Dr Oz: Pastor Rick Warren Diet
Rich Warren is the author of “A Purpose Driven Life” and founder and leader of Saddleback Church, one of America’s biggest churches. He has brought spiritual guidance to millions, but now he and his congregation are ready to turn their health around. He stated that he gained 90 lbs since starting the church. Pastor Warren believed that he should be treating his body like a temple, as the bible states, and would like to honor that. He created The Daniel Plan and enlisted the help of a few doctors, including his good pal, Dr Oz. Pastor Warren stated that the power comes from the power of the group and believed that God and people should do it together. Pastor Warren truly believed that you needed to be in a group if you were going to get healthy.
Dr Oz: Pastor Warren’s Diet
Pastor Warren stated that he was so busy helping others, that he overlooked his own health needs. He realized he needed to get healthy when he was performing baptisms of several of his congregation members and saw that every single person he performed the baptism on was overweight. He felt he couldn’t ask his congregation to get in shape when he wasn’t, so he repented (made a change) and decided to ask for help to lose the weight. That’s where Doctor Oz came in.
Dr Oz asked Pastor Warren why God allowed people to get fat. Pastor Warren stated that we have the freedom to choose. God does not stop us from making bad choices. The scriptures give us help and advice but we are the ones that need to act on it. The body is a gift that is given to us by God.
Dr Oz asked if God was trying to give us willpower. Pastor Warren stated that willpower wasn’t enough. People try to use willpower to fight addiction, get in shape or to be a better parent. Willpower only worked for a short time. An individual needed to change the “autopilot”, which is the way a person thinks. The way you think affects the way you feel and the way you feel affects the way you act. The battle starts in the mind.
Dr Oz: Daniel Diet Plan
The Daniel Plan is named after Daniel in the bible. Daniel was trained to be a ruler in the court even though he was Jewish. He was allowed to eat at the king’s table. Daniel wanted to honor God by eating good foods. Daniel created a contest with the kings. The kings ate rich foods while Daniel ate healthy foods. In the end, Daniel was much healthier than the kings. Pastor Warren wanted people to realize that The Daniel Plan is not a diet, it’s for long term. Dr Oz had Pastor Warren step into The Truth Tube. Two months ago, Pastor Warren weighed 290 lbs. Today he is 264 lbs.