Bulimia is a way to stuff down emotions because they are too much to handle. I was very bulimic in the past. The thing is my friend my sister, fasting is just the opposite: you get so many emotions rising up without anything to forget them.
Therefore, I strongly recommend you address the bulimia issue before starting any fasting practice.
Fasting after you have been bulimic in the past is possible but requires a lot of inner work.
Lastly, remember this: the most important thing is when you break the fast my friend my sister. It is to be very slow and gentle, otherwise it’s better not to fast at all. Your body deserves tender loving care indeed.
Digestion issues or constipation? Two easy tips for you thanks to two amazing women I love very much.
First, move your body after eating, instead of staying on the couch. Lissa from Raw Food Romance shares she dances with her partner after a meal.
Second, avoid finishing your meal with something sweet. Raw desserts can be eaten at the beginning of a meal, why not? I love this great tip from French coach Manon From Fitazur because it really stops cravings later in the day.
I love how nutrition is not everything, yet an important building block in transforming our life my friend my sister. I have written about my journey from self hate and bad food to self love and healthy lifestyle in my book The Knot in the Spiral for you.
You too have a pregnant belly after eating a meal? So I’m not the only one 😉
I am not exactly sure if it is a case of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
I have been eating healthy for years now but I still have to reduce my stress levels and there is a little bit of post-traumatic stress disorder that still needs to be healed. Hence cortisol is a stress hormone which damages the gut microbiome.
What makes a big difference for me? Enemas and fasting.
On the other hand, some people say that during a fast, an enema is going to move the focus of the body towards the intestines, while it was taking care of another area for instance. See the French naturopath Fabien Moine about why he does not recommend enemas during a fast (in French).
So… enemas or not?
I discovered enemas and colonics over ten years ago and they changed my life. Now I found a middle ground: I do enemas on an empty stomach on the days I eat and on the one day of the week when I fast, I just rest. And you my friend my sister?