Fasting for current Church crisis with health issues


#1

Because of health issues, I have problems with the standard 3 meal fast. Just read a comment on Fr. Z’s blog (13th comment). The reader said he has selected a 4 hour section of the day, and he fasts daily during those 4 hours. That I can handle, even on a daily basis - altho it might be only Monday thru Friday. Am anxious to get started tomorrow.


#2

God bless Nita. Your heart is in the right place.


#3

You can also fast from things other than food. Fast from social media, fast from criticizing others, fast from TV – whatever might constitute a sacrifice for you.


#4

While wanting to fast is admirable, it would be best to speak to your doctor first.


#5

Before undertaking any kind of fast, consult your dr (if it’s food and liquids) and your priest who might be able to suggest other ways that won’t compromise your health.


#6

My health issue (unexplained weight loss which is still “unexplained” at this point) is not one where omitting food for 4 hours would be a problem - as long as I get in the full daily amount during the other waking hours. Reducing daily calories would not be good for me, but this fast does not do that. It just imposes a slight restriction on when I consume them. But, thanks for your concern.

Definitely, if one has a condition where they should eat every 2-3 hours, they should not fast in this manner.


#7

Thumbs up! Computer!


#9

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