Taking Charge of Your Health

Hi, my name is Dr. Kim Makoi. I’m a holistic
chiropractor from San Francisco, and this is how you prepare your body for a fast. First
of all, make sure that you’re feeling really good, and you’re not sick, or haven’t very
recently been sick, because it’s never advised to take on a fast, if you’re not feeling well.
You want to also make sure that you’re mentally prepared for a fast, because what surprises
a lot of people, is not that they become physically hungry, but that they realize how much of
their eating, is actually emotional eating, so make sure that you mentally prepare yourself.
Plan out the fast on a calendar, so that you have a good sense of when it’s coming, when
it’s going to be over. Make sure to arrange your schedule, so that you won’t have to go
to places, or events, where you may be really tempted to break your fast, in a bad way.
It’s never a good idea to plan a fast, right around Thanksgiving, or holiday times, where
you know you may suddenly be in front of masses of foods, that wouldn’t be helpful on the
fast, so mental preparation is the most important part, and make sure you’re feeling well, and
that’s the best way to prepare for a fast.

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