Today is DAY FIVE of my first FAST of 2023.
Goal for 2023: Fast 5 days once per month, which ends up being 2 months no eating by the end of year. TWO MONTHS of not eating! Wow!
Why? Save money, free time, great energy, and SUPER GOOD FOR YOU: Autophagy! Recycle old cells! (Pic from yesterday: No makeup, no filter, I turn 51 next month.)
This is my 4th or 5th 5 day fast. I generally eat low carb, whole foods & avoid sugar & seed oils. Worked my way up over past 18 months, so if this is something YOU want for GREATER HEALTH, start with regular IF (intermittent fasting), then 24hrs, 3 day, 5 day. I did a week once but 5-day works best for me.
I do water and black tea and coffee. In past, have added homemade broth Day 4/5 but didn’t need it this time. Electrolytes x2 for foot cramping. Breaking tonight at Indigenous Dinner w/this menu.
Pro-tip: I planned to go to this dinner w/friends bc sometimes the urge to keep going–Louis Calitz & I can get competitive–causes stress towards the end, “should we/shouldn’t we?”. Now there’s a “hard stop” built-in.
I’ll be writing more about my fasting journey this year. Follow along, and feel free to ask questions! Greater health is there for the taking… you just have to want it enough!
Building good habits and replacing bad ones takes time. How are you spending yours? <—Number One thing to assess if you’re SEEKING changes in your life <—Why you need to be journaling! 😉