purpose of fasting

purpose of fasting - using fasting to fight against sin, to take the path of spiritual development, to abandon evil thoughts and deeds.It is impossible to adhere to the post only because it is fashionable or beneficial to health: in one case it is useless and even harmful waste of time, and in another - the post turns into a regular diet, but in fact it is not limited to a set of specific food restrictions.Many priests say during Lent is better to refrain from negative thoughts, but eat meat, rather than vice versa.
If the rejection of the usual food causes aggression and
anger, there is no sense to stick to the post.

first fasting people, those who do not have the habit restrict your diet, people with poor health and other restrictions may stick to the post, on the basis of its features.Priests bless pregnant women, nursing mothers, the sick people on relief in fasting.After a sharp rejection of the usual food can lead to health problems and the exacerbation of certain diseases.
posts on strict church rules prohibited patients gastrointestinal diseases, children and adolescents under 14 years.

Rules post

Lent consists of so-called Lent, fasting duration of 40 days, and Holy Week.At this time, you can not eat dairy and meat products, eggs, fish and any dishes containing these products, although some days makes a small exception.For example, in the Annunciation and Palm Sunday are preparing fish, and on the eve of Palm Sunday you can eat caviar.There is, on the contrary, more severe days - so on Monday the first week of Lent, or on Friday during Holy Week the faithful do not eat anything.

During Lent allowed to eat nuts, honey, jams, fruit and vegetables, and soy products are great substitute for meat and dairy.It is desirable to include in the menu of beans that make up the shortage of animal protein.

very important during Lent to follow the calorie diet, it should remain at the same level as before the restriction.Fasting - this is not a diet, you need to eat varied and satisfying.Do not forget to drink fresh juices, green tea, mineral water.Pickles are allowed during Lent, but do not get carried away by them.It is important to leave the post at Easter week - not to overeat, to introduce products into the diet gradually, to observe moderation.