My Fasting Experience

"On Her Perch" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/110 sec, ISO200
“On Her Perch” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

These past couple weeks, I’ve been water-fasting quite a bit, with a 72-hour fast and a couple of 48-hour fasts. The rest of the days I just ate at dinner time. It’s been a great experience, and I feel a lot healthier! 😃

One of the main benefits for me is that I get a nice sense of control and self-confidence over food. The food industry is so powerful and influential, and they want us to eat more and more, so it’s been great to regain control and realize that I don’t have to eat as much as they tell me to. And I’m not going to die if I skip a meal!

It’s funny, but for as long as most of us have lived, we’ve been told to eat three meals a day (and then several small meals a day), that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, etc… but really, where did these rules come from? It’s been so ingrained in our culture that you need to eat eat eat. So if you mention that you are fasting, people are appalled and can’t understand. The belief is that it is so unhealthy, but where did that information come from? ❓

People have been fasting forever, and some of our wisest people recommended fasting for health. It’s really quite fascinating!

The first time I fasted, it was difficult, but once I broke through and completed a 36-hour fast, it became much easier to fast whenever I wanted. The sense of empowerment is incredible.

Anyways, enough about that. There’s so much more I want to say, but I’ll save it for another time. Please check it out all the information on water-fasting if you are interested!

Tonight’s photo is of Yuzu, our calico cat. Both cats love to jump up to the exercise bike’s handlebars and hang out there. It reminds me of a jungle cat, relaxing in the tree. What do you think?

I hope you had a nice weekend!


– B Barron Fujimoto

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