Forcefully denying yourself food to the discomfort of the body is not a good thing to do - it can cause damage to the system. But giving it a break here and there is definitely a good thing.
Additional information/ Source: Cancer, A Yogic Perspective; Chapter- “The Mechanics Of Health”; eBook Page #34
you must experiment with food, not just by the tongue, but by the body. You eat something today and see… just learn to observe how agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave that’s not good food. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive that means it's good foodExpand ⇕
To eat intelligently means to understand and supply the kind of fuel the body is designed for so that it can function at its best. The way you eat not only decides your physical health it decides the very way you think, feel and experience lifeExpand ⇕
you don’t have to do any great yoga of twisting yourself upside down and all that. Simple things; if you breathe right and keep your body in a certain level of balance, you will see there is no need to have any kind of ailments.Expand ⇕
When you exist here only as a body and a mind, suffering is inevitable. Meditation means to go beyond the limitations of your body and mind.Expand ⇕
Education is not about loading a child with information. It is not oriented towards anything. It is just to develop the body and mind to the highest possible capability and allowing the system to rise to its highest possible peak.Expand ⇕