The Daniel Plan

In Christian circles, The Daniel Plan was receiving a lot of hype right around the New Year. Though the book was informative, it was a standard Christian self-help book. We’ve all seen them. “God says thus and such, here’s a 3 step/30 day/6 week plan to make it happen.” This book falls right in line.

If you can look past (or appreciate?) the Christianese, the book will be helpful for you. The Daniel Plan is divided into the 5 F’s of healthy living: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends. In order to be a whole, healthy person, those 5 areas of your life need to be in good shape. I agree. I appreciate that the book doesn’t solely focus on losing weight or getting a 6 pack- it emphasizes the health of your whole self.

After explaining each of the 5 areas, the book outlines two practical plans for seeing results, including a 40 day fitness plan and a 40 day meal plan.

If you stick with it, will you see results? I have no doubt! If you need a strict plan with clear guidelines to get you on track, this might work for you. The Daniel Plan is well laid out, well-explained, and well-researched. However, if you are already living a healthy lifestyle, The Daniel Plan won’t offer much beyond what you already know.

Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book through Booklook Bloggers. As always, all opinions are my own.

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