Hunger is, in simple words, a refusal to eat, caused by lack of food. Therapeutic hunger is a type of diet during which the human digestive system does not digest food, its action is focused mainly on removing unnecessary food remains from the body. After such cleansing, the system functions more efficiently, which improves well-being and self-esteem, especially in women. Medical starvation is not recommended for pregnant women, children, people underweight or diagnosed with diabetes.
The main purpose of therapeutic starvation is not to lose excess pounds, but to cleanse and remove toxins from the body. In other words, from time to time you need to starve in order to perform general purification of the body, to improve its functioning. Removing excess food from the body gives blood and lymph time for detoxification. In the process of short-term fasting, toxins are removed from the skin, colon, kidneys, bladder - all organs negatively affected by the daily diet, which includes sugar, gluten, dairy products, animal protein, alcohol, caffeine, processed food.
That is why even the therapeutic hunger, which lasts only one day, can have a beneficial effect on the body, especially on the digestive system. One day of therapeutic fasting gives the digestive system a break from the endless obligation to digest food, often - not the most useful. This "rest" gives the body the opportunity not only to cleanse the intestines, but also to focus on the treatment of other organs.
During the fasting it is recommended not to eat, but to drink a lot of liquid - about 2 liters per day. Another important point - the duration of such a diet should not exceed 3 days, otherwise the body will quickly deplete.
How exactly is the body cleansed during fasting? The body without food starts to eat internally, which means it burns everything superfluous. It is noteworthy that during the therapeutic fasting it is possible to show such symptoms as:
These signs are caused by a lack of glucose in the blood and reduced activity of the nervous system, but it is worth noting that each subsequent therapeutic fasting will be softer.
It is also important to be properly prepared for such a "diet". It is best to start prematurely to give up products (or minimize their consumption as much as possible) that are present in the daily diet. Thus, for example, a person who depends on a sweet person should take care of his eating habits in advance and reduce the amount of sugar consumed, so that during the fasting the body's purification will be less stressful. It is also recommended to drink herbal infusions, which help more thorough purification.
After the end of the healing fasting, it is necessary to slowly introduce products eaten before dieting. This is a very important point, because if you start eating everything at once - you may have abdominal pain, nausea, constipation. To be effective, it is better to carry out the purification more often, but on one day than once a month and a week. Because of long hunger strikes, the body may begin to feel stress, accumulate fat, in order to be ready for the next lack of food.
By the way, during the healing hunger it is important to drink enough clean water. It helps to wash out toxins and transport nutrients to the cells, and promotes skin hydration "from the inside". In addition, water helps to "dull" the feeling of hunger and easier to endure the purification process.