The Daniel Plan: A Diet for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Get Pastor Rick Warren's plan that combines spirituality, community support and science to create lasting weight loss.

The Daniel Plan: A Diet for the Mind, Body and Spirit

With the help of metabolic expert Dr. Mark Hyman and brain specialist Dr. Daniel Amen, Pastor Rick Warren is waging a holy war on fat. They've developed a comprehensive plan that combines spirituality, community support and science to create lasting weight loss. Learn the basics of this breakthrough plan!

Who Is Daniel?


In the Old Testament, before he faces the fiery furnace and the lion’s den, Daniel's resistance to the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar begins by refusing to eat the king's lavish meals and opting to eat vegetables instead. After the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and abducted young Israelites like Daniel to serve the king, it was expected that they would adhere to all the king's customs. However, Daniel was concerned about his health and challenged the king. After a 10-day trail, Daniel and his friends are prove to be healthier than the men in Nebuchadnezzar's service. Inspired by this story, Pastor Rick Warren changed his diet and challenged his friends and family to do the same.

Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.