Many of us diet and some diets involve some form of "fasting". DO NOT FAST without consulting your physician and nutrition expert So today I decided to write a short piece about fasting definitions. Fasting means choosing to go without food, drink, or both for a designated period of time. It can mean going without any food or going without certain types of food. Some of the different kinds of fasting are as follows:
You may be asked to fast for a certain amount of time before a medical test, procedure or surgery, often 8 hours or more.
Many people fast as part of their religion. For example, people may eat nothing on certain days, eat nothing from sunrise to sunset, or not eat foods like meat, dairy and eggs for several weeks at a time.
Fasting To Detoxify The Body
Some people fast because they believe it rids the body of toxins. But there is no scientific evidence that toxic substances build up in a person whose liver and kidneys function normally.
Fasting To Lose Weight
Some people use fasting as a way to lose weight. There are all different kinds of fasting for weight loss. They all require limiting food, or not eating at all, on certain days of the week or during certain times of the day. Experts really don't agree on whether fasting is a healthy way to lose weight and keep it off over time.
Intermittent fasting is a type of fasting that limits food on certain days or during certain times of the da. For example, one form involves eating only between the hours 8 p.m. and noon the following day. People sometimes use intermittent fasting to try to lose weight. You may also hear a term used to describe it, such as alternate-day fasting or 5-to-2 (5:2) fasting.
These are some of the kinds fasting practices that I have encountered with my weight management clients. So I guess it begs the question, "is fasting really safe"? I am not a medical expert or nutritionist, so I cannot tell you definitively yes or no. For people who are healthy, MAYBE some fasting is probably safe (and maybe denotes I am not advocating any kind fasting). But for people with some health conditions (whether major or minor) or who are pregnant or nursing, it might be and/or can be harmful. Like I alluded to in the opening statement, it's a good idea to discuss with your doctor ANY plans to start ANY new diet or weight-loss plan.
If you are contemplating a weight management system, if you have been or are on the carrousel of yo-yo dieting, maybe (just maybe) you might want to consider that the food that you are eating is actually related to helping to soothe a deeper feeling that you've been ignoring? Remember the previous FEELINGS series and cycles of "distractors". And, if the food is a "distractor" or addiction of a repressed feeling, do you think a 5-PATH Trained and Certified Hypnotist from Lakes Region Hypnosis Center can help you in your endeavor of weight control and maintenance? Like the Shadow, I know the answer to this question.
Welcome to Lakes Region Hypnosis Center's information sharing blog
I would like to begin my blogging career (sounds funny for a 60-something to be saying) by just introducing myself and some of the services we provide. My goal is to introduce you all to me and the wonderful worlds of hypnosis and other alternative, less expensive (in the long run) healing modalities we provide and clearly work. My intention is to also educate the public through my blogging.
I am a 67 year old who refuses to retire. I have worn many hats in my many careers, one could say it took me a long time to discover what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. I will say it did take me a while though. I've been part of management team where I was responsible for a multi-million dollar communication budget in a large financial institution. I left the corporate world as a thirty something and became a healthcare worker in a county nursing home. This was a very rewarding vocation by the way, but the greedy corporate world began sticking their fingers in the proverbial pot and infesting that career with their greed and gluttony. But, that's a whole different blogging path for the politically inclined, and does not belong here. I finished my career as a political action coordinator for a national public employee union and was forced out to pasture. Yes folks, even the unions have their dark side. But, I've always wanted to help others along the way, a healer so to speak. Whether a human client or a pet client (Animal Reiki attuned), I have always been driven to open up my heart, mind and arms to those who need some assistance along the way.
I began seeking a healing path for myself and something to provide comfort to others. I entered my chrysalis stage, my transition to the more spiritual path, that of a provider of proven alternative healing modalities. I became a Reiki Master/Teacher, actually being attuned through a local Reiki Master from Gilmanton and another from the West Coast. and still felt there there was more. I began various training along the way, as a physical medium, a crystal worker, and so on and so forth. I rounded out my resume at the Thomas Institute of Hypnosis and the National Guild of Hypnotists becoming a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. And this is the "Readers Digest" version of how I got to where I am now.
Operating out of Tilton, New Hampshire, ergo the name Lakes Region Hypnosis Center; we also perform Reiki healing sessions under Peaceful Light Healing (or PLH). PLH was my first organization and is now a part of our Lakes Region Hypnosis Center operation. Effectively combining both powerful tools (Hypnosis & Reiki) and we have created a healing modality second to none and without OPIODS. Healing others is a love and passion for us. Continuous education in the art of hypnosis on a regular basis, as well as consuming mandatory reading material is part of our modus operandi and in our operations manual. We also teach healing techniques at various metaphysical facilities and institutions. Sharing information at community events and local libraries, schools, and other public and private venues is always on our agenda. So please, continue to watch this website for updated events. Maybe learn a thing or two about hypnosis, Reiki, or even a bit about physical mediumship. But, be sure to watch my blogs for upcoming information to help demystify hypnosis and bring it to the forefront of where it belongs. The subconscious mind is a powerful tool for healing; and remember this, "if you can think it, it CAN happen". And don't forget about the Reiki!
Future posts will include myths and phobias of hypnotism, pain management, healthy living, stress and stressors, encountering negative suggestions and negative self talk, self hypnotism, emotional trauma, mind-body spirit, subconscious mind, daily affirmations and intentions, circumstance or predetermined, deja vu all over again, breathing techniques, Reiki, chakra centers, Past Life Regression "real or not" and much much more. So until the next post,
Breath - Relax - Heal.
P.S. Please let me know how I performed in my first blog post ever.