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After fasting or going without food for a significant number of days, your stomachs biochemistry has changed.  New food introduced into your system must occur at a gradual rate and the foods must be easy to digest, preferably with enzymes to help the food digest easier. This avoids unexpected shocks to your system.  If too much food that is heavy is re-introduced too quickly, it can cause internal organ failure. Whenever you overeat or overindulge after eating, you can lose all the benefits you built up during fasting.

Food should be chewed thoroughly and slowly.  A good rule to follow is if you have fasted for 3 days or more, you should allow a grace period of 2 to 4 days for your system to re-stabilize.  As mentioned earlier, your food should include easy to digest foods, high in enzymes, such as Pepsin and Trypsin, which easily help proteins digest in the stomach.

Here is a good rule to follow after you have broken your fast.  Day 1: Apples and Fruit high in Vitamin C.  Day 2: Plain Organic Yogurt and/or mashed potatoes.  This will flood your system with new calcium, which your body needs after a fast the most, as fasting can severely deplete the calcium levels in your body.  The starch in the potatoes help your body absorb the calcium in the yogurt. Day 3: Cottage Cheese, Tofu, Tuna and Vitamin C. In the mid afternoon - Raw Nuts, Seeds and Sprouted Seeds.  These are full of enzymes and proteins.  This re-introduces amino acids back into your system, which your body will use to build new muscle tissue. Day 4: Rice with Raw Fruits or Vegetable Juice. This helps re-introduce minerals into your body.  By days 4 and 5, your body should be returning to normal and your energy levels should be not just back to normal, but you should feel much more healthier than before. 

Important Things to Remember During Your Fast:

After 3 to 4 days of feeling hungry on a long term fast, the hunger pains will cease to annoy you and you will no longer have extreme cravings for food.  When your body intuitively tells you or signals you that food is needed, it means that the toxins have been flushed out of your body to an adequate level and the healing is complete.  This is usually a good sign that you can break your fast. This is a psychological sign that that the healing of your body has begun. If you do not have complete faith in the fasting process or the steps necessary to get the required results, you will lose confidence, especially during the first few days of a fast, so you must keep the faith and confidence in your ability to successfully fast.

Out of the millions of people throughout the thousands of years that went on a fast, there is not one written account where any one of them died from fasting.

During fasting, you may feel some discomfort such as nausea, headaches, foul breath or dizziness. This is normal and will pass over time as you fast. 

Physical and Mental tasks should be performed to a minimum because the energy levels of your body will drop considerably while your body is removing toxins from the cells. The best times of the year to fast are: At the end of Winter, just before Spring begins.  At the end of Spring, just before Summer begins. At the end of Summer, just before Autumn begins.

It is also key that you allow your body to get plenty of fresh air when fasting.  This is because increased oxygen levels help with the removal of toxins due to the beneficial stress that is occurring in your body, much like the stress your body undergoes while exercising.

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