the rich and daring pancake week is Over, and the time of the greatest Christian test has come, the time of pacification of soul and body, the time of purification – the Great Lent, which will end with the feast of Easter. About what is the meaning of fasting, the basic rules of behavior, as well as how to combine fasting and weight loss will tell our article.
Religious sense office
Lent lasts seven weeks and ends with the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. Believers morally attached to the feat of his Savior, prepare their own soul and body for the holiday. In the period of fasting it was accepted not only to deny themselves the Goodies, but also not to attend social events, not to wear fancy clothes, go to Church regularly.
If we talk about diet, then under ban it turns out all dairy, meat, and also eggs and pastries. The main food are vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, berries and a variety of cereals. Oil is allowed only on weekends, and these days believers can treat themselves to grape wine. On the feast of the Annunciation and palm Sunday on the table there is a fish forbidden on other days. The most severe days – the first day of fasting and Passionate Friday, when it is allowed only to drink water. On the second day of fasting eat vegetables, fruits and bread. Tuesday and Thursday are allowed only hot food, cooked without oil, and even then once a day. Fast food – a difficult test, both for the soul and for the body, you need to approach the issue with the mind and knowledge of the matter, otherwise instead of grace you can get health problems and nerves.
How to lose weight in post?
It would Seem: Lent is the perfect time to bring your own figure into shape, hence our first advice, you can not perceive religious abstinence in food solely as a diet, otherwise fasting will bring disappointment. Such a way to lose weight is suitable only for those who believe and see the spiritual meaning of abstinence.
If you are determined to endure seven weeks, the cost to start with a sober assessment of his health. Check in advance the condition of the gastrointestinal tract, the work of the pancreas and excretory organs. If problems were found out, at first it is necessary to get rid of them, and only then sharply to change the way of food.
Remember that the restriction of food has not only advantages but also disadvantages. These include: uneven weight loss, which can lead to the rapid return of extra pounds, the risk of overeating, as well as the inability to withstand serious physical and emotional stress. Let's hope that getting rid of toxins, training strength of mind and abstinence from heavy protein foods will be able to compensate for all the shortcomings.
What is there?
To start make a list of allowed products, it should always be in front of your eyes. For each day, clearly plan the menu and stock up on appropriate products. Such a rational approach will help to avoid "breakdowns". Try to avoid temptations, that is, trips to visit, cafes and restaurants. In addition, it will have a beneficial effect on the state of mind.
At Least 40 days of abstinence exclude the pleasures of the world, try to pamper yourself, to encourage perseverance. Drink a glass of good grape wine on Saturday and buy nuts or dried fruits instead of sweets. If you can not give up any products, such as mayonnaise sauces, look in the store such dishes adapted for fasting. Generally try to avoid apathy, irritation and discouragement, because it is known to be one of the greatest sins.
If you were able to tame their own flesh to withstand the prescribed period, then exit post must be very carefully and gradually. Pouncing immediately on fatty and sweet dishes, you risk getting indigestion and severe pain.
The Conclusion that can be drawn is quite simple. Nutritionists post is evaluated ambiguously, if you decide on it, you should do it on the basis of their religious beliefs.