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At the beginning of the new year, many spiritual bodies mostly Christians  embark on a spiritual fast, with the intention of committing the year to the Lord. Some embark on 21 days fast while some go as long as 100 days fasting.



I have talked with a lot of people who say that they do not lose weight during the fast. Some people say they loose weight for a while then the weight remain stagnant, while some others lose weight steadily through the fast but gain it all back after the fast.

If you intend to lose weight with your spiritual fast, you have to choose appropriate meals to break your fast with. If you are on a 12 hour fast, meaning you are having one meal a day; the first thing to take is water.  After the water you can have low calorie fruits/vegetables like watermelon, garden eggs, cucumbers, carrots or apples. Then you have a full meal.  Make the meal balanced with at least 30% proteins. Do not over eat. Drink water in between your meals.

Remember, the key here is to create an effective calorie deficit, thus you lose weight. However, if at the end of your fast you are downing “jevnik size” pounded yam and afang soup, possessing over 1700calories, then, you can not loose weight. Its not magic!

However, if you fast for too long, the body decreases its metabolic activities, and you will not drop weight as you did initially.

Exercising while fasting depends on how you feel. However exercising is not contraindicated. You can exercise early in the morning before commencement of fast or late evening after meal. Don’t push yourself too hard as you know that you are not refueling anytime, but do your best.

Happy Fasting.


  • Oluwatosin

    January 10, 2017., 11:18 am / Reply

    Thank you very much, this is really helpful for me.

  • Chioma Onyeka

    January 10, 2017., 8:28 pm / Reply

    Nice one Dr!

  • Mercy

    January 11, 2017., 5:02 am / Reply

    This is very helpful thanks.

  • Rex

    January 11, 2017., 6:23 am / Reply

    I can relate! Thanks Doki

  • Juliet

    January 11, 2017., 7:38 am / Reply

    Thanks Doc, I appreciate

  • oyalowo

    January 11, 2017., 9:20 am / Reply

    thanks alot

  • tinalebzoor

    January 11, 2017., 4:00 pm / Reply


  • omo

    January 11, 2017., 4:06 pm / Reply

    Many thanks Coach...

  • glorious

    January 11, 2017., 4:39 pm / Reply

    Thanks for this.God bless you.

  • Sandra sanvy

    January 11, 2017., 4:44 pm / Reply

    This is so helpful.

  • Evely

    January 11, 2017., 5:54 pm / Reply

    Thank you!

  • Favour

    January 12, 2017., 7:01 am / Reply

    Thank you so much for this information, this will be so helpful. God bless you abundantly.

  • Funmi

    April 5, 2017., 7:35 am / Reply

    Thank u Doc as he will try and incorporate this in my next fast

  • Missnissi

    January 10, 2018., 9:40 pm / Reply

    Nice post. I say if your fast us for a short while. Then exercise is not needed just exercise your tongue with prayer. I have seen too many post telling people to keep exercising stay in your lane and stay hydrated. Thanks for posting. God bless you.

  • Ronald ikpe

    January 11, 2018., 7:16 am / Reply

    Really insightful. Thanks doc

  • Ibukun

    January 11, 2018., 7:27 am / Reply

    Thanks Momma

  • Chinonso enimola

    January 16, 2018., 6:58 pm / Reply

    Tnk u so much well done

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