ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: Be your best self – #SmashYourCeiling, change starts from within -Business & Lifestyle Experimentation for #TheWomanAlchemist
Hello there, and another happy your Best Self Friday to you!
Following on last Friday post, I’m continuing to practice self-care to positively impact my mental health and resilience, especially as it is still Lent. Last week we talked about creating space in our soul to reconnect with our true Best Self via fasting. On purpose.
“The Best of all medicines is resting and fasting” benjamin Franklin
Fasting, according to research, offers several benefits, for example, fat loss, better health, and increased longevity. It basically involves entirely (fasting) or partially (intermittent fasting) abstaining from eating for a set amount of time before regularly eating again.
For me, it is certainly easier to do than eating less food (think of abstainer versus moderator type of personality).
“One of the reasons intermitted fastig can work is that it reconnects you waht hunger feels like” – Chris Mohr
I am not an expert (I’m sure you can Google plenty). What I do know is what I do and works for me :
- 12 hours per day fast (dead easy – eat a meal at 7 pm and no more food until 7 am the next morning)
- 16 hours per day fast (ditto, just skip breakfast and have an earlier lunch instead)
- 24-hour fast ( a weekend thing. Eat a bigger lunch, go to bed early, lie in the morning, a nice long walk and the lunch again)
- extended fast, 24-72 hours (for me it works at weekends, especially now during lockdown with nowhere to go. Even better if paired with lots of sleep, long walks, meditation and self-pampering).
Different ways of fasting will suit different people and you need to find what serves you and your lifestyle. Let me known.
See you tomorrow x
Change starts from within; that’s why training your consciousness should be your Priority Numero 1 – a daily practice to silence your inner critic.