If religion is a significant part of your life, a faith based weight loss approach may be helpful in achieving weight-loss goals. Use the suggestions below to consider whether your faith can offer you meaningful opportunities. Especially for achieving weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.
How does faith based weight loss work?
Weight loss that is faith based usually focuses on overall care for your body. This especially includes concepts of moderation and discipline.
Using religious concepts can help make learning about weight loss and committing to weight loss more meaningful for you. Faith-based weight loss will help you combine your love of learning about the Bible and religion with your weight loss goals. These can help improve both your motivation and the ease with which you undertake steps to weight loss.
Faith based weight loss programs are inexpensive
Weight loss programs that are faith based are frequently less expensive or free when religious organizations sponsor the programs. If your place of worship does not have a faith based weight loss program they recommend or have incorporated into their programming. Consider suggesting to your board that such a program be included.
Activities are part of the church community
Weight loss can be encouraged by participating in religious outings based on charity goals. Some of these include walkathons or 5K runs that are sponsored for various groups. If your organization does not have such charity-based exercise opportunities presented to their members, consider suggesting a specific exercise-based charity fundraiser.
Practicing weight loss is similar to attending service
Consider the disciplines you’ve undertaken for your religion whether it’s attending services at various times or wearing certain clothing or even practicing various dietary restraints and capitalize on the positive feelings you get from discipline as your focus for incorporating stricter eating and exercise habits for yourself.
Make eating health part of your faith
Encourage religious get-togethers or pot lunches to serve healthier foods rather than traditional high-calorie foods.
If you host meals for religious occasions, consider posting ingredients and calories along with food allergy information as a courtesy for guests.
Online alternatives to faith based support
Consider online options for faith based weight loss support if you are not currently a member of a religious organization.
Consider downloading audio that you’d like to listen to that is faith-based and reserve your listening only to times you’re at the gym so that you’ll find yourself looking forward to your workouts.
Look into additional reading
Expand your religious reading to include concepts about self-respect and values that are movement based. Such as admonishments against being idle in order to further reinforce your religious and weight loss progress.
Join an active church group
Join an exercise group that incorporates prayer into the exercise routine rather than more general periods of meditation.
Make your faith a reason to get out and be active
Use your religious beliefs as an opportunity to get out and move whether it’s volunteering or visiting the sick or helping someone paint their home.
Seek guidance from the church in the form of fellowship
Take advantage of the life coaching aspects of faith based weight loss groups. Instead of an endless focus on food, recipes or even calories, by their nature faith-based weight loss programs offer meaningful tips that can help keep you motivated or improve your outlook or even understand why prior efforts at weight loss haven’t worked permanently.
Faith based weight loss is a great tool to start using
Faith-based weight loss programs and practices can be a great way to take your current lifestyle and make adjustments to help it incorporate your weight loss goals. Use the tips above to consider whether your faith can provide the key for you to achieve your weight-loss goals.
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