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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. Eileen Garcia #

    Good evening, am I allow to use baking soda or baking powder? I was looking for sugar free gluten
    Free dairy free brownie recipes & everything has
    Baking soda or powder in the recipe. If I cant use
    It, what can i substitute for it?

    January 4, 2017
  2. i have a question, I have had gastric bypass surgery and I want to know if it is ok to do a “modified” version of the Daniel Fast.

    January 5, 2017
  3. Patricia Wright Ozen #

    Hi Susan or everyone… At the time I wrote this I felt desperate. Over time in today I am relax but still earnestly seeking to engage in this FAST!
    EARLIER Today 5 Jan 2017 2:31A
    This is my 300th attempt to get serious about my relationship with God and my third try at successfully engaging in the Daniel Fast. I know that I am drawn to your help by the guidance of the Holy Spirit and I jump riight on board in purchasing your Daniel Fast book online via Amazon.com — reading it slowly, hanging on every word suggested to make this attempt to complete the 21 day fast my most desired and deserved accomplishment this new year. 
     Taking this commitment seriously will require consistent prayer for me. I have a difficult time staying focused. I work as a live-in carer, 24 hours per day with down time or personal time from 10p -7A daily. Sometimes I get relief time for weekend off from Friday night to Sunday night! There is so much chance in that time to FAIL MY FAST! By this I mean I slip mentally and forget 8n the moment while preparing and serving food and drinks to those I serve that I taste meals to be sure they are pleasing to my patients. If I do, then I abhort my Fast as FAILED and I do not want to FAIL. So tired of failing!
    I write this as a journal note to chart my journey. By the end of the 21 days, with the help of the Lord God, I should achieve several things– starting with staying focused to set appointment time and place with God, leaning into hear Him so clearly that I am assured and confident that I am living and loving my purpose–caring for others as well, increasing effectual fervent prayers instantly praying for all things and an unwaivering boldness of Faith, and lastly cure my negative self talk which I surmise should vanish! 
    This is the short list of the specific goals I desire. In a nut shell..
    Lord God make me over again? I am 60+ and in pretty good health. He didnt keep me well for this long for nothing. He promises to draw near…I am throwing up my hands and surrendering all I know I am!!! LoveUmore. Patrician

    January 5, 2017
  4. Andrea Hull #

    Hi there I’m due to start my Daniel fast on Monday 9th January. Am I allowed to eat Quorn subsistutes?

    January 6, 2017
  5. Terry #

    Can you pop popcorn in vegetable oil

    January 6, 2017
  6. Yes, popcorn is allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    January 7, 2017
  7. A couple of things. If the ingredients are all plant-based and include no chemicals or sweeteners than technically the meat alternative would be acceptable. However there is another point to consider. When people substitute so they don’t need to “give up” foods they like, they are missing one of the most valuable blessings and lesson opportunities of the fast. We are denying the flesh on a fast so we can focus more on the Spirit. So you may want to pass on the Quorn.

    I hope this helps.

    January 7, 2017
  8. Patricia, thanks for sharing your heart with us. You are not alone and your message will help others.

    First, let me say that you will be immensely blessed on the fast. So keep your focus on the blessing rather than the challenge. Focus on the light rather than the dark.

    And then, make your meals really simple and be prepared. There are so many complex recipes out there on the internet for people to use during the Daniel Fast. But sadly, most are positioned so people can cater for the flesh and therefore divert the from the powerful spiritual experience that you can have. Instead, make a big pot of soup or vegetarian chili, eat oatmeal with dried or fresh fruit for breakfast. Raw nuts for snacks. Salads, soups, stews, casseroles that you can cook and then eat for several meals. Keep your meals simple and you will do well.

    Now you are free to focus your time in God’s Word and be feed by the Bread of Life that He so generously serves.

    Join on on the Fast by clicking this link! I am here to help you experience a successful fast: Daniel Fast 2017 – Your Journey in Faith

    January 7, 2017
  9. Modifying the fast for health purposes is acceptable. Pray about the changes you want to make. Seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

    January 7, 2017
  10. No leavening is allowed on the fast.

    Also, why are you looking for a brownie recipe? No sweeteners are allowed on the fast, plus the purpose of fasting is to “restrict food for a spiritual purpose.” Don’t miss out on the immense spiritual blessings you can have by feeding the flesh. That’s what fasting is all about, not just eating different ingredients.

    I hope this helps.

    January 7, 2017
  11. Yes, all plant-based milks that are free of sweeteners and chemicals are allowed on the fast.

    Be blessed

    January 7, 2017
  12. Yes, you can use dates or have them as a snack. Now here is the fine line. There are a lot of people who, during the Daniel Fast, use dates to make a sweetener. That is degradation of the fast as the purpose is to “get around the restrictions.” I know this may seem like a fine line. But it’s really all about the heart and why we make the choices we make. When we compromise, we are hurting ourselves. And when we “get around the restrictions” on the fast we are catering to the flesh rather than walking in the Spirit. The Bible calls that carnal and immature.

    With all that said (sorry about my soapbox message, but I see so much of this “out there”) use dates in oatmeal or as a snack. But don’t make them into sweeteners so you don’t have to deny the flesh.

    I hope this helps.

    January 7, 2017
  13. That would be allowed as it’s added as a nutrient (good on you for the research, by the way).

    Be blessed on your fast. 🙂

    January 7, 2017
  14. Hi Yessenia, please read this article about What Happens if You Break or Quit the Fast?

    This will help. Be blessed and it’s so great that you are learning about yourself in this experience with the Lord.

    January 7, 2017
  15. The only beverage on the Daniel Fast is water. You can use unsweetened plant-based milks as an ingredient in recipes or on cereal.

    Be blessed

    January 7, 2017
  16. Be blessed!

    January 7, 2017
  17. Yasinta Chimwala #

    Thanks for the powerful information. I look forward to drawing close to God.

    January 7, 2017
  18. Robbie Guillory #

    I’ll begin today. I bought your book.

    January 8, 2017
  19. Loleta Wildharber #

    This will be my second year to do the Daniel fast. I start tomorrow, Jan 9, 2016

    January 8, 2017
  20. Maya Harrison #

    Hi, Someone told me I can eat baked fish on Daniel Fast.

    January 8, 2017
  21. Loraine #

    I too am a first timer with this fasting. Can honey be consumed? And are there specific bible chapters/ verses that are read during the period of fasting. What’s a daily routine like?

    January 9, 2017
  22. Loraine #

    Oh and what does the term ” not limited to” really translate?

    January 9, 2017
  23. I wasn’t sure if my question went through so I’ll ask again. Am I allowed to drink a smoothie I make myself? It contains: apple, cucumber, pineapple, orange, spinach, and parsley. Thank you!

    January 9, 2017
  24. Is coconut milk /cream ok? Francoise

    January 9, 2017
  25. Mercia Scheepers #

    Thank you. This is helpful

    January 9, 2017
  26. Shante #

    When you fast, are you able to hear other people problems? Are you able to watch tv? Are you able to tell people that you are fasting when they ask what your doing??

    January 10, 2017
  27. Sebastian #

    Hey there was wondering if I Can I have soy cheese on daniel fast. Organic made chips. No additives.

    January 10, 2017
  28. Yes, if the cheese is free of sweeteners and chemicals; and for the chips if they are baked and not deep fried. But before your search for a suitable “cheese” I do challenge you check in with the Holy Spirit inside of your and see if you are catering to the flesh rather than entering this time to deepen your relationship with Him.

    January 11, 2017
  29. Yes, you can do all those things. You just want to check your heart and your motives. If you are telling people you are fasting to serve your ego and your flesh, then Jesus says we already have our reward (ouch). But if people ask and you explain with a pure heart about the fast, all is well.

    January 11, 2017
  30. Be blessed on your fast.

    January 11, 2017
  31. Yes, if it is free of sweeteners and chemicals, you can use it in recipes. Read the list of ingredients.

    January 11, 2017
  32. Smoothies are allowed when used as liquid meals. I suggest you add some soft nuts like pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds to add protein.

    Be blessed.

    January 11, 2017
  33. It means that the list is not exhaustive. For example, if a vegetable is not on the list but is a vegetable, then you’re okay. So many different foods throughout our world. 🙂

    January 11, 2017
  34. No honey as it’s a sweetener and no sweeteners on the Daniel Fast.

    I encourage you to join our group. I produce a daily video lesson and lesson sheet that are very popular. Click here: http://daniel-fast.com/daniel-fast-2017/

    January 11, 2017
  35. Catherine #

    When it comes to TV watching i would strongly encourage people to spent time in meditation and prayer instead of watching TV….sadly one has to admit that there isn’t a lot of inspiration in TV shows these days!!! 😦

    January 11, 2017
  36. No, the Daniel Fast is totally plant-based eating. No fish on the Daniel Fast.

    January 11, 2017
  37. Be blessed on the fast!

    I know the book will help you! Still the bestseller for Daniel Fast folks.

    January 11, 2017
  38. God is good and eager to have your draw nearer to Him.

    January 11, 2017
  39. Angie Holt #

    Could you please explain the difference between The Daniel Fast and The Daniel Plan Detox?

    January 17, 2017
  40. Anna Rodriguez #

    Does anyone have a bread recipe I can use during the Daniel fast?

    January 18, 2017

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