2019 | The Daniel Fast: Do's and Don'ts

We’re doing the Daniel Fast!  EEK!!! 😬

As we embark on a new year, we want to take our spiritual, physical, and emotional health to a whole new level, so we’ve decided one way we can do that is via the Daniel Fast.  

We’d thought we share the guidelines for the fast + how we plan to make the full 21 days on it!

Junk you can’t eat:

Junk food you can't eat during the Daniel fast

  • Iodized salt
  • Sweeteners
  • Meat
  • Dairy products
  • Breads, pasta, flour, crackers (unless made from sprouted ancient grains)
  • Cookies and other baked goods
  • Oils
  • Juices
  • Coffee
  • Energy drinks
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Candy

Goodies you can eat:

Healthy food and Vegetables for Daniel fast


  • Water only — it must be purified/filtered; spring or distilled water is best
  • Homemade almond milk, coconut water, coconut kefir and vegetable juice

Vegetables (should form the basis of the fast)

  • Fresh or cooked
  • May be frozen and cooked but not canned

Fruits (consume in moderation 1–3 servings daily)

  • Fresh and cooked
  • Ideally low glycemic index fruits like stone fruits, apples, berries, cherries and citrus fruits
  • May be dried but should not contains sulfites, added oils or sweeteners
  • May be frozen but not canned

Whole grains (consume in moderation and ideally sprouted)

  • Brown rice, oats quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, barley cooked in water

Beans & Legumes (consume in moderation)

  • Dried and cooked in water
  • May be consumed from can as long as no salt or other additives are contained and the only ingredients are beans and water

Nuts & Seeds (sprouted are best)

  • Raw, sprouted or dry roasted with no salt added

Praying for these things during the fast:

A closer relationship with God | New anointing to reach others through the gifts He has given us | Direction for Beacon Threads via the designs and accessories we will add to the shop | To be a better spouse/parent/sibling/friend than we were last year

Are you doing a fast or diet? What do you plan to eat? Share with us below.


  • Terese

    Thank you for sharing this! I plan on doing the Daniel’s Fast eventually, but FIRST, I am fasting from carbs & sugars because they have come
    to be my biggest addiction and make up most of my diet. I am fasting & praying for my children to walk in who they are called to be, who they were CREATED TO BE by God. I am praying against worldly influences and against the enemy who wants to steal, kill & destroy their destinies. Our God has a plan for their lives. He wants to prosper them. I pray that they will WALK in this TRUTH & let their light shine amongst men.

  • Linda

    I want to do this fast but I’m fasting from Chocolate one of my big addictions. I’m wanting to grow more with and in Christ but I always feel like I’m not enough for Him.

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