A Healthy Dose of Quotes from The Daniel Plan

This is a compilation of some of my favorite quotes from The Daniel Plan. My initial list contained 31 great quotes; I’ve whittled it down to a Top 20. 

  1. The number one exercise to help you attain all these [health] benefits…is the one you will do.
  2. Gratitude and purpose were the most significant traits associated with successful aging.
  3. It’s hard to imagine that we feed ourselves and our children food that we wouldn’t even feed our dog. Would you give your dog a cheese-burger, fries and a soda?
  4. Daniel planThe average American consumes ten pounds of chemical additives a year.
  5. There is a reason flies won’t land on a tub of margarine.
  6. You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.
  7. People who pray or read the Bible every day are 40 percent less likely to suffer from hypertension than others.
  8. We have found that as your weight goes up, your ability to think and reason go down.
  9. The most important food skill you have to create a rich, abundant, healthy life is this: cooking.
  10. Often, the most loving thing you can do for your spouse is to get healthy yourself.
  11. Our social circles influence our health even more than our DNA. We are more likely to be overweight if our friends are.
  12. Individuals who monitored their exercise habits significantly improved their behavior and likelihood of accomplishing their goals.
  13. Researchers have found those who exercise in the morning are more likely to eat healthier, exercise more, and take better care of themselves throughout the day.
  14. You will never reach your optimum health without paying attention to the spiritual dimensions of your life.
  15. (In honor of my wife who has been telling me this for a while) Say hello to your new best friend—almond milk.
  16. People walk 48 minutes more per week after they get a dog.
  17. Being sick is always more expensive than getting healthy.
  18. The research shows that you can eat well and in less time for less money than buying processed foods.
  19. When the brain is not healthy, people are sadder, sicker, poorer, and less successful.
  20. Never go to a party hungry.

 

Which one is your favorite?

Of the quotes listed above, which is your favorite or most impactful? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

To read more about this highly recommended book, see The Daniel Plan: A Faith Approach to Well-being.

The Daniel Plan , 40 Days to a Healthier Life is written by

Rick Warren, D. Min., Daniel Amen M.D., & Mark Hyman M.D.

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About Jack W Bruce
Jack W Bruce Jr. is a novice blogger, husband and father of four, living in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a lover of God, a reader and a wanna-be runner. Jack’s blogs include www.jackwbruce.wordpress.com and www.jackintheteambox.com. Jack can also be found on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jackwbruce.

2 Responses to A Healthy Dose of Quotes from The Daniel Plan

  1. I dig this one: We have found that as your weight goes up, your ability to think and reason go down. And #1: The number one exercise to help you attain all these [health] benefits…is the one you will do.

    • jackwbruce says:

      Those are two great ones. The “weight” one is a little convicting. Thanks for sharing Brett.

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