Friday, November 23, 2007

Once a week fast..

I think it was in the first half of the 1990s that I met a vegan woman called Karen Williams, living in northern France, who was regularly fasting once a week. I think Thursdays, although it may well have been Fridays..

Anyhow, I pondered on it for a while, until deciding that it was something that I wanted to try out for myself..

So I did.. although many of my first attempts met with little success, as I regularly would find myself mid afternoon feeling so hungry and tempted so much by food that I chose to break fast and eat as normal...

Eventually though, I sort of broke into the rhythm of it, and my weekly fast became a regular habit that I've been especially consistent with during the last 5 or 6 years..

Now I look forward to fasting each week, and today is my none food day again today.

I strongly believe it has great benefits for the body.. giving it a welcome break from that constant onslaught of digestion and assimilation it otherwise must contend with daily.

Good stuff.

Mango the Fruitarian.

Me standing on back veranda in Spain, 2005:
me, spain

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Anonymous said...

fasting scares me, I like juice fasting though

Fruitarian Mango said...

Hi Suvine,
no need for fear! Fasting, even if only for the day, is pretty much always a positive thing. And generally beneficial.

I'm fully in to juice feasting too though!