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The Spiritual Side of Fasting

On Monday, for the first time since I began this group almost six months ago, we talked about fasting not as a health or weight loss tool, but rather as a spiritual practice. Normally, I’d steer clear of religion simply because…

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Mindful (vs. Distracted) Fasting

One of the most common pieces of advice that I hear people give new fasters (I do it too!) is to “stay busy while you’re fasting.” The idea being that if you can stay so busy at work, reorganizing the garage, listening to book after book on Audible, etc. you won’t have time to fixate on your hunger. You can trick yourself into completing the fast.
However, as I’ve become more comfortable with this sensation of an empty stomach, I’ve started experimenting with something I’m going to call “Mindful Fasting.”

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Ketones, low glucose, and fasting – Oh My!

I’ve been pricking up a storm and have GKIs from my last several days while I fasted. Here’s what I notice:

1. All my best readings are when I’m fasting (>=3.5 ketones or <70 glucose). 2. Even though I fasted longer on Monday than Wednesday, my Wednesday numbers look better and I wonder if that is because the consecutive fasting compounds the effect. 3. My GKI/Dr. Boz ratios have been in the fat burning zones for a while now, which is great! I’m hoping that this will lead to big changes in my body composition too.


Glamorous Sparkling Water

Attitude makes such a difference in fasting. You can choose to feel sorry for yourself and wallow in your hunger. Or, you can choose to see this as a challenge, an opportunity to recognize that you live in a world of abundance…

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Beginning Totally KO

There just don’t seem to be enough blogs in the world, so I thought I’d start one.

To be serious, I’ve gotten very into fasting in the last two years and I want to share my experience, learn from others and help contribute to this growing community.

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The “Fast 30” Challenge

“That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of!” – I believe were my exact words when I first heard about Intermittent Fasting (IF). My thinking being that weight loss is a simple formula…

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