Fasting brings you closer to God. It is the biblical way to humble yourself. In addition, there are physical benefits to fasting, such as weight loss. Although, fasting is not to be confused with dieting. Below is a pre-fasting diet that will help you prepare your body for a long fast. It not only cleanses the body from toxins, but it also stimulates the metabolism of your body. You will probably lose seven to twelve pounds in one week, depending on your present body weight.
All fruits except bananas. Your first day consists of all the fruit you want, except bananas. Cantaloupes and watermelons
are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat only your soup and fruits the first day. For drinks – unsweetened tea, cranberry
juice, or water.
All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with all the fresh, raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. Try to eat green, leafy vegetables and stay away from dry beans, peas and corn. Eat all the vegetables you want along with your soup. At dinnertime on this day, reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Eat all the soup you want this day, but don’t eat fruits.
Mix day one and day two. Eat all the soup, fruit and vegetables
you want. You can't have a baked potato this day. If you have eaten as above for three days and have not cheated, you will find that you have lost five to seven pounds.
Bananas and skim milk. Eat as many as eight bananas and drink as many glasses of skim milk as you can on this day
along with your soup. Bananas are high in calories and so is milk, but on this particular day of your diet, your body will need the potassium and the carbohydrates, proteins and calcium to lessen your craving for sweets.
Beef and tomatoes or salad. Try to drink as many as six to eight glasses of water this day to wash away the uric acid in your body. Eat your soup at least once this day.
Beef and veggies. Eat to your heart’s content of beef and
vegetables this day. You can even have two or three steaks if you like with green, leafy vegetables but no baked potatoes. Be sure to eat soup at least once this day.
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and vegetables. Again, stuff, stuff, and stuff yourself. Be sure to eat soup at least once today.
Note: On the end of the seventh day, if you have not cheated on the diet, you will find that you have lost ten to seventeen pounds. If you have lost more than fifteen pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming.
This seven day eating plan can be used as often as you like. As a matter of fact, if correctly followed, it will clean your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being as never before. After only days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter, at least ten and possibly 17 pounds and have abundance of energy. Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel the difference. This diet is a fast, fat-burning diet. The secret is that you will burn more calories than you take in. This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time because of the removal of fat buildups in your system. Go off the diet at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol. Because everyone’s digestive system is different, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began, if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find your bathroom regularity has changed – eat a cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find you don’t need the caffeine after the third day.
Cabbage Soup Recipe:
(Basic Fat-Burning Soup)
Six large green onions (scallions)
2 green peppers
1 or 2 large cans of tomatoes
1 bunch of celery
1 large head of cabbage
1 package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
Cut vegetables in small to medium pieces and cover with water. Boil for ten minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue cooking until vegetables are tender. This can be eaten anytime you are hungry. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want and at any time of the day.