So I've been (lacto) paleo for less than a month now and this is my first long fast since. On Yom Kippur I fast from evening to evening for 25 hours, without any water (which I usually drink A LOT).
Up until now, before the fast I had meat and pasta or soething similar. I don't eat any starch, only after a workout. And I'm doing Yom Kippur at my mom's house and not sure what to tell her to make for me to eat before the fast. Would potatoes be so bad? Is there anything better? I actually made a pretty nice paleo friendly bread (flex seeds and almonds) so maybe I could take some with me.
I'm getting ready for my YK fast by stopping caffiene now---the caffiene withdrawal headache in the late afternoon is always the worst thing for me.
I avoid carbs before the fast. A good meal with plenty of protein (brisket or a chicken!) and fat will sustain you. The other thing to pay attention to is hydration. Drink plenty of water the day of Erev YK, and it should be the last thing you do before beginning the fast. Avoid alcohol (a little kiddush wine is fine) and juice--plain water.
Carbs will make you hungrier faster and mess up your blood sugar. I think they are the worst thing you can eat before a fast.
Wishing you a good fast.
For those who are not Jewish, a "fast" for Yom kippur means NO food or drink (not even water) from sundown on Tuesday to past sundown on Wednesday (until 3 stars are in the sky)---about 26 hours. It's not like IF and other dietary forms of fasting. You're not even supposed to brush your teeth, lest you swallow a drop of water.
I've been thinking about this for the last couple of days also. Last year (or maybe the year before, I don't remember) I got really thirsty but I usually never have any problems with hunger. I think this year I will try to do very low carb starting the day or two before and, as posted above, small meals before the fast starts. Hoping the very low carb will prevent the thirsties.