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Good article about breaking the fast

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  • Started 13 years ago by Anonymous
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  1. Anonymous

    Posts: 8

    Breaking the Fast
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    Breaking an extended fast can be difficult. You will quickly discover that breaking the fast is harder than fasting. A slumbering digestive system is sensitive, and although you might want to try every food on the planet, you cannot because your system needs time to get back to speed. The longer the fast the more time is needed for breaking the fast. Water fasting demands the longest time to break. The longer the fast the more difficult it is to break correctly. Here is an email to show just how bad it can be.

    "When it came down to actually breaking my fast, I had no idea how difficult it would be. The moment I put anything inside my body, I lost that natural euphoric high I'd had during the fast, and that feeling of losing control caused me to overeat until I was sick. I ate like a pig and even smoked! I was sure I would never have the desire to smoke again. I'm also feeling a bit ill. I feel like I felt before fasting: tired, frustrated, bloated and achy. Everything looks messy and out of control right now. I feel like I want to cry all the time. I don't understand it! I had such discipline during the fast! What happened?"

    If you are a compulsive eater, breaking a fast can be exceedingly difficult. During the fast, you are free from the bondage of food, but as soon as you eat, the battle engulfs you at full intensity. There is a nervous anxiety about eating. Part of you wants to enjoy the food and part of you is fearful of losing control. Reading the book, Eating In Freedom, during your fast will have prepared you for victory.

    There are erroneous beliefs that will destroy your discipline and healthy breaking of the fast. One is that I have deprived myself; now, I get to enjoy food. The other trap is the newness of the experience. Flavors and textures of food will be enhanced by super-clean nasal passages. Eating will be a brand new experience. There is a desire to try every food just to see how it tastes. A bite of this and that leads to a belly full of an indigestible mixture.

    If you have dreamed of eating pizza after a fast, the first thing you will eat after breaking the fast will be pizza, because you have programmed your mind for the event. Be careful not to lust after food during a fast.

    When you break a fast and start to eat, do not expect that the food will give you energy. Often, it is just the opposite; after fasting, the digestion of food can stir up more toxins. The first few meals move through the intestine like a broom that pushes ahead of it loosening waste from 30 feet of intestine. You can actually go from feeling great to feeling toxic after eating one small salad. Losing that exhilarating feeling and clear-mindedness, experienced on the fast, can be depressing. Don't worry if this happens, it will pass in a few hours. A healthy diet high in raw food, can maintain the benefits of fasting.

    Posted 13 years ago #
  2. Mike

    Posts: 226

    I'd like to add this: once you're pretty much onto the soup broth, try juicing. Vegetables especially. If you've got a blender, use it but I highly recommend the Matstone type as the juice is unbelievably high quality and it juices things like wheatgrass and kale and spinach so well too.

    The amount and quality of the nutrition you are introducing into your system is phenomenal and as you are breaking the fast your body is so clean and in such a receptive state it just laps it up. You will be amazed at the physical lift you get from a glass of thick veggie juice - its like rocket fuel. The colours can be a little off-putting but the taste is amazing once you get used to it! If you need to though or you're a beginner, add some grapes or pineapple etc to make it a little more palatable.

    "I am responsible - the creator of my own experience."
    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. Anonymous

    Posts: 8

    I totally agree with you Mike. I actually 'crave' the green stuff nowadays! Much the same way I 'used to' crave a sugar fix!

    Posted 12 years ago #

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