Fasting:The 24 Hour Fast
One whole day? Really? Yes! Let us explain.
As we know from our previous blog fasting is a great way to enhance our health and fitness results but fasting for a whole 24 hours is by far the hardest but boasts the most benefits.
This method should not to be tried cold turkey so you can either follow our guidelines below to begin with or choose another fasting method that best suits your lifestyle.
How to build it up
First of all you must manage the not eating part of this method. Ever since we were young we've had food at our disposal and breaking this habit will be tough but not impossible.
Before we start note that still water must be drank throughout the day. Using coffee, tea and sugar free drinks will help for your first few fasts but once you've managed 3-4 days you need to move onto phase 2. Coffees and tea's should be kept neat (or with minimal milk) and only consume 1 sugar free drink throughout the day. Fizzy water is a great tool for keeping you full too.
Now you're used to not eating it's important you start to minimise on the sugar free drinks, coffees and teas. Depending on your intake but try to reduce your intake by 50% for another 3-4 fast. Fizzy water doesn't need decreasing and still water intake must be kept high.
You're on a roll here so it's time to implement the final phase where you're only intake will be still or sparkling water. Once you have 2 months under your belt you'll be more than capable of doing the whole day on water.
How to start
There are a variety of way to implement this into your lifestyle which all depends on you, your social life and discipline levels. Once you decide on the best option for you use the phases above an all your fast days to help develop your lifestyle. Here are the three ways to use this method;
Cutting a whole day's worth of calories doesn't mean you can binge once you're done. You first option should always be whole unprocessed foods but when you do eat badly try not to do so following a fast. Fasting after a bad meal or bad is a better solution.
Who this is for
This fasting method is best for those of you trying to improve your health, give your digestion a break and stimulate recovery.
You can exercising during this period but it is at your own discretion. Overtime you should be able to handle a workout but maybe just a lower intensity.
Many people experience a feeling of being cold during these types of fast so keep and eye out for this plus please note that this fasting strategy is one of the hardest and you should only be using this if you have months or years of fasting under your belt. If you're at all worried check with your doctor.
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Speak soon, The Team.
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