Have you ever experienced or do you associate any of the following physical discomforts with fasting: dizziness; headaches; muscle pain; extreme fatigue; bad breath; constipation; violent thirst and hunger; irritability or mood swings? What about these: bloating, burping, flatulence, feeling sluggish, heavy or sugar-dazed after breaking the fast?
If you have circled more than three of these, your eating habits are working directly against your body, your fast, and your overall experience of Ramadan.
But there is a way to experience this coming 1385th Ramadan without any self-inflicted suffering.
My practice of Ramadan fast based on fresh, organic, unprocessed raw foods and juices for the past 3 years has shown me that fasting can indeed be undramatic, miraculously health restoring, and yes, easy. It has also taught me that in order for it to be that way, a timely preparation is indispensable.
It takes our brain 3 weeks to learn, adopt and integrate a new skill or taste.
All that you know, like and are used to is, in fact, the result of your brain’s programming since the moment you were born. (This might come as a shock to some, but an ardent love of a kebab is a meme, not a gene.)
That’s why the countdown and the transition is starting already now, 5 weeks before Ramadan. It is just enough time for our mind and body to get jiggy with it, learn new skills and tastes and clean up some of our internal mess.
I call this first phase ” Re-setting” during which we will be focusing on improving our basic physiological functions and skills, such as: breathing, drinking water, eating, waste elimination, moving and resting. We will test some new, easy and tasty recipes, and move / change to a cleaner diet, with fresh juices and naturopathic cleanses.We will be learning about raw food alternatives to sugar, fat, dairy, grains and meat – the idea is to do without these by the time Ramadan arrives, since they don’t work well with any cleanse, especially a serious fast.
By the time Ramadan arrives we shall be ready to face it bravely, and effortlessly tune in to the high frequency of the second phase, which I call “Deep Holistic Cleanse”.
Tips, information and recipes will be posted daily to help you stay on-course for the duration of 9 weeks, and if you miss one day or an entire week, just go to Countdown for a quick update.
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