How do you get through a fasting period energetically?

In addition to an alcohol break, you can also take a closer look at your eating habits during the fasting period. But it's not just anything. When you fast for the first time, sooner or later you will meet the man with the hammer. To avoid falling down, read here what you can do to stay fit and energetic during a fasting period.

In a previous article you could have read that fasting - if in a healthy way - can do a lot of good for your body. But it's also tough to persevere. Hunger is such a primary feeling that it can be difficult to resist. In addition to controlling the feeling of hunger, you can also suffer from side effects such as headaches, reduced concentration, fatigue, irritability and dehydration, for example.

To prevent these complaints and to be able to fast in a pleasant way, we have a few tips for you.

Tip 1. Short fasting periods

Fasting, especially if you are a 'beginner', is usually done for a short period of time. Short fasts range from 8 to 24 hours. If you fast for a short time, you run less risk of experiencing unpleasant side effects as described earlier.

Common Fasting Schedules

The 5:2 pattern. Restricted calorie intake two days a week (500 calories for women and 600 for men).

The 6:1 pattern. Same as 5:2 but here you only fast one day of calorie restriction instead of two.

Eat-stop-eat. Not eating at all for 24 hours one or two days a week.

The 16:8 pattern. Here you eat all the food within 8 hours a day, the other 16 hours you do not eat. Source:

Tip 2. Eat a quarter of what you normally eat on fasting days

You can, but you don't have to eat rigorously on the days you are fasting. Fasting with a calorie restriction is advisable, especially if you have no or limited experience with fasting. Take 25 percent of your calorie needs on your fasting days. This also reduces the risk of fainting, having less concentration or being too tired during the day to function properly.

Tip 3. drink enough

You get 20 to 30 percent of the required moisture from your diet. If that nutrition is largely gone, then you have to pay extra attention to your fluid intake. Drinking between 2 and 3 liters of fluid per day during a fasting day is recommended.

There are many more tips to read. take a look and you know a little more about responsible fasting.

Fasting for beginners

Have you become curious about fasting? Start carefully and expand if necessary. Choose to eat within a 12 to 8 hour time frame. The rest of the time you don't eat, but you do drink enough. Eat your breakfast a little later in the morning and your dinner a little earlier. This way you let your body slowly get used to a new rhythm. Source:




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