to watch cooking series on TV when I am fasting and love EVERYTHING they are cooking, no matter what and I can’t wait to start cooking all those foods, which is really not a good idea to do, anyway.To calm the feeling and my stomach in general I kept drinking lovely hot herbal teas. Around 2pm I started to feel incredibly tired but to be honest I don’t know if it’s because of the weather or the fasting. Now is 9pm and I am exhausted so not long and I will be in my bed snoring. It is better not to be at home all the time because the TV and the kitchen are in front of you with all the nice foods and the temptation is enormous. Tomorrow I need to get out of here.

PREPARATION DAY

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Today is the “official” preparation day for my fasting. I call it “official” because is the day where you prepare your body for the fasting. The preparation should be actually days or weeks before you start. That means that you have to think about the best date when to do it. I recommend not to do it in the middle of the winter (in the northern hemisphere) as it is so much harder. In the winter ,where it is very cold and darker our bodies need more love, heat, comfort, energy which we provide from food. I would do it during spring or summer time and would choose a week where you don’t have any important and stressful projects at work nor parties, nor dinners.

To prepare your body is as essential as to prepare your mind. Talk about it with friends and family, read about it and keep it in mind till you start fasting. Take your time. I prefer to have more than just one preparation day but this time it didn’t work, we went yesterday to a lovely BBQ with friends and I had some meat, chips and crisps – naughty me. So I only have today as preparation and I started it with a late yummy breakfast which consisted of a mix of fresh fruit with muesly, mixed with linseed and soaked in almond milk and a bit of natural yoghurt – see picture. I should have drunk a herbal tea but again – naughty me – I went for a glas of Cafe Latte.

It’s been 5 hours since my breakfast and I am starting to feel hungry but I am drinking still water to calm it down. I want to go jogging maybe 6km today and after that my next and last meal will be either a butternut squash soup or a fruit salad again.  I feel positive and focused and I am looking forward to my next fasting journey. Lets get started!

Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstention from all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

Complications: Health complications associated with fast-induced starvation include electrolyte imbalances, thinning hair, lanugo, cardiac arrhythmia and renal failure.

I have been fasting for quite a while now – but I do only food fasting and drink plenty of water and herbal teas – I’ve been doing my fasting period once every year for 7 to 10 days.

This year I decided to do it every 3 months and next week will be time to fast again. I thought there might be people out there interested in how it works and how it feels, so I am going to do a short diary about my next fasting. Why do I fast? because I learn to feel and know my body again. I like the feeling of being in control of my hunger/cravings. It builds up self discipline and most important the benefit of detoxing, cleansing your organs, your body and yes, you loose weight, which is (almost) always a good thing.

Coming Sunday will be Preparation Day. Yay!

How to boost your metabolism (burn more fat)

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  • Eating three small meals with healthy snacks like: Bananas, Apples, Blueberries, Cherries fresh or dry and nuts in between will help keep blood sugar levels stable, improving appetite control and preventing overeating.
  • eat more vegetables, salads and plenty of proteins (white meat,fish and pulses)
  • do cardio workouts 3 times a week AND weights; Build up muscles they burn more calories.
  • use coconut oil for cooking. no margarine and reduce butter intake.
  • drink enough water (preferable still) during the day
  • cook ;-0
  • sleep enough (7-8 hours)
  • be happy

Life

Start every day like this!
It’s not difficult, takes not long and it’s delicious.
Contains almost everything you need, gives you energy and make you feel good and happy. I’ve been doing this for almost 10 years now and don’t want to miss it!
Guten Appetit.

5 AGEING ACCELERATORS

  1. Sluggish Digestion. When the gut becomes slow and lazy the body doesn’t absorb nutrients very well.
  2.  Inflammation. The Immun system starts in the gut, so if it’s inflamed (gas, bloated, loose stool) your immunity is compromised.
  3. Oxidation. Every cell needs oxigen, but the cells are very reactive and are looking to combine with other molecules and when it does instable atoms called ‘Free Radicals’ emerge. These can damage cell structure – even DNA. Stress and our enviroment (chemicals in cleaning products etc) add more Free Radicals to our system and if we don’t eat enough food which contains high levels of antioxidants the body isn’t able to cope with the Free Radicals.
  4. Hormone Imbalance. Over or under production of a specific hormone often caused by diet or stress can cause hormones to overreact. An imbalance of stress hormones causes wrinkles, fatigue, sleep disruption etc.
  5. Acidification. Every cell in the body works best when the fluid inside is slightly alkaline. Modern diet is acidic (meat, sugar, cheese, etc) and to neutralize excess of acid, the body pulls calcium and magnesium from the bones which leads to Osteoporosis, fatty acids stick to artery walls leading to the risk of diabetes and heart disease, etc, etc.Image

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