This book can be used in tandem with the original book as a group Bible study, individual guide, or both...
Skipping straight to a diet is going to eventually lead you right back to where you started. Everyone is excited about a new diet in the beginning. Then old behaviors and doubts start to surface by week two or three. This 7-week program differs from others because it tackles these recurring issues that fad diets do not address. Our hearts, minds, and bodies change as we take each day to gain momentum and overcome recurring strongholds.The first weeks start off with sound nutrition advice followed by exercise tips that will actually work with your efforts to lose weight instead of work against them. The latter weeks dive deeper into recurring emotional strongholds that many people are struggling with when it comes to their weight. All of this is encompassed in biblical encouragement, resulting in you having more energy to fulfill your God-given calling.
This is mostly the SAME information covered in the original book. However, in this case, the program is broken down into DAILY-BITE-SIZED biblical reflection and action items to focus your efforts for the next seven weeks. For those of you who are podcast listeners, you can also listen to the daily message referenced in that day's readings for reinforcement.
This book works best in tandem with the original book since the complete program, referenced in this guide and podcasts (including all charts), is located in the book, Faith Vs. Weight: Magnifying the Glory of God by Reclaiming Your Energy to Serve the Kingdom
HERE ARE SOME OF THE LATEST PROGRAM TESTIMONIALS:
“So far on the Faith Vs. Weight program, I have lost 35 pounds! My husband has lost 45 pounds! And we are still counting!” —SB & GB
“Maria’s book and podcasts were inspirational and catalysts to starting my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I learned that I can rely on and expect help from the Holy Spirit in a new and individualized way. Not only did I lose 12 pounds in 6 weeks, I also learned that I did not have to rely on self-effort. Praise God for Maria’s passion and love to use her gifts to reach others for His glory!” —LBD
“I went to my primary care doctor this week, which I see every 6 months, and she was really surprised. I was down 22 pounds. She asked me what I did. I told her she needs to share this with all of her clients.” —BC
“I had a very hard time eating all the food. I’m not hungry! And that is amazing. I am listening to my Bible verses almost every day. I’m praying every day. I feel so much more alive.” —SB