Monday, May 19, 2008

Was vegetarian for 7 years

Hello Mike & Sue

Thank you for your reply.

I was vegetarian for 7 years (from 14-21) ,when I was 21 I had a cysts in my womb and my doctor said I needed surgery, a friend of mine told me to try the vegan diet. I decided to try it and postponed the surgery. since I was a vegetarian already ,I had to eliminate from my diet only the eggs and the dairy products.

I went back to my doctor 2 months later for a follow up, sure enough the cyst had disappeared.

I continued the vegan diet till l got pregnant with my first son, I was 29 years.during the first trimester I was weak, I almost miscarried the baby, my body was asking for animal protein( I guess because of the deficiencies (of iron omega 3 ,calcium etc..) ...I found my self preparing steak for breakfast..

After being a vegan for 8 years (without taking any supplements) I became the other extreme, I ate mainly beef, sea food ,dairy products, I guess every thing my body was missing. Eventually my son was born premature (at 30 weeks of my pregnancy)

I know the vegan is good for healing, it saved me from a surgery, however a person on this diet for a long period of time should be very cautious, should listen to his body, read about nutrition and make sure to take the right supplements.

I would like to join your prayer team.

Thank you
Ofra


Thanks for your good info Ofra. Your membership on our prayer team is much appreciated!

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Soya milk and yogurt or rice milk?

Can you use Soya Milk and yogurt or rice milk on the diet. I consume a lot of yogurt and that would be the thing I most miss?
Janice
Thanks for your e-mail Janice. We really love the Daniel Fast. It is so thrilling to help people achieve spiritual breakthrough.

Rice and Soy milk aren't whole grain. Since the milk is filtered to remove the pulp from the grain. So they should be avoided.

You will miss eating yogurt, but it is part of the sacrifice you make when you fast.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What about fish?

What about fish? Why is fish not a food to eat with this fast? Sheddrika
Thanks for your question Sheddrika. We are avoiding all animal products. So it's best to avoid all meats. However, if God is telling you to eat fish during one of your Daniel Fasts, then obey God and call it a modified Daniel Fast!

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Olive Oil on the Daniel Fast?

Hello,
Can one eat Olive Oil on the Daniel Fast?
Thanks,
Cathy

Thanks for your e-mail Cathy.

Olives are on the foods to eat list. We prefer extra virgin olive oil and Colza. Canola and other healthy non-animal fats are OK in moderation. Use as little oil as possible. French fries have too much oil. Spray some Pam or vegetable oil on your fries and bake them. We use olive oil in the place of butter. Add a little salt if you like salted butter. Don't use olive oil for high heat frying!

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Mix the vegetables?

With the Daniel's Fast; the dried beans do you eat them raw or do you cook them and once you cook them do you eat them only or can I mix the vegetables together? And will they be more beneficent if I eat them one vegetable at a time or if I mix them? Carlos
Thanks for your question Carlos. You can cook, mix and eat the allowed foods any way you like. If you fry foods, like in a wok or pan, just use as little oil as possible. Try to us healthy oils, no animal fat. Don't deep fry foods!

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

How do I start?

I have been wanting, as a fairly new Christian, to live a life of fasting and prayer, and now, I really feel like the LORD is pulling me in that direction. I am scared that I can't do it because of my relationship with food. I have often, in the past, tried fasting to "make God do something", and realized that is not the way to get God to move-FAITH IS, only to fall on my face at 3:00pm.

I have been home alone with a child (4 years old) most of his life, as my husband was in Bible College, and then deployed for a little over 2 years. My husband now gets back on 6/17/2008 and I want to get part of this done before he gets home. How do I start? My mind is boggled thinking about it. Whatever helps and hints will not be taken for granted. Thanks, Sandra
Since you are concerned about your ability to follow through with the Daniel Fast Diet, I'd advise you to do a short Daniel fast the first time. Remember, Daniel's first fast was only for ten days (Daniel 1:12). The hardest days for most people are the first 14, because of withdrawals from sugar and caffeine. So you might try doing the fast for a few days the first time, then a week the second time, then two weeks the third time, etc. That will encourage you and show that it is possible. It helps to think about all the good things you can eat and stock your pantry with them before your fast starts. Remember you can eat the allowed foods at any time. You won't be going without food! The Daniel Fast Diet is a partial fast.

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