So you know what amount of time should you fast for? If not, then here we have discussed about it. Actually, there is no time limit set for fasting (νηστεια). So you must not focus on how long you need to fast. Fast until you feel hungry will be the best. Also, don’t do long hours of fast if you are t used to it. As then you can become sick, and even you may faint.
Fasting is to make your mind stable and to improve your eating habits. Mostly people addicted to junk foods must practice fasting. This will help them become healthier; eat less junk and healthier food. You will not feel ease at the start, but later it will come in practice when you keep doing it and increasing hours of FASTING.
There are some points that you need to remember while fasting-
When genuinely hungry, don’t stop and eat something. If you try stopping yourself, then you will become stressed, hungry as well as angry. Also, you will lose your energy and interest in doing any work. Secondly, if you are training yourself for some events like a marathon, then this is not a correct time to fast. You must know when you need to fast and when not. If you are sick and feeling weaknesses in the body, then don’t fast at all.
Now let’s see some benefits of fasting-
• It is excellent tool for the weight loss
• Fasting promotes secretion of growth hormone
• Normalize insulin sensitivity
• Normalize ghrelin levels
• Slows down the aging process
These are some of the benefits you can experience while FASTING. It is better to fast than to make yourself weak by eating all the junk foods. Especially those with excess weight must start doing fasting as it will help then lose weight and become more active as well as slimmer.