christian weight loss books
Weight loss is a struggle many people face.  Though the Bible doesn’t specifically talk about weight loss, there are numerous passages that talk about food, dietary practices, gluttony, discipline, self-control, eating clean food, cooking food, and specific foods.
Christian authors have taken these Biblical passages and created meal plans, diets, and weight-loss programs to help people lose weight. If you’re looking for a weight-loss program based on Biblical principles, please check out these Christian weight loss books. Each of these Christian authors have struggled with weight issues; each of them wanted to share what worked for them with others in hopes of helping others achieve victory over food and weight the way they have.

Think and Eat Yourself Smart: A Neuroscientific Approach to a Sharper Mind and Healthier Life:

Science is starting to indicate that our thoughts and eating habits have a deep and complicated relationship. While our thoughts affect our food choices, digestive health, and brain health, many of us don’t give much thought to food beyond how it tastes and its basic nutritional content. In Think and Eat Smart, Dr. Caroline Leaf provides a wealth of information that will help you change your thinking and eating habits for the better. Dr. Leaf recognizes that every person is an individual and has unique needs. Instead of advocating for one specific solution, she shows you how you can change your thinking to impact your health. This book will help you develop a healthier mind, body, and spirit.

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life:

One afternoon when Pastor Rick Warren was baptizing people, he realized he needed to change. He announced that he needed to lose weight to his congregation and asked if anyone wanted to join him on his journey. Research indicates that two people who are trying to get healthier together lose twice as much weight as people who attempt to do it on their own.  The Daniel Plan is meant to be done within a supportive community and focuses on how faith, friends, food, fitness, and focus are connected. Meal plans and exercise options are provided in the book to help you on your weight-loss journey.

Trim Healthy Mama:

Based on Biblical principles, Trim Health Mama will help you empower your entire family to shed weight and become healthier. The authors, Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, based Trim Healthy Mama off of trial and error and research. The plan advocates eliminating sugar from your diet, offering delicious alternatives to surgary foods. The authors show you how to use food to boost your metabolism. They offer food choices that fit into any hectic mom’s lifestyle. The plan is family-friendly and nutritionally sound for pregnant and nursing women, men, children, and individuals without any health or weight problems. You’ll find meal plans, a list of superfoods to eat, pantry stocking tips, time-saving tips, and lifestyle advice in this book. You’ll also find recipes in this book for every meal, snacks, and desserts as well as exercise plans. There are even exercise plans in this book for pregnant women.

Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study:

Taste for Truth allows you to focus on the Bible and health at the same time. This book is a guided Bible study that will help you shed the lies that lead to overeating and put on the truths that will help you want to eat with self-control.  Taste for Truth is a Bible study companion for I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies that Make You Eat).  I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies that Make You Eat) contains more than 150 Bible verses you can use to start conversations with God about food and life.

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food:

In this book, president of Proverbs 131 Ministries and author Lisa Terkeurst  guides you through a Bible study that will help you on your weight-loss journey. This book doesn’t contain a diet plan. Rather, it is meant to be a companion to whatever lifestyle plan you choose. Terkeurst  helps you realize that God made us to crave. However, we have replaced our craving for Him with physical pleasures, such as eating.  Made to Crave will help you want to make healthier lifestyle choices and develop a closer relationship with God. Additionally, you’ll learn how to make peace with the number on the scale and your body in this book.

Weight Loss, God’s Way: A Christian Devotional Guide to Lose Weight, Feel Great and Reflect God’s Glory:

Weight Loss, God’s Way is not a how-to book. Rather, it is a 21-day Bible study that teaches you spiritual truths regarding your weight-loss journey. Through the daily readings and exercises, you’ll learn the patterns that have kept you in bondage and the spiritual truths that will set you free. The book helps you shift your focus so that weight loss comes naturally through devotion to God and self-love rather than through endless diets that lead to self-loathing.

When you purchase Weight Loss, God’s Way, you’ll also receive free admission into the 21 Day Challenge where you can partner with the book’s author, Cathy Morenzie, to learn Biblical principles through video messages. You’ll also be able to join a private Facebook group where you can chat with the author and other women and receive support on your weight-loss journey. Support from a community of women is very beneficial in the pursuit of weight loss.

A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever:

Marianne Williamson, the author of A Course in Weight Loss, asserts that if you shed pounds from your body but do not change your thinking, you will retain the subconscious desire to regain that weight. The premise of this book is that you have forgotten your divine perfection and that this has confused your body and mind. The 21 spiritual lessons in this book help your mind regain its spiritual intelligence, which will help your body shed weight and keep it off. You’ll also learn how to change your relationship with your body from one of fear to one of love.

Hunger Within: A Biblical Approach to Weight Management:

According to Arthur W. Halliday, MD, and Judy Wardell Halliday, RN, authors of Hunger Within, we reach for food to try to satisfy the hungers of our souls. We all crave acceptance, intimacy, and security, and when we do not receive them, we reach for food instead. In their book, the Hallidays encourage you to allow God to satisfy the hungers of your soul.

The Eden Diet:

Unlike other diet plans, the Eden diet doesn’t require you to cut any type of food out of your life. Instead, the book encourages eating everything, including sweets, in moderation. You’ll learn how to identify physical and emotional hunger, how to cope with emotional hunger, and how to fight temptation in this book. The author, Dr. Rita Hancock, studied nutrition and psychology extensively and shares her own weight loss struggles with you. Additionally, she includes scriptures from the Bible regarding the topic of weight loss to help you on your journey. Dr. Handcock also teaches you how to utilize prayer to garner willpower from God to keep the weight off once you lose it.

Bod4God: Twelve Weeks to Lasting Weight Loss:

Pastor Steve Reynolds was always overweight. In the first grade, he weighed over 100 pounds. After playing football in high school and college, he promised himself that he would never run laps or exercise again. He kept that promise to himself, and he weighed 340 pounds at his heaviest for several years. After losing over 100 pounds and helping countless others shed weight, he wrote Bod4God to help even more people shed weight and keep it off.

Steve covers the four keys that have opened the doors of health and fitness for him and others in this book. He also shows churches how they can impact their congregations’ and communities’ health by holding, “Losing to Live, “events, such as team-driven fitness campaigns and weight-loss competitions.

If you’re looking for a inspiring, God-centered book that discusses the Bible and health with regards to losing weight, please check out these Christian weight loss books. Losing weight is a challenge, but with these inspirational books and God’s help, you can succeed.

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