How to deal with overeating after fasting?
Increased appetite at the exit from fasting is a common occurrence. Many people who are just starting to practice starvation face this problem. And it is not surprising, if during fasting the organism consumes its internal reserves very economically, then at the exit from starvation it strives to fill as quickly as possible all that he lost during the famine. Add to this the general increase in metabolic processes and you will get a brutal, unbridled appetite at the end of starvation.
Modern man is already characterized by excessive and, at times, uncontrolled consumption of foods, and after fasting many control is completely lost. All this leads to the fact that by dropping several kilograms of hunger, you very quickly regain the previous weight and can not stop, add a few extra pounds. This is especially offensive when you use fasting for weight loss.
Whatever happens, you must follow the following precautions:
First, the - you need to start to master fasting gradually. Best suited for these purposes one-day fasting. They will help you learn to control your appetite and not overeat when you quit fasting.
After a weekly practice of one-day fasting during 2-3 months, you can move on to mastering longer terms fasting - 2-3 days. And only after you understand that you do not have problems with getting out of starvation, you can start to develop starvation longer terms.Using such tactics, you will gradually accustom your body to hunger and then it will be much easier for you to avoid the tradition of post-starvation longer periods.
I have repeatedly observed people who, without prior preparation, tried to starve for more than 7-10 days. After heroically enduring this rather long period, they broke off at the exit from starvation, unable to cope with their brutal appetite. If this did not lead to dangerous consequences for health, then it negated all the useful things that were achieved during the period of fasting.
The second important rule - this is the right mindset for fasting. Try to prepare in advance for fasting and accurately plan its timing. It is necessary to clearly understand why you are starting your fast. If the reason is good enough, it will be easier to avoid overeating. But if your goal is vague or not clear enough, it's best not to use fasting.
The third very important rule - important right to get out of starvation, but no less important and recovery period, which lasts from 1 to 3 months depending on the period of your fasting. Just at this time and there is a significant increase in appetite. For what would not have happened - make your own exit menu from starvation, as well as develop diet, which you will observe during the recovery period. A correct, balanced diet for all parameters, will help you to cope with increased appetite more easily.
And a few simple but useful tips:
When coming out of fasting and during the recovery period, try to chew food thoroughly. Follow the instructions of Indian yogis - solid food in the process of chewing should be turned into liquid, and liquid into solid. Such prolonged presence of food in the mouth contributes to faster satiety.
If, however, after coming out of starvation, you attacked the zhor, then try to eat more fruits and vegetables. They contain few calories and are quickly digested.
And remember, overeating is temporary. As you gain experience of longer fasting, you will definitely learn to control your appetite and remember with a smile those first fasting when you could not do it yet.