The Task of Fasting


Introduction

Fasting is a key form of practice in many cultures. From Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, giving up something in the month of lent to breaking our break-fast, fasting is something we all do each to different degrees. Some fasts are voluntary sparked by deep devotion and submission to a higher power whilst other fasts are non voluntary due to famine. Different types of fast produces different results for the human body.


The body adopting to eating more

The more we eat the more our body gets use to consuming more food. We crave more food when we eat less as we try to fulfil reward systems which involves a connection of nerves from the brain to the belly. These reward systems aims to achieve satisfaction and people can end up in a vicious cycle of eating more to feel content after a m