Six Alternatives to Fasting

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Six Alternatives to Fasting

Want to take part in the Concern Fast but not so keen on going without food for 24 hours? Don’t worry! There are plenty of other ways to take part,  have a look below for six possible alternatives.

1. Social media blackout

What’s your digital poison – is it Facebook? Instagram? Snapchat? We’re all addicted to our phones these days which means giving them up for a day, or a week, or a month… could be a real challenge. Take a digital detox and give your brain a rest.

2. The silent treatment

For those of you with the gift of the gab, it could be a real challenge to give up talking for 24 hours but also really fun trying to find alternative ways to communicate along the way.

3. Kicking the habit

Make your family and your doctor very happy by using the Fast as an excuse to give up yer aul sins, or one of them anyway, for a day or a week, or even longer! Could you give up alcohol or cigarettes for example?

4. Chocoholics anonymous

Is your weakness your sweet tooth? Why not give up chocolate, sweets or any other treats!

5. Coffee blackout

Are you and your office coffeeholics? What about having a full coffee blackout for the day and only drinking healthy fruit juices or water as an alternative?


6. Your own ideas

There are endless other possibilities for taking part. Last year one school in Sligo held a FIFA-thon for example. Former Westlife performer Shane Filan gave up golf. If it’s a challenge, you can do it! Just sign up as normal to create your fundraising page.

Thank you

Thank you so much for taking part in this year's Concern Fast. It's our biggest annual fundraiser and provides much-needed funds for our life-changing work in 25 of the world’s poorest countries. If you have any questions at all, we're here to help - don't hesitate Anike Patel at [email protected].

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