Fasting Types

Types of fasts.

There are several types of fasting that you can choose from, but all involve refraining from a category of food for a designated period of time! This might include complete fasts, selective fasts, or partial fasts.


If you have specific health needs that don’t allow you to partake in fasting from food, we encourage you to speak to a trusted leader or reach out to to find another fasting option that could work for you!

Complete Fast.

This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.

Selective Fast.

This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.

Partial Fast.

This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as  eating between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or from sunup to sundown.

More Resources

Is this your first time fasting, or are you looking for more resources to help you stay consistent? Would you like to know more about why we chose to follow Lent on the liturgical calendar, and how to take steps to draw nearer to God? Check out our Lent page!