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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.

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  1. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Diane,
    Drink Lots of Water! These are symptoms of withdrawals (headaches, fatigue, cramps, joint pain to name a few) your body going through detox from caffeine, sugar or chemicals. If the urge to throw up is from the severity of your headache, then it sounds as if it has advanced to a migrane status, and at this point you are the sole judge as to your discomfort level, and may need to take further action. If tolerable, these symptoms will pass in a few days (3-7) Meanwhile, flushing your system with water will ease your discomfort and speed up the detox process.
    As a general guideline, your body needs half its body weight in ounces of water per day, ie: 160lbs = 80 oz. of water daily. Add to that amount if you are experiencing any extreme conditions such as hot weather, cold weather, exercise or Detox. I hope this helps!

    January 10, 2011
  2. Thank you so much for your website and all that you have created for us. I’ll be starting the Daniel Fast tomorrow. I’m wondering why you can have herbs, but can’t have herbal teas?

    January 10, 2011
  3. Nation's Worship Centre #

    awsome Fast i’m ready for it. God is going to do great things.

    January 10, 2011
  4. carina #

    hi susan, is soya milk ok?

    January 10, 2011
  5. Daniel Fast Team #

    Corina,
    The only drinking beverage on the Daniel Fast is water. Unsweetened plant-based milks such as Soy, Almond, Rice milk can be used in recipes and when making a ‘Smoothie’ as a meal replacement, just not as a drinking beverage.

    January 10, 2011
  6. Sharon #

    Thanks for the tips about making sure we’re sticking to the discipline of the fast. It can be really a fad thing and made useless if we don’t die to our flesh. Thanks for the reminder.

    January 10, 2011
  7. Gail #

    Is there any desset you can eat on the Daniel fast, I am 9 days into the fast but I find myself wanting something sweet

    January 10, 2011
  8. Gail #

    Are you allow to eat anything kind of desserts on the daniel fast.

    January 10, 2011
  9. Jessica #

    Is the Daniel Fast safe to do while excessively breastfeeding?

    January 10, 2011
  10. Charnetta #

    I agree with you God will do just as we ask in Jesus Name! We are healed by His Blood!!

    January 10, 2011
  11. Joseph Paul #

    Hello,
    I have a question about hummus. i noticed two ingredients in the canned and dried beans to retain color and firmness (DISODIUM EDTA AND SODIUM BISULFITE) and they do not sound natural to me. what kind of chickpeas should i use? any brand suggestions?

    Jesus Loves You!
    Joseph Paul

    January 10, 2011
  12. Kristiana #

    My mom is making me do this fast and i am a 13 year old growing girl, and i run track, cross country and play basketball. The diet of just fruit and vegetables is not ideal for me and imma trhrow in the towel.. I cant do this.. The week has been soo hard i am getting more tired in practices and my performance has been doing alot worse. i do drink alot of water….what do i do??

    January 10, 2011
  13. Diane #

    Are there any mints or gums or anything that is avaliable just to help your breath?

    January 10, 2011
  14. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Diane,
    I have yet to find a gum or breath mints that don’t have sweeteners or chemicals in their ingredients, neither of which are allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    January 10, 2011
  15. Robbie #

    Diane, I had the same problem…so I got another toothbrush and I take it everywhere I go, and brush many times. Feels great…and gives you GREAT oral health. God Bless. ….and good luck. I’m on day 8!!!

    January 10, 2011
  16. Nancy Tosh #

    I’ve chewed anise seed in Indian restaurants (it’s used in India to sweeten the breath). You might try that. I also drink a cup of warm water every morning with the juice of half a lemon (well, I use two tablespoons of lemon juice). I’ve found that the lemon juice cuts through my morning breath and improves my breath all day.

    January 10, 2011
  17. Daniel Fast Team #

    Great insight! Thank you Nancy!

    January 10, 2011
  18. Nancy Tosh #

    I’m vegan and I use Earth Balance. I’m not sure it’s allowed in this fast (I’ve just begun research on it) but it is an excellent substitute for butter.

    January 10, 2011
  19. Lekesha A #

    Hello

    I wanted to know french fries made from scratch is okay if fried in canola oil. I also wanted to know if my Ore Ida bag of season french firies is okay. the ingredients are potatoes, vergetable oils (sunflower, cottonseed, soybean and/or canola), salt, potato flour, dextrose, spices, natural flavor, disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate, annatto (vegetable color) and contains soybeans.

    January 10, 2011
  20. Hi Kristiana,

    You can learn more about the Daniel Fast on this blog. There is a lot more you can eat on the Daniel Fast – not just water, fruit and vegetables.

    I also encourage you to discuss this with your mother in a mannerly and mature way. She wants you to learn the powerful lessons about prayer and fasting . . . so perhaps you can negotiate a compromise with her so that both of your goals can be met. That’s my suggestion . . .

    January 10, 2011
  21. Lora Cassebaum #

    Is The Daniel Fast 2Version available in paper back?

    January 10, 2011
  22. No, at this time it’s only available as an eBook.

    January 10, 2011
  23. Kristen #

    I am wondering if spelt is allowed? I found an organic spelt bread that only has organic whole spelt flour, filtered water, and sea salt as the ingredients.
    Thx!

    January 10, 2011
  24. The frozen potatoes are not allowed as they include sweetener (dextrose) and chemicals.

    You can cut fresh potatoes into wedges, brush them with olive oil, sprinkle them with salt and then bake them at 450 degrees for 30-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of the wedges. You can also use other spices like paprika, garlic, etc.

    Deep frying is not allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    January 10, 2011
  25. Earth Balance is used as an alternative to butter and/or magarine.

    Here are the ingredients: http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/eb_pdfs/products/original-nutrition-info.pdf

    It would be allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    January 10, 2011
  26. Spelt is allowed on the Daniel Fast. It is a variety of hardy wheat.

    January 10, 2011
  27. Agnes #

    Hi Daniel Fast Team,

    I just came across this website while I was looking for a different type of fast to do for 21 days. I have been on a fast from 29th Dec ending today. it is totally different from Daniel Fast. My church has also started a 21 day fast as from yesterday10th whereby fast from 6a.m. to 6p.m. with nothing to eat unless just some water. I feel I want to do a daniel fast instead. I wonder if i will be going against the church fast if I do so? I want the spiritual and health benefit of the daniel fast. I am in Kenya and we have lots of fresh fruits and vegs and I am sure I will gladly enjoy the fast. Please comment.

    Do you also have a certain time in the year set for fasting as Daniel Fast team and members? I would want to join. There is a good feeling when you know you are not alone in it.
    God bless.

    January 10, 2011
  28. Denise #

    Hi is 100% fruit juice ok. I have read the labels and it say nothing is added to it.Thank you.

    January 10, 2011
  29. Harlan #

    I just finished my second day on the Daniel Fast. I love the recipes that I have made so far. Can you tell me if Nutritional Yeast is acceptable for the Daniel Fast? God is so Good and this fast is already deepening my relationship with my Beloved Jesus. His love is so awesome. I am so looking forward to deepening my experience as a disciple of Christ and dying to Him each day. Thank you all for your support. God Bless you all on your Daniel Fast.

    January 10, 2011
  30. Lisa #

    Maria, I have been preparing for this FAST and yesterday was my first day. I too am PRAYING for salvation for my daughters during this time and I will PRAY for you and your husband. Father God, please make your presence known to our loved ones so that they may serve You and know You love them and have prepared a place for them in heaven. In Your holy precious name, Amen. God has already talked to me and although I feel hunger pains, I love them! This is not a Daniel Diet, it is a Daniel Fast. I have been drinking a lot of water with lemon. I am interested to know exactly what Daniel ate. I am ALWAYS praying! God bless you!

    January 11, 2011
  31. Leanne Lawrence #

    Hello to you all, this is my first time fasting ever and there is a section that mentions we need to study faith, I appreciate if Icould be given some scriptures to read as don’t know where to start looking.

    January 11, 2011
  32. mabel valdes #

    Hi Susan,
    Is there any brand of salad dressing that would be ok on the daniel fast?

    January 11, 2011
  33. Shana #

    Good morning and Happy New Year. I will be starting this fast next week. I have to get my husband onboard so I am presenting it as a lifestyle for three weeks. I have one question, since I am already a water drinker… Is there anything else I can drink? Also, I am having a hard time finding appropriate bread to eat. What is the name of a bread that I can use. We already eat 100% whole wheat bread.

    Thank you for your assistance…

    January 11, 2011
  34. Sue #

    Hi Susan. This is my first time doing a fast and also first time hearing of a Daniels fast. I was wondering if Morningstar Veggie Patties are ok to eat during the Daniiels fast. Here are the ingredients:VEGETABLES (MUSHROOMS, WATER CHESTNUTS, ONIONS, CARROTS, GREEN BELL PEPPERS, RED BELL PEPPERS, BLACK OLIVES), TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, WHEAT GLUTEN, WATER FOR HYDRATION), EGG WHITES, COOKED BROWN RICE (WATER, BROWN RICE), ROLLED OATS, CORN OIL, CALCIUM CASEINATE, SOY SAUCE (WATER, SOYBEANS, SALT, WHEAT), CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF ONION POWDER, CORNSTARCH, SALT, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (CORN, SOY AND WHEAT), AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVORS FROM NON-MEAT SOURCES, SUGAR, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER, DEXTROSE, JALAPEÑO PEPPER POWDER, CELERY EXTRACT.
    Thank you for your help and God Bless you:)

    January 11, 2011
  35. Kim #

    Good Morning to all my sisters and brothers, I pray that GOD has been good to you all. Which I know HE has because first of all HE woke us up this morning and started us on our way and HE did not have to, but I just want to take a moment of your time to say be encourage, stay focus and don’t give up because GOD has not given up on us. HE has great plans for all of us and that’s to be prosperous in all ways.

    Love you all

    January 11, 2011
  36. Renee Lackey #

    I am doing okay with the vegs and fruits as far as my lunch and supper, however I am struggling on the breakfast meal. I tried oatmeal with just regular fruit in it, but I just can’t eat it. Any suggestions on some breakfast meals? Thanks

    January 11, 2011
  37. pat kangas #

    I used a dab of coconut oil on my vegetables.It is also a good fat for our bodies. You can use it for just about anything.

    January 11, 2011
  38. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Mabel,
    My favorite prepared dressing that fits the Daniel Fast is Newman’s Own Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing. You also can make your own salad dressings and there are many recipes in the Daniel Fast Cookbooks http://www.daniel-fast.com
    Be Blessed!

    January 11, 2011
  39. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Leanne,
    I suggest that you read the book of Daniel and concentrate on the character of the Hebrew men who were taken into captivity and yet maintained their deep faith in their God.
    Be Blessed on your fast!

    January 11, 2011
  40. Rose #

    Susan,
    I have been using Unsweetened Silk Organic Soy milk.
    Everything looks good, except for one ingredient. Calcium carbonate
    Is that allowed?

    Thank you

    January 11, 2011

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