When was the last time you went a day without eating? What’s your relationship with food? Do have control over it or does it control you? Food has become so much more than just fuel to for us to operate our bodies on. For some it has become the master of their days. The entire days schedule revolves around meals.
Research shows that fasting for short periods of time has great benefits for your body and mind. From physical standpoint fasting can help with inflammation and in some cases has been shown to decrease the chances of cancer. From a mental standpoint the ability to use your willpower to resist the temptation of food allows you to reevaluate your relationship with food perhaps give you the realization that food is the just fuel.
Embarking on a fast for the first time can be a little daunting and your mind will probably start making all kinds of excuses why you have to eat. So start slowly by skipping just one meal. And no, don’t make up for the skipped meal the next time you sit down to eat. Allow yourself plenty of water and tell yourself that food is abundant and you can have it any time you want to. It’s just that you’re going to choose when you eat.