Tips For Fasting Safely

Do Not Break A Fast By Feasting

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Choosing to break a fast by feasting on large meals is very hard on the body's digestive system. Patients who do this could experience bloating, stomach pain, and fatigue. Additionally, feasting after a fast could hamper weight loss, slowing down the speed at which an individual can lose weight or perhaps preventing them from losing any weight at all. Instead of consuming a large meal after breaking a fast, experts recommend gradually reintroducing food over several hours. 

For example, it can help to start by consuming a small quantity of fruit juice or a smoothie. If the individual is feeling well about thirty minutes after they consume this, they can add solid food. It is suggested to eat something bland such as cereal, toast, or mashed potatoes so the stomach is not upset by spicy foods. If patients have only fasted for a few hours and the fast did not involve abstaining from food entirely, it may feel comfortable to eat a small meal of whatever the patient would typically eat for that meal on a regular day. If bloating, stomach pain, or other symptoms develop or worsen after breaking a fast, patients should consult a doctor before trying to fast again.

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