New Hope Diamond Head 21 Day Fasting Challenge for 2011

Starting on the Sunset of Sunday April 3 until the sunrise of April 24 (Easter Sunday), New Hope Diamond Head will be fasting and praying. Join us as we open doors to a deeper, more intimate, and more powerful relationship with God! Please check our blog archive on the right column and read other blog entries from last year's fast challenge.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What's a Daniel Fast?

I recently found a good blogsite that has great information called The Daniel Fast. You will find a link in the right column! They even have a Daniel Fast cookbook for sale. Pretty Amazing. Check it out! I copied this portion from one of their posts:

Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast

All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon

All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, 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 beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.

All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.

Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.

Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.

Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast

All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.

All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.

All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.

All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.

All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.

All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.

Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.


  1. Joyous Jubilee John (HiKai)March 13, 2009 at 12:33 AM

    Pastor Fernando,

    What a great post, both in it's heart (motives) and hand (practical applications)perspectives.

    With respect on what to eat, it's not only a great fasting guideline, but with minor modifications the suggested nutritional lifestyle could literally be "life extending" as well as "life enhancing." Who knows what the Holy Spirit would be able to communicate to and do through us in advancing His kingdom by plundering the kingdom of darkness while simultaneously populating the kingdom of heaven as we honor His temple!

    I'm in...Hawaii, as well as myself, could definitely benefit from not only a breakthrough (why stop there) but a breakout! To me, breakthrough only means you've punched through the gates (of hell); breakout means you've ripped the gates off their hinges and put them underfoot where they belong!

    Thank you for the inspirational opportunity. As people arise and shine (Is. 60), God will be able to radiate His love and light through our lives and transform the lives of all who come into the warmth of His love and the clarity and wisdom of His light.

    Continue to be blessed...and the blessing that you and NHDH definitely are.

    Sincerely and appreciatively through Him,

    John A. (in Hawaii Kai)

  2. Pastor Fernando,

    Thank you for that very informative post. I am looking forward to the recipes and recommendations that have yet to be posted.

    In Christ - Kat


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