Bone Broth Fast Diary

Last week, I ordered jars of grass fed beef bone broth from DowntoEarth, a family farm in Bukidnon that “grows biodynamic vegetables, and raises and sources local grass-fed cattle, heritage free-range pork, lamb and native poultry.” The broth I got was simmered for 24 hours and was delivered to me two days after I placed…

The Real Challenge to Fasting

Is psychological hunger. There is nothing that makes fasting more difficult than my brain trying to constantly sabotage my efforts by obsessively thinking about food. I attempted to go on a 72 hour fast yesterday, but broke it by the 43rd because I couldn’t stop thinking about food. Physical hunger itself is not a problem….

Things I Recently Learned About Fasting

A few days ago, I read Dr. Jason Fung’s series of write-ups on Fasting, Calories, and How to Lose Weight on his website after signing up for the free 12 week fasting course, and it’s been revelatory. I’ve learned about some of the benefits of fasting nine years ago, where I first read about Eat…

Keto and Intermittent Fasting Update

The longest I’ve managed to stick to the ketogenic diet was about six weeks. I’ve never been able to hit any weight loss goal because, as I’ve shared in my previous post about self-esteem, I have a tendency to self-sabotage. Since starting my attempt at reconfiguring my thinking, however, sticking to keto has been a…

Ten Things I’ve Learned by Following a Ketogenic Diet

This morning, while showering, I ruminated on how nutrition is like religion. We are taught early on in school and at home about healthy eating—the food pyramid, Go, Glow, and Grow, too much fat causes heart attacks, among other things—and we believe everything because we’re young and still impressionable, so who better to believe than…

My Struggle with Weight and PCOS

Warning: This post contains mentions of disordered eating. I’ve been overweight pretty much all my life. I was a fat baby, a fat toddler, a fat teenager, and now a fat adult. It runs in the blood, as many of my cousins also have weight issues, but more than that, it’s a result of a…