Weight Loss Tips

  1. Don’t go on a diet - change your lifestyle!
  2. Eat a good breakfast
    • Large breakfasts set your metabolism and help you burn more calories throughout your day.
  3. Stop snacking
    • Don’t eat between meals, even if it is a “healthy snack”
    • Only drink water between meals and cut out the juice and soft drinks
    • If you are hungry and it’s not mealtime, drink water. It will calm your hunger and not give you any calories
  4. Eat mainly unprocessed, unrefined foods (fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains)
  5. Reduce fat intake (switch to natural fats such as nuts, olives, avocados)
  6. Drink more water (1 ounce for every 2 pounds you weigh)
  7. Exercise daily (30-50 minutes at moderate intensity—can talk but cannot sing)
  8. No harmful substances (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, etc.)
  9. Eat regular meals—same time daily, regulate your portions, eat slowly and enjoy! Breakfast large, lunch medium, supper light (or not at all). A small (or no) supper 3-4 hours before going to bed helps prevent you from converting the calories directly into fat.
  10. Trust in God for help! Only He can help you to be truly successful.
  11. Set a goal for how much weight you want to lose and stick with it until you lose it! Plan on only losing ½ to 1 pound a week, and only weigh yourself once a week, not more.
  12. Tell several people that you are losing weight and keep them informed about how it is going
  13. Get an exercise partner and/or eating partner to keep you accountable
  14. Ask yourself:
    • Is it the right time to eat?
    • Is it healthy for me?
    • Is it the right amount?
  15. Avoid artificial sweeteners!
    • Artificial sweetener users are more likely to gain weight over time, have increased desire for sweets and increased hunger

“Those who put their trust in Christ are not to be enslaved by any hereditary or cultivated habit or tendency. Instead of being held in bondage to the lower nature, they are to rule every appetite and passion. God has not left us to battle with evil in our own finite strength. Whatever may be our inherited or cultivated tendencies to wrong, we can overcome through the power that He is ready to impart.”

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57