I know this is not a tasty subject but it is good for you. When done correctly it is good for you physically, as well as spiritually. If you’ve never done any fasting before, do some research and then give it a try.
There are lots of different kinds of fasts. Many people fast a particular item, like sugar or sweets, for Lent. Fasting is not limited to Lent though. (I previously wrote about Lent here and here.) There are fasts where you only drink water or only drink liquids. There are fasts where you skip meals or go days without eating anything at all. It’s really up to you. There’s a whole wealth of people that do intermittent fasting, which is where one generally eats nothing until after 2:00 pm. And many Christians do what they call a Daniel’s Fast, which is an easy beginner’s fast where you eat no meat or “pleasant bread,” which is yeasted bread and drink no wine/alcohol. It is so called because it is what Daniel chapter 10.
As a Christian, there are spiritual reasons to fast as well. One spends time praying and reading the Bible instead of eating food. In this way we seek God and His will for our lives, as we draw closer to and believe more in Him.
I encourage you to consider some fasting for yourself. It is a good and healthy practice to get into.
Until next time, God bless,