In the beginning of the year, I wrote a post on the Daniel Fast that I was doing and some friends were interested in knowing how it would go and they asked me to give a feed back so here we go.
The aim of the Fast was to rededicate my life to Christ, committing 2018 into the Lord’s hands for guidance and spiritual growth and praying over my everyday struggles, so prayer and bible reading was the major focus.
I did the Fast for 21 days (from Jan 1 – Jan 21) and during those days, I eliminated a lot of food from my regular meals.
I didn’t eat rice, pasta, bread, sugar, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, ice cream, fries, red meat, pork, chapatti, nshima and didn’t wine, juice, cocoa, chocolate milk or coffee either.
I ate bulgur wheat, quinoa, veggies, sweet potatoes, cassava, chicken, fish, fruit, yoghurt, eggs (first week only), nuts, salt less crackers, drank water, black and herbal teas,
How did it?
I’ve done the Daniel Fast at least 3 or so times but the first week is always tough, especially day one because the only thing you do is think about eating the things you’ve eliminated.
Day two, you start have withdrawal symptoms and you start thinking about maybe adding back some food you eliminated but once you focus on the goal of the Fast, its starts to get easier.
In week two, you stop missing some of the food and you feel like you can live without them and on day 21, you can easily eliminate some food for good.
I highly recommend the Daniel Fast for Christians and non-Christians alike because its beneficial to your spiritual life as it makes you focus on what is more important and it also helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle by eliminating food that’s not good for you. So if you want to renew your life to Christ or struggling to give up certain food, I would recommend you try the Daniel Fast. It doesn’t have to be for 21 days, you can start with a few days and build on that. It’s really do-able if you put your mind to it.
The feeling after the Fast in indescribable! You feel rejuvenated.
I hope you will give it a try.