Well, it’s been more than a month since those New Year’s resolutions. How’s it been going? If you’re like most people, not so well. My own life has been hectic with our move from the big city to a rural community. Bernadette and the kids are making a longer commute and I’m left alone most days to plan dinner and this new phase of my life. We are happy though.
One thing that I bet we have in common is figuring out an eating plan. Notice I didn’t say “diet”? The longer I’m in this game, the more I hate the word. I prefer to talk about “a healthy way of eating.” We’re not going to be successful until we substitute routines and healthy habits for quick, faddish fixes.
Part of this search for a healthy way of eating involves a desire for freedom. Freedom to wear the clothes we want, freedom gained from more energy, freedom from high blood pressure, freedom from high blood glucose levels (leading to Type 2 diabetes),freedom from cravings, freedom to be sexually attractive, etc.
The health benefits of eating right combined with this annoying tug of vanity that I can’t seem to shake, have gotten me back to a regimen of fasting. The video below is long but worth watching. The punchline is that you don’t have to do any of the ridiculous fasts that involve epic deprivation.
Have you fasted before? What kind? Did it involve enemas or cabbage? The method I use is closely related to the one described in the video. It’s called “Eat Stop Eat.” I have used it off and on with success for body composition over the last few years. As I get older, I think I am going to make it more of a staple in my routine because that aging well “thing” is tugging at me almost as much as my vanity.
BTW, if you are interested in fasting my way, go to Eat Stop Eat. That’s my affiliate link and I get a couple of dollars to buy myself some sexy yoga shorts. If you buy through that link and want some help getting started, let me know and I’ll give you a free implementation session over the phone or Skype. Summer will be here sooner than you know it!