Dieting does not work, according to popular knowledge and research. A landmark UCLA study (2007) said “People on diets typically lose 5 to 10 percent of their starting weight in the first six months… However, at least one-third to two-thirds of people on diets regain more weight than they lost within four or five years, and the true number may well be significantly higher.”
A new Bible study, Worship God! And Praise Away the Pounds! (Redemption Press 2017), provides help for those struggling with food-related issues by looking beyond diets to matters of the heart. Tonya Williamson, a health and wellness facilitator, and biblical counselor, who was obese, felt convicted for how she was treating her body and ruining her testimony. As she learned God’s eating plan, she was delivered from the bondage of diets, and found permanent health, wellness, and freedom in Christ. “I’ve gone from being an eating machine who once was controlled by food to a person who submits to the authority of the Holy Spirit and desires to eat appropriately.”
This ten-week study for groups and individuals weaves spiritual and scientific truths that, when applied, can lead the reader to making choices that please God. Williamson, a health educator with a master’s degree in education, shares biblical principles to help readers achieve the lasting health and spiritual growth that diet plans and solutions cannot sustain. As a health and wellness educator, Williamson has been a workshop facilitator for the University of Missouri Extension’s “Steps to a Healthier You,” “Kids in the Kitchen,” and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services “Chronic Disease Self-Management Program”.
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Company Name: Redemption Press
Contact Person: Author Tonya Williamson
Country: United States