I am not going to get into all of the details here (but I will during an upcoming podcast), but this past week I ran into a long-time acquaintance at the gym. 

She nearly spontaneously combusted into tears within minutes of our greeting.

She ugly-cried right there on the gym floor as she wept two-year’s worth of pain and frustration over her weight–“I’ve yo-yo’ed 50 pounds! Seriously, Frannie–up and down 50.lbs! I have nearly 10 sizes of clothes in my closet…”

She listed her numerous attempts at losing weight:

  • Keto
  • Shakeology
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Juice cleanses
  • Detoxes
  • Apple cider vinegar shots and pills
And I can’t remember the rest, but sadly, there were more…
I attentively listened to her.
I empathized with her, as I’ve been “there” and can still “go there” at times…
I validated her worth beyond these diets.

I prayed with her. (Isn’t it amazing how God can use even a crowded gym floor as a mission field!?!)

 Upon our departure, I was compassionately angry–not at her, but at the enemy’s ploys to kill this sweet friend’s enjoyment of life and lure her into an ongoing cycle of pain and frustration! Oh, how the enemy has fed her lies which she’s now adopted as beliefs. 

She’s not alone.
As I shared, I can still get tangled in his traps.

What about you, friend?
Does any of this resonate?

If you’ve been on a yo-yo cycle of diet exhaustion, I’d love to hear from you. 

Simply comment down below  with which you have tried.
Feel free to use the list above or share others and any insights that would be helpful to address.

I am on a mission to end diet trends and your feedback will help.
I appreciate you!

P.S. Many exciting things are happening on the Shine with Frannie Show–including weekly guests! I’ve added prospective dream guests to my vision board and have been drafting pitches and doing research, but I would LOVE your insights; if you have any suggestions for future guests, feel free to share!