The fast is typically followed for 21 consecutive days and is like a vegan eating plan with more restrictions and the only beverage on the fast is water. First and foremost, the fast is a spiritual discipline where followers of Jesus Christ can draw nearer to God and focus more of their attention on Him and His ways.
A 21 day period of modified dietary intake in accordance with the Daniel Fast is 1) well-tolerated by men and women and 2) improves several risk factors for metabolic and cardiovascular disease.
The Daniel fast plan is found in Daniel 10:2-3.
Fruit juices, preferably freshly squeezed or blended, diluted in 50 percent distilled water if the fruit is acid. Orange, apple, pear, grapefruit, papaya, grape, peach or other fruits are good. Vegetable juice made from lettuce, celery, and carrots in three equal parts. Herb tea with a drop of honey.
A website for the Daniel Fast explains it’s a “partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days .” Participants are restricted to drinking only water and eating only foods that have grown from seeds, like fruits, vegetables and grains.
The World English Bible translates the passage as: So that you are not seen by men to be fasting , but by your Father who is in secret , and your. Father, who sees in secret , will reward you.
In a review of studies on intermittent fasting and alternate-day fasting , people experienced a 4–7% decrease in abdominal fat within 6–24 weeks (75). There’s some evidence that intermittent fasting , and fasting in general, may not be as beneficial for women as for men.
Fasting for a certain number of hours each day or eating just one meal a couple days a week, can help your body burn fat . And scientific evidence points to some health benefits, as well.
At a rally for the Daniel Plan last year, Warren said he was inspired to start the fast after performing 800 baptisms in one day and realizing most people he baptized were overweight. Versions of the fast include eating only raw vegetables or fruits for 10-21 days with water.
“In those days I, Daniel , was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Daniel 10:12-13.
He came to tell Daniel “what shall befall thy people in the latter days.” Daniel said he became unable to speak and all his physical strength left him, but the angel touched him and restored his ability to speak and move.
Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. The World English Bible translates the passage as: “Moreover when you fast, don’t be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be.
No food is allowed during the fasting period, but you can drink water , coffee, tea and other non-caloric beverages. Some forms of intermittent fasting allow small amounts of low-calorie foods during the fasting period. Taking supplements is generally allowed while fasting, as long as there are no calories in them.
Here are 10 tips to help you fast safely. Keep Fasting Periods Short. Eat a Small Amount on Fast Days. Stay Hydrated. Go for Walks or Meditate. Don’t Break Fasts With a Feast. Stop Fasting If You Feel Unwell. Eat Enough Protein. Eat Plenty of Whole Foods on Non- Fasting Days.
Fasting means you don’t eat or drink anything but water usually for 8 to 12 hours beforehand. So, if your appointment is at 8 a.m. and you’re told to fast for 8 hours, only water is okay after midnight. If it’s a 12-hour fast , avoid food and drink after 8 p.m. the night before.