The first month of the new year is almost over. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions or set yourself new goals – to live healthier, change your diet, do more sport, or simply take things easier? Or did you intend to work on personal issues or find answers to certain questions of life?
Whether in your work or your private life, setting yourself goals and pursuing them makes sense and boosts your self-confidence. Read on for some inspiration:
Fasting – A spring clean for your cells
After a period of overindulgence, upheaval and unhealthy temptations, now is the right time to reset your body. Fasting is the ideal way for your body to cleanse itself. Therapeutic fasting activates a physical process called autophagy, which is one of the most important elements of a detox diet.
It is an endogenous recycling process in which defective or deformed cells and protein are broken down and either recycled or discarded. In principle, autophagy takes place around the clock, but fasting speeds it up.
Another advantage of fasting based on the method established by Dr. Otto Buchinger is that it activates fatburning. During fasting, the body switches to a ketogenic metabolism and uses above all ketones from fat as a source of energy. Inflammatory processes are indispensable for immunity but during fasting an excessive inflammatory response is diminished.
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Intermittent fasting – Training for your metabolism
Intermittent fasting is a good way to try out fasting and can easily be incorporated in your daily routine. It means refraining from eating food for a certain length of time. The most common methods are 16:8 and 5:2, in which you interrupt your food intake either for 16 hours a day, followed by eight hours in which you can eat, or for two days a week, followed by five days of normal food consumption. When you fast intermittently, autophagy is not as pronounced as it is in therapeutic fasting, but the metabolism is trained.
Learning emotional awareness and managing stress
In our everyday lives, our minds are constantly distracted and wander aimlessly. We think about the past, the future, about our jobs, hopes and worries. As a result, we feel stressed and are not really connected to ourselves. Mindfulness helps to counter this by directing our attention to the here and now. We become stronger, calmer and happier inside and feel a deep inner stability.
Mindfulness Week mit Lharampa Tenzin Kalden
Would you like to learn more mindfulness techniques to train your mind?
At our fasting clinic in Marbella, we have a new programme dedicated to the topic of mindfulness. Lharampa Tenzin Kalden, a Buddhist monk, teaches mindfulness techniques and Tibetan Healing Yoga. See here for more
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