I’m not very good at fasting, but recently I also have had questions about the bred and water fasts, so thank you so much for posting this question.
When I did finally do so, upon the Spirit’s prompting (I really couldn’t do otherwise, can’t explain this), all I had in the house was low carb wheat tortillas.
So I packed up 2 tortillas to bring to work…fajita size, which are the big ones.
I had one in the morning on the way to work and one about mid-afternoon.
There were definite spiritual benefits, and I was actually able to maintain the fast until morning…and I had only a little to eat (tortilla) in the evening.
Historically, if I have missed meals I have had stomach problems, long boring story which I am not going to share. Suffice to say that I was terrified of this all day, but God gave me a certain peace…and in the morning after my fast when I began to eat again, I had no stomach problems. I was able to eat normally…maybe a little more than usual, but no problems.
So now I try to be guided when I fast, as I think that day the Lord gave it to me as a lesson,and from here it will become more difficult again.
In answer to the last question, I don’t think ther’s a problem if you eat a little more than usual, because, after all, the body is catching up on some nutrition you missed. Do you realize that if you skip a meal your metabolism slows down? There’s a whole host of stuff that continually happens in the body dependent upon our intake/output. Fasting, I think, is part of interrupting this routine and accepting the consequences.
As already observed, for healthy people, this slight change in metabolism will not have a major effect, but just understand it is there.
For myself,I have learned that if I keep a bottle of Sprite or something nearby, I am able to avoid eating by intaking the sugar which helps to hold off the “shakes”–some of which is psychological.
Sorry, I digressed when I meant to end my post.