I have overcome my 17-year eating and digestive problems by fasting. This article is to share my thoughts with people suffering from similar problems.

Our world is flooding with food – breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, dinner buffet, tea buffet, dessert buffet and so on. Together with our fast-pace lifestyle and stress, many are suffering from digestive problems to certain extent, such as indigestion, fullness, heartburn, constipation etc. Fasting is one of the cheapest, easiest and yet safest way to relieve these syndromes. It is also one of the most dependable natural curative methods for digestive problems.

Fasting is not something new. In fact, it is one of the oldest therapeutic methods known to man. Man (and animal alike) instinctively stops eating when feeling ill and abstained from food until his health is restored. Great thinkers and philosophers such as Plato and Socrates both practiced fasting to attain mental and physical efficiency.

Nowadays, people are practicing fasting in different ways. Some do juice fasting, some do water fasting. Some go to Koh Samui in Thailand once a year to do a 10-day fasting and cleanse program. Some go on a 24-hour fasting once or twice a week, so call intermittent fasting. I personally go on 24-hour fasting on a continued basis, i.e., eat once a day. My feeling of fullness, slow in metabolism and lack of energy all gone. In fact, if you ask anyone who has tried any kind of fasting, you will see one thing in common – these people are happier and not looking back to their old misguided ways of eating.

Preparing for Fasting
Before you practice fasting of any kind, please note these two important things:
First, ABANDON these theories which you might have been told a million times.
(1) Eat smaller and more frequent meals through out the day.
(2) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a beggar.

I am not saying that these won’t work, but if you are suffering from digestive problems, fasting is proven to be a dependable natural remedy. I have been suffering from slow digestion, fullness sort of problems since 1989 and had tried all and everything without any success. Eventually I relieved my pain by a 6-day juice fasting followed by intermittent fasting. I am feeling great and have decided to feel that great for the rest of my life.

Second, be DETERMINED. This is the most important factor to determine whether you are going to succeed or not. The first two days of fasting is going to be difficult, as you need to suppress your natural desire for food. You would need determination to survive through these two days. Once you are up to the third day, you are fine. I’m sure you won’t look back to your old ways of eating.

NOTE: Please seek professional medical advice prior to initiating any form of nutritional program.
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Author's Bio: 

Anna has suffered from indigestion problems since 1989. In 2006 she has taken an important step in her life as to change her eating habit, by practicing juice fasting and intermittent fasting. She has achieved natural weight loss and gained great improvements on her appearance in addition to gaining back her confidence and stay healthy.

She has raised a blog to share her fasting success experience.
Intermittent Fasting Success Report