Think Thin Thursday ~ Could There Be any Worse Time to Discuss Fasting

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Before the fasting begins I want to let all Think Thin Thursday followers know that Thanksgiving Day will not contain a related post for obvious reasons. Enjoy your feasts!

I might have had some help with this subject beginning 50 or so years ago. You see, my Grandmother (RIP) was a nutritionist and she taught me how to cook, what to consume, how much and how little to eat and serve. I have to thank her every day since my Mom barely knows how to boil water. My Grandma and I spent a lot of time together from my formative early years and through my twenties. When it came to food questions she was always the go-to person and on this subject of fasting her opinion was also respected. 

We can learn a lot from our grandparents and should seek to do so at every opportunity. Today's thoughts on Fasting vary little from my Grandmother's thoughts. The major difference has become what is the proper amount of time? Previously, 24 to 48 hours was the norm and that's been reeled in to about 16 hours today.

The typical Fast might begin after 8pm one day and finish by a Next Meal at noon the following day. It's easy on the system. It's been proved to help you lose weight, balance blood glucose levels, stabilize blood pressures, lower cholesterol and most importantly, reduce inflammation! The latter is a topic my Doctors seem to not get enough of these days. Inflammation is mentioned at nearly every visit whether it's warranted or not.

The instruction is easy if you wish to try a weekly fasting plan. Pick a day and after dinner you'll be limited to liquids only (zero calorie) of water, teas, black coffee, etc. I'm not finding diet sodas or anything with artificial sweeteners being recommended but remember this experiment will only take 16 hours to complete and the bulk will be while you're sleeping. Instead of SWEET DREAMS I wish you you all pleasant UN-SWEET DREAMS.  




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Comments (7)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is the time when everyone is dreaming of turkeys, pumpkin pies, stuffing and sweet potatoes.  We are staying home this year, we have been to many airports, many cities, and still have another trip next month...a nice walk on the beach, and we will be something on the grill...lobster?  A

Nov 15, 2018 10:53 AM
Kevin J. May

Lobster sounds good to us also. We're going to try to enjoy Thanksgiving out this year. It's a bit scary but we'll manage!

Nov 15, 2018 12:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kevin - while fasting may not be the typical subject during this or any season, self-control is an every day commitment. 

Nov 15, 2018 11:01 AM
Kevin J. May

And I thought my 2X larger "Holiday" pants were the image of self-control!

Nov 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kevin- we'll be at our extended family for Thanksgiving but as we get older, I've found that we tend to eat a little less. Ron and Alexandra Seigel we've been doing lobster for our NYE dinner at home. Love it. 

We've been juicing at lunch and love it too!

Nov 15, 2018 06:09 PM
Kevin J. May

When we're in Nantucket every meal has lobster in it. You would think we would tire of it but that never happens. Not bad for a bottom feeding crustacean that was once used as cat food.

Nov 15, 2018 06:51 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never really felt the need to overeat during the holidays, but I guess even with that said, there is always more food available, so I likely eat more than I normally would, haha.

Nov 16, 2018 04:26 AM
Kevin J. May

When the Grandmothers are competing with their specialite' de la maison excuses literally go out the window.

Nov 16, 2018 09:19 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Kevin.  My household is gearing up for feast mode this week.  The fasting is just going to have to wait.

Nov 18, 2018 05:29 AM
Kevin J. May

Patience will be waiting in the back seat until you're ready.

Nov 23, 2018 10:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us will need to lose a few pounds after Thanksgiving. Thanks for your suggestions.

Nov 23, 2018 05:48 AM
Kevin J. May

I behaved so well it was almost scary Roy plus there were no unwanted repercussions.

Nov 23, 2018 10:35 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kevin J. May fasting is a fine way to test discipline also.... I fast once a month.... I drink water all day.... and I do not eat solid food.... none....I've been doing that for a couple of years....on occasion, I will miss a month .... the water keeps me full and I never crave food.

Nov 23, 2018 09:43 AM
Kevin J. May

Modern studies tout the benefits of intermittent fasting. It has changed the way I perceive the practice.

Nov 23, 2018 10:31 AM