Lifestyle Habitsfor Those Concerned about Health and Beauty
“Fasting” is the English term for “断食” (danjiki), which means abstaining from food. Fasting has been practiced since ancient times as a religious ritual and a form of spiritual discipline. However, in recent years, it has gained attention in the Western world as a groundbreaking method for improving health, beauty, and anti-aging care. Scientific research on fasting has also become increasingly active.
One popular method of fasting that has attracted attention in recent years aims to give the tired digestive organs a rest and reset the body from within by abstaining from solid food for a certain period. This lifestyle habit of fasting is recommended not only for those concerned about their weight but also for those who care about their health and beauty.
The fasting method we recommend as a beauty and health practice is called “enzyme fasting.” It involves implementing fasting in a manageable manner while supplementing with enzyme drinks that provide the necessary minimum calories, minerals, and vitamins.
3 Steps of Enzyme Fasting
Before you start enzyme fasting for more than a few days, there are some things you need to know.
That is, there are three steps in fasting: the preparation period, the fasting period, and the refeeding period.
The method of fasting that we recommend as a beauty and health practice involves implementing fasting in a manageable manner while supplementing with enzyme drinks to provide the necessary minimum calories, minerals, and vitamins. Fasting consists of three important steps: the “preparation period”, “fasting period” and “refeeding period”.
Key points in the preparation period
During the fasting period, you will engage in fasting while consuming enzyme drinks that provide vitamins and minerals for nutritional support. It is important to customize the fasting program based on individual lifestyle and condition, whether it’s a recommended one-day fasting program for beginners or a 14-day fasting program that many individuals have achieved success with.
To ensure that you achieve your goals effectively, it is crucial to consult with fasting experts and avoid attempting fasting on your own without guidance.
Key points in the fasting period
The average amount of fluids excreted by the body as urine and sweat in a day is about 2.5 liters. While you can replenish approximately 1 liter of fluids through meals, for the purpose of beauty, it is ideal to consume an additional 2 liters of water, preferably at room temperature, divided into at least 10 or more separate occasions throughout the day. If 2 liters seems challenging, start with 1 liter and gradually increase the amount you drink. It is recommended to choose high-quality water rather than tap water.
Bedtime is a time for “absorption and metabolism.” Even a slight increase in body temperature during sleep can boost immunity and metabolism. Therefore, it is beneficial to warm your body thoroughly from the core before bedtime through daily baths, half-body baths, foot baths, or other methods, to promote perspiration (excretion) during sleep.
During sleep, the body’s metabolism is active, so it is ideal to ensure 7 to 8 hours of sleep, including the “absorption and metabolism” time from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., as part of your daily sleep routine.
During the fasting period, a crucial phase to be mindful of is the “reintroduction period.”
Even if you didn’t experience hunger during the fasting period and were able to continue without issues, some people may feel anxious or rushed to return to their regular meals immediately after fasting. However, if you abruptly go back to your normal diet after giving your stomach and intestines a break, it can lead to discomfort, easily trigger a rebound effect, and ultimately result in the “failure” of your fasting efforts. It is important to gradually reintroduce food to your stomach to avoid these adverse effects.
Key points in the refeeding period
The first meal of the recovery period just after fasting is “Juyu”.
For the second meal, take porridge and miso soup slowly without ingredients. In addition, if you fasted for more than 3 days, a recovery period of 2-3 days is required. From the second day of the recovery season, side dishes and porridge with vegetables, legumes, mushrooms, etc. are recommended. You can also take homemade fresh juices and smoothies as meals or snacks during the recovery period.
What you need for enzyme fasting
No additives are used.
“Strict criteria” that lead to
successful enzyme fasting.
The necessary items for Estepro Lab’s enzyme fasting include the enzyme drink “Herbzyme 113 Grand Pro,” which serves as a nutritional supplement during fasting, and the high-quality water “Fast Pro Water” for frequent hydration during fasting. Additionally, preparatory meals to gradually adapt the body before entering the fasting period and “Fast Pro Meal” to be consumed after fasting are also required.
The quality of the enzyme drink is crucial when undertaking enzyme fasting since the goal is to allow the digestive organs to rest and rely solely on the enzyme drink. Estepro Lab’s enzyme drink is made using a luxurious blend of all 113 varieties of “pure domestically grown plants” that prioritize freshness and origin. It undergoes natural fermentation through the symbiotic action of naturally occurring yeast and plant-based lactic acid bacteria that have resided in Hinoki barrels for many years. The enzyme drink is produced following “strict criteria” without the use of scientifically synthesized additives.
What you’ll need
Enzyme drink “Herbzyme 113® Grand Pro”
An enzyme drink made from 113 varieties of domestically grown plants, emphasizing freshness and origin, and double naturally fermented with a natural complex enzyme that has resided in Hinoki barrels for many years.
Fast Pro Meal®
Fast Pro Meal is a cholesterol-free food that does not contain any chemical seasonings, synthetic colorings, animal ingredients, or refined sugar.
Fast Pro Water
Fast Pro Water is a “high-value-added water” created with a focus on using patented technology for activated water treatment. It undergoes thorough removal of harmful substances, maintains specific analysis values for interfacial tension and enzyme activity concerning oils, and is filled without heat treatment to preserve dissolved oxygen. It is meticulously crafted to provide exceptional quality water.
It is important to measure daily changes accurately. It is crucial to measure and track the changes before and after fasting to effectively connect them and utilize the results.
Body Weight Scale (with body fat measurement)
To achieve the target body fat percentage, it is essential to thoroughly manage meals and carefully plan the fasting schedule. This is the key to success.
Precautions for enzyme fasting
Even for individuals in good health, there may be cases where fasting is not suitable due to their constitution or current physical condition. Please make sure to assess your health before proceeding.
Additionally, during menstruation, hormonal imbalances can occur and lead to unexpected reactions, so fasting is not recommended.
If you have any concerns, please consult with a doctor before proceeding.
If you have food allergies, please consult with a doctor beforehand.
Fasting should be undertaken responsibly and without pushing yourself beyond your limits.
If you feel unwell during the fasting period, please discontinue immediately.
During fasting, it is recommended to consume approximately 1 to 2 liters of high-quality water, divided into frequent intake of at least 10 times per day.
Those who are not suitable for enzyme fasting
- Those who have a pre-existing medical condition and are taking medication
- Those who have a cold, are undergoing treatment for illness, or feel unwell
- Those who have internal organs such as heart and stomach disorders
- Those who have had a stroke, cerebral infarction, or myocardial infarction in the past
- Those who are junior high school students or younger in the developing stage
- Elderly and without basic physical strength
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Anorexia or bulimia with eating disorders
- Extremely thin (female: weight 35 kg or less, male: weight 40 kg or less)
Recommended Enzyme Fasting Program
To successfully accomplish enzyme fasting, it is important to first gain the correct knowledge about fasting,
It is crucial to consult with fasting experts to ensure that you can achieve your goals and avoid attempting it on your own.
For beginners, starting with a one-day enzyme fasting program is highly recommended.
Basic 14 days
The 14-day Basic Program, which has proven results for many individuals, is also recommended for fasting beginners.
In this program, you replace your breakfast with a 20ml enzyme drink. On the 7th and 14th days, you replace all three meals with the enzyme drink. Prior to starting the fasting period, as well as on the day after the 7th and 14th days, consume easily digestible meals such as substitute foods.
This is a beginner-friendly weekend one-day program that can be implemented during a single day on the weekend.
For the entire day, all three meals are replaced with enzyme drinks. During the refeeding period, the breakfast consists of an enzyme drink, while the lunch and dinner are substituted with alternative foods.
Intensive 3 days
This is a focused three-day program designed for individuals who want to pursue quick results within a short period.
During these three days, all three meals are replaced with enzyme drinks. During the preparation period and the refeeding period, the breakfast consists of an enzyme drink, while the lunch and dinner are substituted with alternative foods.
Perfect 14 Days
This is the 14-day Perfect Program designed for individuals who want to maximize their results.
You will replace your breakfast with an enzyme drink, and on the 7th and 14th days, you will replace all three meals with enzyme drinks. During the preparation period, the refeeding period, as well as from the 1st to the 6th day and the 8th to the 13th day, the dinner will consist of alternative foods.
As a general rule, it is not recommended to consume anything other than alternative foods for dinner. If you want to modify the program as a one-week plan, you can conclude it after completing it until the 9th day.
For those who want to pursuefasting to perfection
Counselor’s Fasting Report
Points to note during the fasting period and how to actually spend it can be foundin the counselor’s experience report for first-time participants.