Top Ten Christian Weight Loss Programs 

Although the Bible does not address the topic of weight loss specifically, you will find dozens of references to food, eating, self-control, gluttony, discipline, and dietary practices.

There are passages on eating clean food, buying food, cooking food, permitted food, forbidden food, and passages on specific foods such as bread, cream, stews, drinks, honey, cheese, and butter.

Given that the Bible has so much to say about food, we at Weight Loss, God’s Way, as well as many other wonderful ministries, have used these passages to develop diets, programs, and meal plans, basing them on the biblical principles found in these passages to help others lose weight and incorporate a Christian way of life to enhance their spiritual well-being, as well as, their physical well-being.

Here is a brief summary of the top ten Christian weight loss programs. They are not in any specific order.


The Daniel Plan –
This popular Christian weight loss program focuses on what they call “The Essentials,” which is Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends. Each of these areas is connected to each other, and it is necessary for a participant to be active in these areas in order to succeed in creating a healthy lifestyle. You can eat any kind of food in this program as long as it is a natural whole food, not a man-made, processed food. The key to success is Faith and Friends because people benefit more when they are making healthy lifestyle changes with a supportive group of friends and fellow Christian believers.

The Daniel Fast –
This program is much different than the Daniel Plan in that it is a 21-day vegan detox diet. The Daniel Fast is not necessarily a weight loss program, although you will lose some weight, nor is it a lifestyle changing program. The goal of this program is for you to feel a deeper spiritual commitment to God as you cleanse your mind, body, and soul through sacrifice, prayer, and daily Bible reading.

The Maker’s Diet –
The Maker’s Diet focuses on eating organic fruit, vegetables, meats, and grains with fasting one day during the week. You will also be avoiding toxins, such as water and toothpaste with fluoride, and limiting exposure to devices with electromagnetic fields such as cell phones, microwaves, and X-rays. Since this program is partly based on Jewish dietary practices, it eliminates eating any pork or shellfish. This program is designed to help people lose weight over a 40-day period, and it is also intended to be a change in lifestyle.

Take Back Your Temple –
The focus of TBYT is more on the spiritual and emotional side of Christian weight loss. This program centers around God, or the Great Physician, to heal emotional hurts that may have a negative impact on your diet. TBYT offers classes on prayer and eliminating binge-eating. The program also offers small group study where you can get together with other TBYT participants and help each other develop healthy eating habits, help with your weight loss, and grow in your faith.

First Place 4 Health –
First Place 4 Health focuses almost entirely on the spiritual and emotional side of weight loss. This program addresses the emotional needs of the whole person which includes Bible study, prayer, scripture memory, and small group support and accountability. There is a lot of information on healthy eating along with recipes, but it doesn’t say much about fitness or exercise.

Victory Steps for Women –
This is a weight loss program that directly targets the faith and health needs of women. Victory Steps for Women is designed to help women let go of depression and develop healthy eating habits. You are offered a coach to assist in your weight loss the right way and to help you use the power of God to overcome compulsive eating and depression. The program focuses on healthy eating, exercising, and praying and studying the Bible effectively.

The Eden Diet –
This program will teach you how to eat only when you are physically hungry, not emotionally hungry. According to the Eden Diet, you will be able to lose weight by eating anything you want, including junk food, by learning how to balance your emotional desires for sweets with your physical instincts for healthy food. You will also be shown how to beat mindless eating habits by gaining willpower through the power of God and prayer.

The Hallelujah Diet –
The Hallelujah Diet focuses on a biblical, vegan plant-based diet where 85% of the food you eat should be eaten in its raw natural state. This program recommends the use of supplements because the foods we consume today are less nutritious than they once were because of pollution, toxins, and pesticides. This diet is used to revive the natural self-healing power of the body by consuming enzyme-rich raw foods that are beneficial to the body at the cellular level.

Bod4God –
Bod4God will show you how to honor God with your body through lifestyle changes that will help you with weight loss, exercise effectively, and build a support team to help you stay motivated. The key to this program is committing your body to God’s glory to forever change your life. Bod4God allows you to create your own personal plan that you can follow, and if your church is involved in this program, you can set up weight loss competitions and team challenges.

Weight Loss, God’s Way –
This program has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of women to date. It is an online program that puts an emphasis on permanent weight loss through partnering with the Holy Spirit. Weight Loss, God’s Way begins with a 21-Day Challenge where you will learn that your strength comes from the Lord, and how faith and health strategies can keep you from sabotaging your weight loss goals. This is merely the beginning as subsequent courses bring you closer to God and to releasing the beliefs, mindsets, emotions, and spiritual bondage that naturally brings you into alignment with God's vision for you—and weight loss becomes an extension of that. Ongoing support, a robust Christian community, and ample weight loss tools from workout videos and meal plans, to plans on how to tackle those tricky holidays roundout this all-encompassing program. Register today at


P.S. if you are tired of circling the same mountain over and over and want a Christ-centered approach to lasting weight loss without feeling guilty, deprived, or overwhelmed, be sure to sign up for our video course program right away at



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1 year ago

I am so tired if circling that same D mountain I could cry

Arlo Henderson
1 year ago

This is a great list. My company is a weight loss coaching program that gets to the internal struggle over food. We tell our clients that the firs rule God us was about food. But it was how we heard it that hurt us not what I believe he said. We believe that we were told that of all of the trees of the garden and other plants we could freely eat including the tree of life. However there was one tree that leads to death. If you can avoid it you will have access to the other trees and… Read more »

1 year ago

Try Thin Within

Sally Hue
Sally Hue
3 years ago

The Eden Diet – didn’t work…sucks

Cheska J
Cheska J
5 years ago

I was keen into looking for a weight loss program suitable for me, which makes me stumbling across this list is really timely! I haven’t really thought of a weight loss program that includes faith based principles but it is really something to look into. Thank you for compiling such a useful list!