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Tips For Fasting on Yom Kippur

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  • Started 4 years ago by mi keamcha yisroel
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  1. Does anybody have any ideas of how to fast well on Yom Kippur? Daven well?

    Moderator's note:
    There are other thread son this topic HERE and HERE

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. squeak
    Makes smalltalk with the two most sandy ectoplasmic beings on Earth (not to mention the Man on the Moon).

    Lots and lots of propofol.

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  3. HUH?!?!

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  4. kapusta
    CR Queen - “Best of luck. Avoid roasted cabbage, don’t eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!”

    ames, is that another ashkenazic anti-sfardy thing? ;)

    *kapusta*

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  5. pookie
    Member

    lots of water

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  6. squeak
    Makes smalltalk with the two most sandy ectoplasmic beings on Earth (not to mention the Man on the Moon).

    pookie, you're too funny. Everyone knows you can't have water on Yom Kippur, otherwise OF COURSE there's no trick to fasting!

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  7. squeak, you got it wrong, he meant to drink it BEFORE the holiday starts

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  8. squeak
    Makes smalltalk with the two most sandy ectoplasmic beings on Earth (not to mention the Man on the Moon).

    Oh!

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  9. pookie
    Member

    thanks mi keamcha yisroel

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  10. mepal
    Member

    Dont think of food and you're good.

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  11. Be Happy
    Member

    eat watermelon and grapes from a few days before. Both have high sugar and waer content

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  12. abx
    Member

    Last fast, someone here said to drink a LOT before. I tried it. Yesterday, I didn't focus on eating at all. (All I ate after the seudah was a bag of chips and some crackers.) I drank a TON of water, and it worked. I don't remember ever having so much energy on a fast day!

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  13. mybat
    Member

    I heard to drink vitamin water the one that says restore on the bottle 2 or 3 before the fast. It really helps I've tried it!

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  14. BS"D

    I have had some good results by taking Imodium before the fast because it gives me a full feeling. However, you will remain "fershtupped" for a day or so afterward and I do not know if Imodium (loperamide) has any long term side effects. I actually took one this morning and it did help quite a bit - but yes I feel it now.

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  15. sunflower
    Member

    i heared that u should drink power aide but i dont know if it helps...

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  16. Jax
    Member

    Powerade! lots & lots of it Erev Yom Kippor & day before that!

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  17. Health
    Member

    A certain kollel sells extended-relief Tylenol or aspirin. Or you could buy Kali Tzom -a herbal product made in Israel to prevent fasting sickness. Or, if you are cheap like me you can buy Acetaminophen suppositories (OTC) and use it on Yom Kippur if you have to.

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  18. yankdownunder
    Member

    mky- Eat lots of light foods before fasting i.e. Vegetable Soup with lots of Vegies. Fish is a good choice as it is a digestable protein. Almond Butter Sandwiches are good as Almonds are a Complete Protein to give one energy before fasting. Hydrate before the fast. Lemonade is a good choice, as Lemons are a natural astringent very cleansing. Water and herbal Teas are also good (not too sweet). Say Tehilim before fasting ask Hashem to help you.

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  19. any further thoughts?

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  20. yes
    i would start on hydration today and not wait until tomorrow
    it takes a while for the body to equilibrate
    thanks Mod-80 for bringing this back
    youre the best

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  21. blinky
    Blinquie

    pasta, rice...( I feel like I just wrote this for the tisha bav thread) A good tip- don't overstuff yourself by the seudas hamafsekes. I found that when i went into the fast overstuffed i had a harder fast the next day.

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  22. dveykus613
    Member

    mod80 do you talk to yourself often? :)

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  23. only when i can get a compliment out of it

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  24. 2qwerty
    Member

    Rice is very good because it is cooked in water and it absorbes it so it helps you get hydrated also.
    No junk food, no spicy foods, and try to avoid fatty food and fried things because body uses up water to digest those.

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  25. apushatayid
    Member

    Any suggestions for those of us who cant go without our caffeine intake and avoid those headaches? Ive been trying to ween myself off of coffee all week I hope by the time the fast starts i'll be good to go. Any other suggestions? Perhaps someone knows of a food loaded with slow release caffeine? Do they make caffeine patches?

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  26. its_me
    Member

    great tips everyone. keep em comin! so far its water, water, water! i need zechuyos for this coming yom kipur so i want to say to all yidden who read this thread that i love you. i love each and everyone of my precious am yisroel. and i would like to wish you an easy meaningful fast & accepted tfilos.may hashem protect you and your family and extended family from all harm this year and always. please put a tfila in for me this yom kipur. hashem knows who i am just use my screename(for real. please.) thanks

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  27. smartcookie
    Member

    Caffeine suppositories

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  28. apushatayid
    Member

    smartcookie. on the small chance that you were serious i checked drugstore.com they dont carry them. any other suggestions? :)

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  29. insuranceguy
    Member

    they sell them

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  30. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    Apushatayid,
    Try getting to bed early a good night sleep should help to some extent. See if you can get 7-8 hours.

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  31. Yanky55
    Inactive

    Grapes, grapes and more grapes.....

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  32. Yanky55
    Inactive

    My friends all know that I eat a lot of Drake's cakes. A doctor friend of mine suggested that I get a "Yodel suppository" for Yom Kippur....LOL

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  33. AinOhdMilvado
    Member

    Eat a big portion of Quinoa (pronounced kin-wa)
    Though you will probably find it in the isle with rice and other grains, it is technically NOT a grain. It is in the spinach family, though I personally think that what little taste it has on its own, is slightly like corn.
    It looks like parakeet seed when raw, but cooks in boiling water like rice or couscous, and fluffs up. You can add whatever spices you like to flavor it up. Personally I like to add sauteed onions.
    THE CHOCHMA OF IT IS THAT IT HAS AN E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y LOW Glycemic index, which means IT RELEASES CARBS (I.E. ENERGY) INTO YOUR SYSTEM V-E-R-Y, V-E-R-Y SLOWLY! This means it is GREAT before a fast.
    I highly recommend it!
    By the way, it can also be eaten for breakfasts as a hot cereal, with fruit and/or sweetener of your choice added.
    Very healthy, very tasty, very good before a fast or any time.

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  34. AinOhdMilvado
    Member

    The Quinoa is also GREAT as a topping on salads, instead of, or in addition to, eating it as a side dish.

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  35. lkwdfellow
    Member

    A guy was walks into a pharmacy on Erev Yom Kippur & asks for 275 Caffeine suppositories. Everyone turns around to look at him & says - why do need 275 Caffeine suppositories??? He answers, what do you mean - I'm giving a Kiddush tommorrow.....

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  36. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    There is a machlokes concerning whether one is allowed to take something to alleviate the fast the day before. While the Tzitz Eliezer allows one to take such a pill on Erev Yom Kippur, there is a view of the Chiddushei Chasam Sofer to R"H 9a and R'Zev Boskowitz of the Seder Mishna on the Rambam who say that there is a mitzvah of tosefes Yom Kippur requiring one to begin fasting early enough on Erev Yom Kippur to ensure that he will experience at least some small degree of hunger at the onset of Yom Kippur so by sunset you're already hungry. The halacha le ma'aseh does seem to be the meikil view of the Tzitz Eliezer, who holds like Rav Zevin.

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  37. apushatayid
    Member

    "they sell them"

    Where? :)

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  38. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    Frankly I don't know why people are looking to make the fast easier. There is an inyan of Inuy and if the fast is hard you get schar for that and its a kaparah for you as long as you have that in mind and aren't miserable and looking at your watch waiting for the fast to end.
    I hat to say this but if the Moslems can fast 40 days we can stop being such sissies and fast for one day without all these mishegassin!

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  39. blinky
    Blinquie

    WIY- its easier to completely devote your attention to Hashem if your stomache is not grumbling...

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  40. d a
    our friend

    Tips For Fasting on Yom Kippur?
    Don't eat.

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  41. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    blinky
    Look at it this way. If your stomache grumbles you will think hey, why is it grumbling, then you will think oh because im not eating, then you will think why am I not eating, and then you will think oh because today is yom kippur and Hashem said that we should have 5 Inuyim and one of them is not to eat. I think that thought process will in itself bring you closer to Hashem.

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  42. anonymrs
    Member

    "I hat to say this but if the Moslems can fast 40 days we can stop being such sissies and fast for one day without all these mishegassin!"

    please correct me if i am wrong but i think
    1- its is not 40 straight days (the body is not capable of that)- its 40 consecutive days, from sunrise to sunset. they have a big feast after
    2- they may be allowed to drink

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  43. Yanky55
    Inactive

    WIY-

    You are obviously not so well informed. If you knew how sick I frequently get on fast days you would not make such a statement...
    "such sissies".

    I get severe headaches for which I swallow vicodin w/o water. I get nauseous, weak and stomach pain. One year I had to get into bed after Mussaf and could not go back for Mincha or Ne'eilah. I was biting on my blanket to try and relieve the pressure in my head.

    Any rational person would say that if there is something that can make my fast easier, I should take it.

    Btw, I only fast on YK for this reason, as even by Tisha B'Av the Mishna Brura says that one who is a choleh (as I described above) "ein ke'dai le'hachmir".

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  44. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    Anonymous
    They aren't allowed to drink but I grant you that it is easier bec its sundown to sunset but 40 days is tough. All I'm saying is its one day. Its the least we could do considering our track records for the rest of the year.

    Yanky55
    I was referring to regular people who want to make fasting "easy" please don't take me out of context thanks.
    Hatzlacha with your Taanis.

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  45. Yanky55
    Inactive

    WIY-

    Thank you! You as well....

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  46. cherrybim
    Member

    If your mouth is very dry, you can suck on a button.

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  47. LAer
    Member

    "If your mouth is very dry, you can suck on a button."
    Can you say "choking hazard"?

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  48. no more so than a hard candy or cough drop (perhaps worse than a button as if you are using a cough drop you probably have a cough, and a cough consists of a large and forced inhalation preceding the exhalatory component of the cough)

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  49. Yanky55
    Inactive

    Mod 80-

    I misspoke yesterday- I said "be'di'eved" one can use a regular flame this year for Havdalah as it is also Motza'ei Shabbos. In actuality, the Mishna Brura says one can use it le'chatchilah, however "v'nahagu ha'olam le'hachmir" ...to use a ner shashavas even this year.

    G'mar chasima tova to you and your family. I ask mechilah for anything I wrote that was out of line.....

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  50. cherrybim
    Member

    Can you say "choking hazard"?

    Can you say "adult"?

    g'mar chasima tova.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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