Top 10 Fasting tips

Mentally Prepare Yourself

98% of water fasting is about your mental state. There is nothing that will make you go longer or do better than simply being in a good mood. You have to make up your mind that you’re going to do this, and then you have to decide it to be in a good mood about it. On day four my mental state of mind declined significantly. I was grumpy, I even yelled at my husband once, I was frustrated because of being hangry, and overall in a bad mood. If I had been in a better state of mind, I believe I would have been able to go the whole 7 days. If you want to do your own water fast, be sure to grab my complete water fasting prep kit! It completely free and its what helped me conquer water fasting for 40-DAYS!

Drag and Drop Between Apps

This is another neat trick for productivity gurus out there. When using apps in the split mode, you can drag a text, image, or weblink from one app and drop it to another. All Apple apps and most third-party apps support the drag and drop method. The trick is useful when you are writing a research paper in Word and want to add text and images from the web. Open the Safari browser in the split mode and use the drag and drop method to quickly add media in the Word file.

Exercise Helps… Kinda

If you’re thinking exercising while fasting might be more challenging than when in a fed state, you’d be wrong… kinda. You see, it depends on the kind of exercise you do. In my experience, low-intensity steady state (LISS) activity, such as walking at a moderate pace, actually helps curb hunger pangs. On days I engaged in this type of activity I felt great and experienced little hunger. It’s more vigorous exercise that did me in. Lifting heavy weights, running at high speeds for long periods of time and interval training was too taxing for a fasted state. Eating first was the only way I could get it done.

Meeting Reminder (Mobile)

When I’m on the go, I don’t always know when a meeting is about to start. On my phone, calendar reminders often go ignored (there are so many of them that it’s just too noisy to keep up). So I set up Zoom reminders to ensure that I never miss an important scheduled meeting.

Master Keyboard Shortcuts

If you intend to use the iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard or any other dedicated keyboard, it would be good to know about the various keyboard shortcuts so that you don’t always have to use the touch screen. You can do this by holding down the Cmd key, which will highlight all the supported keyboard shortcuts of an app.


When my wrists get stiff from typing, I grab my fingers with one hand and stretch out my arm to full length and pull on my fingers back slowly. I then, stretch my fingers by opening and closing them, bend my hands back and forth, and rotate my wrists. if you feel a little sore on the fingers or knuckles, just put your arms up high, and wriggle your fingers (only do this if your fingers feel sore. ) and if your knuckles hurt just put your left hand into a fist and do the same with the right. With the bottom of your left fist, tap the knuckles on your right hand and vice versa.

Take a walk each day

When you’re fasting your intake of vitamins goes down to zero (obviously). Because of this, I wanted to make sure that I at least got a walk in the sunshine each day to get a little bit of vitamin D into my system. These were some of my favorite times. My husband, my daughter, and I would go out and walk around our neighborhood for about 20 minutes at a time. We would wave to the neighbors, the fresh air would wake me up again, and I would feel like a new woman.

Mute Everyone

Our daily huddles now involve 20 people. Ambient or background noise can often get in the way of clear communication. We found this trick where the meeting host can hit ⌘Cmd+Ctrl+M (PC: Alt+M) to mute everyone on the call at once. This shortcut has single-handedly shaved minutes off of our daily meetings.

Connect  External Trackpad and Mouse

iPadOS has native support for an external trackpad and mouse. The cursor support makes it convenient to select and edit text. It also makes other tasks easier that require more precision than what your fingers can offer. The mouse and trackpad support isn’t limited to Apple’s Magic Keyboard with trackpad. You can use any third-party wireless mouse and keyboard with iPad Pro.

Disable Waiting Room

Zoom recently turned on a bunch of privacy-related settings by default. One of those is the waiting room, which requires you to admit each attendee individually. Our calls are mostly internal anyway (and it can take a while to admit 10+ people individually), so we turned this setting off under Settings > In Meeting (Advanced) > Waiting room. (Note: It takes a while to scroll through all the options on this page, so we suggest you CTRL+F “waiting room” to find it quickly.)