Traditional Plant based Intermittent Fasting

How to follow a Traditional Plant based Intermittent Fasting

Traditional Plant based Intermittent Fasting is good not only for health but also to reduce carbon emissions. At Cop26 that commences on October 31st plant-based diet will be the main menu served to the delegates.

Traditional Plant-based Intermittent Fasting is either forgotten or not followed strictly. Now that intermittent fasting is trending both for health and environmental reasons, we must try and revive the traditional intermittent diets followed by our ancestors for spiritual reasons. Here I have tried to explain my families traditional plant-based intermittent fasting lifestyle.

Being traditional, my family has a strict diet regime throughout the year, dating back to 2000 years. Whether the young or the old, we all have the same food regime, with some concessions given to the pregnant moms, feeding mothers, children, elderly and the sick.

On a typical day, we don’t have any restrictions about what type of meat, fish or vegetable to eat. However, there are certain times of the year and specific days in the week when the entire family fasts and follows a vegan diet.

One-third of the year, we follow a vegan diet that includes 50 days of great lent, culminating with Easter. We fast every Wednesday and Friday throughout the year. The three days of fasting and prayer, which occurs 21 days before the great lent, is a kind of preparation for the soon coming rigorous 50 days of prayer, penance, fasting and abstaining from meat-based food and liquor.

The fastting regime

The preparation for the fast begins the previous day itself. Once we go to sleep, we do not consume any water at night. In the morning, there is no bed coffee or tea, not even water. We go on with our daily chores and break the fast by noon with a cup of black tea or water.

Then we have lunch and supper as usual but without any dairy, poultry or fish products. We observe fasting until noon during the lent times, followed by a vegan meal and supper for the 50 days.

Intermittent fasting is a growing trend, and there are a variety of forms of fasting. Apart from the health benefits, like reducing cholesterol, weight loss and lowering blood pressure, intermittent fasting also gives mental peace.

You become self-disciplined and learn to lead a life of contentment by following a strict intermittent fasting regime. In this age of climate change, we need to know how to cut down on excesses and live within the means to save the earth from extinction.

Ancy Abraham
Blogger, Nature Lover and Cooking Enthusiast. Worked as Magazine Assistant Editor for Consumer Magazine. Presently writing about lifestyle topics related to health, food, shopping, fashion and people for Lifestyle Today News for the past 6 years. Also, UN Volunteer, working as Editor in Chief for Weekly World Climate Change News. Passionate about Climate Change activities. Nominated to attend COP26, Glasgow and COP27 Sharm-el Sheikh as Observer.

23 Replies to “How to follow a Traditional Plant based Intermittent Fasting

  1. I’ve been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours these days, yet I by no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It’s beautiful worth sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made excellent content as you probably did, the net shall be much more helpful than ever before.

  2. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »
Exit mobile version