9.28.2011

WIAW [Starting the Daniel Fast]





This week, on Monday to be specific, I started the Daniel Fast.  I've been on it two days; I have 19 more to go. Essentially, the Daniel Fast is a period of 21 days where you adopt a vegan diet (with more restrictions) in order to help you focus on God and growing closer to Him. 

As I said, it's a vegan diet (I have that part down!) but you also CANNOT eat: sugar (ANYTHING or ANY kind of sugar or sweetener at all), bread or anything with leavening agents, processed foods, and additives/chemicals/preservatives. Now, as a poor college student who cannot often spend large quantities of time cooking for herself and spending money on food, my friends (the 15 others who signed up!) and I are adapting it a bit. Yes, we are eating some processed foods, but I'm doing my best to east mostly whole, fresh foods. And naturally with processed foods comes some additives. That's okay. As I said, I'm doing my best.

I'm so excited for the people who signed up to do this with me. Not only because we can all grow spiritually, but also because I want them to try to vegan diet. So excited!!

I can't wait to see myself after three weeks. I expect to feel much lighter and healthier - with little to no sugar in my system, I'm excited to see the changes. Maybe I'll even lose weight (fingers crossed!). And after only two days I can already tell that my bowel system is loving the changes. 

Here are some of the foods I ate this week - mostly before I began the fast. Next week, you'll get to see what I truly eat for the fast :-D

Everything bagel with hummus and veggies

California Salad - Sauteed tofu with lots of veggies

Spinach Florentine Ravioli by Rising Moon Organics (vegan!)


Go Raw Banana Bread Flax Bar

A banana with peanut butter and cacao nibs

What would you miss the most if you were fasting?
Much love, 


10 comments:

  1. You seem to eat healthfully already, don't worry about it!! The fast sounds interesting. I'll be interested to see how it goes for you.

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  2. My church does that fast every year. I've never participated, though I've thought about it. Keep us posted on how it's going- I may have to do it this year!

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  3. That fast is really interesting. I've never heard of anything like that. I'm Jewish, so we have one day of the year where we fast for 24 hrs straight (like no eating).

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  4. that salad looks so good! good luck with your fast.

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  5. I so need to eat healthier like you do. Looks like you are doing great! Let us know if it works out :)

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