40 Powerful Intermittent Fasting Quotes

On this post I shall be listing intermittent fasting quotes I believe as someone on the path, you might find helpful.

Every field or human endeavors has those threads of wisdom hanging down like fruits, so the newly initiated can through these twines be connected to those before.

Or rather those with more experience on the path. These intermittent  quotes are exactly just that, watery fruits to hydrate you should the path become too dry.

1. He who buries his head deep into a nosebag full of food cannot hope to see the invisible world. ~Al-Ghazali

2. He who eats until he is sick must fast until he is well. ~English Proverb

3. When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting. ~St. Jerome

4. If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying; walking exercises the body, praying exercises the soul, fasting cleanses both. ~Francis Quarles

5. Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself. ~Rumi

6. Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit. ~Ezra Taft Benson

7. What is the benefit of fasting in our body while filling our souls with innumerable evils? ~Basil

8. When a young man, who has surfeited, in season and out of season, until exhausted nature gives way, and a fever is coming on, the good busy mother is in trouble. She anxiously inquires, “Now, John, what can you eat? You must eat something ! People can’t live without food!” Then come toast, tea, etc. The stomach is exhausted, and no more needs stimulus or food, than a jaded horse needs the whip! What is needed is rest,—complete rest. Nine tenths of the acute diseases might be prevented, by a few days’ starvation, when the first indications appear. I don’t mean complete abstinence in every case, but perhaps a piece of coarse bread, with cold water for drink. If such a policy were generally adopted, what ruin would overtake the medical profession! ~Dio Lewis, M.D., Weak Lungs, And  Make Them Strong, or Diseases of the Organs of the Chest, With Their Home Treatment By the Movement Cure , 1863

9. The light of the world will illuminate within you when you fast and purify yourself. ~Mahatma Gandhi

10. The observances of the church concerning feasts and fasts are tolerably well-kept, since the rich keep the feasts and the poor keep the fasts. ~Sydney Smith

11. There’s a hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness.

12. We are lutes, no more, no less.If the sound box is stuffed full of anything, no music.

If the brain and the belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire.

The fog clears, and a new energy makes you run up the steps in front of you….


13. Fasting today makes the food good tomorrow. ~German Proverb

14. [T]he importance of fasting treatment has stayed uppermost in my mind… that supreme law of  medical treatment…. Today, except for some Eastern sects and the small minority who adhere to natural medicine, only the animals obey the paramount rule of Nature in the cure of disease: the domestic animals are generally prevented by man’s ignorance, but the wild ones obey. A sick animal retires into a secluded place and fasts until its body is restored to normal. During the fast it partakes only of water and the medicinal herbs which inherited intelligence teaches it instinctively to seek. ~Juliette de Baïracli Levy, The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable

15. A fast is better than a bad meal. ~Irish Proverb

16. Eating three times a day means taking on, almost without respite, the work of assimilation. ~Adalbert de Vogüé, To Love Fasting: The Monastic Experience
17. The very act of eating can be exhausting; it takes a lot of energy to digest food. When the body is freed from that chore, it naturally feels lighter and much more vibrant. ~Allan Cott

18. Abstinence and fasting cure many a complaint. ~Danish Proverb

19. [W]hen the faculties are empty, then your whole being listens. ~Thomas Merton

20. Fasting from any nourishment, activity, involvement, or pursuit—for any season—sets the stage for God to appear…. Fasting is not a tool to pry wisdom out of God’s hands or to force needed insight about a decision. Fasting is not a tool for gaining discipline or developing piety (whatever that might be). Instead, fasting is the bulimic act of ridding ourselves of our fullness to attune our senses to the mysteries that swirl in and around us. Sometimes God shows up. And sometimes he feeds us. And every now and then he throws his wild glory before us like bursting constellations, and it’s all we can do to wait for him to leave, lest we be destroyed in his presence…. Ultimately… I would confess that his bread of bitterness is better than the sweetest fare I have ever tasted. I took and ate, and it was good. ~Dan B. Allender, To Be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future

21. Fasting cures diseases, dries up bodily humors, puts demons to flight, gets rid of impure thoughts, makes the mind clearer and the heart purer, the body sanctified, and raises man to the throne of God. ~Athenaeus of Naucratis

22. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. ~Benjamin Franklin

23. Fasting of the body is food for the soul. ~John Chrysostom

24. Considering the situation and circumstances, the record for the next day, May 29, is one which has a surprise in it for those dull people who think that nothing but medicines and doctors can cure the sick. A little starvation, can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors. I do not mean a restricted diet; I mean total abstention from food for one or two days . I speak from experience; starvation has been my cold and fever doctor for fifteen years…. When I wrote an article some months ago urging temporary abstention from food as a remedy for an inactive appetite and for disease, I was accused of jesting, but I was in earnest. ‘We are all wonderfully well and strong, comparatively speaking!’ On this day the starvation regimen drew its belt a couple of buckle holes tighter: the bread ration was reduced form the usual piece of cracker the size of a silver dollar to the half of that and one meal was abolished from the daily three . This will weaken the men physically, but if there are any diseases of an ordinary sort left in them they will disappear. ~Mark Twain, 1866/1899

25. One of my confreres sketched an explanation that attracted me: since the process of digestion is under the control of the brain, its cessation gave repose to the brain, allowed it a vacation. ~Adalbert de Vogüé, To Love Fasting: The Monastic Experience

26. Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul.

~Rumi, translated by Nevit O. Ergin

27. Fasting is the greatest remedy, the physician within. ~Paracelsus
28. Do not neglect fasting the mind, and, for you, fasting the flesh, until you are as fast as the Tameless White Tiger, lean as Xuan Wu’s Snake General, still and strong as the Black Tortoise, and worthy of Lao Tzu’s wisdom.

~Michael P. Garofalo, “Master Chang’s Pepper Talk,” Meetings with Master Chang San-Feng: Poetic Reflections , 2011

29. Whether the condition is diagnosed as a severe cold, as influenza, or as pneumonia, the first thing that should be done is to stop eating. Absolutely no food, but water, should be allowed to pass the patient’s lips until the acute symptoms have subsided. No drugs of any kind should be resorted to. Go to bed and rest. Keep warm. Rest, fasting, warmth, — these are the needs. Have plenty of fresh air in your room. Under these conditions you may lie in bed and get well in a short time with no complications and no sequels…. You don’t need treatment. The fever, inflammation, coughing, etc., constitute the healing process. Just get out of their way and permit them to complete their work. Don’t try to “aid nature.” She doesn’t need your puny aid — she only asks that you cease interfering. ~Herbert M. Shelton,Getting Well

30. The best of all medicines are rest and fasting. ~Benjamin Franklin

31. If you want to ascend like the Prophet to the sky of immortality, know this very well:Fasting is your Arabian stallion.

~Rumi, translated by Nevit O. Ergin

32. Every one has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. To eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness. ~Hippocrates

33.Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health. ~Thomas Tusser

34. In a fast, the body tears down its defective parts and then builds anew when eating is resumed. ~Herbert M. Shelton

35.Fasting and natural diet, though essentially unknown as a therapy, should be the first treatment when someone discovers that he or she has a medical problem. ~Joel Fuhrman

36. I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency. ~Plato

37. What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner. ~Mahatma Gandhi

38. The job of fasting is to supply the body with the ideal environment to accomplish its work of healing. ~Joel Fuhrman

39. [D]uring a fast, the digestive system gets an increasing rest. About ten hours after a meal, the contractions stop and the feeling of hunger disappears; five or six hours later the glucose stops coming directly from the intestines and begins to produce itself from the reserve of glycogen contained in the liver. From then on, the body works on itself in a closed circuit, becoming itself the source of the energy it uses. ~Adalbert de Vogüé, To Love Fasting: The Monastic Experience

40. Fasting strengthens control over our appetites, thus contributing to self-mastery. ~George RErgin

This first batch of 40 intermittent fasting quotes already makes easy facts of things, of what a fast should be considered as.

Take this 40 powerful intermittent fasting quotes and make them your counsel in times when strength is no where to be found.

And you shall find exactly what you need.

But should you be in possession of your own lists of intermittent fasting quotes then do share it through the comment box.

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