Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Is Daniel Fast a Diet?

Weightloss pyramid.
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Listen, the Daniel fast is not a diet. No fast is a diet. Careful... Joy
Thank you Joy, you raise an important question.

We use the term "diet" in the general sense meaning "the food you decide to eat." We never promote it as a weight loss diet, like the cabbage diet. In Daniel 1:15, Daniel and his friends were "fatter in flesh" after only ten days! :-)

Many more people write us to say it is not a fast, because you are allowed to eat food. They don't understand that there are partial fasts and total fasts. So we say Daniel Diet Fast to help these people understand that this is a partial fast.

However, most people do lose weight on the Daniel Fast Diet, because they are avoiding the junk foods that made them fat. If you remove only white sugar and high fructose corn syrup from your diet, you will consume hundreds fewer calories per day.

Every 100 calories you eat require one mile to walk off. An average soda is 180 calories. That means after a 12 oz. soda you need to walk an extra 1.8 miles. Very few people do, so they store the fat on their bodies.

We promote the Daniel Fast Diet as a partial fast for spiritual breakthrough. One blessing or spiritual breakthrough for many is self control. It results in weight loss, because of their rejection of junk foods on a permanent basis.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Food Addiction and Emotional Eating

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"I need deliverance from food addiction and emotional eating including anger/intolerance/control. My husband and I are separated, my children are in bondage and I am in debt. My ministry needs much help and support. Please pray for my grandchildren and my mother, brothers and sisters are having health problems. God bless. This is my first Daniel Fast." Name withheld
Dear Heavenly Father. So many of us are experiencing these same issues. Heal each one with Your mighty power. Give us self control from your Holy Spirit. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Help from God

Mrs. M asked, "In doing this fast are there a certain amount of things that i can ask for help for from God."
There is no limit. However, we find it is best to have a clear primary focus for your prayers. It is helpful to have a prayer journal, where you keep track of your requests and God's answers to prayer. Prayer Journals at Amazon.com

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Randall's Daniel Fast Preparation

I have to say the Daniel Fast truly was a breakthrough for me. It makes you truly look at God and what He has for you and your life.

Spiritual preparation
I can say that spiritually you really need to pray and seek God seriously before you start. Be in your earnest moments with God. Tell Him audibly that You are ready and expecting a mighty and swift move from Him. You don't know, going into this fast, just how serious God is taking you.

Physical preparation
Physically I can say that if you drink caffeine or are a coffee junkie you need to definitely start about a week and a half before the rest of your fast by starting your beverage switch. If you still have any body side effects you can soften by a simple half pill of Tylenol or Excedrin. The fast asks you not to consume caffeine. So you're okay, if you can do the pain reliever before you start you fast.

Also, I feel that before your fast if you are a heavy meat eater I would suggest looking at your meat/protein alternatives before you start too. It will not present such a shock to your body. I myself ate a tremendous amount of foods while on the fast (twice as much as normal) and did not have any sort of problems.

For my results, I found my skin was more clear at the end of the fast. My digestion processes saw a tremendous improvement. I lost 14 lbs (This is not a weight-loss plan). I woke up refreshed and had so much more energy. I found out that a lot of the processed foods I previously consumed were a hindrance to my health to rather than a help.

I always was craving something sweet.I found a whole wheat tortilla, peanut butter and bananas made a great snack burrito. Do not bake with Stevia, its horrible. LOL!

I hope this helps you and guides you. God opened doors for me soon after I finished the fast, and has kept on blessing me since I did this, please take this fast serious, you won't regret it ever.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Duration of Effective Daniel Fast Diet?

Please help me pray to get the job that I have applied for as a Chief Executive officer. I truly believe that this is the job that God has set aside for me for I can do all things through Christ Jesus that strengthens me Phil:4:13

I greet you all in the wonderful name of Jesus. I fasted last week for 5 days where I deprived myself food from morning and broke my fasts at 6pm in the evening. I am now interested in the Daniel fast but was wondering how long I would have to do it for it to be effective. How can I strengthen my fast for me to strengthen my relationship with God and for me to get the results that I am looking for?

God Bless you

Dear Friend,
Some people do the Daniel Fast for 10, 21, or 40 days and others for a lifetime. It will be effective, whether you see the results you desire or not. God is faithful! Even if we don't like His response to our prayer and fasting, it is the best thing for us. Trust in Christ alone for salvation and try your first Daniel Fast! You'll be glad you did.


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Monday, February 4, 2008

Praying for you during my fast

I have been encouraged by your website. I am going thru a very difficult time
financially. I realize this is small compared to what you face as a family
everyday. I will be praying for you during my fast. That God will give you
favor, strength and greater anointing to do his work. Please stay strong in the
lord and the power of his might.
God Bless,

Dear Annette,
May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you with a wonderful financial breakthrough. May He supply all your needs through His miraculous power. Amen

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