Every January many people decide to fast or try some type of diet. The Daniel Fast is one of them. Most people do lose weight during this 21 day fast. There are more benefits than just weight loss. It is a cleanse for your body, mind, and soul. Although you do alter your food and drink intake on the Daniel Fast (no sugar, alcohol, coffee, dairy, meat, etc.) it does not require starvation by any means! Please comment on your experience with this time tested fast!
It is a biblical fast that has a spiritual component in addition to the mental and physical challenges of restricting your food and drink. I’ve found my anxiety and stress levels decrease dramatically during my Daniel Fast experience. I’ve done it several times now. Sometimes in January and other times when it just seems like I need a tune up. Check out this video on some hacks/tips to make the Daniel Fast easier by substituting Daniel Fast friendly foods in place of the usual ingredients! https://youtu.be/ico5GazL4Uc
Hacks & Tips for using this plan and keeping it low carb:
Radish medallions, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower and hummus or edamame are good snacks to keep it low carb. Nuts are another great choice.
Use coconut milk or cream in place of dairy. Jackfruit is an excellent low carb substitute for shredded meat in lunches and dinners.
Since you can’t have tea or wine I usually like to make a dessert sweetened with dates or strawberries for evening time. You can also have any fruit for dessert if you are not trying to keep it low carb like us.
You can add extra veggies or Salad to dinners to make them a bit more hearty. Soups are easy to prep ahead (keep the ingredients in a gallon zip lock) and just toss in the Vitamix for 6 minutes on the soup setting. I prep them ahead and repeat them on days I know I’ll be rushed or too busy to prep for dinner. A bonus is I usually have leftovers for our lunches the next day. I’m loving these PINK Green Chef pots and pans!
I recommend intermittent fasting along with the fast and maybe your daily life going forward, I love it!!
Check out my video for more on Daniel Fast Hacks for more tips! https://youtu.be/ico5GazL4Uc
Eliminate the parmesan cheese and just season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to make this Swiss Chard Recipe Daniel Fast Friendly.
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