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The Nutrition by Tanya Guide to Yom Kippur

Fasting Guidelines

Yom Kippur is the day of atonement where we reflect on our past decisions. Some of those decisions include the choices we make on a daily basis regarding our own health. This Yom Kippur, cleanse yourself of your previous bad eating habits as well. Start with a clean slate for your healthier lifestyle that will benefit not only you and your health but others around you as well.. I hope the tips I’ve compiled will help you have a safe, easy and enlightening fast.

Before the fast:

  • Eat regularly throughout the day
  • Drink extra water throughout the day
  • Avoid salty foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, soy sauce, eggplant
  • Avoid spicing your food
  • You may have one extra serving of protein at dinner and one extra fruit
  • Good fruits to eat before a fast include watermelon, grapes and pineapple

After the fast:

  • Drink 2 cups of water
  • This is your budget, preferably in this order but you may also switch the order if you wish:
  • One complete approved meal
  • Up to 3 fruits
  • 1 snack
  • 1 treat if needed

Remember, you can NOT make up all the calories of one day in a short time span.

Have an easy fast!