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What You Should Know About Fasting

Fasting is one of the mankind’s oldest and most efficient ways to banish the toxins that build up in the body as the result of the pollutants that are everywhere in the environment. There are toxins in the air that we breathe. There are also chemicals in the water and food that we consume. When these chemicals, waste and poisons build up in the bloodstream you can suffer from weight gain, headaches, diarrhea or depression. Furthermore the body just becomes less efficient allowing you to become even more obese.


Fasting is an effective way to help the body detoxify. In fact, fasting is recommended for any illness as it gives the body the rest it needs to recover. It also works on those who are overweight. You can get rid of all kinds of terrible conditions fasting including colon disorders, asthma and allergies.


As a side benefit your organs get a rest every time you do a fast. This can help reverse the aging process as well as help you live a healthier and longer life.


Whenever you perform a fast several crucial changes take place. Your body continues to excrete toxins but your intake of them dwindles which in turn reduces the body’s toxic levels in general – this also helps you to lose weight.


When you fast a number of things can happen.

  • The energy usually used for digestion is redirected to support immune function, cell growth and digestive processes so you are healthier and slimmer


  • The immune system’s workload is reduced and you become less allergic to foods that you over consume


  • Tissue oxygenation is increased and white blood cells are moved more efficiently which over the long term can also assist with weight loss


  • Fat stored chemicals such as pesticides and drugs are released into the colon and kiddies causing you to lose weight


  • Physical awareness and sensitivity to diet and surroundings are increased


Fasting can also speed up the weight loss process by cleansing your liver, kidneys and colon with greater speed. It can also help you purify your blood, lose excess weight and water, flush out toxins, clear the eyes and tongue and make your breath smell fresh.  The natural weight loss part of the fast is just a bonus!


You should fast at least three days a month and follow a ten day fast at least twice a year.



The Power Of Positive Thinking To Meet Fitness Goals

If you are in Weight Watchers or have a therapist who is trying to help you lose weight you might have already learned  “changing your thoughts to change the feeling”  can kill hunger pangs and you might also realize the power of a positive thought to change the course of your day. Set your sights high by having positive thoughts as they have been known to subtly influence our behavioral patterns and the outcome of events.


One of the most immediate things you can do is make a commitment to yourself that you will make an attempt not to stuff down your anger. This means simply deciding to make positive commitment to you to try and improve. It his can also entail forgiving yourself for past mistakes and praising yourself and others for achievements you have made.


You should also harness the power of positive thinking is to take control of your mind and stay focused on important things. People in recovery from trauma call this practicing First Things First. Set goals and priorities for what you think and do and try to stick to your timelines. Isolating you and binging on food should be the last thing on your list of priorities just simply because that is an activity that does not propel your plans forward in any way.


Many cravings have no physical basis at all. The key is to stop seeing food as a magic bullet to cure emotional problems and address your personal issues so that you do not develop chronically unhealthy eating habits that can undermine your weight loss.  You need to see your problems as positive challenges that you can easily overcome.


If you feel you are overwhelmed by problems then be sure to set a strategy for solving. Think of yourself as a proactive creature and not as a victim of circumstances.  Many people find that journaling or even doing something as simple as buying a day timer and writing in it helps them clarify and organize their day so they can get things done. The rule of thumb is that even if you can perform one positive small act you are much further ahead in your day then if you had not performed one at all.


Another important component of the power of positive thinking is to be honest with you and to challenge yourself. Do not be afraid to be courageous or change and improve each day.