Author: Tallis Shivantar

How to prevent overeating and bingeing after a fast

One of the biggest problems people have with fasting is the temptation to overeat afterwards. Things can very easily end up getting out of control, which not only overtaxes the digestive system but also potentially distorts eating patterns in the future. This video examines the whole issue and offers numerous practical solutions, ensuring the smoothest possible process of refeeding. If I don’t cover all your questions in the video, please feel free to ask in the comments section below!

Working out and exercise during a water fast: is it safe?

A lot of people who ordinarily work out or exercise in everyday life are tempted to continue doing so while water fasting. Usually the reasons revolve around maintaining fitness and the fear of losing muscle mass. But is it wise to continue exercising after your body has exhausted its glycogen stores? Like it or not, there are potential dangers in doing so. This video takes a look at what is safe, what is not, and why. Please feel free to post comments at the bottom of the page if I haven’t answered any of your questions!

Dealing with insomnia and sleep issues while water fasting

Almost everyone experiences major changes to the way they sleep while water fasting. In fact, many people find it one of the most disturbing aspects of fasting. It doesn’t have to be a source of concern, though, if you understand why these processes are taking place and what you can do to help get a good night’s sleep! This two-part video lecture explores both the situation as well as the possible solutions to insomnia and other sleep problems. Please feel free to post comments at the bottom of the page if I haven’t answered any of your questions! Part I: Part I explores the various factors and issues which drive sleep patterns while fasting. Part II: Part II examines a whole array of practical solutions to sleep problems.  

Online personal consultations and fasting guidance

In addition to the general advice offered here on this website, I also offer more private and personalised online support as a fasting guide.* If it’s one thing I’ve learnt in guiding people through their fasts, it’s that the emotional security provided by working with a coach makes the experience of fasting much, much easier. That security even tends to decrease the severity of detox symptoms – and when they do occur, I can help you find the most appropriate ways to relieve them. If you have any doubts about your own fast, I’m here to help you: whether it’s your first 3-day water fast or an extended healing fast. CLICK HERE for testimonials and clients’ descriptions of what it’s like to work together with me. I offer the following online services: (1) Full coaching (see below) (2) Single online consultation (see below) (1) FULL COACHING FOR ANY LENGTH OF FAST Price includes: (1) Preliminary video call (Skype or WhatsApp) before the beginning of the fast (60 min.) (2) Daily check-in video calls to discuss …

3-day home fasting groups

Next fasting session (2019): Mar. 8-10 Nothing compares to fasting while on retreat. Unfortunately, though, actually attending one can be expensive and difficult logistically. This is why I offer 3-day home fasting groups. This means that we’ll all be doing a 3-day water fast individually at home — and yet connected as a group online for over a week. What a 3-day home fasting group offers: — Small group for the best support: max. 5 participants per fasting group — 3 video conference calls via Messenger; each call approx. 60 min. of advice, sharing and discussion — Private Facebook page to provide constant support and ongoing group communication throughout the fast. — Daily support videos — Free copy of my PDF: How to Plan, Prepare and Practise a 3-Day Water Fast (100 pages) — Free copy of my PDF: Dealing with Detox Symptoms while Fasting (30 pages) Price: $200 (sign-up and payment below) Each 3-day fast takes place from Friday to Sunday, which means that you’ll be perfectly capable of continuing your job without having to …

7-day water fast: spring retreat 2019

10 day – 9 night retreat centred around a 7-day water fast: DATE: 26 April – 5 May 2019 (Friday afternoon – Sunday afternoon). LOCATION: Vászoly, close to Lake Balaton (Hungary), less than 2 hours from Budapest. (Transportation can be arranged from Budapest, see below) PRICE: 650 USD / 500GBP (see below for details) Maximum number of participants: 12. Currently 4 places left! Enquiries and registration: see application form below — If you are unable to attend but would like to organise your own fasting retreat for me to lead (in either Europe or the USA), please contact me using the application form below. About this retreat: Situated on the edge of a forest in the hills above Hungary’s Lake Balaton (pictured above), our accommodation offers the perfect setting for an extended water fast: a converted mill house on the edge of a forest, with a large garden, several acres of surrounding fields and a stream running through the property. There are also several natural springs in the vicinity, from which shall drink throughout the duration of …

Living on water: the complete 3-day fasting program

Coming in February Do you feel the need to cleanse, to try out water fasting but don’t know how to get started? Are you a little anxious about the whole thing? Living on water is a PDF / video bundle which provides you with all you need to know in order to safely, successfully and smoothly carry out your first 3-day water fast. If you already have a little experience, there are plenty of additional tips to help you go deeper into water fasting. What you get: 100 page ebook (pdf): How to plan, prepare and practise a 3-day water fast 7 support videos (2+ hours viewing time): covering each day of the fast (3 videos) preparing you in the week before the fast begins (2 videos) helping you break the fast and return to eating (2 videos) 30-page pdf: Dealing with detox symptoms while fasting Bonus printouts including checklists, recipes and fasting journal All in all, Living on water provides maximum possible support without actually working one on one with a fasting guide. Price: $99 (USD) …

Diets, fasts and healing injuries for runners

When most people think of diets or fasting, they usually have weight loss in mind.  Even at the best of times this is a dubious practice. Changing the way you eat by reducing calories usually results in the body conserving energy and using calories more efficiently thereafter. Although a more efficient body is generally a healthier body (good!), the problem is that, as a result, many people actually gain weight once they finish their diet or fast (bad!). If you need to lose weight, the healthiest and most sustainable way to achieve this is to move. Get out there and go for a run! If you’re already a runner, this doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for diets or fasting in your life. Far from it! (And this applies both to recreational runners who use movement simply in order to lose weight, as well as to professional athletes.) Besides the fact that a little extra cleansing never hurts :-), diets and fasting provide one of the most effective tools in order to prevent and treat …

Summer smoothie to break a fast

A week ago I used this smoothie to break my 5 day dry fast with 2 day water fast introduction. Normally I prefer to break my fasts with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, but unfortunately orange season has long since past by this point in late summer. With a little inspiration, though, I improvised this recipe instead, based on the following ingredients: Ingredients: 1 summer apple (tart) 1 lemon 1 slice of watermelon 1 slice of fresh ginger 1 sprig of peppermint Apples are a good choice at the end of any fast given how easy they are to digest. They also contain high quantities of malic acid, which both detoxifies the liver as well as softens and dissolves gallstones. While on one of my daily walks, I found an apple tree growing wild in a field, and picked the juiciest looking fruit I could find! I also knew I wanted to involve citrus in the smoothie because the acids help to detox and reawaken the liver after the fast. This time, instead …

Pure and perfect tomato soup to break a fast

This recipe is always a favourite at the end of a fast: warming, comforting and nutritionally perfect, packed with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (such as lycopene, beta-carotene, potassium, Vitamins C and K). It’s so well loved that I found myself with a revolt on my hands at the end of this year’s 7-day fasting retreat, when I couldn’t find enough ripe tomatoes at the market to make this dish! Ripe tomatoes are key in bringing out maximum flavour and texture, so I suggest buying the tomatoes a few days in advance and then either keeping them in the fridge (if already ripe) or setting them in the sun until they reach an ideal condition. I’d also suggest preparing more than one serving at a time, as the soup can be warmed up again later in the day. Ingredients (serves 3): — 12-15 tomatoes (4-5 per serving) — 3 cloves of garlic (1 clove per serving) — olive oil, balsamic vinegar (optional) — NO SALT Preparation: Dice the ripened tomatoes, slice the …