WHY DO I FEEL SO GOOD WHEN I FAST?
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not about to give up food anytime soon! But once or twice a month I fast as a spiritual thing, sort of an aid to meditation and prayer and Calmness, let’s say.
I NEVER fast more than 24 hours. Usually the last bite of food goes in my mouth at 6:00 pm and not another one enters my mouth until 6:00 pm the next day. (You didn’t think I was going to miss dinner, did you? LOL)
So once I tried this a time or two, I began to notice that I feel so happy, so light and buoyant, mentally and physically. I just feel GOOD.
I believe in listening to my body. It certainly has something to say when I stuff it with pasta, pizza, pastry and ice cream, lol. I hear it loud and clear then, and even though I enjoy the actual devouring of that stuff, my body tells me, after I’m done, that it’s not very happy. Sometimes it is still telling me that the next day, lol.
But when I fast for this short period of time, my body is wearing a big smile, no doubt about it.
Just wondering what everyone else thinks about this. Have YOU ever tried a short fast?
PS – When I do this fast, I drink lots of water, as always, and I drink a cup of coffee when I get up. That one cup of coffee is my vice and I’m not ever giving it up, lol.