Rick Warren's congregation lost 250,000 pounds with plant-based 'Daniel Plan'

December 2, 2013 1:35 PM

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Pastor Rick Warren has a message for those who struggle with their weight: Recognize the connection between your health and your spirituality to succeed. But he does more than preach about his philosophy: Warren's awareness of this link comes from his own battle of the bulge. He's proud about having won that war while helping his own congregation lose 250,000 pounds, which he discussed in a November 30 interview with Parade magazine.

The diet and fitness plan that formed the foundation of their plan is documented in a new book to which Warren contributed. Other contributors included brain specialist Dr. Daniel Amen and metabolic expert Dr. Mark Hyman. ­The result is called "The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life" (click fo...

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