I’m thinking about trying the Daniel Plan as an approach to healthier eating. A couple of years ago I did the Daniel Fast as part of a 21 day fast in January with my church. Lately, several people that I know are following the Daniel Plan so I’ve decided to take a look at it again.
The Daniel Plan was developed by Christian author and Pastor Rick Warren. Warren, author of A Purpose Driven Life, created this healthy eating plan along with the help of celebrity doctors and authors Mark Hyman, Daniel Amen and Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz).
According to DanielPlan.com, “The Daniel Plan is a healthy lifestyle program framed around abundance, not deprivation. You will enjoy eating delicious whole foods; food grown on a plant, not man-made products created in a plant.”
The Daniel Plan focuses on eating fresh, organic and unprocessed foods. Meals are heavy on fruits and vegetables and light on meat. According to the Daniel Plan the food below are foods to include in your diet.
* omega-3 eggs, up to eight a week
* legumes such as lentils and chickpeas
* slow-burning, low-glycemic vegetables such as broccoli, kale and spinach
* berries, cherries, peaches, plums, pears and apples
* organic, chemical-free poultry
* organic, grass-fed beef or lamb, but no more than four to six ounces once or twice a week.
For a Daniel Plan shopping list you can find it here.
Eating clean, whole foods is something that I try to do most of the time. April posted recently about her efforts to eat clean. I’m not perfect and there are days that I don’t eat clean but this is something that I’m trying to incorporate more and more into my life.
We are hosting a DietBet which started this week and this is one step I am taking to be successful in my DietBet.