Thursday, January 14, 2010

Nancy's Daniel Fast

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Hi, I just wanted to send my comments that the Lord has advised me on during a Daniel fast.

"Royal Foods" also includes anything that the individual would find indulgent. For example, I love hummus, so even if it might be okay for another individual, I know that if I were to eat it during the fast, I wouldn't be keeping my commitment in denying the flesh. Same thing with peanut butter, it's a favorite I eat daily, so I avoid it during the fast. It's not always a list of foods that will prevail, but the underlying reason we choose them. If I'm eating for mere sustenance, then fine, but if I'm eating a big bowl of fruit salad, for me personally, that's hardly denying the flesh. We must remain prayerful in choosing the foods individually. Thank you. Nancy
Thank you Nancy. That is a great personal application of the Daniel Fast. We all need to listen and obey as God speaks to our hearts. Please, let us avoid judging others for applying the Daniel Fast in a way that is different from ours.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Jentezen Franklin 21 day fast

Every January, Jentezen Franklin leads his home church and TV audience in a 21 day fast. Jentezen Franklin Books are very helpful for learning more about fasting. Rev. Franklin also provides some excellent free fasting advice at his website. We advise you to use his Fasting Contract (pdf). Check out these links for more information about fasting at Jentezen Franklin's website.
Shop around! You may find Jentezen Franklin Books, CDs and DVDs are cheaper if you use our links than at Jentezen Franklin's website. You will also find used Jentezen's books at Amazon in good condition.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Valerie's Daniel Fast Preparation

Hello and how honored I am to have been chosen to give you the tips that I have for FASTING. Our pastor has been going over the very same thing in church to help the members to get prepared for the January FAST. We are not going on the Daniel FAST, but God will lead as to what FAST is the FAST for this upcoming January.

When I am getting ready to FAST, I feel that I should get the body ready by FASTING for one or two days before the big FAST (such as in January). Hopefully, after FASTING for two days a week , the last two weeks, one should be able to add another day.I try to start staying away from sodas, sweets and anything that is very hard for me to refrain from. Hopefully, by this time, you will be ready for the FAST the first of the year.

This is a time for me to pray to God and make my requests known to him, whether they are spiritual, physical or mental, etc.(It should include all of these and more).

During the FAST, it is good to try at all times to focus on praying and reading God's word and partaking in Godly activities under God's guidance.

It is also good for me not to look on the FAST as a diet, although it is probable that losing weight is going to happen while on a FAST.

FASTING is also a time to talk to God about his will, purpose and plan for one's life and it is a time to be thankful for what God has already done. It is always good to praise God while the FAST is in effect.

I find it beneficial while on the FAST to think on the needs of others as well, the government officials, and now the economy, our church leaders-they need prayer as well and for the doors of jobs to remain open, and the spiritual and natural needs of men and women.

The Daniel FAST is very cleansing and although , I (we) was (were) allowed to eat certain things, I made sure that I did not become a glutton of the things that was permissible for me to eat.

After the FAST, I felt good and successful and I felt that I had honored God in a deep sense of a relationship that only I and God could have. It is a personal thing.

The Daniel FAST caused me to drink a lot of water and I realized, after the FAST, that it was a mental thought that I had to have a soda once a day, because after the FAST, sodas had a funny taste. In other words, it is a trick of the enemy!!

For those that will be going on the DANIEL FAST in 2009, I bid you Godspeed and I admonish you to hold out and endure the FAST. You will not regret it. While on the FAST, bind and rebuke everything that is unlike God from your life. Speak life over every situation and circumstance in your life. Life and death are in the power of the tongue, so choose life! MOST OF ALL.. BE SERIOUS!!!
Thank you for your great input Valerie

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Can you eat anytime of the day?

Can you eat the foods required anytime of the day or is the fasting period from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day?
Hi Kim. Good to hear from you. Fasting during the Daniel Fast Diet allows you to eat any of the allowed food 24 hours a day. You or your church could decide not to eat anything from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., but that is not required for the Daniel Fast Diet.

Blessings to you as you do the Daniel Fast Diet! Happy Daniel fasting.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Great Deal of Back Pain

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My wife and I are on the Daniel's Fast for three days now. I am doing great, but my wife is have a great deal of pain from her lower back all the way through her legs (both sides). Is this a normal side effect?
Thanks for your e-mail Alvin.

We're sorry to hear of that your wife isn't well. We've never heard of back or leg pain as a side effect of the Daniel Fast Diet. It would be best to contact your medical professional/doctor. Let them know that you are on the 3rd day of a vegan diet. If there is a connection, please let us know!

Hope this is helpful.

Let's pray: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the faith You're giving Alvin and his wife to trust in You to do the Daniel Fast. We pray that you would heal his wife and remove the cause of her pain. In Jesus holy name we pray. Amen

Update on Sat, 1 Mar 2008
Thank you so much for your wife is feeling better. Based on what I was told from other sources, my wife is experiencing some detox effects from caffeine, sugar, and other chemicals. The symptom is considering quite normal and should disappear within a week. Hope this information is helpful to other people who are having the similar problem.

God Bless,

Thanks for your follow-up Alvin. We're all glad to hear your wife is feeling better. Your wife's detox side effects of Daniel's Fast Diet re-enforce how dangerous these chemicals can be for some of us.

Take care and happy Daniel Fasting!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

No Such Thing as a Daniel Fast

There is no such thing as a Daniel fast.
Thanks for your very short but important e-mail James!

People have at least two reasons to say there is no such thing as a Daniel Fast.

Many people, myself included at one point in my life, don't know that there is a second definition of the word fasting. Merriam Webster's Dictionary says the following about "fasting":

Main Entry: fast
Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fæstan
Date: before 12th century
  1. to abstain from food
  2. to eat sparingly or abstain from some foods
So we use the 2nd sense of the word fasting. In the Daniel Fast Diet, we are abstaining from many foods, but not all foods.

The second reason I know of why people say there is no such thing as a Daniel Fast, is because the word "fast" is not used in the English text of the book of Daniel.

The issue here is that we are describing Daniel's choice to abstain from certain foods using the word "fast".

We include the word "diet" at our website. So you would likely agree that there is such a thing as a Daniel Diet, even if you didn't know that in English, fasting can mean to abstain from food, or to eat sparingly, or abstain from some foods.

Does this help you James? Did I answer your concern about calling Daniel's Diet a Fast?

Here is a very important Scripture about fasting. I find it very convicting. God gives us yet a third definition of fasting.
Isa 58:3 But they also complain, 'Why do we fast and you don't look our way? Why do we humble ourselves and you don't even notice?' "Well, here's why: "The bottom line on your 'fast days' is profit. You drive your employees much too hard.
Isa 58:4 You fast, but at the same time you bicker and fight. You fast, but you swing a mean fist. The kind of fasting you do won't get your prayers off the ground.
Isa 58:5 Do you think this is the kind of fast day I'm after: a day to show off humility? To put on a pious long face and parade around solemnly in black? Do you call that fasting, a fast day that I, GOD, would like?
Isa 58:6 "This is the kind of fast day I'm after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts.
Isa 58:7 What I'm interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families.
Isa 58:8 Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The GOD of glory will secure your passage.
Isa 58:9 Then when you pray, GOD will answer. You'll call out for help and I'll say, 'Here I am.' "If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people's sins,
Isa 58:10 If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
Quoted from The Message Bible
Isn't that a powerful passage?!

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Make fasting a lifestyle!

The Daniel Fast is an idea way to make fasting a lifestyle! It is a healthy diet of foods that are healthy and tasty. Many people find the Daniel Diet/Vegan Diet to be a source of healing both physically and spiritually as well as emotionally. Fasting as a lifestyle is seeking comfort from God rather than from food.

When you make fasting a lifestyle, you live your life as an instrument in the hands of God. Fasting as a lifestyle is more than what you put in your mouth, it is what you do with your life.

Fasting as a lifestyle can mean denying yourself of negative influences in your life. Maybe you need to deny yourself access to the Internet or television after 7 PM. Then use the hours you gain to enjoy fun times with your friends and family.

What are your ideas for Fasting as a lifestyle? Send us your feedback!

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

I have ceoliac disease

Hi I have ceoliac disease and wonder if you could recommend a fast for me. Mary
Thanks for your e-mail Mary.

Sorry, I don't know too much about ceoliac disease. I read that people with Coeliac Disease can't tolerate gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, flour, rye, barley and many oats.

You should have a list of foods to avoid from your doctor. If you want to do a Daniel Fast, you could simply add your list of foods to avoid to the Daniel Fast list of foods to avoid. Be sure to discuss this idea with your doctor, before beginning the Daniel Fast, or any other fast. Most doctors recognize the Daniel Fast as a Vegan Diet.

Some other fasts to consider: A short term total fast or juice fast may be an easy way for you to fast. You might like to try a three day apple fast. Be sure to chew your apples well, or peal them. You might want to purchase or borrow a copy of Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer L. Towns. It explains nine Biblical fasts.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Bill Bright Juice Fasting

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I just started the Daniel fast today with grape juice, I wonder is it still a fast if I do juice and water for 21 days added with prayer and speaking the word of God over my life and the life of others? I am so grateful that I found this wonderful website. Thank you so much.

Thanks for your e-mail Yvette. The Daniel Fast is a partial fast. You can eat all the foods in the food to eat list, but you must try not to eat those in the foods to avoid list.

If you decide to consume only juice and water for 21 days, you can do that too. Bill Bright called that Juice Fasting.
"I personally recommend and practice water and juice fasting, especially if you are going to fast for an extended period of time. This type of fast will provide you with more energy than absolute or water-only fasts and still lead you into the humbling experience of denying your desire for solid food that you can chew." Rev. Bill Bright Read more at Bill Bright's Fasting Website
I have done juice fasting. It is a wonderful way to focus your thoughts on the Lord for an extended fast. You definitely won't waste a lot of time cooking! The Daniel Fast is very cooking intensive, since we are avoiding processed foods.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Healthy diet but definitely not a fast

I'm having a hard time of understanding why Daniel ch. 1 is used as a basis for a fast. Daniel did not abstain from food. He ate vegatables and fruit. (pulse) Don't get me wrong I'm a believer in fasting because the Bible is very clear about it. I guess my missionary friend fast everyday because beans and banana's are basically the main food group in the remote regions of Nicaragua. No doubt this would be a great healthy diet but definately not a fast. Any insights would be appreciated. Great site!! Billy

Good question Billy. I asked the same question many years ago when I began fasting with a three day apple fast.

Webster's Dictionary says the following about "fasting":

Main Entry: fast
Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fæstan
Date: before 12th century
1 : to abstain from food
2 : to eat sparingly or abstain from some foods

So in the sense of the Daniel Fast Diet we are abstaining from some foods. I like to use the term "Daniel's Fast Diet" at our website.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Monthly Fasting May Tune the Ticker

Fasting: Heart Healthy?
Fasting: Heart Healthy?

A study in Utah found that people who skipped meals once a month were about 40 percent less likely to be diagnosed with clogged arteries than those who did not regularly fast.

They concede that their study is far from proof that periodic fasting is good for anyone, but said the benefit they observed poses a theory that deserves further testing.

"It might suggest these are people who just control eating habits better," and that this discipline extends to other areas of their lives that improves their health, said Benjamin Horne, a heart disease researcher from Intermountain Medical Center and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Daniel Fast Diet Comments January 8-22, 2008

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Tue, 22 Jan 2008

I am from South Africa - Durban our church Riverside Christian fellowship are having our 1st Daniel fast for 21 days please keep us in prayer. God bless, Odette

Mon, 14 Jan 2008

Pasta & cheeses are my hardest foods to give up. (and coffee) But I can do it. This is the first fast I've ever done.. After reading about fastings and all the benefits, I became excited about it and thought I'd go for it. I have several things I need to see a breakthrough in.. So I'm believing God in all areas as I become more sensitive to him, while crusifying my flesh. LOL. thanks guys! Ya'lls website is real helpful. Barbara

Sun, 13 Jan 2008

A relative recently started the Daniel Fast and told me about it. I found your web site and think that this will be easy for me to follow. Thank you, Saveria

Wow your Q&A portion of the Daniel Fast page is amazing! I have gotten really inspired and motivated into doing the fast due to it! I hope that God continues to use ya'll in his plan for HIS glory. May God Bless you and protect you guys over there! Much Love, Joey

Fri, 11 Jan 2008

My name is Patrick Bass, I am a church planter in the Phoenix-metro area of Tempe, Arizona. My wife, Grace, has recently written a Daniel Fast Cookbook with her mother, Lynda. The book has been endorsed by Elmer L. Towns and is currently being printed for distribution. Would you consider adding this cookbook to your list of books and other resources? We have free recipes and ordering information online at Thanks and God bless you, Pastor Patrick Bass

Wed, 09 Jan 2008

God has called me to fast for a ministry I am working with and I want more information on the daniel fast as I am unable to go totally without food. I do well with a partial day fast but not a whole day. I have tried the daniel fast once and it helped. I am currently fasting sugar. Donna

My church has just started a 21 day Daniel fast, it is for the LORD's will to be made clear to each of us and to bring unity to our church and community. I like your web site, and just wanted to say may GOD bless you each and every one. Susan

Please add my child that's in Iraq right now to your prayer and fasting list, not just him but all the Troups that are there because we all know only God can bridge the gap and weather the storm for us all. I feel that God will take care of each and everyone of them in his own special way. Mary

I just wanted to take the time to thank you both for such an awsome website! The information you provided for the Daniel Fast is exceptional and much helpful. I have been doing the Daniel Fast for 3 years now as I was inspired through Free Chapel (Pastor Franklin) and I have really seen the hand and power of God move in my life like never before. Although I didn't have all of what I could and couldn't eat, I have it now thanks to you. I do as Pastor Franklin with the first week just water only and then go into the Daniel Fast. This is day 3 for me and I'm so excited already. I'm certainly passing on your site to many of our members within the congregation and I believe this will help encourage others to join in on this powerful fast. Thank you again, Evangelist Tanya

Tue, 08 Jan 2008

There is a preacher [Pastor Franklin] on one of the major Christian stations and sometimes on secular stations that has rallied people the first of each year to join his church in a fast. Many do not attend his church because of geographical distances, but they do join in a corporate body fast like during Esther's day. That is why I have done it for three years...not only for that, but God has led me to. Michael

First of all thank you so much for your page and all of the great info and helpful resources. May God continue to bless you. I have 2 best friends that I am doing the Daniel fast with for the second time. Our first time was Sept 2007. It was great and we saw many prayers answered and God moved for us in many ways. We researched the fast on the internet and learned alot from trial and error and each other. However,this time it seems to be more of a battle for us and we really feel God is going to move in mighty ways for us,families,church and our community. Frances

Our church is currently promoting a '30-days of fasting for spiritual breakthrough' It is left up to the discretion of each member to select a fast and length thereof for themselves. I chose the Daniel Fast, and found your website when researching the specifics of this fast. Thanks for being there! Donna

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Daniel Fast Diet Comments January 1-7, 2008

Mon, 07 Jan 2008

I too thankyou for an awesome website. We as a church will begin our Daniel Fast Jan 9th. It is good to hear the reports of people that have done the fast and have seen good results due to seeking God's face in a way He's set aside for us in His Word. I am very encouraged and looking forward to the good things He has in store for each of us. God's blessings to you all. Ruthie

Sun, 06 Jan 2008

I found your site upon Googling Daniel fast. Every year our church in in GA (Free Chapel)is encouraged to start off the year with a 21 day fast--Pastor Franklin actually does a week of just water and then follows with a daniel fast. Most follow a daniel fast. This is only my second year EVER trying a fast. Last year I only made it 5 days--and I felt bad not going the whole 21 days. My goal this year is 10 days and no guilt because I agree it is important to make a decision and then stick with it-- so I did not want to make a choice I was not sure I could follow through with. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your site and to thank you for the information provided. Brenda

Sat, 05 Jan 2008

My husband and I have started the Hallelujah Diet and after reading about the Daniel Fast I have noticed that its the same diet. We started this lifestyle for health. We are in our 60's and many people in our church have cancer and other serious health challenges. I pray that people who go on the Daniel Fast see the results of feeling better and benefit from their committment to pray and fast for church. God Bless, Roseann

Thu, 03 Jan 2008

Thank you so much for this website. I started the Daniel Fast yesterday and will go for ten days. I have prayed for god's annoitment and his strength. I will see after the ten days if god wants me to continue for 21 days. god bless. Ken

Wed, 02 Jan 2008

Hi, I typed in Daniel fast and found your great web site. Our church body will be fasting for 21 days beginning today. I am so thankful for your site!! Helping me with what to eat and what not to eat. The recipes look delicious too!! My husband and I are both praying for healing. Donna

Tue, 01 Jan 2008

This is a great web site and very helpful. Thank you so much for putting it all together. I have also found a treasury of wonderful vegan, nothing artificial, pure whole foods recipes at It's a wonderful help for the Daniels Fast. Blessings to you all, Linda

Is there a daily regimen or routine you can recommend? If possible I would like some guidlines for eating,(when to eat, how many times) when to pray and read the word, when to start this every day and when to close everyday. Santosh

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Daniel Fast Diet Comments Oct. - Nov. 2007

Tue, 27 Nov 2007

We are preparing for a Daniel Fast in my Church in January. I found your web site upon googling Daniel Fast Recipes. Your web site is Wonderful. I was so excited when I found out you are serving our Lord in the Ivory Coast. My Aunt served there many years for the Baptists as a Medical Missionary. Her name is Joyce. May God bless you all and keep you safe. You are added to my Prayer Chain daily.

Tue, 06 Nov 2007

Currently we don't have a church home because the Church we were out was doing many things contrary to the Word of Christ. In short I am asking that you and your family pray for me an family during this time in our life. I do have specific goals during the time frame of praying, fasting and transformation. The number one thing is a God Center life guided by his wisdom and holy spirit in all things that I do. I appreciate your prayers given to me and my family and extend my prayers to you/your family. God Bless, Demetrius

Thu, 01 Nov 2007

God has told me for some time to build my fasting life. I was unsure where to start. Your page REALLY helped me start. Thank you! Rev. Hodari

Tue, 30 Oct 2007

I was also a vegiterian for 8 years and suffered from severe protein deficiency so I want to make sure that I won't harm my body during the fast. I am doing the fast for 2 reasons 1) a spiritual reconnection with God and his word and 2) health benefits. Aida

Tue, 16 Oct 2007

Thanks for having the information in reference to fasting on your site. The information was extremely helpful and enlighting. Thanks, Princess

Tue, 09 Oct 2007

I'd like to begin by saying your website is very thorough and has provided great information on the Daniel Fast. Thank you. Kia

Wed, 03 Oct 2007

A friend told me about your website and I am interested in trying the 21 day fast with veggies and fruits. Donna

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Daniel Fast Diet Comments Feb. - June 2007

Fri, 22 Jun 2007

I am doing a Daniel fast along with the "40 Days of Prayer and Fasting" led by the International House of Prayer. It was a call to prayer and fasting, especially for the Young Adult generation. I decided last minute that I wanted to participate. After researching the Daniel fast on your website, I decided that was the kind of fast I wanted to do. I was fasting for physical and spiritual renewal and for guidance in my career and education choices. I am currently on day 24 of my fast and I am feeling physically fit, have lost 13 pounds, feel much stronger in my faith, and I am starting to feel pulled in certain directions for my future. God is really pulling through; and I still have 2 weeks left! Thank you so much for this encouraging website (and for all the meal ideas)! God bless. Amy

Tue, 22 May 2007

I was referred to your website for info on a Daniel fast and found that the idea is to eat natural foods, not processed. From my perspective, nowadays the whole wheat, non-processed, natural or organic foods seem like they ARE from the "King's table" as they are often higher priced than the white processed stuff. Also, it seems to me that the purpose for fasting is the key. Eating six small meals may curb the appetite, and be healthy, but is it accomplishing the purpose of going without feeling some emptiness in anticipation of God's touch? I want to know how to balance going the distance with having the energy to accomplish daily tasks and still prepare meals for the other members in my family....keeping it simple.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007

Our church started the Daniel Fast on the 1st of March and finished on the 21st. We had 25 plus people participate. My husband and I have made some life style changes along with others in the congregation. We have decided to stay away from meats i.e...... beef and pork altogether. I just finished going through my cupboards and pulled anything that has additives, preservatives or artificial ingredients. No canned or processed foods for the rest of our lives. The church, as a body, fasted for 1. church vision, 2. fresh and new anointing of the Holy Ghost, 3. Possession of the Land (city for God). We believe these are honorable prayers and believe that our prayers will come to pass.

My husband and I have been married 2 years. When we married I asked God for at least 20 years with my husband here on earth; unless the rapture came first! I believe, along with the fast came the answer to my wedding vow prayer. We both feel so much healthier. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Sat, 24 Feb 2007

We wanted to thank you for your very helpful website. My husband and I were looking for info on the Daniel fast. Your info helped us greatly. We've been going through a very difficult time financially and are trusting God for His provision. We would appreciate your prayers. Thanks, Joey and Natalie

Wed, 07 Feb 2007

I just started the Daniel fast. I did hear that we could have a bread called "Ezekial Bread" it is in the frozen section of your grocery store. It is vegan bread. It has no perservatives so it will spoil quickly if not kept refrigerated or frozen.

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Daniel Fast Diet Comments January 2007

Tue, 23 Jan 2007

Thank you! This is my first time fasting. I thank you for this web page. My prayer life and my relationship with God have changed. My church is participating in the Daniel Fast. We are doing this for 31 Days. This webpage has helped me. It gave me good ideas on what to eat and not to eat. I did not know what I was doing, so I decided to do some research on the fast. This web page gave the best resources. Thank you again

Mon, 22 Jan 2007 from Sheri

This is a great support site. I am beginning a 21 day Daniel fast today. I have been able to complete this type of fast before and it really delivers breakthroughs! I am praying and fasting this time for spiritual growth, my future husband, and a school building for my students. I will shout for joy when my God delivers. Thank God I have a God who hears and answers our prayers.

Mon, 08 Jan 2007

Our church started the Daniels Fast today for 21 days. Many of the younger generation are doing this for the first time, and had a lot of questions. Your website was a great help. Thank you. The quickest way that I can explain to someone what to eat and not to eat it this: If came from the earth, and its in original form, you can have it. That means all fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and herbs. You can take and cook from those, make juices, etc.... Its a guideline that we have used many times, and it makes things easier. When people ask about oils and spices, I tell them that if you can make it out of the products listed about, then its ok. That means spices made just from herbs, no additives, 100% natural pressed oils, unrefined, salt is ok, its from the ocean(part of the earth). We exclude all dairy products because they come from animals. So thats how we go about it. Galina Orlando, FL

Sun, 07 Jan 2007

I will be restarting a Daniel Fast on Monday. I have to restart because I just read what the actual guidelines for the fast were. I had been eating fried vegetables, white rice and some other no-no's. thus, I need to cut those out and restart. I am fasting for insight, wisdom and direction. I also hope that I would lose some weight. But weight loss isn't the focus. Gerald

Thanks for your note and encouragement Gerald. Don't be to hard on yourself about the fried vegetables. You were fasting with what you felt to be the "rules". I'm sure there are as many official rules for the Daniel Fast as there are people fasting. We have no idea if Daniel fried his vegetables or not. It is a good idea to avoid unhealthy fat! The line "margarine, shortening, animal fat, high fat products" doesn't have to exclude good oils like olive, peanut, and colza. Your friend in Abidjan, Mike Farho

This is the first time i am going to fast and i am nervous about it. The whole church is going to do the Daniel 21 day fast. i am used to eating anything and everything so i am not sure now ideas of what to eat. Could you please send me some recipe or something to help me complete my fast. I dont want to lose out. i am starting tomorrow 1/8/2007 so i need some ideas. Thank you

Google for vegetarian menus and recipes. You should find much good stuff to eat. We have a Lebanese stew (make it without the lamb), salad and a dip you can try out at

My favorite food is a special natural peanut butter recipe on bananas! I mix natural peanut butter, bran cereal, ground flax, almond butter and peanuts together. Your friend, Mike Farho

Hello, I found out my pastor had our congregation start the Daniel Fast on 1/2/07 - I didn't know about it since I wasn't there on New Year's when it was announced. I plan to start it Tuesday and am glad your website details everything that I questioned. Suggestion: Ezekiel Bread, which contains Organic Sprouted Wheat, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Spelt, Filtered Water, Fresh Yeast and Sea Salt may be an even better alternative to anything containing flour. I look forward to writing with a praise report. MH

I am starting a 21 day fast today and at first I thought that this didn't go with my belief of fasting. Since fasting for me was to abstain from any type of food for a specific amount of days, but now reading more about it, I am happy about it. I pray that the Lord Guides me in the direction I need to take in my life. God bless you all. FD

I will be starting the 21 day fast today. Its interesteing how the Lord leads you in advance and prepares you to make this committment. I have done fasts in the past and I know from experience that you change by God's power in work in you. I'm excited to see what will come to surface and the changes that I'll make with this fast for 2007. Teresa

Sat, 6 Jan 2007

Thanks Mike, I am currently on Day 5 of a total fast and after day 11, I am going to start a 10 day Daniel Fast. The Lord is Good and I am breaking so many chains that are binding me. All of my sin keeps coming to the surface in my mind so I have the ability to repent and forgive, above all the Spirit keeps telling me to stop assaulting my mind and my flesh. I spent so much time consumed with so much including myself(selfishness). I realized I put so many false gods above The God Almighty. I will stay in prayer about the other foods and I want to thank you for your help, may the Lord shower you with his abundant BLESSINGS! Your Brother In Christ

Thu, 04 Jan 2007

Our church is going on Daniels fast for 21 days starting tomorrow ( 1/05/07 ) I am very excited about what will happen and can't wait to watch God work his miracles! I am a little nervous about just eating fruits, veggies, and water...but I know that God will be here to help me! I am fasting for my future husband & For guidance on my future like colleges, etc. I am so glad I found this website, it has really helped me! I will let you know how everything is going.

Wed, 03 Jan 2007

Thanks for your insight and help, I am a pastor in South Carolina (USA) and our church is beginning a 21 day corporate fast this coming Sunday (01-07-07). I have given them a copy of the food listings and people have had some questions (including me). Thanks.

Tue, 02 Jan 2007

I just started my Daniel Fast today and was unclear on exactly what to eat and not to eat because different people have explained it differently to me. Now that I've read your article, I have much more clarity on how I should proceed to claim the blessings of 2007. Thank you for the information and may God greatly bless and enrich your ministry to continue to give light and guidance to the body. 2007 is the year of completion and abundance. May this ministry be abundantly blessed to do all that is ordained for the kingdom.

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Daniel Fast Diet Comments from 2006

Fri, 27 Oct 2006

I am currently getting prepared to start a Daniel fast for several reasons: closer relationship with God, financial breakthrough, not looking to counterfeit options of comfort(including food), breaking idols in my life, better relationship with my husband and family life. I am very ready and excited about the results. Michelle

Tue, 10 Oct 2006

I was led to do a Daniel Fast for 14 days. I was looking for spiritual breakthrough in not accepting counterfeit comfort but looking to have a more intimate relationship with my Father God. I asked Him for help, and decided to go on a fast. I asked Him how many days and I heard clearly 14. I was tired of using restraint in the counterfeit ways to receive comfort in my life. I wanted to receive full deliverance. It was amazing to me how easy it was to fast - because God was with me. I never craved or had a break in my fast. I never saw it as a diet. I am confident the Father has released me from these areas in my life to a more full life in Him. The side effect was feeling better too. Praise the Lord.

Wed, 20 Sep 2006

I went on the Daniel's Fast two years ago for spiritual reasons, and I saw so many miracles. My husband and I went on a 40 day Fast. No Meat, No Sweets, and No Bread. It was hard at first, but every day got better. We continue the fast off and on for a year and a half. I lost 70 pounds and a lot of my illness left my body. Most of all, my husband and I saw God work right before our eyes. We saw miracles unroll. So, we told our Pastor about the Daniel's Fast, and the whole church went on a 40 day Fast with us. At the end of the 40 days, several bodies were healed of sickness. Thank God for the Daniel's Fast. Sis. Janice

Wed, 02 Aug 2006

I am currently doing the fast. I find it to be an great spiritual formation. I do the fast all the time and it really works.

Thu, 8 Jun 2006

I want to fast using the Daniel Fast Diet for healing. I am struggling with the possibility of cancer. I will have biopsies today for breast cancer and it doesn't look good. I am trying to build up my immune system. Thank you, Ruth

Mon, 22 May 2006

Hello. I am presently doing a 40-day Daniel Fast. A couple months ago, I completed a 21-day Daniel Fast and the results were astonishing. I experienced wonderful insights and breakthroughs. The positive affect it made on my health was noticed by my physician. Thank you, Mitchell

Sun, 07 May 2006

I'm interested in the Daniel diet for two reasons. One, I'm a Christian, and two, I could stand to lose about 30 pounds. God Bless, Anita

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Daniel Fast Diet Comments December 2007

Fri, 28 Dec 2007

What would you think of my fast becoming a way of eating for me. I have multiple physical problems. I've been told that what is in the Daniel Fast is the way I should be eating for life. Cathy

I am wanting to start fasting today. However, I have two major issues in my life that I need to deal with and the Daniel and St. Paul's fast speak to those issues. Priscilla

Thu, 27 Dec 2007

I'm going to be doing the Daniel Fast for 21 days in the beginning of the new year. Yvette

Hello-I was researching the Daniel Fast and was directed to your site. What a beautiful family. I hope your family had a wonderful Christmas. God Bless. Tamara

I could go into great detail as to "HOW" I ended up at your site, but to say it simply GOD SENT ME HERE. I don't know why, but that's all up to God. My family will be doing the Daniel Fast in January along with our church. Kristi

Sat, 22 Dec 2007

I have been body building for 4 years. I am 49 years old. I consume 40-50 grams of protien every 3 hours and supplement with energy drinks high in caffiene. My pastor has called for a 21 day Daniel fast. I am concerned about loosing alot of the body mass I have gained. He said the fast is strickly vegetables and water. I need the spiritual breakthrough that the fasting and prayer will yield but don't know if I am willing to give up the hard gains I have made. Al

Mon, 17 Dec 2007

our church has called for a 40 day fast. this will be my first time doing this so i printed out the food that i can have but, some of the recipes call for salt, can i have that? jennifer

Thu, 13 Dec 2007

My friend and I are joining a corporate 21 day fast and we have chosen to the Daniel fast. We are both addicted to cigarettes which is one of the reason we are fasting. We are being realistic that we will probably smoke during the fast. I believe God honors all sacrafices but do you think we will still be rewarded with the spiritual and supernatural blessing of a fast or will the smoking block blessing due to the sinful nature of it? Michelle

Wed, 12 Dec 2007

How would you respond to the modern ethical aspects of: packaging, transportation and carbon footprint compontents of a "Daniels Diet"? You may wish to add a paragraph or two on these very significant and timely considerations.

Thank-you and bless you, Your site has eased my lament with a practical solution, biblical insight and personal empowerment without a marketing gimmic. -david

Fri, 07 Dec 2007

Thank you for the great guidelines and helpful answers to questions. I was wondering if dried fruit (without preservatives or added sweeteners) are acceptable on the Daniel Fast. They're great mixed with nuts for on the go snacks but I'm worried that the natural sugars they contain might be excessive as they become concentrated in the drying process. Thanks, Viki

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