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Fasting
Fasting

Learn English with this fasting English lesson

Date: Sep 11 2018

Themes: Alternative, Food, How To

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

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Fasting is a common practice around the world. In many countries, people fast for religious reasons at certain times of the year. Fasting is used by some who believe that it improves their health. Doctors sometimes ask patients to fast before a medical procedure. And fasting might be used by people wanting to make a political statement.

Those people who fast for their health do it because they want to cleanse their bodies of toxins. They believe one can flush his or her system by only drinking fluids. It’s not uncommon for people who are fasting to feel light-headed, but it doesn’t last forever. And after they’re done, they say they feel fantastic!

Jessica and Marni are discussing fasting. Are they going to give it a try? Find out in today’s English lesson about not eating.

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Marni

Marni

Jessica

Jessica

Marni:  I just ate five pieces of pizza. My gut hurts.

Jessica:  Oh my gosh. I think I want to start from scratch and cleanse my entire system by doing a fast. Have you ever fasted?

Marni:  No. Oh my gosh. That seems so impossible.

Jessica:  I know. I’m a little nervous about getting light-headed. I have a lot of work going on this coming week. But I think if I flush my entire system and I get all those toxins out, I think I’ll feel much better afterwards.

Marni:  Wow. That sounds amazing, but I don’t think I could ever do it. I like to eat. Not having food, how do you survive?

Jessica:  I know. You can do it in a healthy way. You can do it with juicing and still consuming foods. But lots of tea, and clear liquids, broth…

Marni:  Huh.

Jessica:  I know. It doesn’t sound fun, but I think it’s going to make me feel much better. I’ll feel healthier.

Marni:  Well, you let me know.

Jessica:  I will.

 

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Jessica is going to try fasting. She wants to clean her body from the inside out, so she’s not going to eat, and she’s only going to drink liquids. Jessica’s a little nervous about feeling bad while she’s fasting, but she believes she’ll feel better overall once she’s finished.

Marni, on the other hand, just ate five pieces of pizza! Fasting sounds horrible to her. Marni worries that she would not be able to survive if she fasted. She’s curious to hear about Jessica’s experience when it’s over, but Marni’s definitely not interested in joining Jessica.

Have you ever fasted? Why did you do it? How did it make you feel?

 

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Afalsheikh

United States

fasting is good for our spiritual health, and fasting in the month of Ramadan is obligatory on every adult Muslim.

10:30 AM Sep 15 2018 |

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Munawar_1949Super Member!

United States

we fast in the month of Ramdan(Islamic calender) from morning, before sunrise to evening till sun set without  eating and drinking. It effects positively on the body and one feel himself very light and get rid of many diseases.

12:44 PM Sep 13 2018 |

juliadoou

Canada

I like to clean my System from toxins twice a year, sometimes I failed but I encourage myself to do it again  

08:32 PM Sep 10 2018 |

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mandzhi

mandzhi

Russian Federation

I fasted only a week several years ago, but i ate all except meat, cheese, eggs and milk. It was the last week of Christians fast.

I made it because i wanted to know could i do it or not. Also it’s really good for your health, because you cleanse your system. The first time i wanted to eat, but then i understood that food isn’t the main in our life.

But the real fasting when you don’t eat or drink, like on Ramadan. Every year people do it, after it many of them have a good health, they feel better and their mind is really become calm

02:13 PM Jul 26 2015 |

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sam14719

sam14719

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in islam we should fasting a month in a year in Ramadan month (but if you are sick  and cant do fasting ,u can do in other months when you feel better).


in totally fasting is great for recovery and health body,and is a rest time for stomach.also,is a Sympathy sense whit poor people and…


I recommend test it for a day 



Stanislav71

Russian Federation

I tried to fast, but I couldn’t do it, because I like to eat. But I think fasting is a good way to make yourself healthier.

05:41 AM Apr 29 2014 |

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Daninha

Daninha

Mexico

I have never fasted in my life, but I think I will give it a try … what could happen after all? :P

11:47 PM Apr 27 2014 |

Taylor177

Taylor177

China

i`ve never tried fasting. food is part of my life. 

01:53 PM Apr 27 2014 |

wael alattarSuper Member!

Saudi Arabia

Fasting is teaching us how poor people feel when they don’t have something to eat or drink.
In Islam, it’s compulsory to fast one month called Ramadan. Muslims have a choice to fast or not different days as well like Monday, Thursday and every 13th, 14th and 15th of every month.


it really makes you open minded.

konoha

konoha

Japan

i have tried fasting a few times since i was university student.


from today, i just decided to start again fasting, because i am in no mood for coming my holidays…


everytime i try fasting, i feel that fasting is like a wating game against the appetaite in mymind.

11:47 AM Apr 26 2014 |

hatamian

hatamian

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

fasting is an assurances for  health body and sprit .

11:26 AM Apr 26 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

Fasting and other demands of willpower can be more difficult to an idle mind.

09:56 AM Apr 26 2014 |

WYTJOANNA

WYTJOANNA

China

I had a fasting during the weight loss, but it didn’t last long. It’s a hard time! 

08:21 AM Apr 26 2014 |

cmoriwaki

United States

I experienced a fasting when I was a student. I could feel better.
In buddhism of my country, there is the thought that to do a fasting makes people better than before. People can think clearly and open their eyes.
I like it, but it isn’t easy to start it now. I love pizza, too.

07:04 AM Apr 26 2014 |

mike20012

mike20012

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

We can get used to anything, it’s just matter of time,plus,  fasting is prescribed ,whether it is a spiritual experience or not, by some GP’s , and sometimes these nerds forbid you. Okay, I don’t forbid you , you are on your own….....LOL

06:34 AM Apr 26 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Absolutely, handwriter, the blandness of oats can be liven up by some honey and milk for those who milk tolerent. Since I’m milk intolerant, I’ll add to oats some honey or dates. By the way the staple food of ancient Egyptians was honey ( they were dinking it, it still beats me how honey can be drunk but it was!), dates, beer and bread. That’s it!  

01:58 AM Apr 26 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

I like eating potatoes to get a longer lasting feel of being full. 


I have to admit, I had to look up the meaning of “oatmeal”, but yes, I like it too—especially on a cold day or night.  I use honey and milk with mine.  Oatmeal tends to stick to my ribs a lot longer than most other foods. 

11:58 PM Apr 25 2014 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

 Handwriter, that’s the same feeling I feel after McDonald’s. Always hungry after it. But if I start the day with oatmeal, I feel full until noon. :)) But, I agree, oatmeal is tasteless – but I tried it once with deer meat – oh, it was so dilicious :))))

10:51 PM Apr 25 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

08:11 PM Apr 25 2014 |

1 person likes this

abbasam

abbasam

Turkey

fasting is healthy :) i tried it?

08:00 PM Apr 25 2014 |

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