Home » Above The Line Health » 5 Things Learned About Eating During Fasting

5 Things Learned About Eating During Fasting

after fasting, pic of African couple sitting in grass on hill above city

The 30-day fasting month of Ramadan — from which I am now wiser — means no eating, drinking or sex during the daylight hours, or else the fast is nullified. Due to travel, I was able to fast almost all the days this year and will fast or feed folks in coming weeks to replace the lost days as the guidance says.

My biggest takeaway this year is what I noticed about my eating habits and how to improve them.

Universal Fasting Eating Habits

1. Water Can Replace a Meal

This is true for fasting of any kind. During Ramadan, if I stayed awake or woke up in enough time, my meal before dawn would be a glass of water. This hydration would get me through to sunset. For a juice fast of fruits or vegetables, water is a meal replacement or “snack.” You can drop essential oil into H2O to boost “whatever you want.”

2. Herbs Help to Cleanse and Restore

“Whatever you want” means oils (and greenery) that supports digestion AND boosts health in other ways. Review the benefits of oils of celery, carrot, juniper, peppermint, spearmint, lime, lemon, orange, coriander and oregano here. Juice the fresh leaves of spinach, kale, green peppers, parsley, basil, sage, cilantro, and marjoram. High fiber content, A, C and K vitamins, and minerals are outstanding in these sources.

3. Steal Cat Naps When You Can

To keep your health “above the line” during a fast, good rest is essential. With a no-daylight-activity fast, naps of five, ten or 20 minutes are indispensable. Meditation and sleeping as log as possible are great too. It was quite helpful this year to surrender when I thought about resting, instead of go- go- going like the Energizer bunny.

4. Obey Your First Mind and Fly Solo

You may want to attend high energy programs during your fast. Coordinating such activities often involves getting a bite to eat with friends. If your fast is over a week, declining invitations is a choice. As eating out slows down, don’t feel antisocial for staying close to home. Plus, your body can use the rest (see #3).

5. Enjoy Nature More

Fasting is a self-growth lifestyle and can be balanced by the first four items above as well as by intentionally getting closer to nature. If you’re not near the coast or a beach,  a walk in a local park and “settin’ a spell” to inhale the fresh air will be highly restorative.

I’ve been fasting for Ramadan for 40 years and fasted with juice and/or water for years before that. All fasting is a gift designed to help the soul. Each fast is unique and teaches what we need to know, by the grace of God.

–Rev. Niamo Nancy Muid


Claim Note:

The HealMobile offers educational and inspirational services and information. We want the best care for you, but cannot diagnose, cure or treat any disease, mental illness, or chronic medical condition.

Therefore, see your medical doctor or licensed health professional for long-standing physical or emotional problems. Share your interest in the holistic approach with him or her. Ask for help in creating a plan for the complete healing of the symptoms and causes that concern you.

2 Responses so far.

  1. jeff h tom says:

    Thank you so much for sharing such informative things with us. I want some information about natural weight loss supplements. Please share a blog about this with us.

    • Niamo Muid says:

      Thank YOU for stopping by. I’ve been to your site and may I suggest you reveal your identity so people really know who is behind the site? I use Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO) supplements to help manage my ideal weight and health. Above the live health is what’s it’s about, after all! My FREE EBOOK, 8 Ways to Lose Weight Fast Without Food, Exercise or Surgery contains some of the YLEO information and is available for download right here. Enjoy.

Subscribe to Our newsletter
Subscribe to our Newsletter for latest Update
We respect your privacy.