Saturday, April 7, 2012
Preacher Promotes Weight Loss
This preacher is trying to help his congregation get healthier.
Southern California Pastor and Author Rick Warren is big in his profession, but he was also big in size. At 6'3" and 295 pounds early last year, he lost 60 pounds last year and plans to lose 30 more.
His smaller, healthier size enables him to spread the word about how he trimmed down on a program he initiated called The Daniel Plan (danielplan.com). It's a lifestyle program that incorporates healthy eating, regular exercise, stress reduction, prayer and group support from other church members in small home groups.
Read more about his efforts in Nanci Hellmich's article published in USA Today.
Warren, 58, says he's trying to "get people to eat healthier, fresher and more natural foods. The line we use is: 'If it grows on a plant, it's healthy. If it's made in a plant, don't eat it.' My rule is no snacks, no sweets, no seconds." His congregation has lost more than 250,000 pounds in total.