Damn, two posts in one day.
I just saw a bit about "Eat, Love, Pray," and the author said that she put on 30 lbs. while in Italy. She said something along the lines of, "It wasn't about binging. It was about enjoying myself, being perfectly happy with myself, and becoming one with happiness."
That's lovely, and I hope that all of you can have a small sense of that even if you don't put on 30 lbs. But by the same logic, can't that be applied to fasting? Extended fasting- beyond the norm- is of course, anorexia nervosa and no good. But, for example, what I'm doing, should be considered, not about starving, but about enjoying my body, being free from food, and becoming one with happiness, as well. At least, that's how I see it. When I eat less, I feel better. I feel clean, pure, beautiful, and in control. And, of course, some days I eat or over-eat; but shouldn't it be accepted that sometimes, I just have to eat less? When are people always so excepting of bingers, and then frown at fasters? It doesn't make much sense. Anyway, whatever. I'm doing half a day fast tomorrow (as in, I'm not eating anything at all until 3 pm, and my snack/dinner is going to be low in calories. So far, today is going well. I feel nice. I'm hungry, but I know that part of that is my body cleaning itself out (:D)