View Full Version : Fasting in comfort and solitude
07-10-2007, 09:03 PM
Do you find it easier to maintain a fast when you have time off from work and when you are by yourself.
I would think so since you aren't around the stress of work and the temptations people can bring.
I ask this because I am about to have a long break from work and school and was thinking about starting a juice fast.
I think that would be a wonderful time to fast. But ultimately it depends on your goals and why you are fasting. If it is for spiritual reasons having a lot of time to journal, reflect and pray would be good. However, I find working being a benefit because it keeps me busy and my mind off of food. But I have to say that I don't have as much energy as I normally do so it would be nice to rest more. It would also be great not to have to be around people because people can try to sabatoge your efforts.
07-10-2007, 10:24 PM
Personally I prefer to be busy but flexible. The first time I fasted I had nothing on my schedule & was mostly alone. I was in agony, because I was exhaused and thought about food all the time! Sooo I dunno. I think alone, but with projects would be ideal.
07-11-2007, 02:44 AM
I did my longest fast (water, 2 weeks) during the first 2 weeks of school one year. It was the perfect time because I was occupied with getting ready for classes and going to the first meetings for various things, but wasn't overwhelmed with homework and studying yet. The first weekend when I had all that free time was torture! I couldn't keep my mind off food. Probably the first time ever when I was counting the seconds until Monday morning, LOL :D So I'd say, if you have things to keep you entertained and occupied, it's a great time to fast because you can rest if you want but you won't just be stuck at home thinking about food all day.
07-11-2007, 10:18 PM
Depending on the stage of my fasting. Alot of fasting is also the mindset in which we harbor.
In the beginning, I can handle light activity
By day 5-8 I prefer to let my body's energies toward healing/resting. My senses are heightened and I prefer quietness, clean and natural scents/surrounding.
Its a time I truly can hear myself without error.
07-24-2007, 09:55 AM
I have found that for me quiet and solitude are essential to the fast. My fasts are focused on a time for my body to rest, detox, and heal. I try to keep the conditions as controlled as possible. This is made easier by being alone and at home 24/7 durning the fast. I like to keep the windows open and the phone ringer to off. I use colonics durning the fast to assist in detox. I typically water only fast for 21 days followed by another week for adjusting to eating again. I have found that this week is a perfect time to make adjustment to my diet like increasing the percentage of raw foods in my diet. After my fast and adjustment I return to my active lifestyle but durning the fast I try to rest as much as possible with as little distraction as possible. I always unplug my alarm clock durning a fast and enjoy doing as little as possible. Enjoy :)
07-30-2007, 07:04 AM
Sorry to hijack the thread - I've lost your e-mail address hun, if you see this could you e-mail me??
Hope you're well :)
07-30-2007, 11:12 AM
I was always under the impression a fast meant resting and putting the body in the best state to heal and work on itself. Then I would think being away from work or any distraction would be far better. Ofcourse with no distraction, boredom can cause one to want to eat. Maybe someone can help expain different??
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