Does God wants us to be thin? What’s up with the biblical based diet trend?
The Daniel diet is popular with evangelical Protestants, who use it to kick-start New Year’s resolutions and lose weight (in a faithful way). The 20,000 strong Saddleback Church, along with its pastor Rick Warren, promotes a version of the diet called “The Daniel Plan.” Warren was inspired to develop the plan when he noticed many new members undergoing baptism were overweight.
Many religions have traditions of fasting as well as food prohibitions. But don’t confuse them with weight loss initiatives.