When it comes to fasting some people think it is really very difficult task. It is a difficult task but it has many health benefits. You can lose weight, have proper diet, good eating habits can also be developed when you practice fasting (νηστεια). You need not be a religious person to keep fast you can practice it anytime. Here we have discussed about how to fast.
• Decide the type of fast you are going to practice- start with the 12 hour of FASTING because you need to get ease at it. If you try abstaining from food for longer hours from the start or fast for 2-3 days then you, may faint. Slowly you can increase fast from 12 to 14 hours and then to 18 hours. Then it will come in your habit and you will be able to stay without food for longer hours.
• Set goals- you must know the goals of fasting. These goals can be to become healthier, weight loss, feel better, etc. you need to make your goal and remember it while fasting. This will surely help you to stay without food for longer hours.
• Make the menu as well as stock the fridge- before beginning to fast it is necessary for you to decide that when will you eat and what you will eat. If you know that what you are going to have in meal, then waiting for it will be easier. Try making the best menu so that you can wait eagerly while fasting to eat the food of your choice at the end of the day.
• Listen to your body- it takes time to learn new habits and leave behind old ones same goes with fasting. So, you need to listen to your body. If your fasting time gets completed, but still you don’t feel hungry, then it will be better to wait until you are hungry.
Rules of FASTING are easy if you follow them wisely.