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THE DANIEL FAST: A Spiritual Diet to Cleanse Your Body, Soul, and Mind | A Cleansing Fast

Updated on May 19, 2012

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 Daniel ate healthy
Daniel ate healthy
Legumes for Protein
Legumes for Protein
Eat lots of fresh fruits
Eat lots of fresh fruits
Yummy Juices
Yummy Juices
Drink, Drink, Drink Water
Drink, Drink, Drink Water

Follow this fast for three weeks, your obedience to this fast will cleanse your body from toxins; making your energy level soar


Whole Grains: Brown Rice, Oats, Barley

Legumes: Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas

Nuts, Seeds, Sprouts

Fruits: apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantelope, cherries, cranberries, oats, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew, kiwi, lemons, lime, mangoes, nectarines, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon

Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, gingerroot, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini.

Liquids: spring water, distilled water, 100% all natural fruit and vegetable juices.


White rice

Fried Foods


Carbonated Beverages

Foods containing preservatives or additives

Refined Sugar

Sugar subs

White flour and all products using it


Shortening, high fat products

What is the Daniel Fast? Is it for me?

This concept of fasting comes from the book of Daniel 1:8-14, "But Daniel resolved not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead. Now God had given the chief official great respect for Daniel. But he was alarmed by Daniels request. 'My lord the king has ordered that you eat this food and wine,' he said. "If you become pale and thin compared to the other youths your age. I am afraid the king will have me beheaded for neglecting my duties.' Daniel talked it over with the attendant who had been appointed by the chief to look after Daniel and his colleagues. He said, 'Test us for 10 days on a diet of vegetables and water and at the end of 10 days see how we look compared to the other young men eating the kings rich food. Then you can decide whether or not we can continue eating our diet. He agreed and tested them for 10 days."

If you are obedient to this fast, you will abstain from white sugar, white flour, caffeine & alcohol. Prepare yourself to make these changes by looking into various menus and buy the foods needed in advance. Pray about it. Be ready to change the way you eat for 10 days and if you are feeling good...keep it up for three weeks. A B12 supplement is suggested since you will not be eating any meat. Of course, you should check with your doctor before changing your diet to be sure fasting is in your best interests. This diet is not meant for you to lose weight, you should eat like you normally do only eat those foods outlined below. You will likely loose weight because of the cleansing of toxins anyway. When I did this fast, the first few days were hard since I love coffee and I was becoming decaffeinated, but I was determined for breakthrough. I was glad I did.

Learn about those fruits you have never eaten
Learn about those fruits you have never eaten

Let me know how you like this Fast

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      3 years ago

      There is a best way to do everything.

      The Daniel diet seems alright, but is there anything else to add to it, to make it better? to make it more refined?

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      5 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Thanks. Hopefully you will try this it is really hard at first but can become very easy with time.

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      Sandy J Duncan 

      5 years ago from Kansas City, Kansas

      I love this hub and how beautifully you drew together my 2 favorite topics: Faith and Wellness! We are kindred spirits. Blessings, Sandy

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      8 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Thank you eventsyoudesign. I find it a better fast if I am very prepared with the food I need and have it scheduled for a period of time to mentally prepare as well. If this is the first time try doing it for three days from like Thr midnight until Sunday dinner. If that works well for you...go longer next time around. The mental discipline of a period of fasting is the best part. Best Wishes. Let me know how it goes for you.

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      8 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      Good article. I need to fast. I guess I just need some motivation. Teresa

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      You did it well.


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