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.
Have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING