How to Maintain A Healthy Diet After Fasting

How to Maintain A Healthy Diet After Fasting

 

How to Maintain A Healthy Diet After Fasting

 

 

If you want to suffer pain after 5-day water fast, eat a big greasy hamburger. It will land in your stomach like a brick and take 2 days to digest during which you will suffer intense pain.

Fasting increases your body’s ability to utilize food. The colon wall is clean of mucus coating, allowing the full absorption of nutrients and the digestive organs to be fully functioning. After a fast, the body is more efficient in digestion and absorption of nutrients.

For this reason, underweight people, due to impaired digestion, will gain weight after a fast. For a person who has lost weight through fasting, returning to the North American Diet can cause rapid weight gain. To keep the weight off, your fast should usher in a drastic change of diet. When your diet is mostly raw fruits and vegetables, you will be removing toxic fat, sugar, and refined starches. Your body gets fewer calories and more nutrition.

Exercise is a vital part of this equation. Exercise increases base metabolic rate. When you exercise, the muscles use their glycogen reserves for the workout. For several hours after the workout, your muscles are reabsorbing calories from the blood to replace the glycogen reserves.

Healing and vitality will deteriorate on a diet high in starch, sugars, and fats. You also will become aware that spiritual focus and discipline are affected by a poor diet.

Eating healthy takes education, experimentation, and some time for adjustment. You have to test what diet works for your lifestyle and unique metabolism. It took years to get my diet to where I wanted it. Now it is easy. I drink fresh veggie juice for breakfast followed by fruit shakes blended with ice and Sucanat. About 2 hours later, I eat frozen, banana slices over fresh fruit and sprinkled with Sucanat. For dinner, I eat green leafy salads with fish using flaxseed oil and spices for dressing. I eat yams and cooked vegetables occasionally as a treat but find them heavy. I avoid starches, dairy products, chicken, and meat but I am not strict or legalistic about eating and occasionally eat something totally off track like ice cream, but because 99% of my diet is healthy and I exercise, it has little effect except to clog the sinuses for two hours.

Increased Food Sensitivity

The first reaction to smoking a cigarette is nausea. If you keep smoking the body will become immune to its poisonous effects. After a fast, a clean body becomes like a thermometer to these harmful foods, no longer immune to their poisonous effect. Your body is clean and has far less tolerance to the poisonous foods that you were used to eating previous to the fast. The sick feeling you will get from eating poison is a sign that your body is functioning normally.

I remember the one piece of apple pie that totally eliminated all the amazing feelings of health and well-being of the fast. After five minutes in my stomach, I was back to my old state of life. Thirty minutes later my sinuses clogged and my head was foggy. My emotions lost that childlike freedom I had become used to. I then realized that the elation of fasting is totally dependent on the blood is clean. The fact that these good feelings can disappear so quickly verifies, in dramatic fashion, the toxic nature of the Modern Diet and its effects on our state of well-being.

A lifetime of eating these adulterated foods has destroyed healthy sensitivity. The cleansing of this waste through fasting has allowed this sensitivity to return. The cleaner you become, the more you will be able to sense both the good and bad effects of various foods.

This is the way it should be. A healthy body has a sensitivity that teaches us what we should and shouldn’t eat. Chocolate tastes sickeningly sweet. A hamburger is heavy in the stomach, digests like a rock, and makes the skin greasy. Pizza clogs the sinuses for two days. Meanwhile, a cantaloupe digests with ease without any negative effect and feels good. Having a healthy body may limit your ability to tolerate what you were previously free to indulge in, but the limitation is a blessing.

You’ve walked a hard road to reach your goals. Do not allow your emotions to disrupt the logic and discipline that has brought you this far.

Healing and vitality will deteriorate on a diet high in starch, sugars, and fats. You also will become aware that spiritual focus and discipline are affected by a poor diet.
Eating healthy takes education, experimentation, and some time for adjustment. You have to test what diet works for your lifestyle and unique metabolism. It took years to get my diet to where I wanted it. Now it is easy. I drink fresh veggie juice for breakfast followed by fruit shakes blended with ice and Sucanat. About 2 hours later, I eat frozen, banana slices over fresh fruit and sprinkled with Sucanat. For dinner, I eat green leafy salads with fish using flaxseed oil and spices for dressing. I eat yams and cooked vegetables occasionally as a treat but find them heavy. I avoid starches, dairy products, chicken, and meat but I am not strict or legalistic about eating and occasionally eat something totally off track like ice cream, but because 99% of my diet is healthy and I exercise, it has little effect except to clog the sinuses for two hours.


By Tom Coghill of Fasting.ws
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