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					                                                          your meals, not only for those you will have at
   40-Day Lenten Daniel Fast                              home, but also those you will have at work or
   February 22-April 8, 2012                              when you are traveling.
The following is the link for the Daniel Fast! You             Of course, you also want to prepare your
have the link and the information. Please pray            heart for the 21-Day Fast. Seek the Lord’s
with us and participate in the fast as we prepare         guidance as you get ready to start the fast. Are
for our Annual Lenten Season at the St. Mark’s            there issues in your life that you need to address?
UMC. If your health will not allow you to                 Are their needs in your family or ministry that can
participate, please pray with us and allow the            use special attention? Are you seeking healing? Do
Holy Spirit to use each of us as we participate in        you feel oppressed by financial bandages? These
this wonderful event!!!! God bless and keep you           last few days of the year are an excellent time to
all!!!!                                                   search your heart, open yourself to the Lord, and
Paul N. Milton                                            allow Him to lead you into you personal 21-Day
                                                          Fast. See The Daniel Fast for the Body, Soul and
http://danielfast.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/21-            Spirit.
day-daniel-fast-2/                                             Continue to visit The Daniel Fast Blog as I
    The 21-Day Fast is the most popular,                  add content every day. Also, if you have
primarily because that is the model set out by            questions, please leave a comment and I try to
Daniel in Chapter 10:2, 3 – “In those days I,             respond within a couple hours — many times
Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no           immediately.
pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my                    God bless you and I hope the very best for
mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three         you as you set aside this time to give the first of
whole weeks were fulfilled.”                              yourself to Almighty God. Remember, He
     I hope you will find all the information you         rewards those who diligently seek Him. So keep
need on this site to be successful on your fast.          your mind on Christ and your focus on
One thing I want to advise: be prepared! First,           righteousness.
have the right kinds of foods in the house that                           Daniel Fast Food List
you can eat for the Daniel Fast. See the Daniel           “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full
Fast Food List. Also, plan your menus and                 weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine
prepare the foods so they are available to you.           came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at
See the Daniel Fast Cookbook, plus there are              all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Daniel
many recipes on this site that you can make               10:2, 3
ahead.                                                    One of the great things about the Daniel Fast is
     Second, you might want to get rid of or at           that you are not limited to any specific amount of
least put away foods that are tempting. Kind of           food, but rather to the kinds of food you can eat.
like the biblical accounts of Jewish women as they        The Daniel Fast is limited to vegetables (includes
prepared for the Passover by cleaning their houses        fruits) and water.
from top to bottom and removed all yeast from                  If you want a print out of this list in brochure
their homes. Many Jews engage in this same                form to use yourself or share with others, please
practice today when they prepare for the                  visit www.Daniel-Fast.com
Passover.                                                      Special Note: if you have health issues, please
     Third, plan time to prepare meals as they will       be sure to contact your health professional for
likely take a little longer than when you are not         advice before committing to any fast including
fasting. Most of the meals you prepare will be            the Daniel Fast. If you would like a list of the
from scratch since there are so few prepared              foods included and excluded in the Daniel Fast to
products that don’t have chemicals in them. So            show your doctor, just copy the contents of this
you will want to set aside enough time to prepare         page. Also, if you are interested in a collection of

recipes that will take you through an entire 21-            beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed
day Daniel fast, click here.                                peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans,
     After answering hundreds of questions about            white beans.
the Daniel Fast, I am updating the food                          All quality oils including but not limited to
guidelines. My hope is that it will serve as a more         olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
complete list. The original list used by many                    Beverages: spring water, distilled water or
people was issued in a book about fasting. I know           other pure waters.
the author tried to do the best he could, but that               Other:     tofu,   soy     products,   vinegar,
isn’t the same as getting hundreds of questions             seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
seeking clarification. So here is the new list that I                 Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast
hope helps.                                                      All meat and animal products including but
     Please make sure to READ THE LABEL when                not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
purchasing packaged, canned or bottled foods.                    All dairy products including but not limited to
They should be sugar-free and chemical-free. Keep           milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
this in mind as you review this list of acceptable               All sweeteners including but not limited to
foods.                                                      sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and
Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel             cane juice.
Fast                                                             All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it
     All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried,         contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not                     All refined and processed food products
limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries,         including but not limited to artificial flavorings,
blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries,           food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour,
cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava,               and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes,                    All deep fried foods including but not limited
nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears,               to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries,                 All solid fats          including shortening,
strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon              margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
     All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen,                 Beverages including but not limited to coffee,
dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but             tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy
are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets,            drinks, and alcohol.
broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots,               Remember, READ THE LABELS!
cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens,         If you want recipes for 21 days with three meals
corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root,             and snack for each day, plus meal plans and great
kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens,            ideas for the Daniel Fast, consider The Daniel Fast
okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes,                  Cookbook! Just $8.95, plus your purchase helps
rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes,           support this lay ministry and makes it possible for
sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress,              this blog to continue!
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

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