What Type Of Fast Would Be Best For You?


If learning how fasting can prolong your life has inspired you to embark on a fast of your own, we're here to help! Fasting is an amazing practice for people of all shapes and sizes to incorporate into their lifestyle, and can help you reap major health benefits in the process. Check out the different types of fasts below to see which one would work best for you!

Water Fasting

A water fast is a fast in which instead of eating solid meals, you will only drink water for a set period of time. To keep yourself hydrated, you should be drinking atleast 64 ounces of water each day!

Juice Fasting

When juice fasting, you will only consume pure fruit juices, vegetable juices, or smoothies throughout the day. Check out our recipe for a yummy strawberry and banana smoothie here!



Intermittent Fasting

During an intermittent fast, food consumption is partially or completely restricted for a few hours up to a few days at a time, while a normal diet is followed on other days. For example, on an intermittent fast you may choose to schedule all of your meals between the hours of 10AM and 5PM for three days a week. 

Partial Fasting

A partial fast is a fast in which certain foods or drinks such as processed foods, animal products, or caffeine are eliminated from the diet for a set period of time. For example, if you would like to cut out sugar on your partial fast, check out our 7-Day No Sugar Challenge!


Calorie Restriction 

Calorie restriction fasts are done simply by restricting calories for a few days every week. To practice calorie restriction, use this calculator to figure out how many calories you should be eating in a day. Then, set up a healthy meal plan to help you reach this goal!

So, are you ready to get started? Tell us in the comments which fast is most conducive for your lifestyle! 

Olivia Marjorae is a rising junior at the illustrious Xavier University of Louisiana, studying Political Science with aspirations of becoming an Attorney. Olivia has a passion for journalism and creative writing, reading, and poetry. Olivia is a former member of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT CAU, and seeks to promote sisterhood and empowerment amongst other young women in all that she does.