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“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT)

When it comes to getting healthy, two are always better than one. The Bible says God created the universe in such a way that we need each other. In fact, the New Testament uses the phrase “one another” over and over again. It says love one another, encourage one another, support one another. The word “support” literally means to increase one another’s potential. In other words, you’re more likely to succeed if you collaborate with friends, so you can strengthen one another.

For many of you, this isn’t the first time you have tried to get your health under control.  It is this essential of friends that we have discovered is truly the “secret sauce” of The Daniel Plan.  One of our key beliefs in The Daniel Plan is that we are better together; in other words, “every body needs a buddy.” God never meant for you to go through life alone and that includes the journey to health. We believe you will have greater success with The Daniel Plan by joining a small group or by asking a friend to join you in this journey.

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Our research has shown that people getting healthy together lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone. And that success dramatically increases when you are connected with others, receiving constant encouragement to stay focused and motivated toward your goals.

Community has the power to change our overall health more than any doctor or clinic.

So how can you find that life-changing community that is so important to success on The Daniel Plan?  A great place to start would be your church or faith-community.  Start thinking about who might want to join you on this journey.  Perhaps a friend, co-worker, neighbors or members of your family.

Of course you can start The Daniel Plan on your own for a short time, but if you want to sustain a healthy lifestyle for the long-term, and you want to have fun along the way, invite a few friends to join you.  Having God and friends with you as you make changes in your food, fitness and focus habits is what makes all the difference.