Lately, we hear a lot about intermittent fasting, but in the end, are we really aware of what fasting really is?

Intermittent fasting is actually only one way of fasting among many more. 

Fasting is a very good way to purify your body and help your metabolism to fight against overconsumption. It is a fact: thanks to our current society, we are eating more than we should and it has become a habit for our body. 

After eating a meal, your metabolism is working on what is called digestion and this process takes a lot of energy for your body, which means that when your body is digesting it is not able to focus on another task. 

Fasting is a way to relax and put your body at rest so it can function in harmony. Many women are fasting to lose weight but it can be very dangerous for your health and it can lead to a dangerous eating disorder like anorexia

Fasting is a process that should be strictly prepared beforehand. 

Warning –  If you are in a bad condition (sickness, malnutrition, tiredness, etc.) or curious about fasting, it is highly recommended to consult a doctor or a specialist before starting to fast. Don’t take it lightly. 

You must drink water as usual.

The process can be divided into three phases: before, during and after. 

The “Before phase” is the preparation phase. The best is to keep a record of your process, Then, it is mandatory to strictly plan each meal of this “before phase” which lasts about 5 days. The purpose of this phase is to prepare your body for fasting, so you need to eat a rich, balanced meal in order to get the most vitamins, minerals, energy out of your meal. Vegetables and fruits are your best friends for this phase.

The “During phase” is the fasting phase. As you provided good nutrients to your body, you should be in great shape. It is better to start the fast on a weekend. Your body will start to purify itself thanks to the nutrients. However, it is possible to have some light meals, like low sugar fruits, vegetable bouillon, fresh juices or herbal tea. This will help to keep your body hydrated and keep your vitamins well-balanced. Don’t forget to drink water!

The “After phase” is the moment you break your fast. The first meal you’ll have after your fasting is a key meal, so don’t take it lightly. Your body will assimilate the first nutrients faster than the other, avoiding anything sugar-based would be better. 

The easiest would be something easy to digest as a soup with seasonal and rich vegetables to get the most benefits from them. 

Following this process helps to get the most benefits of fasting while keeping your body in good shape. 

Rodolphe Bacquet, a French Alternative Medicine specialist, wrote many articles about detox and fasting for the magazine Alternative Bien Être, a magazine focused on alternative medicine. 

After starting his own fast by consuming mainly low sugar fruits (apples), homemade vegetable bouillon and healthy supplements, he noticed a strong change as he was working out. Instead of feeling tired, it was quite the opposite: he was burning with energy and felt even healthier. 

Fasting has a detoxifying effect on your body, helping it to get rid of every toxics and toxins in a smooth and gentle way. 

This detoxifying effect has an impact on your body in depth, but also on your skin. Detox will purify your skin from within, relieving it from puffiness, clearing your tone and improving its quality in general. 

Our body works in harmony and fasting will have an impact on your body as a whole. 

Warning –  If you are in a bad condition (sickness, malnutrition, tiredness, etc.) it is highly recommended to consult a doctor or specialist before starting to fast. Don’t take it lightly.