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What is the difference between fasting & dieting?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:30 AM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Fasting is not generally not eating, dieting is watching what you eat (counting calories, limiting yourself to certain foods, etc)

    Answer by Glamourina at 1:32 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • dieting is normally a lifestyle change (even if it's those stupid crash diets)

    fasting is generally religious, though it can be done for some medical tests too.

    Dieting limits what foods you can have.

    Fasting is NO food

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 1:32 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • dieting is eating selceted foods of good nutrition....fasting is not eating at all
    now adays ppl do veggie& fruit fast...where u just eat veggies and fruit
    or a liquid fast..where you only drink water and sugar drinks

    Answer by TezMoM at 1:39 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • fasting is not eating.... a diet is what you eat

    Answer by sherribeare at 3:51 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • True fasting is not eating OR drinking anything. (Isaiah 58, Matthew 6:16-18, Luke 4:2, etc)
    Dieting is just eating or drinking selective foods.

    Answer by SparklingHope at 11:06 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Fasting means that you are abstaining. It can be from food, water, or specific item. (I.E. People 'fast' *or abstain* from meat on Fridays during... lent (or advent) I believe). Fasting is also done for a short amount of time (like a day or a week) and is usually done in observance of something (like a religious thing).

    Dieting is an alteration in what you eat for the purpose of improving your health and/or losing weight.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:06 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

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