PREPARING TO FAST

CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE STARTING YOUR FAST.

PRAY AND SEEK GOD TO HELP YOU DETERMINE THE TYPE AND LENGTH OF FASTING YOU WANT TO PRACTICE. OUR FAST IS 21 DAYS. HOWEVER, YOU MAY WANT TO DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF FASTS DURING THE 21 DAYS (SEE TYPES OF FASTS PAGE)

PREPARE FOR THE CHANGES THAT MAY OCCUR IN YOUR BODY. FASTING IS ABOUT ELIMATING THE TOXINS THAT HAVE BUILT UP IN YOUR BODY (IT WILL DO THIS EVEN IF YOU ARE FASTING FOR RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL REASONS) SO YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR CHANGES, ESPECIALLY AT THE BEGINNING.

 

FASTING MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS SUCH AS FATIGUE, HEADACHES, AND MORE BECAUSE OF THE DETOXIFICATION PROCESS.

REDUCE YOUR INTAKE OF ALL HABITUAL AND ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES 1 TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE FASTING.

 

HABITUAL AND ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

- ALCOHOL 

- CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES SUCH AS COFFEE, TEA, AND SODA

- CIGARETTES

ALTER YOUR DIET 1 TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE FASTING. ELIMINATE A FEW THINGS A DAY (REFINE SUGAR PRODUCTS IN THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS, MEAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE, AND THEN DAIRY, ETC.). REDUCE YOUR INTAKE OF CHOCOLATE AND OTHER FOODS THAT CONTAIN REFINED SUGAR AND ARE HIGH IN FAT, LIKE SODAS, CANDY, AND BAKED GOODS. EAT SMALLER PORTIONS OF MEALS SO THAT YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DOESN'T HAVE TO WORK AS HARD, AND SO THAT YOUR BODY STARTS TO BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO OPERATING ON FEWER CALORIES THAT IT USUALLY DOES. 

INCREASE YOUR WATER INTAKE. DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!

GOING HARD FOR CHRIST CHURCH

205 SOUTH SHERIDAN ROAD

TULSA, OK 74112

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