As I said on Tuesday, fasting is very difficult.
Most people think that fasting is difficult if not impossible, but they think it is the not eating of food that makes it hard. As I explained in my previous article, not eating food is actually easy.
The hard part about fasting is dealing with other people.
I have been called names, told I am an idiot, told that I am going to die and every other thing in the book.
It has been dealing with people who really do not know what they are talking about that have given me the biggest headaches and heartaches while fasting.
The fasting I have been doing is all under the guidance of a doctor.
Firstly, I have been following a doctor online who is an expert about fasting, Dr. Fung in Canada. He has inspired me and guided me through watching his lectures and such.
But, in addition to just following somebody online, I have talked to my doctor about fasting, and gotten his approval to do it. He has examined me, looked at my blood tests and other factors and has told me that I can feel comfortable in fasting for whatever length of time I want. Depending on the length of the fasts I want to do, we have it all set up where I will visit him at certain intervals. He has me doing tests to make sure that my health is remaining good, etc. But, overall, he feels that fasting is very healthy for me.
I cannot argue with what he tells me, because everything he says lines right up with the great medical test results that I have been getting since I started fasting.
I have been told some pretty mean things by a number of “friends”. Even when they have seen the results that I have been achieving through fasting, they call me an idiot. What kind of friend is that? Well, to me it is not really a friend in my book. I don’t really know if this kind of comment stems from jealousy or possibly ignorance.
What I do know is that comments like this hurt, especially if it comes from somebody that you have considered friend.
When I first decided to try fasting to improve my health, my wife was skeptical about it. She expressed her skepticism to me, but it was not like she was telling me I was a fool or an idiot. I can accept that, that is concern, not belittling.
After a few weeks of fasting, my wife was totally on board with it, because she could see both the results I was achieving and also she could see how great I was feeling. It has been an amazing journey that I have enjoyed immensely.
There you have it
So, there you have it. Not eating is easy, it has not been a huge challenge for me. If I think I am hungry, but I think about it, I realize it is just a mental thing that is telling me I am hungry, but if I listen to my stomach, I realize that I am not hungry at all.
The thing that is challenging about fasting, very challenging, is dealing with naysayers and people who only want to belittle you.
Fasting has been good for me, and I will continue fasting, probably to some extent for the rest of my life. But, I am not advising you to fast or trying to “sell you” on fasting in any way. I am only telling you what is working for me.
Only you can decide what you want to do, and you have to experiment with different things until you find what works in improving your health. Good luck to you!