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    30 Things Everyone Goes Through When They're Fasting

    September 9 marks the last day of Paryushan, the super hardcore fasting week for Jains. With Yom Kippur occurring just a few days later, it's like fasting is in the air.

    1. Chewing on fingers.

    2. Dreaming of fast food.

    3. Staring at empty plates and glassware.

    4. Pretending you're lost in a desert

    5. Smelling food you plan to eat.

    6. Almost giving in.

    7. Trying to eat paper.

    8. Staring at food.

    9. Gathering all the food you plan to eat.

    10. Being grateful for those moments when you're not craving food.

    11. Noticing how weird people look when they eat.

    12. Drop kicking food to stop yourself from eating it.

    13. Considering eating weird things.

    14. Angrily chewing on random things

    15. Asking yourself whether soap counts as food.

    16. Dreaming of watermelon

    Really.... this happens a lot.

    Maybe that's just me.

    17. Thinking about world hunger.

    18. Appreciating little things.

    19. Understanding the meaning of self-control

    20. Breaking a fast because you find out you're pregnant

    21. Considering eating grass.

    22. Missing your favorite foods.

    For me, that's bananas

    and watermelon

    23. Licking a chopstick.

    24. Licking anything

    25. Having less energy than usual.

    26. Figuring out why patience is a virtue.

    27. Preparing to finally eat...

    28. Forgetting how to yogurt.

    29. Binge eating after the fast

    30. Forgetting your manners


    31. Bonus: Having a great time breaking fast with family and friends