The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

Rick Warren

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 0310344298

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Revolutionize Your Health …

Once and for All

During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up, instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick and thousands of people began a journey to transform their lives.

Welcome to The Daniel Plan.

Here’s the secret sauce: The Daniel Plan is designed to be done in a supportive community relying on God’s instruction for living.

When it comes to getting healthy, two are always better than one. Our research has revealed that people getting healthy together lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone. God never meant for you to go through life alone and that includes the journey to health.

Unlike the thousands of other books on the market, this book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. The Daniel Plan shows you how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change your health forever, transforming you in the most head-turning way imaginably―from the inside out.

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loved to cook, and we all loved to eat. Eating was our entertainment, and we had huge meals every night. In fact, our handmade fourteen-foot dining table made of a single four-inch slab of redwood was the largest piece of furniture in our house. It dominated our home, and our family life revolved around the meals we shared together. Blessed with good health, a high metabolism, and an active life, I could eat everything I wanted and as much as I wanted and never gain a pound. When I married Kay,

plan and priorities for your life. Change Your Mind “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things” (Philippians 4:8). Part of staying focused is being able to develop mastery over the quality of your thoughts. Thoughts lie — they lie a lot. It is often your uninvestigated thoughts that drive depression, anxiety, fear, and overeating that derail progress

he desires to do. Philippians 2:12 – 13 says, “Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you” (MSG). God Got Me off the Couch “The weekend that Pastor Rick spoke about the need to be healthy to fulfill God’s plan for our lives, he challenged those of us who were carrying a few extra pounds to write down the number of pounds we wanted to lose by Christmas and drop a card in the basket. I wrote down ‘25 pounds,’

life, in your small group, and in your church. You can email me at, connect with me on Twitter (@RickWarren), Facebook (PastorRickWarren), or LinkedIn (PastorRickWarren). And please register at The Daniel Plan website ( so you will receive Daily Hope, my free daily devotional, and other helpful resources. Welcome to the journey! Reflect and Take a Step … Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier life? Is it time to make some changes? Go ahead;

compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12). Nowhere in that list does it say to give advice or offer quick, cosmetic help. Rather, it points us to understand and be gentle with the pain of others. “Encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). While every group is unique, we support each other by doing the following: 1. Love each other. Treat each other with humbleness and patience, no matter where each of you is on the journey. Love

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