Your Body Might Resist the Daniel Fast
While the Daniel Fast will certainly benefit you physically, your body may do some kickin’ and screamin’ during the first few days! So don’t be alarmed if you experience light headaches, hunger pangs, or slight weakness. Your body might release an “unpleasant aroma,” both through the pores and your breath.
However, if you experience anything more severe, you will want to contact your health professional as it may be from another cause.
Remember, unless you already eat a healthy diet with little or no caffeine or other addicting substances, your body will experience a certain level of withdrawal and detoxification. There are a few things you can do to minimize the side effects.
Vitamin C – an antioxidant that supports detox. It may also help to decrease some of the side effects of the Fast, such as mild headaches.
Lemon – Lemon supports liver cleansing and is also refreshing to your mouth. Add lemon juice to salad dressings and include lemon slices in some of your water.
Dry Skin – Using a body brush in the shower will help eliminate the dry flakes and actually promote blood flow.
Water – Keeping well-hydrated has many benefits including flushing your body and reducing the physical feelings of hunger.
Meanwhile, the withdrawal and detoxification symptoms should pass in a few days. Even your level of hunger will subside after your body becomes more accustomed to few calories and less food consumption.