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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #380 on: October 07, 2019, 10:41:39 AM »
The ones they sell In Lakewood/Brooklyn are made by a Kollel and they start releasing after 12 hours for 12 hours.
The science division of Lakewood Kollel?
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #381 on: October 07, 2019, 10:54:14 AM »
Suppository on Yom Kippur?

Years ago I remember visiting a shul a few weeks before R"H, and that was the topic of a shiur for the following week. I didn't go. If I had to choose between a suppository or a headache, I'd pick the headache.

It's funny, DW does a caffeine taper in the week leading up to YK (i.e. slightly less each day, so she is essentially getting a 1/3 cup on erev YK). I drink a regular amount, I also stay milchig on EYK until the seudah, so that I can drink coffee in the early afternoon. This way my headache is milder on YK.

I also do have cup of coffee when I break my fast.

As for hydration, I generally try to drink Powerade/Gatorade on the day of. Probably the equivalent of 3-4 liters worth. In the past, I'd try to drink 2 liters with the seudah - that isn't a good idea. You'll get bloated and it might lead your stomach to feel uneasy. Better to drink it throughout the day.


A side suggestion - If you are going to try some kind of electrolyte drink - don't drink it for the first time on EYK. (Too late for this year already). If you want to try one of these pills remedies, it's best to try them on a regular fast day so that you can see how your body reacts before trusting your body to it on YK. The last thing you want is to have this make you sick on YK.


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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #382 on: October 07, 2019, 11:03:29 AM »
I drink a regular amount, I also stay milchig on EYK until the seudah, so that I can drink coffee in the early afternoon...

As for hydration, I generally try to drink Powerade/Gatorade on the day of. Probably the equivalent of 3-4 liters worth.

I just wanted to point out that caffeine is known to be a mild diuretic - i.e. causes you to urinate, and possibly to lose hydration. While I do ingest caffeine on EYK, it's the normal amount I would drink on a regular day, and I greatly increase the amount of water/fluid/etc that I drink.

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #383 on: October 07, 2019, 11:05:42 AM »
If I had to choose between a suppository or a headache, I'd pick the headache.

Hahah, don't knock it till you try it.

I don't know how bad of a headache you get but for me the suppository is an absolute lifesaver and quite possibly a literal one.
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #384 on: October 07, 2019, 11:45:38 AM »
Hahah, don't knock it till you try it.

I don't know how bad of a headache you get but for me the suppository is an absolute lifesaver and quite possibly a literal one.
I have very bad memories of thermometers from when I was a little kid. I dont plan on ever doing that again, and definitely not willingly.
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #385 on: October 07, 2019, 11:59:23 AM »

As for hydration, I generally try to drink Powerade/Gatorade on the day of. Probably the equivalent of 3-4 liters worth. In the past, I'd try to drink 2 liters with the seudah - that isn't a good idea. You'll get bloated and it might lead your stomach to feel uneasy. Better to drink it throughout the day.

No point in drinking all these drinks, one usually gets more than enough electrolytes from foods you eat.

Now unless you find some time on erev YK for your killer workout, regular H2O is all you need.

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #386 on: October 07, 2019, 02:36:25 PM »
I have very bad memories of thermometers from when I was a little kid. I dont plan on ever doing that again, and definitely not willingly.

That's your moms fault, you're in control here  :D
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #387 on: October 08, 2019, 09:38:21 AM »
The ones they sell In Lakewood/Brooklyn are made by a Kollel and they start releasing after 12 hours for 12 hours.

Yah, I got them. Had it mailed from NY.

If I had to choose between a suppository or a headache, I'd pick the headache.

Yah, pretty much.

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #388 on: October 08, 2019, 09:40:48 AM »
I also stay milchig on EYK until the seudah, so that I can drink coffee in the early afternoon. This way my headache is milder on YK.
You sir, are no coffee addict.

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #389 on: October 08, 2019, 10:24:39 AM »
You sir, are no coffee addict.
Hey, it's EYK, דן לכף זכות!

I drink roughly 1-1.5 liters of coffee per day. If that doesn't make me an addict, it's scary for me to think what would.

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #390 on: October 08, 2019, 10:29:25 AM »
 
Hey, it's EYK, דן לכף זכות!

I drink roughly 1-1.5 liters of coffee per day. If that doesn't make me an addict, it's scary for me to think what would.

 :-X My bad....!
 

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #391 on: October 08, 2019, 10:32:38 AM »
I enjoy an occasional latte, but don't drink it often specifically because I don't want the fast headaches.
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #392 on: October 08, 2019, 10:39:28 AM »
I enjoy an occasional latte, but don't drink it often specifically because I don't want the fast headaches.
Decaf should do the trick.

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #393 on: October 08, 2019, 10:44:15 AM »
Decaf should do the trick.
What's the point of decaf?
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #394 on: October 08, 2019, 10:46:45 AM »
What's the point of decaf?
Thought you meant you enjoy the taste of a latte, but don't like drinking it due to the headaches. 

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #395 on: October 08, 2019, 10:50:59 AM »
Thought you meant you enjoy the taste of a latte, but don't like drinking it due to the headaches. 
I do, but usually I only drink one when I desperately need a pick me up. I don't like being dependent of stuff like that though.
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #396 on: October 08, 2019, 02:27:37 PM »
I enjoy an occasional latte, but don't drink it often specifically because I don't want the fast headaches.

Just pop a caffeine pill on the fast. Now you can enjoy your lattes whenever you want!

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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #397 on: October 08, 2019, 02:41:31 PM »
How about you all eat chicken?  :P
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #398 on: October 08, 2019, 03:20:12 PM »
How about you all eat chicken?  :P
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Re: What do you eat before a fast?
« Reply #399 on: October 08, 2019, 03:26:32 PM »
How about you all eat chicken?  :P
Have to today.
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