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I Found a Healthy, Safe and Effective Weight Loss Plan that Fits My Size

Updated on May 6, 2011
"I have metal fillings in my teeth.  My refrigerator magnets keep pulling me into the kitchen.  That's why I can't lose weight"
"I have metal fillings in my teeth. My refrigerator magnets keep pulling me into the kitchen. That's why I can't lose weight"

I had learned from working in the Weight Loss Industry for four years that a “one size fits all” diet does not work. Although, I have not been in the Industry for over five years, I am intrigued by the fact that the Weight Loss Industry has a 96% failure rate and continues to flourish and rake in $45 billion dollars a year of our hard earned money. How can this be! Lets first look at some facts and then I will share with you what I have found.

Some Alarming Facts

  • more than 76% of Americans are now overweight.

  • more than 27% of us are “officially” obese (more than 20% overweight)

  • childhood and teen obesity have nearly tripled – in a single decade.

  • Obesity has now replaced heart disease as America’s number one health problem.

We have now spent more than $45 billion a year on Diet Industry “solutions” and this is what we have to show for all our time, money, and effort:

  • An appalling 96% of America’s weight loss efforts end in failure.

  • We gain back a heartbreaking 95% of the pounds we do manage to lose.

  • In fact, we often gain back more than we lost.

Now, as presented to me “any other industry with a 96% failure rate would be forced to admit that they just don’t have a clue to what works. But not the Diet Industry.”

Hear This Important Message

There is an amazing “Healing Revelation” in a healthy, safe, and effective weight loss plan called “Weight Loss God’s Way” developed by Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD. Although, four months ago I was not looking for a weight loss plan I did come upon this site through an affiliate network. The name “Weight Loss God’s Way” was interesting enough for me to click on, read, and sign up to receive the newsletter. Dr. Frank, as he is known by his clients has set up a healthy, safe, and effective weight loss plan for making permanent changes on the inside, so the root causes of your behaviors that do not support you will be eliminated forever, replaced with healthy beliefs and attitudes and your behaviors that do support you will naturally follow for healthy, safe, and effective weight loss. In other words, the underlying cause of weight loss failure is … our own self-sabotaging beliefs, says Dr. Frank. Dr. Frank found 2 sources that could provide him with truthful information on successful behavior change for lasting weight loss. Those 2 sources are:

  • Real clinical weight loss studies conducted by real research scientists (and not by people who “play on tv” or who were trying “to sell” him anything).
  • The Bible. This one took Dr. Frank by complete surprise.

“When scripture and science agree about anything, who will be foolish enough to ignore the message?”

First: What the Clinical Research Revealed

(There have been 47 studies involving more than 14,700 people over periods of up to 16 years.) The breakthrough that finally opened the doors to a healthy, safe, and effective weight loss plan was this discovery:

  • approximately 20–25% of weight loss success comes from eating the right foods in the right amounts.
  • Another 10-15% of success is the result of getting appropriate exercise.
  • But an astonishing 60-70% of your success depends on the unseen root cause of any weight problem.

So, if you had the best diet and exercise equipment, you would have only part of the solution to healthy, safe, and effective weight loss. The most important ingredient is the 60-70% correction of the unseen root cause.

Second: What the Bible Revealed

“God had given us the keys to Weight Loss success 2000 years before science had a clue”. In Dr. Frank’s surprise of searching for a healthy, safe, and effective weight loss plan he says “Truly, God works in mysterious ways. Who would have imagined that the life-changing secrets of safe and permanent weight loss would be found “hiding” in a 2000-year-old-book? But there was One who knew.” “But now, at last, the truth will set you free.” In Dr. Frank’s “Four Success Factors” outlined in his success program “Weight Loss God’s Way” are the same “Four Success Factors” that are identified in the Bible – all in one place, and in the same order.

Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD
Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD

About Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA DD

In his own words...

"First, I'm a real person, just like you. The people who decide to work with me do so because they find me to be extremely down to earth. They tell me that's why they can relate to me, and why - as a team - we get such great results.

My first 'formal' credential is a graduate degree in clinical psychology, and I have practiced as a licensed psychotherapist. I no longer care to operate in today's complicated 'managed care' environment. That's one reason I went 'independent.'

I also hold a Doctor of Divinity in Holistic Theology, which reflects my strong interest in the spiritual aspect of who we humans are, and the need to involve body, mind, and spirit in all healing processes.

I have been coaching people for more than a decade on such subjects as weight loss, healthy relationships, and personal / spiritual growth. My mission as a coach is to help people discover the truth, and to help them identify and remove the barriers to their own success. It's not hard to do, and it's often fun. It's also extremely rewarding and even life-changing.

I've written a number of books on the subjects I like to coach on:

• 111 Thing Every Woman Must Know About Men

• Love's Fatal Illusions

• The 7 Hidden Secrets of Struggle-Free Weight Loss

• Weight Loss God's Way

But my 'real' qualifications are my decades of experience at learning how we humans operate, and the time I've spent working with all the remarkable people I've met." Dr. Frank B. Smoot

And Finally

Earlier I mentioned that I receive Dr. Frank's newsletters. After reading his material for four months, I feel that this program is a healthy, safe, and effective approach to weight loss and a program that would be right for me. I made the choice to download the “Weight Loss God’s Way” success package, not mainly for the Weight Loss but for Dr. Frank’s no nonsense, enriching and eye opening approach to changing behaviors that will help me in all areas of my life and as an added bonus, healthy, safe, and effective weight loss for I could stand to lose 15-20 lbs. I will be writing about my experiences along the way as I begin to dig in to Dr. Frank’s program. I understand that trying to lose weight around the holidays is not a good idea at all. That would only set me up for sure failure. But as I read the introduction to the program, Dr. Frank does not allow you to discuss food or exercise for the first 3 weeks on the program. “Weight Loss God’s Way” begins with reading, absorbing and understanding some very important ideas to help change behaviors, and that I need. I am not surprised that I could not find links to support what clinical research and the bible have revealed. (60-70% of your success depends on the unseen root cause of any weight problem). So "Weight Loss God's Way" will "stand the test of time" as it quietly creates success stories all across the globe. I would love to hear about your thoughts of this program, your own weight loss stories and also your thoughts about the weight loss industry if you have any. Please feel free to comment below.

The Interview With God

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

"So you would like to interview me?" God asked.

"If you have the time" I said.

God smiled. "My time is eternity." "What questions do you have in mind for me?"

"What surprises you most about humankind?"

God answered... "That they get bored with childhood, they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again."

"That they lose their health to make money...and then lose their money to restore their health."

"That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future."

"That they live as if they will never die, and die as though they had never lived."

God's hand took mine and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked..."As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?'

"To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved."

"To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others."

"To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness."

"To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love, and it can take many years to heal them."

"To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most but is one who needs the least."

"To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings."

"To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently."

"To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves."

"Thank you for your time," I said humbly.

"Is there anything else you would like your children to know?"

God smiled and said, "Just know that I am here...always."

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      6 years ago

      A diet plan from God himself? This, I need to know more about. I keep a list of the top 3 effective diets which are approved by the FDA.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from MA, USA

      Sandy if you are skeptical as I was then I would suggest getting on Dr. Franks email list as I did and you will learn so much more about his amazing program. And yes, he is for real and yes his program does work! I am proof :)

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      9 years ago

      are you guys for real, does this weight loss thing really work?

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks and Congrats to you Sofia. I love walking and I am hooked too. Thanks for the visit and comments.

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      Sofia Clark 

      9 years ago

      Great post. Thanks!

      My weight loss plan includes walking at least 5 days a week. I also use a supplement to help me suppress my appetite. Since I started this plan 90 days ago, I have lost over 20 pounds and have managed to keep the weight off.

      Walking has become my favorite pastime. I walk at least 4 miles each day. I like the new me. Try walking -- you'll get hooked!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi leogonzales, I'm glad you found this hub helpful. Thanks for commenting.

    • leogonzales154 profile image


      9 years ago

      Hi Dottie, this is a very interesting article that you have, although I am not an American since all of the studies that you have shown was based on American, but this is really a big help..

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from MA, USA

      You are welcome prasetio. Thanks for stopping by.

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      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice hub. thanks for great information

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Great is always easier to stick with and attain your goals in the company of good friends. It is soo good to have the support of one another as we move forward in the New Year and it's going to be a good one...I feel it in the air! Love and Hugs to you my friends :) Be Blessed!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      HI dayzeebee, I'm with you on this one. We can join you Dottie. :-) Hahaha

    • dayzeebee profile image


      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello Dottie, Yes Michelle told me about this hub and yes this sounds interesting. I guess it's time for me to surf around Dr Franks's work so I can start shedding those extra pounds! LOL. Have a great weekend ...hugs:)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      As long as I am inspired, I seem to be able to squeeze in the writing in between work and rehearsals and family responsibilities. LOL There are some hub ideas going on in my mind right now and since it is a Sunday, I better put them into a draft before it gets lost in the air. Hope all is well with you. :-)

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Michelle for your words of encouragement. I sure wish I could see you dancing around or to watch you perform in Aprils show. If it is meant to be, you will have the time to write more hubs and articles but I am simply amazed at how much you did write between hubpages and your website and blogs this past month or two. I am proud of you too! Happy New Year, Sis!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Dottie, this sounds really interesting. I'm going to share to Daisy about this too. Congratulations for no longer smoking! Yay, keep it up sis. I am proud of you. I'm dancing again now esp since we have rehearsals four times a week for our upcoming show on April. So it is good for me. Gosh, I do hope I can still have time to write hubs and articles. Happy New Year Sis. Take care...

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi Michelle, I use to be chubbier too until I went through the program that is mentioned here "Weight Loss God's Way".  This program was so intensive that I stopped coming to hubpages for 4 months so I could concentrate on the program.  I lost all the weight I wanted plus a few more so that I could apply the same principles to quit the bad habit of smoking that I picked up when I was 13 yrs. old.  Now because I haven't smoked almost 6 months I have gained some weight back to which I am working on the principles again for weight loss.   It can be  battle but we can be winners! Ya Hoo! :) 

      Thank you for stopping by, as always, you know I love your visits!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Dottie, I used to be really skinny. My mom always complained how thin I was. So all my life, I wanted to grow big. Until one day, I drank this herbal medicines and I started growing. Until my hips became J.Lo size 38. I was shocked and had to reduce again. I'm chubbier than I was before. Hahah I like it actually because having more meat looks good on me. But I believe I need to work on my love handles. Hahahha

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Cristina. The bible surely is rich on principles for healthy living. Here's one I love. first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33) If we can just learn to let go of what we are holding on to, God will let go of what He is holding for us. Imagine that!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      11 years ago from Manila

      Great hub. Truly the Bible is very rich on principles for healthy living.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Earth Angel for the very kind words. It is simply mind boggling to see whats going on in this industry and I've had enough. I am shorter than you and weigh more. (5'1" - 140). I have not weighed myself for about 7 months so I am guessing. My scales batteries died and decided to stay off the scale for awhile. But now that I'm starting this program that will have to change soon. lol Many blessings to you. Dottie

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      Earth Angel 

      11 years ago

      What a lovely blessing to share this Season Dottie1!! Thank you so much!! I am familiar with the awful weight loss/gain statistics!! I worked for WW for 13 years when I was younger!! And although I maintain at about 5'3" and 120, it is a constant hour by hour battle!! Thank you so much for a wonderful Hub!! Blessings to you and yours this Season!! Earth Angel!!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from MA, USA

      blessedmommy, God really does take care of us. It took me way too many years to find that out but I'm sure glad I did. Thanks for the thumbs up!

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      Carisa Gourley 

      11 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

      God really took care of us when His Book was written!  It's too bad when we really do have a book that contains all the answers that it's often the last place we look.  I love your hub and I'll be checking more into Dr. Franks's findings.  Thanks so much and thumbs up for you!


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