What’s the Difference Between Dieting & Fasting?
New Year’s resolution season is just around the corner, which means things like eating more veggies, cutting calories and jogging regimens are on the brain. But the downfall of these resolutions is that they notoriously fall through the cracks about two weeks into the new year. But what happens when you approach resolutions as revolutions?
Author and writer Wendy Speake, sat down with RELEVANT to talk to us about the connections between what we eat and our spiritual lives, the difference between fasting and just dieting and her book The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation. This conversation has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
Where did you got the idea for this book? Originally I was just ministering online to moms who struggle with angry, reactionary parenting. And it was in that conversation where I said, “What would happen if we gave up sugar for forty days? Just physiologically, would we be able to be calmer, kinder, more consistent, maybe even more Christ-like?” But it’s not a diet that I wanted to suggest. “What if we actually fasted? What if instead of turning from sugar high to sugar high to get us through our hard days, we started turning to the Most High?”
Excerpted from Relevant