This doesn’t feel like fasting.
I’m eating lots of fruit and plain veggies, and drinking water and tea, sometimes with a little lemon juice in the water.
Plain oats are good too: I just put boiling water on them and have them like that. They’re quite delicious, once you get past expecting there to be sugar and milk.
I’m also having miso soup. I don’t know if that’s “fast acceptable” or not, but it works for me. This is, after all, about weaning myself off the sweet stuff and the greasy stuff. Miso is neither.
Tea-wise, I’m very much enjoying Moroccan mint tea. It’s nice and refreshing. It’s my staple at work at the moment.
So that’s where I’m at. Day Two.
See you on Day Three 🙂
I’ve started the Daniel Fast.
Today’s breakfast was just a glass of metamucil, to clean my system out a bit.
I then had an apple and a banana for morning tea, plus a cup of Moroccan mint tea (black).
Now I’m on lunch, which is: oats made with water, a mandarin, and a cup of miso soup.
I’m actually enjoying the simplicity of it…so far! I can’t say I’ll feel the same way in 10 days time, let alone 21 days if I go through with it that long. But for now, it’s good.
Tonight’s dinner will be some salad (cruciferous vegetables) with some Japanese sesame dressing. And maybe another miso soup.
I’m not sure if the sesame dressing is strictly to the Rules, but it’s not sweet so I’ll assume it’s okay.
For a long time I’ve wanted to improve my diet, get off all the crap, and start treating my body better. OA is helping with that, but so long as I keep eating processed foods, I keep craving them. The goal of the Daniel Fast – for me – is to simplify and de-junkify (is that a word?) my diet, and just start looking after myself a whole lot better.
I’m just feeling happy doing this. I don’t know how long it will work for, but hopefully a while.