Weight Loss: 8 Ways to Surrender Your Diet to God

The Atkins diet. The Mediterranean diet. The Keto diet. Fasting. You’ve probably tried everything, but it’s just been so difficult to keep the weight off and it’s been such an emotional burden. Losing weight is an intense challenge, so why do it by yourself?

There are just a few daily choices someone can take to start their journey toward healing. Decide each day to accept this challenge for change. Accept the challenge to make these daily choices— realizing success is just a choice away.

Life is a series of choices, therefore…

  1. I choose to give control of my life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. I choose to change my eating through the power of Christ within me.
  3. I choose to live to please God, not to please my appetite.
  4. I choose to make wise choices when tempted to eat unwisely.
  5. I choose to make right choices when tempted to eat excessively.
  6. I choose to glorify God with how I treat my body.
  7. I choose to focus not on food but on faithfulness to the Lord in my life.
  8. I choose to let God be my God—not to let food be my god.

Although I’ve failed in the past, with God’s help I don’t have to fail in the future!

“My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.”
(Psalm 73:26)

“Whether you eat or drink or whatever you
do, do it all for the glory of God.”
(1 Corinthians 10:31)

Want to learn more about how to combine your weight loss goals with your faith? Check out June Hunt’s Overeating, a biblical counseling book on dieting and losing weight!

Overeating: Freedom From Food Fixation [Hope For The Heart Series]

Whether you are personally struggling with overeating or you know someone who is, this 96-page book offers you key information on the causes, effects, and practical solution for compulsive eating. It answers key questions, such as

  • Am I depressed because I overeat? Or do I overeat because I’m depressed?
  • Why is it so hard for me to resist the urge to eat?
  • Is it wrong to reward myself with food?
  • What daily choices can I make to bring change?

Are you tempted to “super-size it” at the drive-thru? Maybe you prefer late-night snacking while everyone else is asleep. If we’re honest, many would have to admit that we often eat too much! After personally counseling people struggling with compulsive eating disorders for 30 years, June Hunt has seen firsthand what it takes to overcome the urge to overeat and to conquer food fixation. She invites you to experience the freedom, energy, and joy that come from running to God (not to food) for comfort.

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Recommended resource for pastors, church leaders, youth leaders, children’s ministry leaders, parents, concerned friends and family members.

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