Many people turn to fasting as a last resort. As something that will be the ‘saviour’ – quite literally. For me, fasting is maintenance. It helps me keep my mind in check and my body supported to live a very full and ‘foodie’ life. Everyone has different reasons for wanting to give their body a break and do some internal cleansing. As old as time, fasting is not a new fad – it’s been written about, spoken about and many cultures build it into their spiritual practises.
“But why?” I hear you ask.
Well, for probably the same reasons an animal or small child does when they are unwell. It’s innate within them to do so. It is built in. Literally it is.
Everyone has different reasons to fast and with each reason comes a different motivation. If you are dealing with something that is life threatening and you decide to use fasting as your ‘last resort’ your motivation to complete the fast journey is probably pretty high! But, if you are just wanting to give your digestive system a break, do some internal cleansing and get your mind working at its optimum best – well, maybe you lack the motivation to start or if you do start, maybe you give up when the ‘going gets tough’ (on about day 2-3).