Why I Practice Intermittent Fasting

Fasting, the act of abstaining from eating, is a practice that can have many health benefits if you practice it in moderation. I will never forget the first time I ever tried fasting. At the beginning of the day, it seemed that all I could do was think about food.

I paced back and forth by the refrigerator and no matter how hard I tried to focus my mind on something else, my thoughts always went back to food.

However, as the day went by, I started thinking less about the fact I was not eating, but by later in the evening I felt an unbelievable amount of energy, clarity and not a thought about food.

When I woke up the next day, I thought about the day before and the energy and clarity I felt and I knew that this was a practice that I wanted to learn more about and implement at least once a week in my life.

Our bodies are exposed to countless toxins each and every day, by both the air we breathe and the food we eat. A normal person eats way more food than they need to function, and as a result, our digestive system is always working overtime.

When we fast, our body gets a chance to use its energy to better remove toxins and in turn, gives us a feeling of well being and energy.

Fasting is not an uncommon practice. In fact, fasting has been practiced for thousands of years for curing, rejuvenating, clarity and decision making.

There are many studies out on fasting, and it has been shown that intermittent fasting  has been shown to improve blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood triglycerides and even blood sugar levels.

In my own personal life, and after practicing intermittent fasting over a long period of time, I can tell you from experience, it can change your life. 

From my own personal experience, I experienced:

  • My thoughts are on more important aspects of life, instead of constantly wondering about the next meal
  • Mental clarity and new ideas
  • Increased energy
  • A realization that I need little food to survive
  • Increased self discipline and control

Implementing this practice into your life can be something that can benefit you and your overall health in countless ways, but it will not be easy, especially in the beginning. Start small, over a period of time and see how your body reacts to the change.

Start taking control over your life and health today!

 

 

 

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