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What to eat to break a 25-hour fast?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Ok, so I will be fasting for 25 or so hours for Yom Kippur as mentioned in this question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/150541/what-to-eat-before-a-25h-fast-yom-kippur. I think I've pretty much figured out what to eat beforehand but what are the best kinds of foods to break it with? Some of the foods that the synagogue will be serving look ok but I don't think that the ok items will actually be gluten-free and not willing to risk my sensitive stomach.

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on October 25, 2012
at 08:33 PM

genius over here pushing bacon on a post about yom kippur haha

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Haha, then try beef bacon!

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Doesn't work if you're Jewish, Jewish, Jewish! (Especially after Yom Kipper.)

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on September 20, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Sounds great! :) Of course you should have something pre-prepared. This is not the time for cooking. Shana Tova!

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on September 20, 2012
at 07:29 PM

I think I'm just going to stick with another low-carb meal to break the fast. Tea sounds good but I'll just have a meal pre-prepared that I can just stick into the micro-wave to warm up. Hoping you have an easy fast and a happy new year!

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on September 20, 2012
at 02:15 AM

I went out and jumped on our trampoline with my kids for about 45 minutes that evening. Usually after a fast and feast for dinner I just go to bed and sleep like a baby though. However, I frequently work out in a fasted state and eat this much afterward so I may be more accustomed to it. If you look at the foods they are all very nutrient dense and actually not very volumous. Depends why your fasting....I do it for a bit of hormone reset and autophagy. I'm actually not trying to lose weight so there is no need for me to limit.

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But how did you feel after eating that much food? Eating light before a fast keeps the stomach from expanding too much and feeling hungry later. Eating a lot after such a fast would cause a stomach ache?

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on September 20, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I think you are right, something light would be good but I don't think that just fruit will be enough after that long of a fast.

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B36fc1de71b05f7ca4dbd8af6f509f6b

on September 20, 2012
at 06:59 PM

Hi again. :)

After answering my question about what to eat before the fast I think I have an answer for how to break the fast.

I usually have tea and crackers or cookies (could make them paleo friendly) right after the fast and only an hour later have an actual meal, which would probably be some kind of meat and veggies.

Just try not to eat too quickly.

B36fc1de71b05f7ca4dbd8af6f509f6b

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on September 20, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Sounds great! :) Of course you should have something pre-prepared. This is not the time for cooking. Shana Tova!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on September 20, 2012
at 07:29 PM

I think I'm just going to stick with another low-carb meal to break the fast. Tea sounds good but I'll just have a meal pre-prepared that I can just stick into the micro-wave to warm up. Hoping you have an easy fast and a happy new year!

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 19, 2012
at 11:59 PM

Here is what I had after doing a 24hr fast with HIIT plus some hiking plus some play:

About 4 oz of each: beef (burger), turkey/chicken slider (with finely minced onion and apple and topped with lots of spicy homemade guac), sardines (canned and put some spicy mustard on), and three eggs scramble (kid didn't eat breakfast so it went in the mix).

Sides: about a cup of home fermented veggies (parsnips, leaks, and cabbage mix), paleo coleslaw....wife made this with homemade mayo, cabbage, grated carrots, cilantro, and a bit of mango. Then a half a banana that my kid didn't eat after pealing it ....oh, and a couple handfuls of mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachio...)

Cup of green tea with coconut cream to finish off. Meals like this are what make fasting worth while. :)

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on September 20, 2012
at 12:46 AM

But how did you feel after eating that much food? Eating light before a fast keeps the stomach from expanding too much and feeling hungry later. Eating a lot after such a fast would cause a stomach ache?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 20, 2012
at 02:15 AM

I went out and jumped on our trampoline with my kids for about 45 minutes that evening. Usually after a fast and feast for dinner I just go to bed and sleep like a baby though. However, I frequently work out in a fasted state and eat this much afterward so I may be more accustomed to it. If you look at the foods they are all very nutrient dense and actually not very volumous. Depends why your fasting....I do it for a bit of hormone reset and autophagy. I'm actually not trying to lose weight so there is no need for me to limit.

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on September 19, 2012
at 08:19 PM

go with something light, like a salad with fish or poultry, or if you prefer you could eat some fruit

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on September 20, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I think you are right, something light would be good but I don't think that just fruit will be enough after that long of a fast.

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:14 PM

BACON! BACON! BACON!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Doesn't work if you're Jewish, Jewish, Jewish! (Especially after Yom Kipper.)

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

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on October 25, 2012
at 08:33 PM

genius over here pushing bacon on a post about yom kippur haha

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

(1365)

on October 25, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Haha, then try beef bacon!

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on September 20, 2012
at 07:40 PM

We potluck with our havurah to break the fast. There's usually dairy/pareve based fare like deviled eggs, pickled herring, veggies and dip, salads that are fine to eat. I stay away from the bagels and cake.

I always take something I can eat, especially because DH likes to stay to the bitter end and we are always last to arrive at the potluck. Sometime what we bring is the only thing left to eat!

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