Tuesday, March 26, 2013

30 Hour Famine Tips

Here are a few quick tips to make your 30 Hour Famine a little easier:

*Get plenty of sleep
Especially on Wednesday and Thursday night. A tired body will feel more hunger pangs.

*Stay Hydrated 
Drink fluids, especially juice and water. They fill your stomach and make you feel fuller, and they give your body nutrients you are missing from food. Avoid highly acidic juices like orange juice.

*Focus during lunch
If possible, hang out with other people doing the famine during your school lunch. There is strength in numbers, and staring at other people while they eat can be rough for you and uncomfortable for them.

*Have accountability
Encourage each other and let them encourage you. When you are hungry, remember that you are not alone.

*Watch the clock
Count down the hours. There are only 30 of them, after all, and you will sleep through 16 of them. Each hour that you go makes you one hour closer to eating pizza at CiCi's.

Of course, these only make things easier, not easy. It shouldn't be easy to go 30 hours without food, and that is the point. Remember, we are trying to walk a mile in the shoes of those who are truly hungry, so let your hunger remind you to pray for those who are less fortunate.

Thanks for what you doing!

"For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat."
Jesus, Matthew 25:35

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