Afast me hearties
March 21, 2012 6:43 AM Subscribe
I'm curious about trying regular fasting for general health (not weight loss nor spiritual reasons) but I'm finding a lot of woo.
posted by Katine to health & fitness (17 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Can someone point me in the direction of some non-health nut information about fasting, what are recommended kinds of fasts and the recommended frequency of regular fasts for healthy, 'normal' weight people? I don't want to do anything punishing or a multi-day"cleanse"; I was thinking more like a once a week, one or two day water fast (but I base that on nothing.) Bonus: Is this a terrible idea for someone who generally has fairly low blood sugar (though only occasionally in the hypoglycemic range)? And, of course, your personal tales of fasting.