A BBC Magazine Article on Fasting

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Fasting is not just physically demanding. It's also psychologically tough, says the Anglican Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend David Walker, who has drunk only tea and water one day a week during lent for the last decade.

"The night before you start, you think: 'How am I going to get through the day?'" says Bishop Walker. But it's never as bad as you expect, he adds.

The key thing is to make sure you're busy at normal mealtimes, he says. The body is conditioned to want food according to a routine.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE Bishops* Christian Life / Church LifeChurch HistorySpirituality/Prayer* Culture-WatchDieting/Food/Nutrition* TheologyAnthropologyEthics / Moral TheologyTheology: Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)

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