Christian Weight Loss Counseling
A lot of people across the United States are obsessed with food. Does it seem to you like you no longer have control over your how you eat? Whether you’re hungry or not, do you always find yourself eating something? You may have tried any number of diets only to gain back all of the weight you lost. If any of these things describe you, then it’s time for you to meet the Christian weight loss counselors of Santa Monica Christian Counseling. We will help you to regain control over your life in order to live a lifestyle that glorifies God and is characterized by health. The Bible refers to the body as a “temple of the Holy Spirit”, so it’s important for you to take care of it.
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Why Is Losing Weight A Struggle To So Many?
None of us live a perfect life. The struggles that we face may not be the same but we all know how to hide them from other people. However, our bodies are an exception. Struggles with weight are obvious to the people around us, even though they may not understand our internal battles.
At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we go beyond just starting up another diet plan. We also focus on helping you find healing as a person and bring out the hidden issues that contributed to your weight gain. We serve a God of mercy who loves and cares for his people.
There are people whose struggle with weight is medical in nature. It’s necessary to seek the advice of a doctor for a comprehensive medical exam. Should the diagnosis show you to be in good health and you still have struggles with your weight, our treatment will explore how the mental, spiritual, and emotional dimensions affect your weight.
Here are the most common emotional factors:
- Emotional stress
- Mid-life crises
- Thinking negatively about yourself
- Past trauma
- History of abuse
Christian weight loss counseling helps you find freedom from the emotional factors that make it difficult for you to lose weight. The counselors assigned in your case will encourage you to identify the factors that hinder you, such as the following:
- Medical and genetic factors
- Social and cultural influences
- Unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits
- Ignorance of healthy weight-loss methods
Christian counseling will help you lose weight and put in place a healthy lifestyle. Your counselor will help you discover the hidden factors that have been contributing to your weight problem and the reasons why you haven’t been able to successfully lose weight in the past. They will help you learn how to make better choices.
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How Important is a Healthy Weight?
Maintaining a weight that is healthy is necessary for us to be the people that God created us to be. The ideal weight for every person will depend on height, gender, genetics, food consumption, and physical exercise. If you’re worried about weight gain schedule a physical exam with your primary health care provider. Serious health problems can occur when one is overweight and remains that way.
The health risks related to obesity are serious:
- Reproductive Problems
- Sleep Apnea
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Metabolic Syndrome
- High Blood Pressure
- Coronary Heart Disease
Most people who want to take off a few pounds say that when they see their health improve, they are motivated to do even better. There is an increase in energy levels when you lose weight, you sleep better, and you look and feel at your best. Make sure you stay away from the “diet plan of the week”which promise rapid weight loss. Christian weight loss counseling shows you a better way to lose weight by changing the way you live life, on a step by step basis.
We Offer Lasting Solutions for Healthy Weight Loss
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness – 2 Peter 1:5-6
In order to achieve a lasting and positive change, every small step must be taken to reach the goal. Christ’s disciples demonstrated this belief by teaching people to move faith to faith, from righteousness to a greater righteousness – all by the gift of faith and the love of Christ. Everything happens step by step.
We, at Santa Monica Christian Counseling, are aware that the steps you make in achieving change are special and unique. The Christian weight loss counselor assigned in your case will help you develop a weight loss plan that is suited to your specific needs.
What are the Benefits of a Christian Approach to Weight Loss?
Have you noticed that most of the weight loss plans today involves strict diet regimens that can tend toward the bizarre, including trendy exercise routines that will more than likely permit you to regain all the weight?
At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we go above and beyond the call of duty. Aside from educating you on how to establish healthy habits, we offer solutions to the inner causes of your weight gain to reduce the possibility of regaining the weight.
Santa Monica Christian Counseling offers Christ-centered weight loss solutions that help you build a life that centers on God’s Word and the promise of healing through Jesus Christ. Focusing on food will never be able to satisfy our inner needs.
Our approach to weight loss includes:
- Establishing a lifestyle with Christ at the center
- Re-focusing your eyes on Christ
- Making the right choices for holistic health
- Prayer and Bible study
Focusing on God will result in a positive change in all areas of your life.
Eliminating old and harmful habits is necessary. Working on changing one choice at a time will lead you to create healthier habits promoting a holistic wellness of both body and spirit.
Applying Counseling and Faith to Achieve Holistic Wellness
At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we believe there is much more to a healthy weight than merely starting a new regimen. Healing starts with believing the promises of Christ. The Christian counselors at Santa Monica Christian Counseling offer a supportive environment as well as a clear path to living life that glorifies God through health and Christ likeness. A new perspective on overcoming unhealthy thoughts, emotions and behaviors will be the focus of the combined Bible-based teachings and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that we offer.
Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Through Faith-Based Education
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:5
There is a reason why you’re here. You are probably feeling depressed and are desperately searching for answers right now. The good news is that Christ has promised us that He can change our hearts and minds. We offer Christian weight loss counseling exactly for that reason. We will help you to not just survive but thrive in the challenges that you are facing so that you can live a life full of God’s love and blessings.
The Bible on Keeping Healthy
Christians recognize that their bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Since he lives in us, we practice love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness and self-control, the “fruit of the Spirit”, and these have an impact on our bodies. If that seems too heavy to bear, remember that Jesus said, “my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). Faith in Christ assures us that good can work in our hearts that will eventually enable us to overcome the struggles that seem to be impossible to overcome.
Have you tried telling these things to yourself:
- “Cooking healthy meals is too much work, there just isn’t time.”
- “I’m just always going to be overweight. There’s nothing I can do.”
- “I’m not getting the support that I need to lose weight.”
- “Been there, done that. Diets are a waste of time for me.”
These thoughts are limiting your growth in all areas of your life. Christian counseling challenges negative thoughts, pushes you to practice a more positive self-talk, and enables you to able to take action.
Christian counseling for weight loss makes use of these steps:
- Goal setting
- Changing your mindset from “I can’t” to“I CAN!”
- Establishing incentives to make good choices
- Forming new habits instead of getting hooked into “flavor-of-the-month” diets or exercise plans
It’s possible for you to lose weight without gaining it back. Christian weight loss counseling will demonstrate to you how your life can change for the better enabling you to start your holistic transformation both inside and out.
If you’re ready to feel great, reach out to us today! At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we believe that you will find victory over your battle of gaining and losing weight as well as the trauma that you experienced because of it. Explore the benefits of Christian weight loss counseling by scheduling a risk-free initial session. Call us at (424) 361-6197 or contact us online.
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