Friday, March 25, 2016

#REVIEW: The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss by Susan Gregory

TITLE: Daniel Fast For Weight Loss
Author: Susan Gregory
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
Published date: December 29, 2015
Pages: 272
Genre: Biblical diets
Buy it: Amazon
Synopsis: 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 Rating: 3 stars
My Review: I  received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The premise in this book isn't a new one: trying to eat based off some quote in the Bible. This particular partial fast lends its groundwork to Daniel 1 and Daniel 10 found in the Bible. At first when I read the book, I thought people were crazy for even attempting this fast. After all, all fruits and vegetables, no meat, no sugar, no bread, no coffee, no tea, no fruit juice unless it is an ingredient in a recipe, no animal products (cheese, milk, eggs are all out).
Then I decided, what the heck? I need to find something to do for Lent, so I went all in on this Daniel Fast. For reasons out of my control, but health related, I had to stop the fast two weeks into it.
The book is helpful in explaining the reasons behind the Daniel Fast, the part of the Bible it is based on, and the guidelines of the fast. I think the best part of the book though are the recipes toward the end of the book that help the person who has decided to do this fast. They really start the person out on the right foot.
Though I wasn't able to continue with the fast, I was introduced to some very interesting foods hat I wouldn't have normally even thought of trying before this fast. It was an interesting experience.


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