Fasting tip 1: set realistic goals
No more carbohydrates from one day to the next, cutting out your favourite morning coffee or giving up a number of things all at once? One of the best-known tips for fasting is this: set yourself realistic goals and don’t overdo it. In general, if this is your first time fasting, only give up one food or one type of food at the outset. For example, aim to give up packaged sweets rather than all foods that contain sugar. Fasting tip 2: keep a fasting diary
A fasting diary can help you to keep track of your goals, what you have achieved and the remaining fasting period. Fasting requires motivation and willpower, so it’s a good idea to visualise even small successes. A fasting diary also lets you record how you feel, what has changed or how you’ve dealt with challenging situations. We recommend the classic way to keep a fasting diary, i.e. on paper, but apps are also now available for this purpose. Fasting tip 3: be good to yourself and give yourself rewards
Fasting does not simply mean going without, but also making a conscious change over time. You will soon realise how good it is for you and how positively it affects all areas of your life. Turn the fasting period into something special and reward yourself for your efforts – perhaps with a favourite (alternative) meal, a cosy “me time” evening or an excursion into the great outdoors.Fasting tip 4: listen to your body
Fasting has numerous positive effects: your body feels better, your sleeping improves, you can boost your energy levels, achieve inner balance and lose weight. So one of our fasting tips is to take your newfound dynamism with you and combine fasting with gentle exercise or regular walks in the fresh air. Your body and mind will thank you twice over – and you can look forward to a featherlight feeling of happiness! Fasting tip 5: enjoy the feeling of success
Whether after Christmas, after Carnival or in between, fasting is always a challenge. But nothing beats the feeling once you’ve finally managed it. Consciously savour your successes, both large and small. Record your experiences in your fasting diary and keep reminding yourself of all that you’ve achieved. Be proud of yourself! Special tip: fasting on holiday? It won’t hurt to try!
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We wish you courage, determination and – yes – pleasure in your fasting!