The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life!

By Sally Cameron on December 03, 2013

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Are you ready to start your journey towards a healthier life? A fantastic new book to guide and support you on that quest is finally available! The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life just released on Amazon. The Daniel Plan is based on the five pillars of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. It’s not a fad diet, but a comprehensive approach to living a healthier life.

Guiding the reader through how to achieve a healthier life in 40 days, the principles in this book have already transformed thousands of lives. Written by Rick Warren (D. Min), Daniel Amen (M.D.) and Mark Hyman (M.D.), along with Sean Foy, Dee Eastman and an amazing team of people, of which I am blessed to be a part of.

The Wake-Up Call

One bright spring day a few years ago, Rick Warren, founding Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California had a revelation. After baptizing more than 800 people in a pool of water, Pastor Rick thought “Wow! Everybody’s fat!”.

Today when he shares that he laughs and says it was not a particularly spiritual thought – but it was the truth. That spring day was a huge wake-up call for Pastor Rick and the entire congregation. A wake-up call to become better stewards of our health and the bodies that God has given us.

The State of Health in America: Time to Change

Today, the statistics about health in America are alarming. Seven in ten Americans are overweight while diabetes, heart disease and other lifestyle-related illnesses are destroying us. But there is a solution.

Pastor Rick shared the goal of improving his health with the congregation, then recruited three of America’s of top doctors to create a plan to help anyone who wanted to join him. So began The Daniel Plan, with the direction of Dr. Mark HymanDr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

All nationally recognized, best-selling authors, these three amazing doctors graciously contributed their expertise in functional medicine, which addresses the root cause of chronic illness, brain health and heart health.

The Daniel Plan

I remember the launch in early in 2011 well!  Over 12,000 people signed up that day. In the first year, followers collectively lost more than 250,000 pounds. But more than just losing weight, people’s lives were transformed.

People reported improvement and even resolution of chronic health problems like asthma, allergies, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, depression, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, skin issues, brain fog, conquering food cravings, and fatigue. Along the way, insights were experienced and skills developed to make The Daniel Plan not just another diet, but truly plan for a lifetime of healthy living.

Why it Works

What makes The Daniel Plan effective is what Pastor Rick calls the secret sauce – faith and friends. Personal willpower can fade, but with God and friends helping each other stay on track, changes can last a lifetime.

The book is easy to read with a straight forward style, quickly educating how readers can begin their own journey to improved health. No matter what your belief or where you are in your personal health quest, you can learn from The Daniel Plan. Be sure to check out the full Daniel Plan website for more information.

The Daniel Plan Cookbook

This is the cookbook I have been dying to tell you about since summer! Available on Amazon pre-order, The Daniel Plan Cookbook will release this spring. Over 100 easy, delicious recipes to help you enjoy cooking and eating for a healthy life, based on The Daniel Plan book.

Daniel Plan cooking and eating are based on abundance, not deprivation! Included are recipes from breakfast to dessert with beautiful color photographs to entice you to get into the kitchen and cook healthy. I can attest to the recipes. I am one of three Daniel Plan Signature Chefs, creating over 1/3 of the recipes (along with Chefs Jenny Ross and Robert Sturm) and was blessed to write much of the content.

While the talented team of Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson photographed and styled the cookbook (it’s gorgeous, trust me), guess who got to shoot the cover? We did! And we were able to contribute a few interior images as well. Working with Matt and Adam on the photo shoot was the most exciting thing we did this summer.

Order your copy of The Daniel Plan today. It’s destined to be a best-seller as well as a life-changer. And be sure to pre-order the cookbook! Here is a link to The Daniel Plan website for more information.

Daniel Plan Cookbook

 Reference links

Be sure to check out The Daniel Plan Store for fun DP gear and here is a link to cooking videos on the main website.

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