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Fasting recipes - less can be more

“Breakfast” is what the English call the first meal of the day, because it breaks the fast. During the night’s rest, the body has lived from its own reserves, now it switches again to food and energy supply from outside. This process, in which every single day has its own rhythm of fasting and eating, is something we notice.

We eat when it is time for a meal or when hunger calls for it.

This is different with fasting cures, in which fasting is a conscious renunciation of the supply of any solid food for several days. People who get involved with it report about pleasant experiences and that they are free of hunger feelings during the time. The body switches over and gets itself all Kraft and warmth from the own energy depots, explains the physician Dr. Lützner, well-known by the best-seller like newborn by chamfered. He recommends the recognized nine-day juice fasting according to Dr. Buchinger. The vegetable and fruit juices to be drunk besides water and herbal tea supply the body with minerals, a few vitamins and some fructose from the juice, so that the brain can work better. Fasting is unsuitable for losing weight, even if a few pounds fall during the time. However, it can be helpful as an introduction to a change in diet. However, the cleansing and clarifying effect for body and soul is in the foreground.

“The spirit is like the stomach. You can only ask him to do things he can digest”. This realization of Winston Churchill applies to fast several times. Fasting can only be beneficial if there is an inner willingness to give up solid food for several days and to allow oneself more rest, an exercise in the fresh air and sufficient sleep. Without medical care, only those who are healthy may do it. Those who notice that the renunciation of food is not good for them should choose the transition to fasting again. For the sake of the stomach and intestines, the build-up days must be kept even after shortened fasting, because already after a few days the digestive tract reacts with the most violent mood to dishes such as lentil soup with sausages and also to lighter foods such as noodles with tomato sauce or butter bread with cheese. The aromatic apple, with which breaks again a fasting period, tastes delicious.


Vegetable broth

250 potatoes
250 g Vegetables (leeks, celery, carrots, tomatoes or other vegetables of the season mixed)
parsley root
caraway, marjoram, nutmeg, vegetable broth
Herbs and spices otherwise as desired,
Place in 1 litre of water and cook for 20 minutes covered. Remove the soup from the heat and strain. Only the broth is eaten, they can season it with other herbs or spices at will. In the cold, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of tabasco sauce.

To break the fast

Potato and vegetable soup
Peel 1 potato and cut into cubes,
1 piece each leek, carrot, celery tuber clean, in rings or cubes cut
¼ l Water with
1 tsp vegetable broth,
Season nutmeg, bring to the boil, add diced potatoes and vegetables, cook until soft season to taste. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley before serving.


2 tablespoons oat flakes in
scarce ¼ l water
Bring 1 pinch of salt to the boil and allow to cool.
1 grated apple,
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
Add 1 teaspoon cream.

Fasting tips

Anyone who wants to fast should be able to answer the three questions in the affirmative:
Am I healthy?
Can I allow myself time for relaxation every day?
Am I normal or overweight? Why fast?
Enhancement of well-being
Gain spiritual clarity
Relief of the body from deposited metabolic products

We recommend fasting for

healthy people;
people who are willing and willing to give up food, but who have no wish to lose weight;
people who want to clarify something positive for themselves. Many poets and thinkers chose to fast periods for personal strengthening;
all those who have already had positive experiences with it.

Only after consultation with the doctor, someone may perform fasting in the following cases

diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, tumour diseases, rheumatism
difficult life situations

It is forbidden to fast at

eating disorders of all kinds
pregnant women, nursing mothers
recovery phases after illnesses

The fast is to be aborted at

physical complaints such as excessive fatigue, dizziness, weakness attacks
mental disorders like depression or bad mood
Further addresses on the Internet

Fasting in the group is easier. In February, many alternative practitioners, naturopaths, but also church congregations offer courses for fasting in groups. The dates are often published and passed on in advertisements in the local press or by word of mouth.

Author: Brigitte Neumann

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