The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes He is close to those who trust in Him Nahum 1:7 NLT Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour
Happy that you stopped by, and I hope you had a lovely weekend.
As I walk, through the Book of Revelation with my Church family I am having to look inwards. To see the First Love, the excitement of my first love. I remember those days, the freedom, the joy and the heart pumping that you will think it is going to burst out of your chest. Love brings endurance that you never knew you had Love gives you the time because there's always time When it comes to love You find that time I could go on about love, because I love love It brings a smile to my face
So glad you stopped by, let us enter the vault. It is about reflecting on the inside, looking at what do I take as false comforter. This morning, I listen to the Bible reading story and yes one of my false comforter is food, another is binge watching TV shows and working.
It is a false comforter and never brings satisfaction to me, not sure about you? So I have come to learn the act of fasting and it is about loving ourselves and looking inside out. Please note that this is information only and not an advice please seek medical advice before embarking on any fasting journey.
Fasting is an ancient tradition and has been practiced by many cultures and religions over the century. This is now a trend and got some attention in the scientific communities. Not only does it help with the weight loss but it also has the potential to produce other health benefits.
According to Wikipedia: Intermittent fasting, also known as intermittent energy restriction, is an umbrella term for various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting (or reduced calorie intake) and non-fasting over a given period
Restricting calorie intake to a particular times of day, or days of the week this is designed to lower the overall calorie intake and encourage fat burning and weight loss
Ways to make use of the intermittent fasting
- Skipping breakfast also extends the fasting period which can be beneficial:
- Avoid sugar and refined grains, and only snack on fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats (a sensible, plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet).
- Allow your body to burn the fats between meals which means no snacking. Only breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Consider a simple form of intermittent fasting. Limit the hours of the day when you eat, and for best effect, make it earlier in the day (between 7 am to 2 pm, or even 9 am to 5 pm, but definitely not in the evening before bed).
- Avoid snacking at night and eating at night.
Care: Intermittent fasting is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or growing children and adolescents, or individuals vulnerable to eating disorders.
Benefits to intermittent
Simple rules and easy to follow – drawback is the possibility of extreme hunger, headaches and tiredness on fast days.
Reduced food costs – drawback can be hard to keep it up over a long period.
Also frees up time spent in preparing meals – drawback is some people can believe that fasting can lead to unhealthy obsession with food.
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂 We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses. Be bless and know that the Lord loves you ©Hannah M Vandi. And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 'However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. ' Acts 20:24 NIV