The Christmas fast began today, November 28, and will last until January 7.
Fasting means switching to a different diet, and what you should eat and how to best avoid crises that are happening, nutritionist Veroslava Stanković said in the morning program on RTS.
The nutritionist also advised people who want to fast – what to pay attention to, and who should not fast.
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“Fasting is abstaining primarily from bad thoughts, food goes along with it. If you are not ready, then you should not fast. Fasting is stress, but we should prepare ourselves by gradually reducing the amount of food, so as not to fall into psychological traps.” explained nutritionist Stanković, so she continued on how to avoid food crises.
“Potas can be made, they are great, not just boiled vegetables that people don’t like, because it causes them a psychological moment to be hungry. Take bread with it, potash can be made from peas, pumpkin, from foods that have a little more sugar, in order to avoid excessive hunger “, said Stanković and revealed in which situations the fast should be interrupted.
“First of all, our thoughts will show us that. If we start with nervousness and bad thoughts we know we have a problem. Then we should stop fasting, and as the clergy say, people who have a health problem, children and pregnant women, should avoid fasting. Really depends, children should not fast, they need meat as well as people who have severe forms of anemia.Even for pregnant women it is not so terrible, they will compensate with fish and legumes such as beans.But sometimes you should consult a doctor if there is health problems “, concluded Stanković.