Overcoming Binge Eating By Fasting

Overcoming Binge Eating By Fasting - Part One

For a period of time, I failed in overcoming binge eating by fasting. I think it may happen to you even you are an experienced faster like me.

Chinese New Year holidays were just over here in Hong Kong. I just couldn’t resist eating. Food is for celebration and festival is for family members, relatives and friends to get together and share fun. If I refuse to eat, I’ll make myself extremely unpopular. I used to have a dilemma of loving to eat but afraid of bloating, indigestion and gain a bigger belly. Of course, this dilemma does not exist any more. When I resume fasting, my life goes back to normal.

From CNY eve on Feb 2 through Feb 6 (day 4 of CNY), I have been busy eating for a continuation of five days. I felt overloaded, to be honest. On Feb 7-8, I had only one meal of regular portion. That fast was around 42 hours and I had two meals on Feb 9 and then I continued with my normal one-meal day. Yesterday at the gym, I didn’t notice any weight gain. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’m extremely disciplined on work days but not on holidays. Once I go back to work, resume daily swimming and intermittent fasting, I’m not afraid of gaining weight.

So have you been binge eating over Easter weekend, Halloween or Thanksgiving? Don’t worry. Try overcoming binge eating by fasting.

BTW, have you read the book The Modern Diet Review? It reviews and compares several weight loss methods including Low Fat, Balanced Nutrients, Cleansing, Low Carb, Intermittent Fasting, Blood Type and Detox. It’s interesting to know that people on IF manage to keep their weight off by adding in a fasting day when they felt like they were starting to over eat and gain a bit of weight. Well that was exactly what I did.

If you want to take a look, I have the author John Barban’s permission to give away this ebook to my readers for free. Right click this link and choose 'save target as' and download The Modern Diet Review. It’s just a 24-page short ebook which you may finish reading in 15-30 minutes.

Enjoy reading and happy fasting.

Source: Intermittent Fasting Success Report (February 11, 2011)

Overcoming Binge Eating By Fasting - Part Two - My Crazy Fasting Lifestyle

Talking about fasting and workout, I’m extremely disciplined on weekdays and quite messy and unorganized over weekends and holidays.

Over the Easter long weekend, I have been eating madly. Moreover I gave up my daily calisthenics and swimming session. Actually over the past many years, fasting and workout follow me on my work days and not on holidays (except long holidays). Nevertheless, as far as fasting or intermittent fasting and workout remain part of my life, I’m fine.

My Easter German buffet. I love knuckles and sausages.
I eat madly but have no worries on my body weight.

I gained a couple of pounds over the Easter weekend’s crazy eating. However when I resume my fasting, my body weight drops and go back to normal in two days. That’s why I keep saying that ‘fasting is the best, cheapest and fastest way to lose weight’.

For beginners, you might feel stress about eating. Me too. At the beginning, I was thinking once I’m overloaded with food, I’m over. Experience told me ‘no’. As far as I keep my 24-hour fasting window for three to four times a week, I’m always fine – feel good and look good. Even after my crazy Easter weekend, I took only two days to resume my normal weight.

For those who’ve never fasted, may wonder why you fast and how you fast safely, perhaps having heard and/or read a little about the benefits of doing a short fast or long fast, juice fast or water fast. As with everything in life, it's worthwhile listening to people with relevant experience. I’m not a master or expert in health, but I’m someone with the experience of fasting to share. Scientific Fasting has never been taught in any medical schools. However if you would like to read more on the topic, Brad Pilon has written an ebook Eat Stop Eat which describes the scientific approach of how and why fasting and intermittent fasting benefit our health.

Source: Intermittent Fasting Success Report (April 8, 2010)

The above two articles are excerptions from my fasting blog. Visit my blog and share more of my experience in overcoming binge eating by fasting.


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