Daniel’s Fast 2018 Day 1

Oh dear, I never finished the Whole 30, it was more like Wholy 5 day and then lots of unwholliness.  Oh welps, apparently I’m not motivated to look like the Whole 30 people.  Also I believe in science, wine, social activities and most things in moderation.  With that said I’ll be headed to another partial fast.  Before you shake that head of yours this time its for a better reason than pure vanity.  It’s to get my mind, body and spirit in check.  My church community and I will deprive ourselves from all things that enter our bodies.. (ahem… mind out of gutter people…) I’m talking about limiting media, limiting the types of food we eat, and introducing more spiritual discipline in our lives.  The thought is that if you deprive yourselves of the clutter of everyday living you will be able to think more clearly and understand God’s intent more clearly… I mean more Jesus time sounds GREAT to me.

Here are the dietary guidelines for the partial fast (called the Daniel’s Fast).  Since I’m not bound by the law and because we’re just all making this up anyway.. I made a few modifications because well I LOVE brown rice it’s a no and I’m keeping coffee.

yes!
fruits
vegetables
legumes
nuts
whole oils like olive and sesame
vinegar
spices
whole grains

no!
meat
fried foods
dairy
alcohol
rice
flours
highly processed things

It sounds pretty easy but from past fasts I know there will be a day when I will eat a lot of potatoes and feel full but completely unsatisfied…

Also to stop myself from obsessing over food I can only have one tasty meal a day.. the other meals are like oatmeal with nothing added or a salad or a potato or just fruit…

Anyway, today is day one and I was traveling in Texas.  My colleague wanted to get Tex-Mex.  As the cheesy goodness passed me by I happily ate a big pile of grilled veggies.

Oh! Let me leave you with the recipe of the day. Salad.  Get a load of spring mix and put it in a bowl.  Now eat it. <insert shrug emoji>

 

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