There are copies of The Daniel Plan in our Temple library. You can also order them from Amazon or the Daniel Plan website. We will provide most of the info here but you may want to have your own copy to make notes etc.
(The Daniel Detox info. is at the very bottom of this post.)
The reasoning behind The Daniel Plan
Rick Warren, in his book, says that our body belongs to God and we should take care of it. Can't argue with that! The four elements of The Daniel Plan that we will be working with are: Focus,Faith, Food, and Fitness.Pastor Rick Warren asked 3 medical experts – Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, to help him build a plan for himself and his congregation to lose weight and improve their health. More than 95 percent of chronic illness is not related to our genes, but to what those genes are exposed to in our lifetime – the study of nutrigenomics demonstrates that eating real foods, as created by God, is best for our health.
There are many ways to lose weight and some of you are already actively doing so with other weight loss plans. I suggest you stick with what works. Healthy Temple is interested in you feeling your best and the Danial Plan may be one way to get you there. Mostly we are here to support you in all of your efforts. So follow the plan of your choice. Come to our meetings to help you stay motivated and centered on God, who wants the very best for you AND deserves a strong and healthy temple through which to love the world.
The authors of the Daniel plan, should you choose to follow this plan, suggest that you start with the Daniel Detox plan, eliminating gluten and dairy as well as all the other food guidelines, and then continuing with the general plan. The detox is not easy but I guarantee you will feel better and you will lose weight if you can hang in there for the ten days.