Fasting is no easy task, even less so at the height of the summer. My physical preparations for the fast involve a 48-hour hydration binge in which my water bottle never leaves my side. As for food, during those 48-hours I try to increase my intake of fruits and vegetables that are high in water.
I save my fish, egg or dairy intake for erev Tisha B'Av, the day before the fast, in order to prevent bloating and increase my overall nutrient intake. Below are three menus-- dairy, fish, and vegan-- to help you plan out your pre-fast meal.
Dairy Menu 1:
Dairy Menu 2:
Fish Menu 1:
Fish Menu 2:
Vegan Menu 1:
Vegan Menu 2:
Check out more Tisha B'Av pre- and post-fast ideas here.