Do the words faith and weight success go together? I think they do. Faith can empower your weight success efforts and give you divine energy to keep going when you want to give up. There are many things we can do spiritually to enhance our weight loss goals. It is important for us to remember to stay spiritually connected even as it relates to our weight. The divine power is there for you so why not tap into it?
Tapping into divine power can mean the difference between succeeding and not succeeding. You can combine divine energy with your eating plan, exercise efforts, and mindset when it comes to living a healthier and happier life. I found this to be beneficial for me.
There were times when I was facing certain things in my life and the first thing I wanted to do was feed my emotions. But I was working on living a healthier and happier lifestyle so I knew that feeding my emotions was no longer an option for me. I would seek God for his strength to deal with things I was facing, and I found that inner strength would emerge.
I had to learn how to replace my unhealthy eating habits with healthier eating habits, and for me faith played an important role in that. Faith also helped me to break through emotional eating. It took me a long time to realize that I couldn’t eat my pain away. There were moments where I would pray and it would give me a feeling of peace and comfort that eating didn’t. I also learned things like how to unleash positive thinking as it relates to weight loss, how to believe in myself more, self-love, meditation strategies and other important pieces to the weight success puzzle.
I am not shy when it comes to discussing my faith, and when people I know ask me how I lost the weight I always share about faith playing an important role. I would not feel authentic if I didn’t. Faith helped me to see beyond where I was at and into where I wanted to go. Faith helped me to unleash the hope that I needed to stay focused. Faith let me know that it was okay not to be perfect. Faith let me know that even when I made eating mistakes I could still get back on track. And faith let me know that weight success was possible for me. For me there is definitely a faith and weight success connection that I will always be grateful for.
Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez is a Certified Health Coach and a Certified Weight Management Specialist. She is also the founder of The Weight Success Institute for Women. The Weight Success Institute for Women is a holistic weight management organization specifically for women. Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez specializes in educating and empowering women to break through emotional eating and other inner obstacles that are blocking her from maintaining her ideal weight.
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