The Daniel Plan

If you read Daniel 1:8-14 you will see how Daniel denied himself the rich, processed foods offered by the King and became very healthy.

 Increased health is a great benefit to fasting as we aim to look after the vessel of the Holy Spirit we live in. 

A greater benefit though is what will happen between you and Jesus as you fast and pray.  Your ability to hear from the Lord will increase as will the awareness of your purpose and His direction for you life. Often people choose to fast also for an area where they need a specific break through.

Over the 21 days you will discover some amazing benefits of fasting.  As God blesses your life, we encourage you to write down your prayers and experiences.  Praise God for the renewed relationship you have with Him and for the works He is doing in your life,  and prepare to experience the power of a renewed perspective for things He has in store for you.

 Don’t worry it’s not 21 days without food!

Our fasting is known as “The Daniel Fast” – it’s a partial fast, which means that we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet, but will have generous options available.  We will focus on eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple.  We have included a list of foods to eat, and foods to avoid. 

 

FOODS TO EAT

 All fruit                                                           

Fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned.

All vegetables

Fresh, frozen, dried juiced or canned.

All whole grains              

Brown rice, oats, whole wheat, barley,quinoa, and millet.

All nuts & seeds                                              

Nut butters, peanuts, almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seed and sunflower seeds.

All legumes       

Fresh, canned or dried; black beans, cannellini beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas.   

All quality oils  

Olive, canola, coconut, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.

Beverages

Water, and pure fruit juices.

Other   

Herbs, spices, salt, pepper, seasonings,  soy products and tofu.

 FOODS TO AVOID

 All meat & animal products

Beef, chicken, fish, lamb and pork.

All dairy products

Milk, butter, cheese, cream and eggs.

All sweeteners

Sugar, artificial sweeteners, honey, cane juice, honey, molasses, syrups & stevia.

All leavened bread & yeast

Baked goods and Ezekiel bread (if it contains yeast and honey).

All processed food products

White flour, white rice, artificial flavourings, chemicals, additives and preservatives.

All deep-fried foods

Corn chips, French fried, and potato chips.

All solid fats

Butter, margarine, lard and shortening.

Beverages

Tea, coffee, alcohol, soft drinks, energy drinks.

 

 

 

 

 

For daily encouragement go to www.danielplan.com. Log on personally and enter your personal details.

For recipes go to Susan Gregory’s recipes or, these recipes.

Some helpful hints for what to stock your pantry with.

 This course is endorsed by Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman & Dr. Mehmet Oz.