I would recommend that everyone (who can) fast on a regular basis. Once the body is clean, a periodic maintenance fast allows the body to both rest and clean itself.
My recommendation for the new faster is as follows:
Experienced fasters may fast longer and more regularly but this is a practical program that most people can follow.
Once Per Year - A 7 Day Fast.
This should be done at a particular time each year to keep it on schedule. You may want to start on New Year's Day or the day after your birthday. Fasts are better adhered to when there is a set date each year for you to begin.
The 7 day water fast should be preceded by a 7 day Eden Diet for a total of 14 days of cleansing. The 7 days of water should coincide with a period when you do not have to work.
These 14 days each year will allow you to renew and refresh your body.
40 Hours - Once Per Week
Again, a regular time each week must be established for the discipline to be maintained. Your spouse needs to fast along with you. It makes things far more difficult if one person in the household is eating and another is fasting.
For the 40-hour weekly fast, eat only the Eden Diet one day until 3p.m. Fast on water the next day, then break fast with fresh fruit at 7 a.m. the next morning.
For example, if Tuesday is your chosen day:
Monday - The Eden Diet until 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Distilled Water
Wednesday - 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Fresh Fruit meal
Your 40 hours would end at 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. depending on whether you stopped eating at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Your fasting schedule can be tailored to suit your needs and discipline level. You may have to start with an 8 hour fast, or a fast of just one meal a day.
As you learn to control your food, you will learn to control other things about yourself. As you become master over one thing, it will lead to mastery over many.
Fasting works, but only if you do. It is not easy in the beginning, but nothing worthwhile ever is. It takes energy and effort to change. It takes energy and effort to change for the better, change for the worse is easy. To change for the worst, you only need to follow the crowd, that path is always wide and well traveled. May your path be narrow.
Fasting will help you to change for the better.
I wish you well,
and whether you believe as I do or not. . .
God Bless You
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