I decided to fast today. For those who follow me on Facebook, you may have seen that I have started a #ketodiet. It is essentially a low carb, high fat diet. Your goal is #ketosis so your body is burning fat instead of sugar for energy. I have played around with a low carb diet for years, but I just couldn't / wouldn't give up my wine. I finally took the plunge in late April, and since then, I have lost almost 19lbs.
As I have been studying this diet, I have also seen research that a three day fast can help regenerate your immune system. This excited me, and I have decided to incorporate occasional fasts. Since I am not accustomed to this, I decided to just try a one day fast to see how it goes. I have been lower energy today, but that was not a big deal since I was off work. I will eat tomorrow, since I need my energy for massage appointments. I just drank water and a few glasses of herbal tea this afternoon. I had minimal hunger cravings, and feel pretty good. When things calm down a bit (perhaps in a week or so), I plan to attempt a three day fast.
Life has been wonderfully low-drama over the past few months. Part of that has been by determined steps that I have taken, but part is also that my life is completely different than it was just a few months ago. I am in the process of rediscovering "me." I am now living in my own RV full time. I will stay with my partner and we share meals together, but my RV has become my haven. It is truly my space, and I feel like it is sacred to me. I have come to realize that I needed this place to recharge my soul. It is gratifying to know that this is my space, and no matter where I choose to go, my home will be with me.
It is 10 pm now, and my pups are already snuggled in our bed. I will close for now. I wish you all a good night.