Now, I can’t give Joe all the credit. Really, the credit goes to God. I have been wanting to do a fast for spiritual purposes for awhile, but with my fast-paced and always on-the-go lifestyle, I felt like a long water-only fast was out of the question. I questioned is it Biblical to do a fast that is not water-only? Here’s what I found out:
I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks. – Daniel 10:3
There are many types of fasts in the Bible. Many people you know of go on the Daniel Fast where they eat nuts and berries. Basically, I am doing that with my juice fast except it is all vegetable and fruit juice.
There are many benefits I will post of in the future, but for now the main benefit is the fact that my body is running on 100% nutritional foods…nothing artificial. Because I am not eating any meat, nuts, or solid foods my stomach is able to relax a bit and easily process the juices. My body is now able to focus on healing itself and I am seeing changes every day.
I knew within the first few minutes of the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead that this juice fast is exactly what I know God has called me to do. It’s healthy, you lose weight (if you want to), your body gets all the nutrients (protein, potassium, vitamin C, ect) and I get excess time spent eating out to use as valuable quiet-time.
I encourage you to watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix today!