Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Benefits of Water Fasting

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Benefits of Water Fasting
It's been a while since my last post here. Anyway, the fasting month for Muslim has just started over the weekend. I took this opportunity to try it out from Saturday to Sunday. I was apprehensive to try it out because I know myself very well. I get cranky and I can't function well when I'm hungry.

After my research, it gave me the push to try it out for the many health benefits. Not only it will help you with detoxification, it will also help you with weight loss.

Anyway, here are some of the benefits of fasting:
1) cleansing of internal organs
2) anti-aging
3) better sleep
4) clearer skin
5) more energy
6) improved digestion
7) clarity of mind

Did you know that when we eat, 65% of our energy are directed to the digestive organs. During fasting, this energy will be diverted in repairing cells, tissues and organs.

Here is one video that I got in YouTube that can explain what happens internally during fasting.

If you're interested in fasting, you can follow how the Muslims do it. They will have their first meal of the day before sunset. You can hydrate yourself with water or fruit juices during your fast. You can break your fast by 6PM or 7PM. I suggest that you don't eat heavily.

So what did I gain during my two days fasting? I noticed that my tummy is a bit smaller and I don't feel bloated after a meal. I still have a long way to go before I can feel the other benefits. So fasting might be a once a week habit for me from now on.

20 Responses to “Benefits of Water Fasting”

Franc said...
March 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I think even if we don't have significant weight loss having a not bloated feeling is worth the fasting.

Anonymous said...
March 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I might try this one next week in order to lose a little weight.

Rochkirstin Santos said...
March 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I have not fasted like not eaten at all in one day, and I don't think I can be successful at it wahaha.

MaryJane Tauyan said...
March 15, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I have done this with last year though more water cause I run in the morning and gym at night. More tea's in between without any soda's or fruitjuices for a couple of weeks hehe i lost 2 kilos with better sleep too and i've been energetic. though i dont really need to get skinny because i am already i just wanted to be healthy and be toned hehe xx

Janine Daquio said...
March 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

i am thin. but i cannot think of any single day not to chew. hahahha. my mind will be preoccupied of imagining delicious food.

Gigi Beleno said...
March 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I haven't tried yet this water fasting. But anyway, what I usually do is to eat less that's why am still bit skinny till now.

DiaryniGracia said...
March 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM

actually it's been proven in the bible. That a person can safely survive without food only water, or just none. .JESUS CHRIST did it as human like us. .

Christeen Cereno said...
March 16, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Sounds really interesting and I want to try this. I am just worried about my mood which is unbecoming during hungry times :)

Makoy said...
March 16, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Christeen, don't worry about the mood swing. You'll be surprised that you'll feel calm and at peace.

papaleng said...
March 16, 2013 at 5:16 AM

Yes, so timely this Lent week. I do it from Good Fri to Black Sat.

The Manila Urbanite said...
March 16, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I think this is also a good way of losing some *extended holidays weighs* especially that summer season is finally hear. As well as beating the heat! :)

Zion Campo said...
March 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Don't plan on doing this. Exercise will always be my number one to get fit.

Makoy said...
March 16, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Muslims do it for a longer period during Ramadan. It can also help us spiritually.

Marri Bermudez said...
March 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Everyone of us has own faith and beliefs but when it comes to sacrifices like fasting... may it be food or water, it's our choice, our decision.

BTW, never thought that water fasting has health benefits until this post.

YANI said...
March 17, 2013 at 1:13 AM

I'm not sure if this will work for me. I'm still comfortable to having frequent small meals per day.

Anna Monique Santos said...
March 17, 2013 at 2:26 AM

I'm not sure if it gives me the same tummy effect. When I take more water I feel it getting much bigger. lol

tess said...
March 17, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Fasting is really good for the body and soul. I can do it do, sa payat kong ito, i might end up being malnourish.

Justin Buenagua said...
March 17, 2013 at 7:52 PM

water therapy is definitely the best way to keep up with a healthy lifestyle.. lots of benefits..

Dennis Dolojan said...
March 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Fasting and taking much water will cleanand remove radicals and chemicals from your body like those additives contained in the usual fast food products..

levy said...
March 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM

great this is interesting. I hope I can do it to lose excess weight.

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