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The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung
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Fasting: a nightmare or heaven's ride?
The answer to this question has been quite a journey. After been in this journey for more than almost 2 years, one thing I can surely say is, staying informed and hydrated is THE Key.
I have used my body as an experimental ground for almost everything. Anything that interests me, I try it out on myself. By the virtue of being a healthy individual, this has relatively been easy for me and my body mostly supports me through such experiments. Had I not been healthy and still did those experiments, will I get through easily? god knows and hence I say, this is an area where proper research and information is necessary before experimenting and this book provides you that. Bursts a lot of myths and increases your confidence in your ability to fast.
I started with different kinds of fast with different intensities and frequencies. It was hard initially because I was doing it with lack of information and that's when my interest grew in the field. I have suffered through headaches until a friend suggested me to drink enough water. I fainted and felt dizzy many a times until a friend informed me of missing salt. My stomach went upset too. And add to this the common misconception of, your body can't handle hunger and hence will feel loss of energy. Well psychological if you believe this, you feel it then. So did I. I desperately needed expert advice and this book has came to the rescue.
This book prepares you, with all those advices, correction of misconceptions backed by science and a lot of motivation by fasting all stars stories. Reading through this book I added a milestone to my fasting journey by smoothly doing a 36 hour water fast. When I finish this book, I've already successful repeated it 4 times, that marks a month and the experience has been far better than my early fasts and broke all fears that existed when I started. I encourage everyone to read it so they understand the intricacies and break myths. A big hurdle I've faced in my fasting journey is the discouragement by my friends and family and that comes from all the misconceptions that are widespread. It's hard to convince them and I think this book could be a great help there too.
PS: If you want quick tips, check out the last chapter on FAQs.
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