I love doing one big meal a day. It helps me gain more energy and improves my digestion. However, I refuse to do intermittent fasting when it does more harm than good. Thus, I do not fast when I have my periods. I honor this precious inward time. Moreover, if my life becomes stressful for one reason or another, I do not add another constraint by fasting when I am hungry. Many times, I am hungry just because I am tired. Lastly, I refuse to fast when my habits are reset, for instance if I am on holiday without the raw food I am used to. Then, I take care of myself by eating what I can find and taking the time I need to source organic raw food.
A one-day detox, or longer, allows our body to get rid of toxins. It is both a luxury and a requirement to stay healthy. Maybe you will drink vegetable soups or green juices for a quiet day at home, to help your digestive system to rest and regenerate itself. You may even want to fast on pure water or herbal teas.
The best tip during a detox is to get plenty of rest, in our bed within a dark bedroom. Moreover, I gave up fasting during the cold winter months, to avoid shocking my body. Hence, when we stop giving food to our body, it uses all its available energy to care for the places within us that need a bit of healing. All our strength is thus gathered inside our body. This can make us feel cold or a bit weak. All of this is perfectly normal. Let’s make our detox time even more special and yummy by really getting some rest, many times during the day. May we avoid physical exercise. I love yin yin yoga during my fast. It is a super gentle practice, slow and graceful, which allows the body to stretch a bit but without hardly consuming any energy.
Tips to fast: the key is in breaking the fast. Go slow. Use watermelon, grapes or any other water rich fruit. More in the video below. Love,
Fasting is purely amazing. It works on an emotional level as well as on resetting the GI track.
I fasted for the first time at 35 years old. It changed my life.
My friend, my sister,
Make sure you read the books and watch the videos of those three amazing detox experts that I admire:
- Victoria Boutenko,
- Markus Rothkranz and his beautiful wife Cara, and
- Kris Carr.
I encourage you to stay warm, plan your detox when you are not at work, drink hot herbal teas and be kind. Be gentle to yourself and take exquisite care of you during a detox.