Through Facebook, Twitter and our Website, numerous people report positive, and some amazing, progress from following The Daniel Plan since starting January 15, 2011. But with more than 9,000 people on the plan, surely there are those who are not experiencing the same progress, have drifted off, or just let go altogether.

This week, we want to help you overcome your barriers and jump start The Daniel Plan! It’s perfect timing because we’ve planned an exciting Health & Fitness Seminar on March 19 to inspire everyone to push through their individual struggles! So plan now to attend any of the Saddleback Church locations or watch the seminar online to hear from our world-renowned health experts Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

The doctors have prescribed some wonderful ways to address your current condition. Be sure to watch Dr. Hyman’s videos and read the first of a two-part series about the possibility of going through your own personal detoxification. Also read Dr. Hyman’s insightful article about the deeper connections between how your perceptions can impact your health. By the way, Pastor Rick wrote one of the best-selling books of all-time, “The Purpose Driven Life” to help people answer the most important questions in life to investigate.

Perhaps you need to Treat Underlying Barriers to your overall health that Dr. Amen writes about. Dr. Amen also suggests you put a H-A-L-T to barriers and a offers great suggestions to keep your motivation alive by journaling your journey.

Exercise plays a significant role in overcoming barriers. And this week Fitness Coach Tom Wilson shares ways to improve your “core” strength.

Tana Amen adds an article about delicious brain-boosting smoothies, ingredients and a suggested recipe for a great way to start the day!

Finally, if you need scientific proof and additional reasons to get on and stay on The Daniel Plan, read these latest news reports about recent research studying the impact of health choices we make every day.



  1. Update your numbers. We will be using these figures for the March 19 seminar.
  2. Identify your barriers to overcome. Make a plan. Take action.
  3. Start a Daniel Plan Journal. Track your food intake, exercise, feelings.