Daniel Fast


What is the Daniel Fast?

The Daniel Fast is based on the prophet Daniel’s fasting experiences as recorded in the Bible. The fast is a biblically based partial fast. According to Daniel 1, the results were: (v. 17) learning, skill, wisdom, spiritual understanding, favor, and better appearance! (v. 19) In Daniel 10, the fast resulted in answered prayer and spiritual insight. (vv. 11-12) One of the great things about the Daniel Fast is that you are not limited to any specific amount of food, but rather to the kinds of food you can eat.

Three key components to the Daniel Fast:

  • Only fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes & whole grains.
  • Only water or natural fruit juice for a beverage.
  • No sweeteners, breads, meat, eggs or dairy products.

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Remember to pray for:

  1. God to be glorified through the ministries of Radiant Church
  2. More Changed Lives
  3. Changed Life Centers
  4. REACH Faith Promise
  5. Spiritual awakening across Phoenix

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What is and isn't okay
to eat?

Below, you will find a list of foods you can include in your diet as well as foods to avoid.

Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast

All fruits. Not an exhaustive list. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include, apples, bananas, blackberries, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, mangoes, peaches, etc.

All vegetables. Not an exhaustive list. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, kale, onions, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini, etc.

All whole grains. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes, and popcorn.

All nuts and seeds. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, and sesame. Also, nut butters including peanut butter.

All legumes.Not an exhaustive list. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include, dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, and white beans.

All quality oils. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.

Beverages: Spring water, distilled water, or other pure waters.

Other: Tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.

Foods to avoid during the Daniel Fast

All meat and animal products. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.

All dairy products. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

All sweeteners. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, date honey, agave, stevia and cane juice.

All leavened bread, including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.

All refined and processed food products. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.

All deep fried foods. Not an exhaustive list. Includes, potato chips, french fries, and corn chips.

All solid fats, including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.

Beverages: Coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.


Want to learn more about the Daniel Fast?

If you are looking for a great resource to help you on this journey, The Ultimate Guide To The Daniel Fast, written by Kristen Feola, is that resource. It provides not only recipes to help with your fast, but also history and insight, as well as a 21 day devotional to go along with each day of the fast. This is a great option to help guide you through this life changing journey. To learn more about the book, click the link below.

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