The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss by Susan Gregory

Book description:

If you’re tired of chasing the latest diet fad only to find that you’ve gained weight, it’s time to try an entirely different approach. The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss succeeds where other programs fail because it focuses on your relationship with God as well as on your relationship with food. Once you discover the pleasures of eating the food God has provided for optimum health, you will not want to turn back. The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss offers a strategic, biblically based plan backed by solid research that will eliminate your cravings and help you to drop those unwanted pounds once and for all.

Susan Gregory, “The Daniel Fast Blogger” and bestselling author of The Daniel Fast, is back with a spiritual and practical roadmap to this wildly popular 21-day fast for anyone who wants to lose weight and develop a lifestyle of health in a way that honors God. Way beyond a diet plan, The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss includes more than 90 new recipes, multiple tips for successful fasting, a 21-day devotional, and practical guidance for maintaining weight loss and good eating habits even after you complete your Christ-centered fasting experience. Embark on a life-changing journey toward happiness and confidence about the body God designed for you.

My review:

I had heard of the Daniel fast before, but was unfamiliar with the specific guidelines and what foods were allowed and not allowed.

Gregory does a great job in explaining the Biblical basis for the Daniel fast and how to navigate meals during the fast.

Without a doubt, the Daniel fast is a restrictive approach to eating. However, I appreciated all the recipes that Gregory included in her book. It takes the idea of the Daniel fast from eating bowls of oatmeal and pieces of fruit and vegetables to meals that the entire family can eat.

I also appreciated Gregory sharing her love of coffee in the book. Coffee is the hardest thing for me to give up. Her advice to cut back before beginning the fast was very helpful.

Although the eating guidelines in the book were very helpful, it is the devotional guide that makes or breaks the fast. Twenty-one days is a long time for this reader to go without meat and cheese, my go-to snacks. The devotionals keep the focus on deepening a relationship with God and appreciating our bodies as part of God’s creation. For me, it makes all the difference in the fast.

If you are curious about the Daniel fast, or if you are doing the Daniel fast and want some extra encouragement and support with a devotional guide, this book is a great choice!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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