It’s a great season for rejuvenation, purification, and healing! Here is the scoop on how to Heal with Hunger — in the abundant season of fruits and vegetables.
Fasting can cure any disease. It not only removes excess weight and fat, but also helps to rejuvenate and improve the vitality of the body. And…you can do it yourself, at home!
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CAN WE EAT SOMETHING DURING THE FAST?
YES! The fast is simply an alternation of fruits (up to 800 g per day) and tea with honey and lemon, every 2 hours a day for a period of up to 20 days. This is the treatment of the famous Bulgarian healer Lidia Kovacheva.
Fat deposits will begin to break down on the second day. From the eighth day, the body begins the cleansing of toxic deposits in the organs. During this period, the accumulated slag and diseased cells are broken down and new healthy cells are built. The body cleanses and heals — physically, mentally and emotionally!
SLOW AND ACCURATE RE-FEEDING AFTERWARD IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PROGRAM!!
If you decide to do the program for a shorter period, for example for 3, 7, 10 or 15 days, then the re-feeding period should be at least half the time of fasting. This means that if you follow the program for 3 days, you make 1-2 days of re-feeding. If you do it for 7 days, then the re-feeding is 3-4 days. 15 days of fasting is followed by 7-8 days of re-feeding. 20 days (full program) = 10 days of re-feeding.
DRINK WATER BETWEEN MEALS DURING THE ENTIRE PROGRAM.
Following a 20 day fast, the protocol for re-feeding must be at least 10 DAYS!
Here is the re-feeding protocol to follow after your fast :
Day 1: In addition to fruits or tea with honey and lemon every 2 hours until bedtime, raw vegetables are included, which replace 2 intakes of fruit at lunch and dinner, without salt and spices. They can be grated, pureed or very well chewed.
Day 2: In addition to the nutrition in Day 1, for lunch and dinner add 1/2 well-boiled potato (can be pureed), without salt and seasoning. You can only add fresh herbs such as dill or parsley, and lemon juice.
Day 3: In addition to food in Day 2, another 2-3 cooked vegetables are added. This can be in the form of potato-vegetable soup, without salt and oil.
Day 4: Fruits and tea can be consumed together. The amounts of vegetable soup with potatoes from Day 3 can be slightly increased and you can add to the soup 1 teaspoon of yogurt.
Day 5: If you feel well and there is no heaviness in the stomach and abdomen, you can switch to 4 meals a day and the amount of food from day 3 can be slightly increased. You can add a few bites of wholemeal bread. Your breakfast is tea with honey, lemon juice, and fruit.
Day 6: Continue 4 meals until the end of the re-feeding period. Breakfast is always — tea with honey, lemon juice, and fruit. Lunch soup can be replaced with bulgur cereal, oatmeal, or rice + tomato, corn porridge or boiled pumpkin. A little salt can be added. For dinner, a salad + stewed vegetables. Bread can be increased.
Day 7: Dairy products can be added to the feeding program. For example, you can make a sandwich with butter and vegetables or add cheese. Salads, vegetables and fruits remain. A few nuts can be included in the daily menu.
Day 8: Eating stays the same as Day 7. If you feel that everything is fine, you can slightly increase the amount of food.
Day 9: The menu is complete and with whole foods — including fruits, vegetables, grains, foods, dairy products, and nuts in limited quantities. On this day, you can add legumes such as lentils, peas, beans, as well as onions, garlic and leeks.
Day 10: You can switch to 3 meals a day or 2 meals a day, and breakfast is always fruit + tea.
After you finish the re-feeding period, leave the portions smaller. 1 day a week of tea and fruit will keep your health and shape better for a longer period of time. If you return to an unhealthy diet, you will regain your old illnesses. Meat, fish, confectionery, alcohol, and cigarettes are not recommended.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Fasting can do no harm. HOWEVER, SELF-CONTROL IN THE RE-FEEDING PERIOD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND IF NOT FOLLOWED STRICTLY AND WISELY, IT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH.
As taste buds are enhanced after a fast, which leads to increased appetite, IT REQUIRES STRONG SELF-CONTROL. IF FOOD IS NOT CONTROLLED, IT CAN LEAD TO SEVERE CONSEQUENCES!
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING!
1. During fasting, the symptoms of ill spots in the body may worsen, which shows even more how much this treatment was needed, but it will quickly disappear.
2. The tongue may be coated, but by the end of the treatment it will be pink and clean.
3. If the re-feeding protocol, (above) is not controlled, there is a danger of water retention and swelling (ankles, face, eyes), which can be adjusted by stopping the food for one or two days.
4. If after fasting you immediately switch to a complete diet and do not follow the re-feeding protocol, the achieved result can be quickly lost and even additional damage may be caused.
BREAKING IT DOWN
NOTE! THIS ARTICLE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
BEFORE APPLYING ANY DIETS, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN.