After FASTing with our church family for over 15 years, this year, 2016 God showed me that it was time to invite others to learn more about FASTing and the power it can have on their lives!
The annual 21-Day FAST begins on the first Sunday in January and because we have dedicated to doing it every year we have experienced so many miracles! There are many ways to FAST, and I hope that you will take a few moments to watch the FASTing videos that I have done to help answer questions and learn HOW, WHEN and WHY we should FAST!
Too often people think that FASTing means going completely without food and water for long periods of time. That is simply not true! One of the most popular FASTs is called “The Daniel FAST” (and I explain so much more about this in my book, “The FASTest Way to God’s Favor and Blessing–How to Walk in Miracle Territory“)– take a look at this quick video that explains more about this FAST and then below I have an outline about “what to eat” and “what not to eat” below! FASTing breaks addictions, generational curses, spirits of poverty and lack and many other issues off of your life! I hope you will consider joining our FASTing Group on FaceBook to learn more and join us this year!
Here is a general listing of foods that are included on the Daniel FAST– (but remember– this decision is between you and God–don’t get legalistic or worry about it too much– God SEES your heart!)
For those opting for a strict Daniel Fast:
~Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, rai…sins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
~All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
~All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
~All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
~All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
~All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
~Beverages: spring water, or other pure waters. (Filtered water with lemon is best)
~Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast
~All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
~All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
~All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
~All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
~All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
~All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
~All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
~Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.
Remember, READ THE LABELS!
As a Wellness Coach let me add my input: