It is the new year, and we know what it is like to add a few pounds. Fasting is an excellent way to start off the New Year as it provides many benefits to the individual in mind, body, and spirit.
Even with health concerns, WebMD states that fasting may be good for removing toxins from the body. However, with any type of health information, you need to talk to your doctor first before you set off on your healthy plans.
There are four types of fasting techniques: Dry, Water, Juicing, and Intermediate Fasting. Let’s go over each one with the definition and benefits so that you can decide which would be best for you.
Extremely intense in the sense of no food nor water,
Two types: soft dry fast or hard dry fast
Soft dry fast involves brushing your teeth, taking a shower, and washing your face. But it does not involve eating or drinking anything!
Hard Dry Fast does not allow for even brushing your teeth.
Your body will be placed under strain and go looking for whatever it can to find water.
Spiritual benefits include mindfulness and awareness. However, there can be some distractions if you do this for longer than a day.
Drink water and do not have any food.
This is great for hydrating the body
Typically, done for religious or spiritual reasons
People use this method to detox and lose weight.
Drinking juices or juicing fruits and vegetables
You also can mix in water to keep the body feeling full
Typically done to lose weight as well as for cleansing and or detoxification.
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a style of eating where you alternate between eating and not eating for a set period of time.
Very common way of eating
Helps the body burn fat
You typically do it between dinner and breakfast.
It can lead to weight loss and other health benefits.
Usually, you do not need a doctor’s permission to do this type of fasting. It is not fasting for a whole day just an intermittent part of a day. Maybe you don’t eat dinner and go to bed earlier and wake up later.
These are all types of fasting that may help you with your goals towards healthy living for 2021. And your body will thank you for it!
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