We here at Fashion Mews often ask what it means to be a minimalist. It’s not just keeping your style simple. It’s also about simplifying your life and all the stuff that’s in it.
So for the first time, Melis and I did a 24-hour fast from all food and beverage drinks. Fasting for beginners.
Turns out, periodic fasting has a ton of benefits, including:
- Encouraging weight loss by burning fat first instead of sugar,
- Speeding up metabolism,
- Helping balance your hormonal system, removing toxins in your body,
- Improving brain function,
- Contributing to self-enlightenment,
- Clearing skin and acne,
The list goes on. I remember trying out the 30-Hour Famine back home with family. I found it an incredible opportunity to look back at my eating & general living habits while reflecting what “true hunger” is. I’m really fortunate to be able to get healthy food every day.
Fasting is something I want to incorporate into our meditation practice as well. I can go on for hours about both, but we totally recommend trying it out if you’re feeling stuck, seasonal blues, or just unhealthy.
You deserve a reset.
p.s. After dinner, immediately brush your teeth so you’ll get a head-start to the 24-hour fast in case the last couple of hours you start caving in! And if you have to cheat, keep some apple/pineapple juice lying around.