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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 0.1
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.0 g

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Basic Rules for Fasting (friday)

Submitted by: CHRIS-CATHI

Number of Servings: 1


    * Eat only vegetables, grains, and nuts (maybe some milk with coffee?). Eat till full, don't go hungry. Get lots of nutrients and fiber moving through the system. Juices are the ideal choice.

    * Suggested menu:
    - Drink = ACV, V8, apple juice, green tea, herbal teas
    - Breakfast = oatmeal (no milk) with walnuts
    - Snacks = apples, carrots, celery, almonds
    - Lunch = french onion soup w/large salad & sesame seeds
    (non-fasting people would add extra cheese toast)
    - Dinner = any veggie soup w/large salad & sesame seeds
    (non-fasting people would add tuna casserole)

    The ancient church fasted on Wednesdays and Fridays, because they believed that Jesus commanded them to observe those days as fast days; Wednesday to commemorate His betrayal, and Friday to commemorate His crucifixion.

    Jesus told us that when we fast (not if) we are not to make a show of it, like hypocrites do. A fast is different from a hunger strike: a fast is a personal act of devotion to God, while a hunger strike is a public act most often used to shine a spotlight on injustice. A fast is also different from anorexia nervosa: it is disciplined diet, not total abstention from food. During a religious fast, you still eat, you just abstain from certain foodstuffs. Traditionally, people have fasted by eliminating luxury items from their diets, such as meats. You could have a fast that consists of eating whatever you want, but drinking only water.

    In short, your appetite acts as a prayer alarm; instead of eating your usual treat, you pray. That keeps you focused on prayer all day long.

    Orthodox Christians recognize five levels of fasting:

    1 - Abstaining from meat

    2 - Abstaining from meat, eggs, milk, butter, and cheese

    3 - Abstaining from meat, eggs, milk, butter, cheese, and fish

    4 - Abstaining from meat, eggs, milk, butter, cheese, fish, oil, and wine

    5 - Abstaining from all foods and beverages except bread, water, juices, honey, and nuts.


Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHRIS-CATHI.

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