Day 14: Fast for 12 hours.
There has been a lot of research recently about fasting. Generally speaking, if our body is always in a state of digestion (digestion requires a lot of energy!) it may be a source of inefficiency. Fasting has been found to be a vital part of cell regeneration and the anti-aging process. Much of the food that we consume causes inflammation in the body. Fasting can often relieve this inflammation among other benefits.
Another thing fasting can do is show you how you use food to mitigate emotions. I have never had a weight problem, but I had an eating problem. I ate as an opiate, as a drug to manage stress. On my honeymoon, I embarrassingly ate so much that I couldn’t walk back to our room. Often when we identify where we don’t have control, we can start taking control at these points. By controlling my intake, managing what I ate better, and fasting, I lost almost 40 pounds. I wasn’t even trying!
This may be difficult, many of the most impactful things we do are. Fast for twelve hours and document your experience in your Who Are We? Journal.
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