At all times, they have been, are and will be people who,adhering to religious customs, followed by a specific way of eating, that is, fast. The rest is due to a variety of circumstances (whether faith is not strong enough, do not allow health) do not accept such a diet. And many of them do not even think about the fact that the post can provide not only the spiritual forces and strengthen the faith, but also by cleanse the body significantly improve the physical condition and well-being.
Several warnings and tips
However, the approach to the post should be given greatattention and responsibility, or for the unprepared person fasting can result in the manifestation or exacerbation of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, lead to the depletion of the body, stress, mental and breakdown, Heart attack, stroke.
It makes a terrible mistake he who inbetween bouts of binge eating for several days to meet strict fasting or starving. The time of fasting and its duration should be planned in advance and well prepare for it. A week before the planned starvation our site recommends that you eat only raw vegetables, fruits and nuts, and then fully open the bowels using a laxative or enema. This procedure will avoid the emergence of gases from the decomposition of food residues.
If there is a psychological barrier or fearprolonged fasting, you should start with a short. Even a short-term (24-hour, 36-hour or 48-hour) post, having a regular periodicity of once or twice a week will improve health, increase vitality and strengthen the body as a whole.
Thus, a full cycle of starvation fasting should include three stages: preparation, the actual post, step out of the office.
The preparation phase
This phase should last as long as youplan to fast. If according to your plans fasting will last for 36 hours, then you should start not prepare for it in less than 36 hours so as to complete this stage of the evening (and morning start fasting).
The best time to prepare for the transition tohungry fasting mode - a dinner for which the menu should include only raw vegetables and fruits. In no case they should not be confused with the fat of any origin. During this period you can drink anything except coffee and carbonated drinks. From dinner have to give up, and before going to bed open the bowels.
As was stated above, to begin this phaseit is desirable in the morning. Throughout the scheduled time of fasting eliminated any food except water. The first experience of fasting it would be virtually impossible, and it is possible that will be felt weakness and malaise, and perhaps even nausea and dizziness. If water alone is difficult to keep our website advises to drink water with honey and lemon to increase the energy value of fluid intake. The feeling of hunger is unlikely to quench, but makes up for a lack of strength and energy, as well as contribute to further cleanse the body.
Step out of the post
The duration of this phase is similar to the duration of the preparation phase, should not be less than the time of fasting.
The first meal after fastingshould be minimal in size and consist of fresh fruits and berries. Fruits and berries can be replaced with fresh juice diluted with carbonated mineral or boiled water in a ratio of 1: 1.
Enzymes and pectin contained in the fruit andberry juices, are capable of rolling loosening mucous mass that has formed in the stomach for a period of fasting. Therefore, fruits are required to purify the body, include them in your diet after each period of fasting. However, should choose fruits in season, when they contain the maximum amount of useful and nutrients. Do not eat in the winter strawberry food, and in the summer - a grenade. The number of fruits and berries should be both reasonable and sufficient to stave off hunger. Any excess food hinder the digestive process and result in metabolic disorder. Continue fruit diet should be the sameperiod of time as your fasting lasted, gradually included in the diet of fresh vegetables and nuts. Then you can return to the usual menu, without abusing food.
Menu: how to make it
For good health and body maintenancein good physical condition in the preparation of the menu you must remember one simple rule: the food must meet the physiological needs of man. Of course, in different seasons, in different areas and for people of different professions within their menu of dishes will vary significantly in composition and energy properties.
Naturally, before the make menuevery day or choose a diet that each of us is exploring the literature on this subject or somebody consults. It is this time of preparation is the most insidious and often instead use is detrimental to health. Golden unwritten rule management and nutrition: a person should not be subject to the diet, and to adapt and improve their diet according to the needs of the organism. Nature has given man a wide range of products such as vegetable or animal origin that can be interchanged and complement each other - it is necessary to show a little creativity and imagination. For example, if you picked up the menu contains a product that you do not like, or if you are allergic to it, or you simply can not replace it with another product, which approximate the composition and nutritional value. For example, potatoes can be used instead of turnips, squash, beans, and instead of dill - celery, carrot or beet tops.
It is more expedient to use not ready menuproposed in the literature, and the power supply circuit, according to which the amount varied menu every day, varying ingredients. For example, in preparation for fasting and after you can stick to a power supply circuit:
- Breakfast - any fruit and berry juice;
- lunch - vegetables and starchy foods (potatoes, bread);
- dinner - vegetables and protein foods (cottage cheese, cheese, nuts, eggs).
According to the same principle it is recommended daily menus for the whole family, taking into account the time of year.
Also in preparation for the post and after it should be completely excluded from the diet of fried foods. Permissible steam cooking and stewing in its own juice of not more than 15 minutes.
A very important point in the mealIt is the use of liquid (tea, juice, water). The liquid enters the stomach, it is about ten to fifteen minutes, after which carries with it the lion's share of gastric juice, dedicated to digest food. So between food intake and fluid intake should be made a little break for 30-40 minutes. Otherwise, the digestion process is disturbed, which results in evolution of gases and constipation.
Older people and those who have the diseasecardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract, our site encourages caution not only to starvation, but also to any diet, significantly changing your eating habits. In this case it will be necessary not only to consult a doctor, and his strict monitoring of your condition while fasting and after.