Our expert says:
Theoretically the use of the 'Daniel diet' should result in weightloss because you will probably reduce your total energy intake. However do keep in mind that any food if eaten in excess (even very healthy foods like fruit and vegetables) can cause weight gain if they push your energy intake up above what you require on a daily basis. Nuts, although healthy are also very rich in oil and thus have a high energy content. For example, the general recommendation for women who want to lose weight is to reduce their energy intake to 1500 kcal or 6300 kJ per day. 100g or 3 handfuls of a nut such as the Macadamia will contribute 2936 kJ which already represents 46,6 % of the daily energy intake for weightloss. So even the Daniel fast will only result in weightloss if you eat reasonable amounts of fruit and vegetables and small quantities of nuts.
Wishing you all the best over your fast
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