Over the years I chose to fast for health, weight loss, and greater spiritual connection. Some of these fasts were safe and therapeutic; others were a bit risky and admittedly foolish. A regular fast that nearly everyone participates in is the nightly fast while we sleep. The morning meal is called 'breakfast' for a reason...we are breaking a fast.
You may or may not realize that the act of digestion requires a great deal of energy. Digestion can interrupt sleep, and overeating burdens our system. This is why we feel heavy, bloated, sleepy, and lethargic after indulging in large meals. By finishing your last meal at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime, and avoiding late night snacks, you allow your body to divert energy to restorative work. In the deepest stages of sleep our body releases human growth hormones and appetite suppressing hormones like ghrelin. To improve the quality of your sleep, avoid food late in the evening. This allows your body to support good health.
Be Well! ~ Tiffany