Howdy all, this is my first post to the forum, though I've been a daily apple devotee for quite a while.
I've been grappling with this issue for quite a while:
I'm an Orthodox Christian, and for those of you (probably most of you, if you're American) who aren't familiar with Orthodoxy, we have a lot of fasting periods/seasons, and fasting days. For starters, every Wed and Fri all year are fast days, and then we have long fasting periods, like Lent, for example.
Fasting in our church does not mean complete abstinence from food, but usually total abstinence from meat, dairy and eggs, and often from fish, oil and wine as well. Shellfish, BTW, is never restricted.
I'm trying to find ways to keep it as primal as possible during fasts, especially as my sports/lifting activity doesn't diminish at all.