All posts tagged: fast

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 …

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 …

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 …

A stronger immune system

If you suffer from a weak immune system, water fasting is one of the best things you can do to strengthen it. Similarly, water fasting is one of the oldest and most effective methods to regain health if your immune system is facing an infection such the flu.  Personally, it’s what I do the moment I feel a virus beginning to stir inside me. And nine times out of ten the fast does its magic – and, miraculously, I stay healthy. In fact, in the days before vaccines, fasting was even successfully applied in treating life-threatening diseases such as smallpox and typhoid. And during the era of the bubonic plague, doctors acquainted with fasting did just that in order to raise the chances of not becoming infected by their patients. So how does water fasting strengthen your immune system, and how can you apply it to illness? When your digestive system shuts down through fasting, much of the energy normally devoted to digestion is redirected to the immune system.  This is because your immune system …

Go-to green smoothie to break a fast

After any fast of more than a day or so, it’s important how you re-introduce food back into your diet. Oranges are a great way to break any fast, as the citrus content helps to provide a final element of detox as well as to prime the liver for its role in digestion. After this, though, perhaps the best thing you can do for your body is to drink green smoothies. This is exactly what we did at the end of our recent 7-day water fasting retreat. Green smoothies are easy on the digestion while providing valuable vitamins and minerals. For those with particularly sensitive digestion or people finishing longer fasts (especially 21+ days), green smoothies are sometimes the only food which the body readily accepts. This should also tell us something about how important leafy greens are in our everyday diet as well! The recipe which follows is only a suggestion, and is what we used after the retreat (based on what I was able to find at the local shops). The main thing …