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How can you make a food fast enjoyable?

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June 19, 2019 / By Dayna
Question: I have fasted a few times, but i had school to distract me, so how do you fast if food is accecable?
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Briar Briar | 3 days ago
Why are you fasting? If it is to cleanse.........there is no easy way to fast when food is around. I sleep a lot. I stay away from friends too because I become mean when I try to cleanse like that. If it is for spiritual reasons.... Try using that time to journal. When I have done spiritual cleanses I let my thoughts of food become connected to god so that everytime I think about food, I stop and talk to god. It ends up being a full day of prayer and meditation. It is never easy, but so powerful. If it is for weight loss......fasting is the worst idea. When you fast your body will kick in to starvation mode and begin to store every calorie as fat and slow your metabolism so that you will have a store to live off while your body waits for the next meal. It will actually make weight loss more difficult in the long run. Try to keep your fast short no matter the reason. 24 hours or less is all that is necessary and more becomes extremely unhealthy. (especially if you aren't drinking either)
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Briar Originally Answered: What can I buy to make healthier food for my family? What foods really make an impact?
I personally think that a lot of non-fat, reduced fat products are not healthy. They have replaced the fat with chemicals and we already get way too many of those. Same with the fake sugars. I use "real" fats but sparingly. Sugars used in baking can usually be reduced by 1/2 without adverse effects in the finished products. Unless someone in the house has heart and blood pressure issues, salt is not an evil thing. It adds a lot of flavor to food and the human body needs a certain amount of salt to function properly. With you making a lot of your own foods, not buying ready to eat and processed foods, you have already greatly reduced the amount of salt. Anything processed has a huge amount of salt. Just look at the sodium counts on some of the salad dressings, sauces, instant products. Use spices and herbs to bring up the flavor. Many spices and herbs have healthy benefits. Garlic, onions, cinnamon, oregano are just a few. Good oils include olive oil and canola oil. Both have Omega 3's in them and that's something we do not get enough of! I've attached a link below to an article that explains why Omega 3's are so important. This article convinced me to start taking them as a supplement. Within two weeks, both husband and I noticed less joint issues. I got my 87 year old mother taking them and within less than 4 months her bad cholesterol came down 12 points and her good came up over 10. And she's a horrible eater; the more fat the better! Because you are busy, try making things like spaghetti sauce, soups, chicken stock, beef stocks in large batches on the weekend and dividing into meal sized packages and freezing them. Same with things like meatballs or casseroles. Make 2, cook one and freeze one. Doesn't really take a lot longer or make any more mess and you have a quick meal handy for those days that nothing has gone well. I make meatballs with lots of veg in them (a good 1/2) and the picky guys never know. I bake them in the oven and put in zip top bags. Between having sauce in the freezer and the meatballs, I can have a great meal ready in less than 1/2 hour and they have no clue it's healthy. Sneak beans in anywhere you can. It's a highly underused food. Work fiber in anywhere you can. Use fat sparingly but make it the good stuff either from the flavor stand point or nutrition stand point. Cold pressed olive oil delivers a lot of flavor for bread dipping or salad dressings. Canola oil is an excellent source of Omega 3's. And there are times that a nob of butter is just what the dish needs to be truly enjoyable. And butter is not really all that evil either. The steric acids found in butter actually do help to reduce cholesterol. I'm automatically suspicious of anything processed or modified. I'm part of the generation that was told that margarine was good for us and 25 years later we find out about trans fat. I highly suspect that we will find out similar information about other food additives. I do not use any artificial sweeteners or fake products. On the other hand, eating is a real source of enjoyment for us humans. There is a fine line to be walked between eating well and enjoying what we eat. If it's not enjoyable, no one cares how good for you it is. I don't nit pick every ingredient, I look at the big picture. If this is a little higher fat than what is considered healthy, I'll serve it with a big salad or a stir fry that is healthy to help balance it out. And sometimes, one just plain craves that big old hamburger or cheeseburger cooked on the grill. So I grill a bunch of veg right along side or we do a fruit salad with. You are on the right track but don't drive yourself crazy with it either. Look at the big picture. And probably the next thing that we all should be doing is getting more exercise on a regular basis. That has as big an impact if not bigger than the foods we eat. And I'm as guilty as the next person on that one!

Alexus Alexus
The times I've fasted were for religious reasons, and also for a fundraiser for feeding the hungry (30 hour famine raises money for the hungry). i see that someone commented on fasting not being healthy, but really, if its for the right reasons, go ahead with it, just take care of yourself. What does that mean? Make sure you're still getting some calories: like from Propel/Gatorade/Powerade/Juice, which will let your body know you're not starving and you'll still be able to function. Set a reasonable goal about how long you're going to fast (not more than a day or so), and as far as distraction? Go somewhere with friends (avoid restaurants/snack places or you'll be miserable), or go for a long walk with your dog and just relax. Just plan things you enjoy and you won't think about it. Drink plenty of fluids also, and chewing gum may also help.
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Tyler Tyler
it all depends on why you are fasting....if its for religious reasons then fill that time with prayer, meditation, or reading of a book. If its for health reason find some light activities that you enjoy doing and fill you normal eating time with these other habits.
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Ricky Ricky
Fasting is not healthy. If you eat absolutely nothing, then you could pass out-- or worse. Just eat in moderation everyday instead of fasting on occasion. There is no reason to starve yourself: not for appearance, rebellion, or religion. Eat, please...
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Ricky Originally Answered: Why is healthy food at fast food restaurants more expensive than regular food?
Because the ingredients in the unhealthy food are so cheap they're actually cheaper than the healthy stuff. In the past fruit & vegetables always used to be cheaper than animal products, but thanks to some modern inhumane intensive farming methods and new methods of carcass processing (for example "mechanically recovered/separated meat" etc) its very cheap to get a bit of animal on your plate these days. What part of that animal though is another question (its not even technically meat most of the time), but when its all processed into a nice nondescript paste which is then cooked up in a shape with some flavourings & additives etc people don't seem to really care! But yeah. I know farming, i know food factory work. I've lived/worked in both and i've done a lot of research on these matters too, and long story short my advice is: Save your pennies up for the better quality healthier food and avoid such processed foods (chicken nuggets, cheap sausage meat, burgers etc) like the plague! You'll be doing your health a big favour- its not just gross & fattening a lot of what they put in junk/fast food, there are major concerns over the long term health implications over a lot of the other things they add to food.

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