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Lent: A Season of Fasting, Reflection, and Self-Care

Today is the first day of Lent, a 40-day holy season of observance for Christians. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and continues for 40 days (not counting Sundays), leading up to Easter, which is when Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lent is intended to be a season of contemplation, sacrifice, and simplicity with fasting and prayer—a time to grow in faith. Easter, of course, has both secular and religious observations, but for Christians, it's arguably the … Continue reading

Neely Quinn, Nutrition Therapist

My Intermittent Fasting Experiment

That pic is of me, just in case you don't know what I look like... Anyway, Max Shippee's guest posts on intermittent fasting part 1, part 2, and part 3 really got me thinking about experimenting with intermittent fasting. Yeah, I'd played around with eating windows before, like when I was slightly anorexic and not eating anything past 6pm every day, which left me struggling to make it up a flight of stairs with my extremely decreased caloric intake. But … Continue reading

Max Shippee, Paleo Plan's fitness guru

Intermittent Fasting Part 3 – FAQ

"So this fasting thing - is it like my friend who drank lemon & cayenne water for 10 days?" "No, no, no special concoctions." "Just don't eat?" "Yeah, just don't eat." Welcome to the third post on Scheduled Eating/Intermittent Fasting! We're going to delve into some of the most common questions in this post. If you're reading this first, you may want to check out our previous posts here and here.  Here we go! Is this the same as "Detoxing"? … Continue reading

Max the wonder boy Shippee

Intermittent Fasting Part 2 – How To Do It

"So, this fasting thing...how long should I not eat? Like, a day?" "If you're feeling gung ho, sure, but I was thinking something a little shorter." "That sounds easier." "That's the point. I want you to have success! This really shouldn't be something that's terribly stressful." "But I won't be eating. That stresses me out!" "Ideally, we want to get away from being stressed about food, for BOTH sides, when we're eating, and when we're not." "So not eating should … Continue reading

Intermittent Fasting Part 1: Why?

"I feel like I've plateaued." "Not just weight, but sizes too?" "Yeah." "Have you been eating breakfast?" "Yeah. Usually scrambled eggs & veggies." "Stop." "Eating breakfast? But I thought…." "You wanna get off that plateau?" "Yeah." "Stop eating breakfast." "Seriously?" "Seriously." This is going to be a good one. On a blog where we focus on the food we put in our bodies, we're going to go off the beaten track for a post or two (or three) and talk … Continue reading

A warning about intermittent fasting

There's a lot of talk about intermittent fasting (IF) these days in the Paleo community, and we have a few posts on it coming up by our favorite fitness guru, Max Shippee, pretty soon. However, I think before you go jumping on the intermittent fasting express train, there are some things you should know. Blog posts by Martin Berkhan of leangains.com, Mark Sisson, Arthur De Vany, and so many more will tell you about the potential benefits of intermittent fasting … Continue reading