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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. myrna #

    Hello
    Is citric acid allowed? I noted it’s in lots of different foods. Also is cream of wheat allowed on the daniel fast?

    April 19, 2015
    • Yes to both, Myrna. Citric acid is naturally derived from citrus fruits. And cream of wheat, if made from whole grains is also allowed.

      April 22, 2015
  2. Jill S #

    I have been doing the Daniel Fast for a about a week now but keep getting very aching legs – has anyone else experienced this and does it get better? Today I am going to have to resort to pain killers.

    April 19, 2015
    • Jill, this is commonly a result of caffeine withdrawals. Drink plenty of water. It sounds like a detox symptom. It should pass soon. If not, be sure it’s not another health issue.

      April 22, 2015
  3. I wanna know can I eat buckwheat waffle or pancake while I on the Daniel fast

    April 14, 2015
    • No, leavening agents are not allowed on the Daniel Fast and are included in both waffles and pancakes.

      April 22, 2015
  4. Dee #

    Is salt allowed during the fast ?
    Thank you.

    April 12, 2015
  5. TaVon #

    I have a question about veggie burgers. The Morning Star Farm’s Garden Burger contains egg whites (probably as a binding agent). Are they still okay to eat on the Daniel Fast?

    April 9, 2015
    • No, eggs are not allowed on the Daniel Fast. There are several recipes for veggie burgers in my Daniel Fast book that do comply with the guidelines.

      April 22, 2015
  6. Is it safe for diabetics to omit all proteins?

    April 4, 2015
    • The Daniel Fast is packed with plant-based protein if you follow the food lists on this site or in the Daniel Fast book. Leafy green vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds are all good sources of protein.

      April 6, 2015
  7. kristy #

    Can I have pickles jalepeno or banana peppers

    April 1, 2015
    • Yes, if there are no sweeteners or chemicals added to the ingredients.

      April 6, 2015
  8. Kevin #

    Hi, I was looking at some unsweeted almond milk to use for a smoothie and noticed 3 ingredients that I wasn’t sure about for the fast…Locust Bean Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum.

    March 28, 2015
  9. I have been on the Daniel Fast since Ash Wednesday, Sunday’s included, and intend to stay on the program until Easter. Is there anything I should do, following the program to wean off it, so to speak?

    March 14, 2015
    • Yes, Dianne. When you complete the fast slowing reintroduce the restricted foods including dairy, meat and caffeine. You should be okay.

      Be blessed

      March 26, 2015
  10. Mwagner #

    Is sesame seed oil on the Daniel fast?

    March 11, 2015
  11. Carl Williams #

    I was inquiring on if almond milk or orange juice would be acceptable during the Daniel fast since they are made from the seed

    February 16, 2015
    • Unsweetened plant-based milks and unsweetened juices are allowed in recipes. However, the only beverage on the Daniel Fast is water (see Daniel 1).

      Be blessed.

      February 18, 2015
  12. Paula Abrahams #

    Please guide me through The Daniel Fast

    February 16, 2015
    • The best guide is The Daniel Fast book that I wrote for the very need you stated, Paula.

      It’s the best selling book about that Daniel Fast and has helped hundreds of thousands of believers to experience a successful fast.

      February 18, 2015
  13. carry e #

    I worship at a church in which cell groups is a part of our core. My group is starting the Daniel Fast on 2/18/15 thru 04/05/15. I have heard much of the fast and have fasted various other ways, not as long as this length of time. I am going in with great expectations of deepening my relationship, understanding and following God’s will. I am excited and looking forward to the fast. what pitfalls should i look out for? Can I add any lemon juice to my water?

    February 16, 2015
    • Yes, Carry, you can add lemon slices to water.

      Be blessed

      February 18, 2015
    • toni #

      How was your experience.. we’re you enlightened. . Did you have understanding what God’s will in your life was?

      March 29, 2015
  14. Amy Chew #

    Is durum wheat semolina okay?

    February 3, 2015
    • It’s best to find whole grain pasta. A lot of the duruam wheat semolina is processed and the grain is not complete.

      February 3, 2015
  15. Imonitie O. Raphael #

    Pls I want your newsletters and daily devotionals

    January 26, 2015
    • Click on the link to your right and you will receive them.

      Be blessed

      January 27, 2015
  16. April Flanigan #

    Thanks im in

    January 25, 2015
  17. Cynthia Thomas #

    Thanks I’m in.

    January 20, 2015
  18. I need to know if citric acid is one of the chemicals that you cannot have on the Daniel Fast. It is on the label for canned tomatoes and canned pineapple; so does that make such foods ones to be avoided?

    January 20, 2015
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Terri,
      Citric acid is a naturally derived substance usually from citric fruit. It’s okay.

      January 20, 2015
      • Thank you. I started reading some of the comments again today and saw that on January 4th, Kristy had asked a question that actually contained the answer to my question. Your reply said that both calcium chloride and citric acid are allowed because they are natural preservatives. I am noting this in a document that I can print out and add to my DF guidelines leaflet that was given out at my church.

        I am praying for many needs during this fast — personal as well as for others. We are certainly needing more of Jesus and His greatness in all of our lives. One person I am praying for had a stroke and others are just not really seeking to be vessels of honor in the hands of the Lord. I struggle with some of the requirements of the Lord, but have never lost sight of the truth that He is King and Lord and every knee shall bow, . . . . . . . . . . . whether we bow when it is too late or whether we bow now when He can work through our lives. It is only by His grace that we can find ourselves as obedient and close to the Lord as Daniel was. He is someone to try to imitate no matter what our particular calling and duty to the Father for our individual life may be.

        Thanks so much for your dedication to be all that God has asked you to be . . . . . . . Have a great day in Jesus!

        Terri

        P.S. You do not need to post this on the blog if you do not want to, but I wanted to reply and thank you for your help.

        January 21, 2015
  19. Eileen #

    How often or when are you suppose to or can you eat? Certain hours or whenever you’re hungry?

    January 19, 2015
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Eileen,
      There is no specific time of day to eat or not eat for the Daniel Fast. Some people add variations of this element to their fast, eating only after sunset and before dawn for example, but is not a requirement for the Daniel Fast.We advise three moderate meals with two small snacks per day. Be Blessed!

      January 21, 2015
  20. Chulekazi Kwayini #

    Hi
    Can I eat beetroot when im on Daniel Fasting because I don’t see it im list of veggies?
    THANK YOU

    January 18, 2015
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Yes. All vegetables are allowed.

      January 22, 2015
  21. Cane sugar is allowed?

    January 18, 2015
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Idolina,
      There are no sweeteners of any kind allowed on the fast (natural or artificial), so pass on the cane sugar.

      January 21, 2015
  22. T Jackson #

    I’m on Day 11 of my fast and just realized that I have been using a seasoning that contains sugar. Is my fast no longer meaningful?

    January 15, 2015
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      You’re fine! Just make the necessary adjustments and continue on with your fast. Be Blessed on your Journey!

      January 21, 2015
  23. Kiya #

    Hello,
    Are any of the gums okay? (xantham, guar). I know guar gum derives from a bean, but it’s in some tortilla ingredients.

    January 14, 2015
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Kiya,
      Yes, both Xantham gum and guar gum is a natural ingredient often used as a thickener. So it’s okay . . .

      January 15, 2015
  24. Joz #

    Hi, just a quick question, are pain killers allowed? For headaches, or period pains for example.

    January 14, 2015
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Yes, medications are allowed on the Daniel Fast.

      January 14, 2015
  25. Stephanie w #

    I have never fasted before and wanted to know more about the Daniel fast. After reading this blog, I’ve decided to do it.

    January 13, 2015
  26. Stephanie w #

    I accidently came across this site because I wanted to know about the Daniel fast. This is very useful information

    January 13, 2015

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