What difficulties can you encounter during fasting?
If you carefully read the books on starvation, get acquainted with the enthusiastic responses of the patients of the fasting clinics and people practicing starvation at home, then there may be a deceptive impression that this is a very easy and pleasant method of treatment. But in reality everything is much more complicated.
Fasting is actually a very effective method of treating a large number of diseases, many of which modern medicine simply can not cure. List of indications to the use of fasting is constantly expanding. Some method enthusiasts believe that starvation can cure any disease.
And all these people are really right, but you can not forget that this is a rather complicated and difficult method of treatment. The enthusiastic euphoria of doctors and patients is primarily due to the surprising results of the use of fasting. Without the use of special, sometimes expensive drugs, sanatoriums, surgeries it is possible to get rid of the most neglected diseases of various complexity.
But with all this, one should not forget about the difficulties of applying fasting. Yes, fasting can do much, but not everyone can start fasting and withstand starvation treatment.
Fasting is like a disease.
When a person begins to starve, he experiences sensations similar to those that we experience during an exacerbation of the disease. In the first days of fasting, there is a lot of discomfort - this is unpleasant sensations in the abdomen, hunger, headaches, dizziness, pains of various localization, decreased mood, irritability and a host of other unpleasant symptoms that depend on the state of a particular person. It is especially difficult for beginners. The body of a person practicing fasting for the first time has not yet learned to quickly rebuild its work and therefore all these unpleasant symptoms are more pronounced. This, of course, is not a mandatory rule, some people tolerate fasting quite easily and can spend a rather long period without food the first time. But most of these symptoms, to one degree or another, are still present. Therefore, if you decide to start starving, prepare yourself for the fact that, in fact, voluntarily enter into illness.
Each of us has ever had ARVI, flu. The feeling of fasting is somewhat reminiscent of these states, only without fever, runny nose and cough. But mentally these are very similar conditions, especially the first 3 - 5 days. In the future, when the body completely switches to internal nutrition, the state of health improves somewhat. Sometimes the transition is obvious, and you suddenly feel a surge of vigor. In some people, normalization occurs gradually over several days. The further course of fasting and your well-being at this time directly depends on the experience of fasting and concomitant diseases. But you will also feel that you are not a very healthy person. Movements, speech slow down, gait changes, the very perception of time changes. The body works in a saving mode and the longer the fast, the stricter it is with regard to any waste of energy. In some ways, starvation is similar to dying - as the period lengthens, all vital functions gradually fade away. You must be prepared for such changes in your body and these sensations.
The way out of starvation.
In the exit from fasting, too, there is unpleasant moments... It would seem that it is easier - you start eating and your strength and health immediately return. But in practice, things are different. After 5-7 days of fasting, the body already completely switches to internal nutrition and therefore the food taken cannot be absorbed and processed immediately. You have to start eating in small portions, thoroughly chewing solid food and diluting drinks - otherwise, you are guaranteed trouble in the form of digestive upsets. And for longer periods of time, malnutrition at the exit can even be life-threatening. During the exit period, various unpleasant sensations are also possible in the form of weakness, dizziness.
Depending on the period of fasting, all this can last from - 3 days when fasting for 7-10 days, up to a week when fasting for over 21 days.
Period of regenerative nutrition.
After coming out of starvation the organism does not immediately return to the initial state. In the period from 1 to 2 months, various useful changes occur in it. At this time, you need to be very careful, so as not to violate the rules of nutrition and not slip to the usual gluttony. Otherwise, all that is useful, that gives us fasting can be quickly lost. And it's not so easy to do, especially beginners. We have to make certain efforts for self-control.
Thus starting a fasting you should clearly understand that this is not just an easy entertainment walk, but rather a difficult and sometimes unpleasant occupation and you should be ready for it.
But on the other hand this is a very worthwhile task. And if you are not afraid of the upcoming difficulties, boldly begin the starvation that will give you strength of youth and health. After all, all the good things in life happen to us only when we make significant efforts.