It seems that every week we’re hearing about a new diet book or must-have plan. The newest diet book to make waves however, is a little different. Called The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, its co-written by best-selling author and renowned Pastor Rick Warren. The experts who contributed to the book are impressive and include Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. David Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman.
The Daniel Plan is founded on biblical principles and relies on the components of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. It’s not a quick-fix, but a life plan that forces you to commit to healthy lifestyle choices in all areas of your life. You’re also not alone, the plan is a group effort. According to the Daniel Plan website, the overarching message of The Daniel Plan is about abundance, not deprivation. It’s a step-by-step approach and offers simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into your current lifestyle. Throughout the program you are encouraged to rely on God’s power, and the application of dependable biblical principles.
The idea of bringing religion or faith into a diet isn’t necessarily new, but the book does have a few good things going for it. One is Pastor Rick Warren himself. As the founding pastor of mega-church, The Saddleback Church, he has a devoted following. He’s also wisely involved well-known experts like Dr. Oz, who have their own very large fanbases. Pastor Warren also had great success when he first shared the plan with 12,000 members of his congregation in 2011. Together, the group lost over 250,000 pounds.
If you’re looking for a diet or health plan and are interested in trying something a little different, The Daniel Plan is worth a closer look.