It’s good Friday for many reasons!
Here in Arizona, the sun is warm, the birds are already chirping away, the desert has exploded in flowers of all colors, Henry and I are healthy and happy. I am sure that each of you can find many other great reasons of your own 🙂 . For devout Catholics it is a Good Friday in worship and memory. But it’s also a good Friday because it calls for some fasting, well at least for those who worship.
The Catholic rule on Good Friday: Good Friday is a day of strict fasting and abstinence. Catholics who are over the age of 18 and under the age of 60 are required to fast, which means that they can eat only one complete meal and two smaller ones during the day, with no food in between. Catholics who are over the age of 14 are required to refrain from eating any meat, or any food made with meat, on Good Friday.
Part of a Paleo and Primal way of life is exactly that. Our ancestors before agriculture (the humans we were designed to be – pre-corn) did not live in the land of plenty. They were hunters and gatherers skipping meals all the time. In fact many studies have shown that if you chose to intermittent fast a couple of days a week, you can train your body to actually burn fat, make you stronger and increase your stamina. We often begin our day with some eggs continue with lots of water during the day have some nuts (cause they’re so important) and have a sensible dinner. It’s amazing how pounds just melt away, and how much more alert you’ll feel. So Catholic or not, it’s a good idea to try to fast a little.
If you’re looking for some tasty recipes for today take a look at our BIG OVEN page. It’s growing every day with some new recipes, but we’re sure you’ll find something whether you’re fasting or not.
Have a Good Friday! Jo & Henry