Fasting dates back centuries and has been a fundamental part different cultures and religions. Over the years, people have fasted for physical and spiritual gain alike. But in reality, there is more to fasting than mere gain – no matter what kind. According to science, fasting helps prevent and cure several diseases, forgoing the need for medical consultation.
Ever wonder how people back in the day would do the present day’s equivalent of a detox?
You know the answer.
Fasting, has been widely associated with several health benefits, including weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and decreased inflammation including heartburn. Mostly, people associate fasting with a religious obligation as per the teachings of their faith.
Fasting, to people, as an obligation, is effective only when their belief supports it. But with nearly 41% of Americans facing issues like obesity, it has become more than just a form of worship – it is now a lifestyle. People limit their diet to today to battle health complications, having fully understood the weight of the scientifically-proven benefits it carries.
Today, we live in a world that is transforming at a rapid pace. For many people, the definition of fasting has evolved over the years. Still, many remain unaware of the advantages the practice brings. No matter how you look at it, fasting can be a game-changer if done right.
The human body is a complex structure, and fasting can significantly impact its operations. We know that fasting is very beneficial, but we have yet to ascertain its complete value.
Having people understand the unexplored aspects of fasting is a Texas-born professor, Michael Phillips. A fitness enthusiast and martial arts expert, Phillips has used his book to bring his real-life experiences with fasting to his readers. With Fasting – yep, that’s the book’s name – Michael has made a brave attempt to help the masses reimagine the true meaning of fasting. The book is a thorough account of his various experiences and how fasting as a habit changed his life.
The book’s central idea revolves around changing the popular narrative about the ancient practice. It attempts to help the masses understand that fasting goes beyond limitations and spiritual obligation. According to Michael, the book is a new ray of hope for people who have previously failed at weight loss.
Michael says, “Fasting is a book I have written based on my experiences. My goal with this book is to change how we view fasting. I want the people to know that fasting is nothing like you have experienced before. It goes beyond self-imposed limitations and can help you live a life you have always wanted.”
The book focuses on making the right choices to help people achieve long-term results. It offers an extensive walkthrough of fasting and how it improves your life. It also emphasizes the importance of understanding the body’s individual needs.
According to Phillips, his book will help people choose a form of fasting that suits their needs. Fasting reimagines eating in intervals and affects the human body. It urges the readers to understand that more than one form of fasting can be applied to achieve different results. It further stresses eating the right food, which significantly impacts the body.
The book is Michael’s take on how fasting can play a rewarding part in making people move toward a healthy lifestyle. Fasting offers insight into Michael’s journey and how he achieved optimal fitness. It stresses breaking the popular myths around fasting and how persistence can empower your journey to maintain your health.
For some people, fasting might sound too demanding. But, in reality, it only requires discipline and a will to take a positive turn. Michael’s take on fasting and fitness is nothing less than an eye-opener for people delaying their journey to a better life. It urges the readers to only implement techniques after understanding their body’s needs. It’s the only way to lead you to a path where you can manifest a life without sticking to unhealthy norms.
Mike, while talking about the book, mentioned that it changed his views about traditional fasting.
“I have always looked at fasting as a religious obligation that I had been educated about by my parents. One thing that I would call a major takeaway from Michael’s book is that fasting has way more implications than we imagine. With the right knowledge, you can truly see something incredible happening to your body as you slowly move into the world of fasting.”
Fasting by Michael Phillips is a step in the right direction. It breaks down the fundamentals of fasting and allows people to look inwards. It effortlessly provides information backed by a scientific approach, helping readers make better life choices. The book presents fasting as something more than an old tradition. It pushes the narrative to acknowledge that fasting is not difficult. Instead, it can help struggling individuals reevaluate their eating habits and transform their bodies, rediscovering their true selves.
The book is quite the treat.
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