The Daniel Plan is different because it is founded in faith, and God is the source of all inspiration and power. The program incorporates guidance in every life area, so you can not only get healthy physically, but spiritually, emotionally and relationally as well. Beyond access to practical food and fitness tips and resources, you will learn how to focus your mind on those things that will encourage healthy choices. This is an ancient biblical principle taught by Paul in Philippians:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Throughout your journey, you are surrounded by friends who offer continual support and encouragement. Even when you experience a setback, you simply make a U-turn and get back on track. While living The Daniel Plan lifestyle, your focus is on progress, never perfection.
Many diets and fitness plans use guilt as a motivation, but that never works in the long run. You can guilt yourself into doing anything short-term, but the change will last only as long as the guilt (or fear) does. In contrast, The Daniel Plan is built with love as the motivation: experiencing God’s unconditional love for you, learning to love him back, learning to love whom God made you to be, and learning to give and receive love from others in a small group setting.
As you embark on your journey, one of the greatest benefits is the ripple effect you will experience along the way. As you incorporate more whole foods on your plate, schedule fitness into your routine, and focus your thoughts on what is true, you will start feeling better, and become motivated to make changes in other areas of your life.