Why I started fasting
I started fasting simply because I wanted to.
I wanted to do a juice fast in January, but it was exam time and already stressful for my body & soul.
I wanted to fast to give my body a break from all the junk I fed him before.
I wanted to fast because wanted to differentiate between hunger and appetite/cravings, between physic and emotional hunger.
It was not my goals to lose weight, because I know how to lose weight a healthier & easier way.
Why I broke my fast
Originally, I wanted to fast for 14 days. Challenging, I know. But now I broke my fast after 2 1/2 days. And that for different reasons.
- On the second evening I started to feel sick, it felt ice I have to throw up.
- I missed working out way too much, since I were supposed to give my body some rest and didnâ€™t work out
- I felt anxious and numb, even walking was had & exhausting.
For me it’s important to feel good and healthy. Which I didn’t at the end of my fast. I know this could have been detoxing signs or normal signs while fasting, but I didn’t want to torture me.
But I decided to fast again, I donâ€™t know when, but I had some benefits.
What I learned
Food was a huge part of my life before I started fasting. When I was fasting, I realised how much time I usually spend around food.
I also realised that I’m much less hungry than I always thought I am-
I realised how often people in TV shows eat or snack and this doesn’t make me hungry but crave food. Unhealthy food especially.
Not eating also meant not eating when I became emotionally hungry, this helped me to deal with my emotions and not stuff myself instead.