“I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.” – Plato
Fasting is an age old practice of abstaining from food. Today many are availing of it to enhance their health and wellbeing. This presentation is neither about substantiating nor refuting the benefits of fasting. My goal here is to share what has been working well for me as to the foods to eat after a 36 hour fast. If you don’t consume the right foods after a long fast, then diarrhea and/or stomach cramps may follow.
My first meal is limited to a serving of sardines (4 oz). The second meal consists of two boiled eggs. My third meal may include an avocado and/or salmon. Allowing for an hour or two between consumption works for me, but it may not be a good standard for everyone. For the remainder of the day, you will typically find me eating less frequently and gradually taking in veggies, cereals and nuts.
The primary reasons for my weekly 36 hour fasts are thus: It strengthens resolve, moderates appetite, and detoxifies the body. Furthermore, it allows for a state of consciousness that is conducive to meditation and creative thought. Even though there are other ways to attain such results, fasting happens to be a direct and uncomplicated approach that suits my lifestyle. However, not everyone has the physical constitution or the appropriate environment for fasting, so it may be prudent to consult a health professional if you wish to learn more about regulating your food consumption.