- Diet & Weight Loss
Losing Weight the Healthy Way by First Renewing the Mind
First Things First
Now that clinical research has revealed that an astonishing 60-70% of any weight loss success depends on the unseen root cause, it seems reasonable to me to begin a weight loss program with the most important ingredient for success by first making permanent changes on the inside so the root causes of why we eat too much or don’t exercise enough is identified and corrected. Eliminating behaviors and renewing the mind with healthy beliefs and attitudes will set us up for a win win situation when it comes time for the second step in losing weight the healthy way and that is to eat the right foods in the right amounts (which is approximately 20-25% of weight loss success) and then getting the appropriate exercise (10-15% of weight loss success). Renewing the mind will help us come face to face with our own reality and not the way of our culture with steady degeneration of health, personal, and moral values. We need to understand our own root causes and why we are where we are, what beliefs and attitudes we hold that keep us consistently failing 96% of the time at our weight loss efforts only to regain 95% of our weight back and then some. We need to make the necessary changes first and that is within our own minds.
The Top 10 Ways Americans "Try" to Lose Weight
2. count calories
3. take pills to speed up metabolism
4. take diet drugs
5. eat low-calorie foods
7. buy gym memberships
8. use exercise equipment
9. buy specialty foods
10. surgically remove weight
All 10 of these ways are focused on something physical and we now know from scientific studies and biblical revelations that the root cause is not physical but from our own self destructive underlying beliefs. Our beliefs determine our behaviors and our weight. Most of our self-destructive beliefs operate at an unconscious level so we need to learn how to expose them by way of renewing the mind. One researcher explained the problem this way: “trying to lose weight through diet and exercise is like trying to get rid of dandelions with a lawn mower. You may get temporary results but until you solve the problem at its root, it just keeps coming back”. This is a good example of why we need to renew the mind for losing weight the healthy way so we can get to the problem at the deepest level where it matters most. The symptoms of our weight problems are showing up in our stomach, butt, and thighs but in eliminating the symptoms and not the underlying root cause we will continue to fail at permanent weight loss like 96% of Americans who keep failing time and time again. When will we learn!
A Biblical Approach to Permanently Losing Weight The Healthy Way
In the bible it says to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well…(Matthew 6:33). Jesus himself told us this because he knew the real solutions to our worldly problems were not found in the physical but in the non-physical realm or at the subconscious level. And so it is within our own minds whether our success or failure in losing weight the healthy way will ultimately be determined.
In the success program called “Weight Loss God’s Way”, Dr. Frank B. Smoot says that we need to understand that the beliefs and attitudes we picked up so long ago from the world are the true source of our weight problems right now and that our weight problem will continue to be a problem until we can identify and replace our self-sabotaging beliefs”. He has written and explains that “we were born to win but programmed to fail” and that we were created by God to do good works on this earth which were laid out in advance (see Ephesians 2:10-16). But since the first day we got here, the world has been conspiring to keep us from discovering our true purpose, and from claiming and enjoying the vibrant spirit, the peaceful mind, and the healthy body God intended us to have. Dr. Frank tells us that our job is to literally renew our mind for losing weight the healthy way – first by letting go of the worldly notion that our weight problem is a physical problem with a physical solution – then by getting rid of the unhealthy, self-sabotaging beliefs and attitudes that are the real root cause of our unhealthy behaviors. He explains in his program that “it is not what we eat but what is eating us”. This is exactly why I have chosen to do the “Weight Loss God’s Way” success program by Dr. Frank B. Smoot. His approach for losing weight the healthy way by first renewing our minds makes way too much sense for me to ignore any longer.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
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