Monday, January 28, 2013

The Benefits of Fasting...

A few years ago I created a custom handmade journal entitled From the Heart ~"Your Journey's Journal" to help me with my personal struggle when it came to fasting.   

In the journal, which is 8x8 wire bound and made to order, can be kept in your nightstand and even travel with you as you are out and about.  It's amazing the clarity you get when your body is consumed with processed foods.  In the journal I give scripture references and tips to aid in the struggle that I know I'm not alone in.

On Sunday, January 27, 2013 we started a fast at church.  Knowing if properly implemented, fasting is a good practice, this year I introduced my 13 year old daughter to it as well.  Not only does it teach discipline, it also promotes elimination of toxins from the body, healthy eating habits and boosts immunity. Here are top 10 health benefits you ca derive from fasting.

Fasting has many benefits, here are a few of my favorites.
  1. The first response of the body to fasting is break down of glucose. When the store of glucose is exhausted, ketosis begins. This is break down of fats to release energy. The fats stored in kidney and muscles are broken down to release energy.
  2. Fasting promotes rapid weight loss. It reduces the store of fats in the body. However fasting is not a good weight loss strategy. Reducing fat and sugar intake, and increasing fruits and rest are better measures to achieve weight reduction.
  3. It has been observed that fasting reduces craving for processed foods. It promotes desire for natural foods, especially water and fruits. This is one way fasting promote healthy lifestyle.

Seliger, S. & Haines, C.D. (2012) 'Is Fasting Healthy?' Accessed from

Panjwani, M. (2009) '11 Health Benefits of Fasting', Accessed from
Enjoy this Vegetarian Chili (from the journal) that my family LOVED!!  Interested in your own custom Journal for Fasting?  Email me at and put YOUR JOURNEY'S JOURNAL in the subject line.
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  1. Wonderful and insightful information. How can I purchase a journal?

  2. Thank you Chantelle, Journals are available to purchase by emailing me at Thank you & Happy Journaling!


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