How Long Should You Fast?
It depends on what your goal is. First though you should never fast past the point of your body not being able to sustain itself from its fat reserves. You need some fat to live and there is always the possibility of being ill and not being able to eat for awhile. There have been cases where bodybuilders for example have taken their body fat so low that they have possibly died from things they shouldn’t have died from. How Legendary Bodybuilder Who Died With Almost Zero Body Fat Lives On & 15 Negative Effects of Having a Low Body Fat Percentage Just to give a quick understanding that there is a limit. The goal of fasting shouldn’t be death. Now comes to the reasons for fasting: (I’ll only list a few) Fasting for some kind of self fulfillment or empowerment. Really there isn’t time limits and these are probably the longest fasts. Jesus fasted for 40 days and many spiritual leader have used fasting. These are based on faith. Fasting for healing. There are some healing benefits to fasts that are not always that well understood and there are studies being done and more to be done. Generally the healing effects require fasts that are typically days or longer. These are probably Continue reading >>