Don’t eat after 8 pm till 8 am the next day. This naturally creates a gap of 12 hours between two meals.
Digestive power diminishes after sunset in India. Food eaten post-sunset generates sticky toxins or AMA as per Ayurveda.
Also, Detox works when you’re asleep. The body diverts all energy towards full-body detoxification when it's at rest as it doesn’t have to work on digesting food in the stomach or other daily chores when you're awake.
Ayurveda defined 5 natural elements to balance Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) for healthy living
Different Indian religions in ancient times linked fasting to some sacred day of the week. Somvar ka vrat. Mangalvar ka vrat. Linking it to religious beliefs made it easier to fight food temptation to give up midway.