Monday, March 7, 2011


Hello there!

I have a chocolate face-mask on as I'm writing this!  (;jsessionid=154d753db087496/shopdata/0030_FACE+MASQUES/0200_CLASSIC+RANGE/product_details.shopscript?article=0020_Chocolate%2BMud%2BMasque%2B%3D28YL-CHOCOLATE-EFS%3D29)

I simply love face-masks by Montagne Jeunesse!! I might do a review soon..! 

Well, as you have seen from the blog title, I'm going to talk about fasting? No, it's not Lent just yet (though soon) ..fasting is actually good and beneficial for the body!!
Fasting is a powerful tool for cleansing, flushing,  detoxifying, and maintaining the body,  and healing illnesses both minor and major. When we eat, all of our body's energy goes towards digesting, using and storing the food, and eliminating the waste. When we don't eat, all of our body's energy goes toward cleaning house. hmm who could have thought of that..?
We absorb toxic chemicals from food, drinks and the environment. Our body eliminates some of these though waste, but the rest remain as chemical by-products and free-radicals (highly reactive chemicals that damage cells and contribute to premature aging,heart disease and cancer) Ouch . .     But listen to this! -- > fasting gets rid of these toxins.

Skinny Bitch books says: Fasts can last from anywhere from 24 hours to 10 days or more. The longer the better , but even just one day a month is beneficial. There are too many types of fasts to cover them all, so we'll explain just a few. A particular favorite is a raw or ''live'' food fast, when, obviously, you eat only raw foods or however many days you choose. This is a great beginner's fast, because you reap the benefits of fasting, while still being able to actually eat.It's also a good fast to do if you want to work your way u to a more stringent fast, like a juice fast, when the only thing that you put in your body is fresh squeezed juice (not pasteurized or packaged) Whether it's fruit juice , veggie juice , or both, the enzymes are wonderful in the cleaning process. The hardest fast is the water fast, where you have nothing but water.aides A liquid fast  similar to the juice fast, but includes soups too.

 They say one shouldn't just decide to fast, but prepare for it beforehand. For example, start by becoming a vegetarian then a vegan. Or , if you already are or, start having smaller portions , etc).

According to them, fasting help our body and mind re-establish a new relation ship with food. Fasting can also help overcome addictions.

From   :   

If would ask any person to work 365 days per year without any rest, they would complain and say that they must have some rest or else they will break down. But we have never bothered to ask or to think about our digestive organs which we compel to work day after day without a rest. They cannot protest the way a person would to his boss, but they do give us signals that they cannot work non-stop. When we ignore those signals and still compel them to work, those organs break down. That is why yoga is say that on a periodic basis it is good to refrain from eating for one complete day. This gives a rest to the digestive organs and also help in the elimination of wastes from the body. Regular fasting allows a person to use the fasting days for intellectual or spiritual pursuits. Fasting is not for hermits in a cave, but is a sensible practice that anyone can practice. In a future article we will explain the procedures for fasting.
Some fasting tips from the same website:   
Some people think that fasting is difficult. But if you prepare yourself for fasting it is not difficult. Prepare yourself physically by taking enough food and also plenty of liquids the day before. Prepare yourself mentally by deciding the night before fasting: "Tomorrow is fasting day, and I am not going to eat anything." If you take this mental determination prior to the fasting day, you will not be hungry during the fasting day. If you do not make a prior determination, during the fasting day you will start to think maybe I should eat, and fast another day. Decide before hand and you will be able to complete your fast.
After fasting, you should take about 1.5 liters of warm water with the juice of 1 lemon and a level tablespoon of salt. This drink helps to flush the digestive system, eliminating waste material that might otherwise remain in the body if you didn't fast.
All in all, fasting is one of the best practices for maintaining physical, mental and spiritual health.

I know I know, sounds like the ideal thing to do (or not - lol), but fasting is difficult!! I love food..A LOT!! But I will try a 24 hour fast  (liquid fast - water and soup) starting 8am tomorrow (till 8am). Will write all about it in the comments section below. .  will also try to have some Detox tea by Yogi tea , and organic green tea. .

Denise The Fabulous Team xoxo

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