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Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.” Daniel 1:12

“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” -——Daniel 10:2, 3

DFfbWelcome! The purpose of this site is to offer valuable and complete information about the Daniel Fast. As the Daniel Fast Blogger, my #1 goal is to help you have a successful fasting experience. More and more Christian men and women are choosing the Daniel Fast as their guideline to enter into the spiritual discipline. While the Daniel Fast is a partial fast, (rather than total abstention from all food) it still provides many of the attributes of denying the self and seeking God.

This blog is designed as a “gathering place” for information and resources about the Daniel Fast to serve those seeking God in this manner. Please “cruise” the blog. Remember, this is a blog format, so you will need to page down to see all the posts. Also, leave comments if you have ideas, questions, or comments.

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  1. adrianne simmons #

    Susan, I made your vegetarian chili with instead of mild chiles I used jalapenos…incredible absolutely incredible…However, I do need to know something cinnamon is ok because its plant derived so is that ok to put on strawberries, bananas in almond milk to i guess you say sweeten it up..not to cheat but just needed to know thanks

    June 8, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Yes, Cinnamon is an allowed spice, when ingredients are free of sweeteners and additives.

      June 10, 2014
  2. patience #

    Today is day 21 of my Daniel’s fast. What prompted the fast is my mother was having an operation on the head to remove a lump . and I thank God that the operation was successful and even the nurses where amazed at how well it is healing . I’m still praying for complete cure because she also suffers from hypertension and i know God is faithful. 1st week i ate 3 meals per day and snacked and 2nd week i removed the heavy foods and the final week i’m eating one meal per day . It wasn’t an easy journey but it is one i’m glad i took.A friend also did the fast with me and the support was amazing . Thank you for the information it helped a lot

    May 20, 2014
  3. Cindy #

    To God be the Glory! I have just completed my 21 day Daniel Fast and I must say I am overjoyed. The first 3 to 4 days were challenging because my body and mind were not in harmony. After that, I was able to rely on God’s strength to get me through one day at a time. This has proved to me that I have the power to put my flesh in submission and allow the spirit of truth to have full reign in my life. I am thankful for your insight on how to maintain the fast. I am sure this will change my eating habits going forward, after all…our bodies are the temple of God. Live Blessed and God Bless!

    April 24, 2014
  4. Hi, I wanted to ask, how to break the fast? Are there any rules so that I would not give my body a shock? Or can I just start eating normally again straight away after the fast? Thank you

    April 22, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Yes, you do need to be careful during the first couple days of “ordinary eating.” To keep your body from rebelling loudly, reintroduce foods slowly. This is especially important when resuming coffee and caffeine, meat, dairy products and sweets. Small portions… are better and easing back into consumption of these foods is strongly advised. I hope this helps, Be Blessed!

      April 26, 2014
  5. Cathy Polan #

    I just finished the Daniel fast for the first time. It was the most amazing experience! Thank you for your daily devotionals and support through your book, the blog and website. May God continue to bless your ministry! Thank you for your obedience to the Lord.

    April 22, 2014
  6. Dee #

    Today is my 4th day and I’m doing fine, thanks to God. I am doing complete reversal of my usual diet of bread, pies, cakes, brownies, candy and everything chocolate. There is no way I could do this without God’s spirit leading me. To deny myself has always been the hardest thing for me, but after preparing and spending time with God, it’s a piece of cake. (did I really say that?) lol

    April 13, 2014
  7. Rebecca #

    I’m on the same day as you are… Day 12 of my first Daniel Fast. I believe, and have experienced, that as I grow closer to God, god’s judgement affects me more and other people’s judgement affects me less. It sounds like your co-worker’s criticism stung, but God knows your heart is right with this!

    April 12, 2014
  8. Mary #

    Today is day 14 of my fasting. This week I had some honest accidental oops but I take this as a learning experience as this is my first time doing the Daniel-fast. Yesterday, I made the comment…”I can’t wait until Easter because I am hungry and ready to have some meat to eat.” A co-worker of mine got after me and said “You should not be counting down the days, that is not what Daniel-fast is about!”
    Am I wrong for saying what I said? I have enjoyed my two weeks of fasting and I have had some struggles (one in particular…..feeling like I am not giving enough time in meditation. I read daily devotionals and I pray daily but is that enough?).
    My heart isn’t focused on everything I am going to eat on Easter, I was just saying Easter Sunday I can’t wait to have a normal meal that will include meat with my family.
    His comment really bothers me.

    April 12, 2014
    • You want this time of fasting to be one where you grow closer to the Lord, learn about yourself and also put the flesh under the authority of the Spirit. It seems you have done that. The keep telling people, “The Daniel Fast is about so much more than the food!” And so with that, I can understand how you may be missing certain foods. For me it’s coffee . . . and there are times when I too look forward to that first cup when I have completed the fast.

      What you would want to question yourself about is if you made a statement like, “I can’t wait till this fast is over so I wont’ have to spend so much time with God.”

      You are fine . . . all is well. Be blessed!

      April 12, 2014
  9. Tori #

    Is it okay too juice the fruits/veggies with a juicer? I can sometimes have a hard time consuming so many veggies at once.

    April 9, 2014
    • The only beverage on the Daniel Fast is water. So make smoothies. Juice can be used in recipes. Also, I encourage you to get to know the fast by studying this site . . . you will be blessed!

      April 9, 2014
      • Tori #

        I just wanted to say I’m on day 4 of my fast and everything is not as bad as I thought it would be. I feel great and really more in tune with the Spirit! My flesh has had its moments but I quickly checked it!

        Anywho, I saw where you posted something a while back about syrup made from heating strawberries on the stove? Are there any more instructions/ingredients for this?

        April 11, 2014
      • Sorry, Tori. I don’t think it was me who would write that kind of post. Syrup would be considered a sweetener, which are not allowed on the Daniel Fast.

        There are a lot of other sites out there and they are more toward feeding the desires of the flesh while on the fast. Check out this article: Daniel Fast

        April 11, 2014
  10. Zelle Thatcher #

    I’m super excited about this site!

    April 8, 2014
  11. I noticed Carrageenan was listed as a food additive to avoid. It is found in the almond milk I’ve been using for my cereal (Kashi 7 Whole Grains-it’s Daniel Fast friendly!). I researched it on the milk’s website and it said it was a natural additive that comes from seaweed. If it is natural and plant based, why is it not allowed on the Daniel Fast?

    April 7, 2014
    • Amy, there are some who question carrageenan and it’s safety. But it seems to be a naturally derived product. I tried to find the post where it was said to not be allowed to check it out. Couldn’t locate it.

      Be blessed!

      April 8, 2014
  12. good day. yesterday is the last day of my 21 days daniel fast…i thank God for He’s with me throughout my journey…He teaches me how to discipline myself, i had a deep relationship with Him, hearing His voice…thank you Susan for writing the book, may God bless you more and may He continue to bless the works of your hands…

    April 6, 2014

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