Caroline said:

I remember people SAYING that we fasted in order to get our minds off ourselves and onto God ... but, seriously, has anyone here while fasting found that you were able to think about God more than yourself? For me, it was exactly the opposite. When I hadn't eaten for two days, it was pretty hard to think about much of anything except how hungry I was.

Actually, I can say that. It isn't that I wasn't hungry; it was just that fasting helps me discipline myself.
To this day, I am not a man who has a lot of discipline, but things like fasting and getting myself in a regular routine, sure help me not to get too caught up in the everyday distractions that come my way.