Trusting the Experts

In past blog posts, I’ve written about fasting for spiritual and physical health. I’ve recently had to adjust my intermittent fasting schedule, cutting back on the number of days I fast each week. For me, fasting had become too much of a good thing! I was suddenly unable to maintain my desired weight. Instead, I… Continue reading Trusting the Experts

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Undergoing a Prolonged Fast: What I Did, Why I Did It, & What I Learned

This past weekend, I undertook the longest fast I’ve ever done. I do intermittent fasting on a regular schedule, and generally do a 36- to 40-hour fast once each month (you can read about the whys and wherefores of those fasts here.) That monthly longer fast had gotten to be fairly straightforward, with few uncomfortable… Continue reading Undergoing a Prolonged Fast: What I Did, Why I Did It, & What I Learned

The Privilege of Fasting

During a recent discussion about fasting, my family and I pondered the fact that while we choose to fast, much of the world is forced to fast, or even to starve. We are so ridiculously blessed that we have the option of ignoring a fully stocked pantry and refrigerator, and abstaining from food for a… Continue reading The Privilege of Fasting

Fasting for Spiritual & Physical Health

As I write this, I'm fasting. I wish I could say that I'm fasting to meet a great spiritual need (although sharing that with the world would be Pharisaical and defeat the whole purpose of fasting!), but honestly, I'm not. In recent months, my husband and I began incorporating intermittent fasting into our regular diet… Continue reading Fasting for Spiritual & Physical Health