You Really Can Do the Daniel Plan Detox!

Daniel Plan Detox

The purpose of the detox is that you stop eating anything that could potentially trigger health issues. Even if you think you don’t have a problem, you might see a big difference when you do without them. Most people say, “I didn’t know I was feeling so bad until I started feeling so good!”

What you will eat:

  • Eat real fresh, whole food
  • Follow the Daniel Plan detox meal plan chart, or create your own from the real food ingredients.

What you will let go of:

  • Stimulants and sedatives: alcohol, caffeine, etc
  • Processed or fast food (get rid of any additives or chemicals.
  • Artificial sweeteners of ALL kinds
  • Any sugar in any form (page 108 in book)
  • All Dairy (milk, yogurt, butter, cheese) 100 % not even a crumb

How do I do the Daniel Plan detox?

It is easier to do with a group or with friends. You will be enjoying a variety of whole fresh foods and stop inflammatory or toxic foods. Your body will have a chance to heal, reboot, and reset, allowing you to notice for the first time how good you can really feel.

If you are on caffeine, you can slowly cut down by half over the course of a week before you do the detox to minimize the withdrawal headaches. Be sure to drink 8 glasses of water a day, this is critical.

It is important to get plenty of sleep, start gentle exercises such as a 30 minute walk a day. Try to cut down on over scheduling and your unnecessary activities, we have the tendency to run, run, and run.

After a few days of dairy or gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut) do you notice that you have less congestion, bloating, joint pain, sluggish, tired, brain fog, headaches, or stomach problems? Many people have low grade food sensitivities, and these are two common inflammatory foods.

Make sure you take the toxicity and symptom screening questionnaire on page 296 in the Daniel Plan- 40 days to a Healthier Life book.

The 10 day meal menu and the grocery list of the foods needed for the detox are on page 300 and 301 in the book.

All Credit goes to the author of the book The Daniel Plan- 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, and Mark Hyman.

 

Welcome to the Daniel Plan Kick Off Prior to Week One

Welcome to the Daniel Plan KICK OFF Prior to WEEK One

We are not embarking on just “another Bible Study” but a serious way that we can change our lives by learning how by Faith and education on how to dedicate our body to God in healthy way and become a true nutritional temple for the Holy Spirit. This is not a “quick fix” diet to drop pounds, but a faith based program to become closer to God, healthier in our Spiritual walk, including our physical body, and emotional health. We are not watching the scale; however, losing weight will be a by-product of our new healthier lifestyle.

We will meet on a weekly basis on www.mysaddleback.com  but you will do the Daniel Plan daily, as well as checking in with your accountability partner.

First a little bit of history as to why this was originally called the Daniel Plan by Rick Warren.

This was created originally with the Daniel Fast in mind, and this is what a fast consisted of:

What is the Daniel Fast?

The word fast indicates a period of abstinence, usually

involving food or drink, for religious and spiritual purposes.

The Daniel fast is a specific type of fast based on scriptures

from the book of Daniel, an Old Testament prophet. This

particular fast is a partial fast, where participants consume a

restricted diet.

The guidelines for the Daniel Fast are found in two places in

Daniel: 1. Daniel 1: 8-15 (New International Version) “But

Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and

wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to

defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to

show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told

Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned

your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse

than the other young men your age? The king would then

have my head because of you.” 

Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had

appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,

“Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but

vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our

appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal

food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you

see.” 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better

nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.

From this passage, we see that Daniel and the others only ate

fruits and vegetables and drank only water.

  1. Daniel 10: 2-3 (King James Version) “ In those days I Daniel

was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither

came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at

all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”

Daniel refused to eat any “pleasant bread;” following that cue,

participants in the Daniel Fast avoid unleavened bread and

baked goods, along with wine, sweeteners, and meat.

Why is the Daniel Plan so effective?

To grow closer to God

As an act of worship

To prepare for worship

To prepare for ministry opportunities

To experience God’s revelation of His will

Additionally, there are certain health benefits to living a healthier lifestyle:

You rid your body of toxins

You develop healthier eating habits

You can lower high blood pressure

You eventually curb your cravings towards healthier food items

Assignments for the Introduction Week Daniel Plan Kick OFF.

  1. The textbook is located on our Facebook group, the Daniel Plan for Life:https://www.facebook.com/groups/danielplanforlife

2.  Look under the File section, the PDF book is there, along with the Journal, Cook Book, and Jump Start Guide. (Critical information).

3. Register under www.danielplan.com to track your daily progress

4. Consult your physician if there are any questions regarding your health before you start the Daniel Plan.

5. Read the Daniel Plan DETOX on page 29

6. In the Book, “The Daniel Plan 40 Days to a Healthier Life” read chapters 1-4 which covers the history etc…..

7. The first week reading assignment is Chapters 5-8 (this will be for Week 1)If you choose to read ahead.

8. Get an Accountability Partner, joining the Facebook page is also a great way to fellowship.

9. We repeat this study week after week, because to us it is a lifestyle plan, not just a Bible Study.

10. In this week before we start the actual Daniel plan read in your Journal pages 1-28.

Video’s are not required:

They are located at the very bottom of a very busy Daniel Plan Facebook page or

You can purchase the DVD videos from Saddleback, this website has the first week here at no cost.

http://www.faithgateway.com/daniel-plan-bible-study/#.VPTmcU10zcs

I purchased the DVD not too long ago from Saddleback Resources which covers all the weeks of the study. It is up to you, and again, not required. www.saddleback.com

See you next week!!!!

Traci