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Synching mind and body on an impromptu 3-day fast

  I’ve been reflecting quite a bit, during an unplanned three-day fast, on the nature of that “when one door closes another one opens” concept.   Seems like I’d no sooner got in a groove with an injury-recovery workout routine … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Log 28-29: the pre-celebration fast

One problem with single-day diet challenges is that the next morning I have an urge to overcompensate. That’s what happened after Tuesday’s “cycling diet” video game, when I had THREE Christmas cookies PLUS a Pop Tart. By 10 a.m., when … Continue reading

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Reflections on a 5-day fast

It is definitely a weird feeling to go five days without eating when you’re constantly surrounded by food. From last Saturday morning to Thursday morning, the only calories I ingested were coconut oil (a total of six teaspoons in five … Continue reading

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A second attempt at a multi-day fast

This morning marks Day 3 of my second attempt at a multi-day fast. Why try this again? Well, in a fasting experiment last month I went three days before I ran into a big family Easter gathering that made me … Continue reading

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Running during a 3-day fast

Here’s something I’ve never tried before: Going for a run on Day 3 of a fast. Well, actually I’ve never gone three days without food before, either, so make that two new things. As so often happens, I just kind … Continue reading

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A voracious eater explores running on an empty stomach

If you ask Coach Jenny from runnersworld.com about running on an empty stomach, she says, essentially, see what works best for you. What if it works for you on one day, but not on others? Lately I’ve been experimenting with … Continue reading

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A wee fast for St. Patrick’s Day weigh-in

The three youngest members of Team Caylor hesitated at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center elevator, wondering if they should take the stairs to burn a few extra calories before their two-month Wells Weighs In check. They decided against it, because … Continue reading

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