I’m well into day one of this water fast. The minute I got into the office this morning, the universe had a chuckle by delivering highly processed chocolate through the innocent hands of my favorite colleague. And it wasn’t only chocolate, but Snickers, an old love of mine. When I was still in the States, I wolfed down entire Snickers bars on a regular basis. When I moved to Prague, it served as a way of connecting with home. It became a ritual to eat one from the corner store before I trekked out to the suburban boondocks to tutor two wealthy children. Nowadays, I can’t eat more than a few bites. I’ve drastically changed my diet over the last decade. American chocolate just doesn’t do it for me like it used to….so anyway, here is a pretty picture for you.
I thought I’d just post random links about water fasting during this time around. I found this one regarding water fasting and the remission of autoimmune diseases. The thing I found very interesting about this article is what happened after the fast was over. In those patients who returned to a Standard American Diet (SAD), long-term benefits did not seem to persist. Those who went on a vegan diet, however, showed different results.
I won’t act like I know anything. Read it for yourself and make your own judgement.
As I embark upon this fast, I know I’ll be listening to a lot of music. Music soothes me. Some years ago I met this one man who loved this one band named Röyksopp. Ever since he introduced me to them, I’ve been hopelessly in love with their music. Here is a best of Röyksopp playlist for you lovelies who love electronic music. Plus these last two songs, which aren’t on the list but are excellent. Scroll to the bottom for a special treat.
Finally, a baby fox being tickled.