I fasted yesterday for the first time in a really long time. Completely fasting from everything except water. I even had an approximately 3 mile walk. My husband was pestering me why I was fasting. In part it was because I'd made some poor choices food wise on Saturday, but in the end really it was about getting my head back in the game. I've been floundering a bit these last few weeks....2 good days, 1 so so day, 1 bad day, 2 good days....etc... so I wanted to spend a day and not eat.
The results: I did not feel particularly hungry until about 5PM or so, when I went for a walk...then a little more around 7PM and that's it. I think I am going to try to fast one day per week (on Sunday) because that seems to be one of the hardest days for me to stay on track. (usually because we are all home most of the day and its easy to snack - easy to say "lets get pizza"). I actually felt great all day and even this morning
There's mixed advice on the web about fasting. Some sites say that it doesn't do any good unless you do it more than 24 hours. Others say don't do more than 24 hours. Regardless, I do believe it is good to rest our digestive tracts for a bit. And I would like to explore the spiritual side of it more. The Bible talks a lot about fasting and praying going together.
So Do you fast? How often? What are the results?