I’ve decided to do a Daniel Fast, starting tomorrow.
What is a Daniel Fast? It’s refraining from all meat, dairy, sugars, alcohol and processed foods. Traditional lengths are 10 days and 21 days.
I’m going to aim at 10 days, and then possibly extend to 21 days depending on how I feel.
As I’m one of those people who enjoys routine in my diet, I’m going to base my eating on the following food plan:
Breakfast: oats made with boiling water, banana
Lunch: oats made with boiling water, apple, nuts
Dinner: salad with sesame dressing, miso soup, fruit for dessert.
I’m doing this to get more settled in my eating, and to get closer to God. I’m hoping it will help me understand my trigger foods and what makes me eat.
Once I’ve done the fast (with 10 or 21 days, depending on how I go) I’ll add back in meat, fish and eggs, and possibly a little alcohol (sake maybe).
I hope to straighten out my food and eating, getting back to basics again.
So: here’s to tomorrow, day one!