Daniel Fast Frequently Asked Questions
First off, if you are pregnant or a nursing mother or are on a special diet of any sort for health reasons, then you should not go on the Daniel Fast without the approval of your primary healthcare professional.
Otherwise, here are some frequently asked questions you may want to know about.
- What about prepared foods?
Read the labels of all prepared foods. Remember the Daniel Fast is sugar free and chemical free. That is why organic, fresh or frozen foods is suggested.
- What about pasta?
Make sure the label says whole grain or vegetable-based pasta like quinoa, black bean or brown rice with no additives or sugar. But, the diet should consist mostly of vegetables and fruits.
- What about roasted nuts?
Try to stick to organic, raw, unsalted nuts and/or soaked or sprouted ones. These are harder to find, so if you have to choose roasted nuts, then get plain roasted, unsalted nuts with no preservatives.
- How do I get enough protein in my diet while on the fast?
Protein-rich foods allowed on the Daniel Fast are almonds, sunflower seeds, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, split peas and some whole grains. Be sure you eat plenty of those.
- What about salad dressing?
Salads are great on the Daniel Fast. Use olive oil and lemon or lime as salad dressing options. Or simply mash up an avocado with lemon juice and spread it over your salad.
- Do I need to eat organic foods while on the fast?
You don’t have to eat organic, but it’s recommended because choosing them keeps toxins out of your foods, meaning no use of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics or pesticides.
- Can I go out to eat?
Yes; you can. Just make sure what you get is compliant with the Daniel Fast, such as a salad with olive oil and a baked potato with no extras on it.
- What about bread?
If you eat bread, then it’s only recommended to eat a sprouted or sourdough bread that comes from ancient grains.
- How much can I eat?
As long as your food choices fit the Daniel Fast, then you can eat all and as often as you want until you are satisfied!
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