Those who don't, may practise fasting for it curbs desire.
The word refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night.
They do not view fasting as a hardship, but rather as a privilege and joy.
The discipline of fasting before communion is practised by some Anglicans.
In particular there was more fasting and an emphasis on corporal punishment.
Regular fasting, with diets limited to milk, dried fruit, and nuts, is a common practice.
While one royal faction was celebrating Easter, the other would still be fasting during Lent.
It is considered a greater sin to advertise one's fasting than not to participate in the fast.
Margaret was not yet 50 years old, but a life of constant austerity and fasting had taken its toll.
During this process, they are capable of fasting for several months, relying on their fat reserves.
During the Islamic fasting month, special night markets are opened along many major roads throughout the month.
Boys were taught hunting and fishing, and would begin fasting for religious visions at the age of ten or eleven.
After his victory and the death of his brother Huáscar, Atahualpa was fasting in the Inca baths outside Cajamarca.
Augustine criticized the Priscillianists, who he said were like the Manicheans in their habit of fasting on Sundays.
There are also four periods in the liturgical year during which no fasting is permitted, even on Wednesday and Friday.
Communion is given only to baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared by fasting, prayer and confession.
The week which begins on Easter Sunday is called Bright Week, during which there is no fasting, even on Wednesday and Friday.
Some philosophers and Christians resisted the demands of the body and the pleasures of food, and adopted fasting as an ideal.
Along with prayer and fasting, it is considered a pillar of the personal spiritual practices of the Orthodox Christian tradition.
The satyagraha in Ahmedabad took the form of Gandhi fasting and supporting the workers in a strike, which eventually led to a settlement.