Can I eat while I'm starving?
Most people first start starving ask this strange, at first glance, question. In fact, it is very difficult for a modern person to get used to the idea that we can live for quite a long time without eating anything at all. We were brought up with the thought that if we miss breakfast, we will necessarily feel bad; if we also miss dinner, we can hardly work; and if you add a missed dinner to breakfast and dinner - we will almost be on the verge of dying from exhaustion! Such ridiculous views instill in us from the very birth and therefore it is not surprising that modern people practically know nothing about starvation. But there is a fast. This is a fairly well-established practice and it has its own rules of application.
One of the basic rules of starvation - complete lack of food. Remember - during fasting a person should not eat anything at all! You can not use juices, tea, coffee, you can not suck candy and use chewing gum. Absolutely any alcohol is contraindicated. Your mouth should be on a strong lock. Only with a complete lack of food you will be able to switch to internal nutrition. Splitting own fats the organism will supply itself with all the essentials. If the slightest supply of food persists, there will be no transition and you will suffer from exhaustion.
Same You can not use vitamins and food supplements. During fasting, the body itself synthesizes everything necessary and lacks vitamins and trace elements does not test.
Especially it is necessary to say about medicinal preparations. The use of medicines during fasting is strictly regulated and has its own characteristics. Those who regularly take heart drugs, drugs that reduce blood pressure, hormones, insulin and in other difficult cases should contact their doctor and starve in a specialized clinic under the supervision of qualified specialists. In all other cases, the use of medicines is prohibited. It is possible to use homeopathic medicines to increase the therapeutic effect in certain diseases.
The only thing you can eat during fasting - This is water. You can drink any water: boiled, melted, spring, well, distilled. The main requirement is that the water must be clean. The amount of water that you can consume during the fasting is strictly individual. For beginners it is better to drink more, it will help to cope with intoxication and easier to endure starvation. Experienced hungry thinly feel how much water is necessary for them in each specific case, and individual days, especially at the beginning of fasting, can carry out completely without liquid.
Sometimes, in the early days of starvation in beginners, to reduce the feeling of hunger, one-time use of water with the addition of a small amount of honey is allowed. After the disappearance of unpleasant symptoms, starvation continues exclusively on the water.
Thus, during fasting, it is forbidden:
- eat any food, including: juices, tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables;
- alcohol in any form (beer, wine, vodka, cocktails);
- Do not use vitamins and food supplements;
- the use of medicines is excluded / those who regularly use heart drugs, hormones, drugs that reduce blood pressure, insulin and in other difficult cases should consult their doctor /;
During fasting, it is allowed:
- drink clean water;
- use homeopathic medicines;
- Beginners, with intolerable hunger and poor health, a one-time application of water diluted with water / half a teaspoon per glass of water.
By observing these simple recommendations, you will be able to properly use starvation for your own recovery.
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