A lot of people gorge before they begin a fast. This means eating a lot in a short amount of time before you begin your fast. However, that is actually one of the worst things you can do! You should taper off your food intake right before a fast. Slowly adjust yours intake going into the fast so that it is not as complete of a shock to your body as if you stopped cold turkey. The whole point of a fast is to break the chains of addiction, so the last thing you want to do is be gluttonous right before a fast.
Remember that when you fast, you are going to get hungry! So many people tell me they can’t fast because they feel too hungry. Yes, you will get hungry, and yes, it will be difficult, but I believe that it is truly one of the most amazing things you can do for yourself.
As soon as you decide to fast, things will spring up to get in the way. There will be dinners, parties, and more to throw you off track. Plan out your schedule. Don’t schedule your fast to coincide with strenuous activities like personal training sessions or big social events like a wedding. You want to fast in a stress-free environment, both mentally and physically. If you know you’re going to be slammed at work for a few days, don’t plan a fast that same week. Avoid situations where people will be eating in front of you as much as you can.