TYPES OF FASTS
Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body and your options, and most importantly to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
- SOUL FAST
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, if you have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.
- SELECTIVE FAST
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, dairy, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits, nuts, and vegetables for food.
- PARTIAL FAST
This fast involves abstaining from eating any type of food during part of the day. For example, sunup to sundown, or a specific meal.
- COMPLETE FAST
In this fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.