- Before the fast, eat slow release foods.
When fasting, it’s important to eat the right foods before starting your fast. Foods which release energy slowly like bananas, grapes & pastas are best.
- Drink plenty of water
As you won’t be drinking for a long period of time, it’s important to build up your fluids before the fast begins. Drink at least 2 pints of water and avoid sugary drinks, tea & coffee.
- Stay out of the sun
Since it’s summer and you won’t be able to hydrate yourself it’s important to try and stay in the shade where possible. Staying in the sun will dehydrate you quicker and you’ll feel the effects of having no water faster.
- Control your emotions
As the day goes on, you’ll feel exhausted due to lack of food and water. It’s easy to get moody at this point, and it’s important to remember not everyone around you will be fasting so not everyone will understand how you will be feeling. It’s important to learn how to control your emotions early as your patience could be tested.
- Share your experience
Let people know how it feels to be fasting. Keep people updated on your progress throughout the day and what you find challenging. It can be helpful as people will show support which helps motivate you to keep going.
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