Fasting isn’t just about the food.

Do
you fast?  Give me proof of it by your works.  If you see a poor man,
take pity on him.  If you see a friend being honored, do not envy him. 
Do not let only your mouth fast, but also the eye, and the ear, and the
feet, and the hands, and all the members of our bodies.  Let the hands
fast, by being free of avarice.  Let the feet fast, by ceasing to run
after sin.  Let the eyes fast, by disciplining them not to glare at that
which is sinful…let the ear fast by not listening to evil talk and
gossip…let the mouth fast from foul words and unjust criticism.  For
what good is it if we abstain from birds and fishes, but bite and devour
our brothers?”
 
–St. John the Chrysostom

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