“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)
The Daniel Plan is about abundance, not deprivation. You will be invited to eat delicious whole foods that bring vitality and energy to your body and mind. As you gradually introduce more
whole foods, your body will respond and you will begin to feel better.
Following The Daniel Plan won’t take great foods away from you; rather, you’ll be encouraged to eat and enjoy a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, eggs, chicken, fish, and lean (ideally grass-fed) meat. You will eat food that is grown in a farmer’s field instead of something designed in a food chemist’s lab. The guideline is simple and easy to follow: if it was grown on a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, leave it on the store shelf. If you walk the perimeter of the grocery store, you will find everything you need to succeed.
Check out our Good Foods List
Many of us are blessed to have available an amazing variety of nutrient-rich food. God designed whole foods to nourish and fuel our bodies. Although we have many choices, eating well is not as complicated as it might seem. By choosing real foods and avoiding processed and refined products, we begin to experience the healing that good nutrition provides.
As you focus on eating foods that grow on plants, rather than processed products that are manufactured in a plant, you will thrive. As you adopt The Daniel Plan lifestyle, you will be encouraged to eat regularly. In fact, starting with breakfast, you should eat three meals a day and healthy protein-rich snacks in-between. You will never feel hungry. You will simply upgrade the food you are eating. You’ll learn to listen to your body and reduce the processed foods, sugary drinks, and refined sugars that may be in your diet now. We’ll make it easy for you to
get the right portions on your plate, and to develop a new way of thinking about food.
It’s about pleasure, about deliciousness, about joy. I mean, that’s what this is about.
Who the heck wants to do this if it’s going to be about suffering and deprivation?
I don’t want that, right? I want to wake up every morning and feel good and enjoy my life
and enjoy what I’m eating. And you know what? You can.
Dr. Mark Hyman
The Daniel Plan focuses on the core food groups of healthy carbs, healthy fats, healthy protein, healing spices, drinks, and super foods. You will be happy to use this easy guideline for all your meals. Check out The Daniel Plan Plate.
Ready to get started? Visit our recipe section to get inspiration for your next meal!