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Old Yesterday, 05:18 PM
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So today is the first Sunday of Lent and here at the Cat's house(not the Cathouse) the no sugar no carb challenge is moving along better than expected. I have had no cravings, no hunger,with the exception of bread. I have found a recipe for sugar free low carb unleavened bread. I plan to make that.
I believe that a period of unleavened bread may be a key part of the Lentin fast. As expected, so far, I have had no sugar cravings. Just the opposite, oddly enough. I have had a desire to avoid it.

The most important aspect though is water. Besides used for purification, for washing away that which is unclean, both literally and symbolically, water is the basis for our very health The scripture tells us
in the Morning, upon awakening, drink not beverages of tea or coffee until thou hast drunken water. Drink water as if thou very life dependeth on it, for it does. For out of water did life come (vita Bona, chapter 2 verse 13-14)

Water purges the impurities from our bodies. It also keeps us well hydrated during periods of fasting. If we fail to drink enough water, our bodies will think that we are going into starvation/dehydration mode and store more fat This is counter productive to the plan I had of losing weight and dropping some unhealthy eating habits when I started this, which happened to coincide with Ash Wednesday and will run until Easter, when I will then enjoy a small piece of white cake and some sourdough bread.
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So today is the first Sunday of Lent and here at the Cat's house(not the Cathouse) the no sugar no carb challenge is moving along better than expected. I have had no cravings, no hunger,with the exception of bread. I have found a recipe for sugar free low carb unleavened bread. I plan to make that.
I believe that a period of unleavened bread may be a key part of the Lentin fast. As expected, so far, I have had no sugar cravings. Just the opposite, oddly enough. I have had a desire to avoid it.

The most important aspect though is water. Besides used for purification, for washing away that which is unclean, both literally and symbolically, water is the basis for our very health The scripture tells us
in the Morning, upon awakening, drink not beverages of tea or coffee until thou hast drunken water. Drink water as if thou very life dependeth on it, for it does. For out of water did life come (vita Bona, chapter 2 verse 13-14)

Water purges the impurities from our bodies. It also keeps us well hydrated during periods of fasting. If we fail to drink enough water, our bodies will think that we are going into starvation/dehydration mode and store more fat This is counter productive to the plan I had of losing weight and dropping some unhealthy eating habits when I started this, which happened to coincide with Ash Wednesday and will run until Easter, when I will then enjoy a small piece of white cake and some sourdough bread.
well, its good to fast sometimes I think. clean out some of the mess and use up those artifacts from earlier reactions.

maybe a study will come out with the benefits of short term fasting for healthy adults.
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
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I have found a recipe for sugar free low carb unleavened bread. I plan to make that..
You can probably find matzah at some stores already.
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Old Yesterday, 07:02 PM
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You can probably find matzah at some stores already.
They had some but not low carb. I tried making a Low Carb loaf bread with Baking Powder today and it was AWFUL! I mean I am a decent chef and this was Horrible ! SO I thought that unleavened bread might help satisfy the cravings, and keep with the No Carb Challenge.
Then again, after eating that excuse of a bread today, I may never want anymore ! It tasted like a bad egg bagel that someone forgot to add the flavor ...imagine eating scrambled egg that looks like bread. That is the only way I can describe it. Sorry


I did look for a Matzah but found nothing low carb, except for some tortillas which are Low Carb and are OK.

With Almond Butter and fresh strawberries, they stop the cravings for a PB&J sandwich without the sugar and carbs.
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I find it easier to just let certain things go instead of trying to find a sub. When I do that I'm still focusing on the thing I'm trying to avoid. If you need something for dipping here is a good recipe that is fun to experiment with.

https://divaliciousrecipes.com/flaxseed-crackers/
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Old Today, 03:49 PM
 
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well, its good to fast sometimes I think. clean out some of the mess and use up those artifacts from earlier reactions.

maybe a study will come out with the benefits of short term fasting for healthy adults.

Nope. Not good at all. You are simply shocking it ever so often.

What is good is to eat whatever you wish, in moderation, when you are hungry. Not eat when you are not. While staying very physically active in-between.
That's it. No need to fast or, otherwise, overtax body with attempts it is not designed for.

It is designed for normal daily function. Eat what you need, burn what you ate.
That's the simplest recipe.
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