Why I’m Into Fasting

So in my “Weird” Things I do for health post, I mentioned that I’m into fasting.  Fasting as in not eating.  On purpose.

Are you running for the hills yet?

I get it.  I used to think that fasting was crazy too.  But my prediction is that very soon we’re going to start hearing more and more interesting things about fasting.  Both as a treatment and prevention measure against chronic diseases.

I do both intermittent fasting and extended fasting.  For example, on a lot of days I either don’t eat breakfast or I don’t eat lunch.  Although I do put significant calories into my coffee much of the time.

So this is all about WHY I fast, HOW I do it, and more.  And as always, I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  The opinions contained herein should not be construed as medical advice.  This is just what has been working for me.

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Weird Things I do in the Name of Health

You know how sometimes you do something that you’ve grown so accustomed to that you don’t even notice that you do it?  And then someone is like, wait what are you doing, that’s kind of weird?  Or maybe not even weird, but just different and you realize that not everyone does it?

So this is my list of that stuff.  A collection of things I’ve slowly added, over a few years, that I do for my healthiness.  I don’t do all of them every day, but I do a lot of these a lot of the time.

(And as always I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  This is just stuff that I do.  Do your research.)

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Thoughts on this Whole30

So another whole30 finished.  Kind of.  (Psst.  Goals for this oneWhat I ate in a week.)

This one actually ended up being a whole21.  We curtailed because I wanted to focus on reintroduction, and we only had so much time before Thanksgiving.

On Day 22, I had popcorn after dinner.  On Days 26-27, I had cheese.  Day 29 was gluten.  Day 32 (Thanksgiving), wine.  After that we head to Naples so I guess it will be pizza reintroduction, followed by probably a week (or more) of recovery.

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What I Ate for a Week of my Whole30

So not too long ago, one of my fave podcasts (which I’m listening to even MORE now) did a “what we ate” roundup.  (Episode 72 of The Mom Hour.)   We’re not talking the perfect meal plan.  We’re talking about how it actually went down.

Because I’ve been texting pics to my whole30 buddy, I’ve got PLENTY of evidence of how it actually went down.  The good, the bad, and the ugly.  (And I was too lazy to edit these photos so all of them are pretty ugly.  Apologies.)

If you’re catching up, these are my goals for this whole30.  And this is what I actually ate for week 1:

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Some thoughts on Food Freedom Forever

Melissa Hartwig’s new book Food Freedom Forever dropped this month.  So you know I was all over that like . . . hmm.  Like my kids licking the glass at the Lego store.  Like my kids licking the glass at a bakery.  Like my kids licking the glass at . . . you get the idea.  (Similes FTW!)  I guess I’m saying I approached the book release with a childlike enthusiasm.

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