I’ve needed to eat less for a while now. A few months ago, I decided to do a multi-day fast after hearing some co-workers describe its positive effects on the mind and body. I was most desirous for the effect of reconditioning my mind to know what it really needs to survive (in terms of food). I knew I ate too much, and I knew I should change my ways. Heck, I even wanted to change my ways, but it just wasn’t happening.
Enter the fast. It made sense that not eating for several days and still feeling ok and being able to function normally would help improve my chances of being able to curb my appetites. My only obstacle was that I felt I needed to go to the doctor to get his input on it; unfortunately, I procrastinate few things more than visiting my physician.
Well, the good news is that I went to him last week, and I started my fast yesterday! The last time I ate was Sunday night, and I will not eat again until Friday morning. Each day I will drink LOTS of water, about 24 ounces of juice, and a very little bit of low calorie Gatorade for electrolytes. I will try to live my life in a normal fashion to prove my original point.
I was going to wait until after the fast to post an entry so that I could sum up all I learned and felt, but I had an interesting insight that I didn’t expect: I really LOVE eating good tasting things! Obvious, I know, but I miss tasting all the things I take for granted every day. Forget the nourishment, I miss the taste! Hopefully, after this is over, I’ll take a little more time to enjoy my food instead of “horking it down”. Besides, I’d probably eat less.