The number of people on diets in the United States, and dieters typically make four to five attempts per year: 108 million
The percentage of customers consuming weight-loss products and services who are female: 85%
The number of people with morbid obesity in the United States who had bariatric surgery in 2009: 220,000
While these statistics offer some undigestible food for thought, the obesity rate in the United States continues to climb.
Perhaps there is a correlation to the obesity epidemic and growing pocket books of the weight loss industry “experts” and the newfound fad diets, pills, powders, cleanses and programs?
I don’t know about you, sunshine, but I’d say something’s not jiving.
But I do know that when you get to the root of any problem, virus, or disease, it is then you can find a solution and treat it, often times experiencing lifelong healing.
Chemotherapy offers a specific cocktail of drugs to treat cancer.
Vaccines prevent the body from contracting fatal diseases.
Antibiotics eradicate a virus from infecting the body.
From my personal experience (and all of the clients I work with,) once I got to the “why” of my eating habits and replaced my negative, self-sabotaging thoughts with God’s promises and a desire to please Him more than my sweet tooth, I treated the causes, rather than finding another quick fix to keep me on the yo-yo gain/loss cycle. I’ve maintained 120+lbs. weight loss and no longer fall into temptation of the latest trends, fads, programs or procedures.
So what about you, sunshine?
How many infomercials have you made an impulse buy?
How many intense bootcamp programs have you enrolled?
Have you considered or consulted with a doctor for bariatric surgery?
Which was the last trend du jour that offered a lose-weigh-and-feel-great-promise and perhaps even a money back guarantee?
Doctors may heal and programs may offer weight loss for a while, but only God can make you whole.
If you are interested in learning about how I help women make long-term lifestyle transformations using God’s Word as our guide, please book a call to chat. I’d love to share how He’s helped me and many others surrender our health to His hands.