why does the subject of regular fasting never get brought up as part of a sound training regmien and healthy lifestyle?
there are so many benefits to your body by regular 24-36 hr fasting once a week that it would take more space than this thread could hold to get into every single one
do people lack the discipline to go without food for 36hrs?
do "athletes" think they will shrivel to nothing if they go 36hrs without food?
do people not think there are any real benefits?
Obviously there are certain situations like pregnancy, nursing and diabetes that would make fasting dangerous or deadly. and obviously young children need not apply.
But most of us who train hard and eat right and try to be in shape or actually maybe compete in some kinds of events would certainly be strong enough to fast routinely. I would even bet most people dont even have a clue as to how much clogged up toxins are in our livers and kidneys not to mention the pounds upon pounds of impacted fecal matter surrounding the lining of the intestines which not only restrics bowel movements but also prevents full digestion of foods and assimilation of vital vitamins and nutrients.
Keep in mind too that a huge percentage like 80+ of the body's "vital energy" goes just into digesting the food we eat. so if we were able to actually give our bodies a break every once in awhile and not eat not only could we do some serious de-tox but also get some serious rejuvenation time. youd recover from illness and soreness quicker. youll have more energy your hair and skin will be brighter and clearer. i could go on for hours
but why does something as simple as fasting get pretty much zero attention?