The Daniel Plan [EPUB]

The Daniel Plan [EPUB]
The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman
2013 | EPUB | 3.33MB

The Daniel Plan is almost an eater’s encyclopedia of information. Besides a very effective eating plan, it has information about good and bad foods that I haven’t seen anywhere else in such a concentrated fashion--and I’ve been health food conscious for nearly 40 years.

Who knew, for example, that MSG, which many people avoid on general principle, could masquerade under so many different names and products? And who would have guessed that stevia, the “natural” artificial sweetener, actually may come in a processed form that renders it “bad”? What teenager or parent would likely know that “One can of soda a day increases a kid’s risk of obesity by 60 percent and women’s chance of getting diabetes by more than 80 percent”? Or that “One pound of factory-farmed meat requires 2,000 gallons of water and produces 53 times as much greenhouse gases as a pound of vegetables”?

Those statistics are not the main thrust of The Daniel Plan, however. They’re educational background, making readers want to change their ways of living to a healthier style. Nor is this book primarily about dieting to lose weight. It’s about wellness--eating right and living right to feel good. The weight loss is a side effect, caused by proper diet, exercise, and good thought patterns.

“The Daniel Plan” has five main emphases: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. Group support by friends and family is very important to achieving success. So is having a good mental attitude--and the authors will tell you how to achieve that. (Even such simple mind-habits as gratitude play a big role in overall fitness, they say.)