Fasting is the fastest way to get the stored sugar out of your fatty liver (you can't exercise a fatty liver-lol) and out of your body cells.
And of course fasting if the opposite of eating. So, fasting in the fundamental sense, means there is no food, only water.
And before you say . . .ah I was with you all up until now . .
“I can't skip a meal . . .or . . .I will die!”
While, hold on a second . . read the following quotes . .
“The best of all medicines are resting and fasting” - Ben Franklin
“To eat when you are sick, is to feed your illness!” - Hippocrates
“A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines”- Mark Twain
The above quotes are from some enlightened thinkers , , , Yes? . . and. . .
You know there are billions of people fasting every year, because of spiritual reasons . . .Here are some examples . .
Lent, Ramazan, Yom Kippur and Shivarati to name a few.
Also Jesus also fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.
Then there are health reasons for fasting, some examples are:
Cleansing - Purification - Detoxifying
Your doctor has probably even recommended that you fast before a
colonoscopy, or surgery, or some fasting blood tests, they ordered.
And our hunter-gatherer ancestors had to fast. Because if they couldn't kill anything and couldn't gather any food for a while. . . they fasted! Sometimes for prolonged periods of time and they survived, otherwise . . .
we wouldn't be here right now talking about it!
And oh by the way, you are already fasting . . . every night. When you're sleeping, your fasting. Because you have not eaten for 6 to 8 hours! That's why we call the first meal of the day . . . break - fast . . . surprised?
Significance is that fasting is a part of the natural cycle of life. You have to eat, and then you have to fast. Fasting is merely the absence of eating, so you have a period of time when you eat, then you have a period of time where you should fast. You don't eat all the time? Do you?
Oops, we almost forgot, you have been given that misguided advice,
”eat 6 or 7 low fat , small meals throughout the day.
And snack on low fat - protein bars between your 6 or 7 meals”.
And would you agree with us? That’s not really working for you? Is it?
Our own grandfather (Kevin and Dr Grego speaking), Patsy Grego, regularly fasted, for health and to renew and regenerate his body. Multiple times he did over 30 days of nothing but a water fast. He introduced us to the many benefits fasting over 40 years ago . . . by sharing stories about how they would fast an earthworms and then. they would regress back to a larva (baby) state (talk about anti-aging) And then they would feed them and they would grow up to an adult earthworm, again . . . and again . .
They repeated the process for over 99 years!