was excited to review "The Daniel Plan" by pastor Rick Warren and Mark Hyman along with Daniel Amen. I had heard about pastor Warrens church and his weight loss group through various circles. When it came up for review I was waving my hand like a child in school to let people know I would be happy to review it. ( me, me , me ,me *waves hands frantically) Especially since I have been struggling with my weight loss for quite some time now.
Because I also struggle with my faith the first few chapters were a struggle for me and I ended up skipping over most of it. Don't judge me. I didn't start going to church until much later in life (2005) and even now I don't attend regularly. It's my choice. But, that's a whole different post not really meant for this website.
Prior to the book arrival I had checked out Amazon. I swore the release date was set for Dec 3. As of today the release date is set for Dec 22. I am not sure what the big change is. I checked out the Daniel Plan website and there is a ton of information there. The book states there will be an app and I think that will make things much easier because as it is the book does not provide a whole lot of structure.
There are section on faith and friendships. Why you need both to be successful in a weight loss plan. There is a section on exercise and food, which are obvious when following any weight loss plan. The Daniel Diet is mirrored after a clean eating plan. Organic meats , fruits and vegetables along with whole grains.
There are a few recipes. The meal plan is lackluster. That portion is the smallest portion of the book. I am a little disappointed in the book because it has SO much fluff that is basically the same spin of so many other weight loss plans out there. I felt the menus , recipes and meal plans should have had more of an expanded section than it did. I feel a lot of people are going to give up because they need more. There is not a whole lot of structure or guidance.
I'm hoping when the book actually launches the website and apps will be updated to make up for this.
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