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sunshine53
03-17-2010, 10:12 PM
I originally posted this under the Weigh Down topic, but then realized I just should have started a new topic for it....

Ladies, have you heard of the Eden Diet by Dr. Rita Hancock?

She is an awesome Christian physician. Her program is a total non diet oriented program, much like Weigh Down, only non-legalistic.

Like Dr. Rita says...if a "Christian" book or program leaves you feeling depressed, guilt-ridden or feeling bad, that is not the voice of God whispering in your ear."

She has a great website too. Check it out! I wish there was a forum for her plan here on 3FC. There is a forum on Yahoo mail, but I don't like the setup. It's not very user friendly.

Well, just thought I'd share. Go on her website or amazon to check it out and let me know what you think. I have both the book and workbook, but haven't officially started yet.


carolr3639
03-18-2010, 10:04 AM
We are talking about it on the intuitive eating thread under general diet plans.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-18-2010, 12:20 PM
If you plan on following it and can find others who will join you, then you can start a thread for it just like you did here in the same forum the Intuitive Plan is on, I'm sure ... and becuz it is Christian-based, it does fit into this forum too!

Like Dr. Rita says...if a "Christian" book or program leaves you feeling depressed, guilt-ridden or feeling bad, that is not the voice of God whispering in your ear."

Actually, I totally like and agree with that quote by Dr. Rita ... that has been my biggest beef with any Christian diet study I have read so far --- there always seems to be this 'accusitory and negative tone' to them; blaming us for everything and making us feel bad instead of good. Who is the accusor of the brethren ... we know who it is ... :devil: (Revelation 12:10)

People get better when they feel good about themselves; a child acts better with encouragement from their parents; a dog trains best with reward, not punishment; and I do better and feel better when I feel good about myself and my life ... :D

Thanks for sharing this with us all here ... I have been searching for a more positive bible-based plan for ages, so I will take a look at it ... :hug:


Justwant2Bhealthy
03-18-2010, 03:20 PM
Here's a short synopsis of Dr. Rita Hancock's plan (well, not so short after all) ... :lol:

What if you could eat whatever you want and still lose weight?

In The Eden Diet, Dr. Rita M. Hancock teaches you how to lose weight by attuning to, and harnessing the power of your hunger pangs -- by using them as a compass to tell you when and how much to eat. On this plan, you get to eat any food you enjoy, even cheeseburgers, pizza, desserts, and junk food—but in smaller portions than the world would have you believe is normal, and only when you're actually hungry.

Through the book, Dr. Hancock exposes food industry and advertising and marketing tactics that lead you to eat when your body doesn't need food. She teaches you how to reject those misleading messages and rely on the only information you can trust—the hunger signals that God programmed into you in the beginning.

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*** THE EDEN DIET: by Dr. Rita Hancock ***

Our Philosophy: No Condemnation! (Romans 8:1)

-- Some people come to me for weight loss to improve their health and self-esteem, to be good role models for their kids and grandkids, to look and feel more attractive, and to enhance their relationships.

-- Other people come with emotional issues that complicate weight control. In their case, it's necessary to address the deep-down emotional issues in addition to their eating habits, or those people will almost certainly regain any weight they lose. These people take longer to help, but they are still VERY helpable.

-- Still others come to me in a state of fear. Either they have fear of losing their health, which often is a reasonable concern, or perhaps they fear more generalized punishment from God over their weight problems. Believe it or not, some Christians believe that how they eat (whether or not they have been "obedient" to God through their diet) actually determines their salvation!

-- Hear me now: this philosophy is absolutely wrong! It's based on works! Once you ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life; you are saved by His grace once and for always, no matter what you weigh or how you eat. God may convict you to take control of your weight problem, but He won't condemn you over it. He is merciful, not vindictive. (Hallelujah, Amen!)

-- Other people come to me with issues of low self-esteem and perfectionism. They don't realize that no matter how much weight they lose, they will never feel good enough about themselves. It doesn't matter how thin they become. They will always feel that they have just a little more weight to lose before they are "done."

-- Please hear me as I counsel you, as I have the voice of experience. Not only do I have an Ivy League education on these matters, I personally lost 75 pounds over 25 years ago and have walked the [admittedly imperfect] walk to keep the weight off. (so she understands us; yeah!)

-- If you want to lose weight and improve your health, do it the right way and for the right reasons. Let go of your perfectionism, low self-esteem, guilt, shame, self-condemnation and fear, and let God work through you so you don't have to struggle. Persevere, be patient, reject the guilt and shame, and ultimately, you will see that your weight loss and your joy will become permanent.

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Biblical Basis of The Eden Diet ...

In the Eden Diet, I teach people to eat when they're physically (not emotionally) hungry and learn how to eat all foods-even fattening foods occasionally and in moderation. (Philip 4:5)

How do I justify this biblically? In the New Testament, Jesus said, "Don't worry about what you eat or drink." (Matthew 6:25 & 31) And, "What comes out of a man is more important than what goes into him." (Mark 7:15) In other words, your relationships with God and others are more important than what you eat.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it to the glory of God." That's why I tell you to tune into the hunger and satiety signals God programmed into your body, thanking Him for giving you a guide that governs eating, and eat smaller portions of the food He gave you with satisfaction and thankfulness.

Yes, I'm saying you can even eat treats and lose weight. You just have to learn how to differentiate true, physical hunger from emotional cravings, and that's not something most people learn overnight. It takes time, prayer, perseverance, and patience, especially if you've spent a lifetime using food as an emotional crutch.

With my help on the Eden Diet, you can learn how to eat small portions of treats occasionally and when you're physically hungry. If you do that, you will break out of bondage to food and feel so liberated emotionally and spiritually that you won't even want to overeat anymore.

Then, you will lose weight in a more joyful, effortless, and positive way---in the flow of God's love!

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About the Program -- The Eden Diet is a comprehensive ...

CHRISTIAN WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM that teaches you:

* How to lose weight while eating rich, delicious desserts and junk food (in moderation) so you can lose weight without feeling deprived!

* How to balance those fleshly desires for treats with your body's instinctive call for healthy food.

* How to beat temptation from advertising and other media. How to beat emotional eating and mindless, automatic eating habits.

* How to draw willpower from God through prayer --- SO YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF PERMANENTLY, just like Dr. Hancock did!

* Length of time on program: Permanent. Once you start you won't want to stop!

* Time requirements per day: No more than thirty minutes each day for prayer and completion of the workbook exercises.

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Cost (if purchased from this website):

$17.95 for an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the book
$16.95 for an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the workbook
$9.99 each for the relaxing audio CDs.
There is no additional cost to attend the workshops.
There is no additional cost to receive the monthly, safe-subscribe newsletters.

*NOTE: you can get her books from Amazon.com and possibly Half.com too.

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FAQs About the Eden Diet ...

Q: The focus of the Eden Diet is learning how to attune to your hunger pangs and use them to your advantage. Does that mean that you're supposed to feel hungry all the time on this program?

A: No way! You're supposed to feel hungry only right before you eat, but then eat with intense satisfaction and joy. Eating with satisfaction brings freedom from bondage so that, in time, you become less focused on food and more focused on God.


Q: If eating for hunger and eating for satisfaction are equally important, why does waiting for hunger get more emphasis in the book?

A: Waiting for hunger requires self-discipline. Eating with pleasure is easier to learn.


Q: Why do some overweight people need to be encouraged to eat with a mindset of satisfaction?

A: If obese dieters break down and eat treats, they usually feel guilt, shame, and condemnation, and those emotions rob them of their eating joy.


Q: How often do you eat on this plan?

A: Different people prefer different eating schedules. If you want to eat multiple tiny meals, go ahead. It's good practice so you can learn how to identify and respond appropriately to hunger. But if you prefer to eat fewer larger meals, like I do, that's fine too. Just wait until you're hungry before you eat.


Q: Why do some overweight people claim that they're "starving to death" all the time?

A: Saying that you're "starving to death" when you're overweight broadcasts your anxiety about going without food for only a short time, and tells me that you may have gained weight by using food as an emotional crutch* (no kidding; and they may have food issues from childhood too). Remember, it is normal to feel hungry before you eat!


Q: What if you never feel hungry?

A: Chances are that you have extra food stored on your body as fat. After you lose some of your excess weight by eating smaller portions and increasing your energy expenditure through exercise, your hunger pangs will probably become more noticeable.


Q: Won't you want to eat junk food all the time if you're allowed to eat it occasionally?

A: The opposite is true. Once you know that you're allowed treats, those foods lose their magical grip on you and you actually begin to crave healthier food more frequently.


Q: Can you eat normal serving sizes of any food and lose weight?

A: It depends on what you mean by a "normal" serving size. Sometimes what the world calls a "normal" portion is too much, especially if the food is very rich. Focus on eating slowly and eating smaller portions with more satisfaction, and the rest will fall into place.


Q: What if you require or prefer a special diet, such as a gluten-free, yeast-free, diabetic, low- salt, or vegetarian diet?

A: No matter what food you are required to or allowed to or prefer to eat, you will benefit from learning how to eat smaller portions and for the right reasons. The Eden Diet can be tailored to meet your personal needs and preferences.

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*** The Apple Test ???

Dr. Rita advocates a very simple technique, called The Apple Test, which can help you decide when it's time to eat. The premise of the test is that when you're physically hungry, you'll eat anything, even an apple.

If you crave a particular food, like the chocolate cake shown on the cover of the book, imagine it sitting on a plate next to a beautiful, shiny, perfect, bright red apple.

Ask yourself, "Am I hungry enough to eat the apple?" If the answer is no, you don't get to eat the cake. You may want the cake, but you're not actually physically hungry for it.

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*On the Eden Diet, you spend less on groceries because normal food is cheaper than diet food, you eat less, and you don't pay fees. Focus on helping others and see how God blesses you!

NOTE: the comments in the (brackets) are my personal thoughts. Rosebud :D

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-18-2010, 03:30 PM
You know, Dr. Rita's Apple Test reminded me of a trick my cousin uses to keep herself from gaining weight. When she was pregnant with her first child, she devised this trick ... she put a bowl of "Five Fresh Fruits" on her counter, and she couldn't have anything else extra to eat that day until she ate all five of those fruits, and yes, it worked ...

I was thinking that if you are diabetic or have other food issues that you could just put a combination of 3-5 healthy snacks (fruit included) in a bowl on your counter or table; then make the same rule apply. (Put notes or cards in the basket for stuff you have to keep in the fridge like yogurt or cheese)

Dr. Rita's Apple Test is very revealing though isn't it? If you aren't hungry enuff for the apple, then you aren't really hungry after all ... ;)

Bootsie
03-18-2010, 03:38 PM
This sounds good. Is anyone interested in starting one on this sight. I have not got my book on it or work book but if we could get as group together I would get my book etc.. Bootsie

patricia54
03-18-2010, 04:14 PM
I was reading the Weigh Down book. And read a post here about The Eden Diet.I went on her internet site and listen to sevral interviews on radio shows. I think this would be something I could do. I ordered the book last night on Amazon. I can't wait to start reading it.
Ann

pattygirl63
03-18-2010, 04:28 PM
This sounds good. Is anyone interested in starting one on this sight. I have not got my book on it or work book but if we could get as group together I would get my book etc.. Bootsie

Hi Bootsie I have thought of you a lot. How are you doing? And your animals?

I just ordered the book and workbook last night. I ordered mine from Amazon.com mainly because I have an account there already and it should be here by Tuesday or Wednesday. I plan to do it. If all goes well, I may order a couple of her cd's as well.

Actually, I went to the place on her site that lets you read some of the book (I found it under "buy the book now"). It was in adobe forum so I printed some of it I read the info before I decided to order it. I wanted to know if I really wanted to spend the money. I'm sort of in the 7 day challenge until I get the book and read. She talks about doing 30 day blocks, which seems to be a month at a time. So I hope to start the 30 day blocks on April 1st. That way I'll have time to get the book and read it to find out more by the time I start that part of it.

Dawn415
03-18-2010, 04:42 PM
This looks very promising.

I joined the Yahoo group but immediately got a message that she is starting her how website forum and to sign up for that. So that might be a better format than Yahoo.

I have ordered the book. It is making sense to me. My biggest problem isn't knowing when I am hungry but knowing when I am satiated. This way of eating also helps me to not worry about "having the right foods" with me or having to make major plans before travel or going out.

Dawn

Bootsie
03-18-2010, 06:44 PM
I will have to order mine through the book store in town. Hubbie will not let me use the credit card on line and amazon told me last year ,they don't accept checks anymore. So I will check with my book store next week , they might even have it in stock at the Christian book store. I also seen where they are going to have a more private forum on the diet, I like that. If this works for me, I may start a group here, in my town.

Hey!Hey! Trish! Was wondering where you went too! My computer was in the hospital for a while and then I could not remember my pass word for here , so it took me a while to get back. How are you doing. I walked with my friend this morning first time this year 3 miles . My pants are tight but I have not gave up, still in my 14 Misses but ya know the new pants I have to get 4 times bigger because they all go under my belly button, hate them! You can't bend over without them falling off, don't know who created them. I do know one thing, they need to go back to the drawing board and come up with some nice jeans that you don't feel like a plumber in!

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-18-2010, 07:43 PM
BOOTSIE ~ I agree with you about the clothes -- all the underwear and pants that have been cut off a few inches above the crotch; and tops with the sleeves cut off too. It seems like these are children's clothes in bigger sizes to me -- I won't buy'em or wear'em. Thank goodness, I have lots of clothes right now ...

I'll have to see where I could get her book; I don't have an account with anyone as of yet and we have no book store nearby. Hmmm ... will have to think about this one. I don't know where Canadians get their books from; will have to ask around.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-19-2010, 08:29 PM
I downloaded the first chapter for FREE to my PC last night and read it (it's in a PDF format and easy to get; and it does sound very sensible and promising. I had a good laugh a few times as I was reading it though, becuz it seems Dr. Rita and I have some of the same views on some things.

The program sounds quite simple and easy to follow too; and I like that very much. She is a Christian lady and makes no bones about that. I like the idea that you don't have to count cals or carbs or anything like that; all you have to do is learn serving or portion sizes, which I have already done.

Then you eat that for awhile in 30 day increments and just lower the portion sizes from there over time. What she tries to help us all learn is to eat as close to "NORMAL" as is possible; the way we should be eating, and somehow lost or didn't learn somewhere along the way.

PLus she promises lots of tips on how to learn to enjoy yummy foods in moderation, so we can have a more abundant life like GOD intended for all of us. I really like what I have read so far and think it is worth investigating further ...

Also, I think I have found some Canadian places that I should be able to get her book from too ... Rosebud

Dawn415
03-20-2010, 09:34 AM
I can't seem to find where to download this. Can you direct me?

I have ordered the book, but I think Amazon is sold out because they are shipping the workbook now but not the book! YIKES!

Thanks for the preliminary review.

Dawn

I downloaded the first chapter for FREE to my PC last night and read it (it's in a PDF format and easy to get; and it does sound very sensible and promising. I had a good laugh a few times as I was reading it though, becuz it seems Dr. Rita and I have some of the same views on some things.

The program sounds quite simple and easy to follow too; and I like that very much. She is a Christian lady and makes no bones about that. I like the idea that you don't have to count cals or carbs or anything like that; all you have to do is learn serving or portion sizes, which I have already done.

Then you eat that for awhile in 30 day increments and just lower the portion sizes from there over time. What she tries to help us all learn is to eat as close to "NORMAL" as is possible; the way we should be eating, and somehow lost or didn't learn somewhere along the way.

PLus she promises lots of tips on how to learn to enjoy yummy foods in moderation, so we can have a more abundant life like GOD intended for all of us. I really like what I have read so far and think it is worth investigating further ...

Also, I think I have found some Canadian places that I should be able to get her book from too ... Rosebud

pattygirl63
03-20-2010, 01:01 PM
I can't seem to find where to download this. Can you direct me?

I have ordered the book, but I think Amazon is sold out because they are shipping the workbook now but not the book! YIKES!

Thanks for the preliminary review.Dawn

Dawn I went to The Eden Diet website and at the bottom it had a picture of the book and said "Buy now". When I clicked on it to see how much it cost, it allowed me read some of the book in PDF form and I also printed out some of the info. Hope this helps.

pattygirl63
03-20-2010, 01:43 PM
I joined the new support group for The Eden Diet. It is just being formed but I think it will be good. They are going to have 2 meetings a month in a chat room. I am really looking forward to getting my book Wednesday.

Y'all have a great week end.

carolr3639
03-20-2010, 02:56 PM
I'm reading the book and is so good. Trish, does it cost money to take part in the chat?

pattygirl63
03-20-2010, 06:02 PM
I'm reading the book and is so good. Trish, does it cost money to take part in the chat?

No Carolr it doesn't. I think it is going to be really good. I can hardly wait to get my book.

Dawn415
03-20-2010, 06:51 PM
Thanks. I will take a look.

Dawn

Dawn I went to The Eden Diet website and at the bottom it had a picture of the book and said "Buy now". When I clicked on it to see how much it cost, it allowed me read some of the book in PDF form and I also printed out some of the info. Hope this helps.

Dawn415
03-20-2010, 06:52 PM
Same here! I got the workbook too. I am hoping this will be like an online *group* for discussion.

Dawn

No Carolr it doesn't. I think it is going to be really good. I can hardly wait to get my book.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-20-2010, 09:11 PM
When you go to the first page of the Eden Diet Site; on the right side, you will see a picture of the book. And it says below it, "LOOK INSIDE" ... click on that and that is the first chapter of the book. It comes up in a PDF file; wait for it to upload and on the left top you'll see a DISC that saves the file; click on that and it will save the PDF file in your PC where you tell it to.

I hope you find it; sounds like that book is getting popular all of a sudden. :D

hsmomof6
03-21-2010, 08:15 AM
Great book! I've been using the apple test on my kids for years. When they want a snack I tell them to have an apple or some carrots. If they say no, they weren't that hungry to begin with. Now, I have 2 teenagers who will eat the carrots, apples and everything else that is not nailed down!

pattygirl63
03-22-2010, 10:56 AM
I am very excited as my books have come in early. I got them this morning. So will spend my day today reading it.

mygritsconfessions
03-22-2010, 11:31 AM
Sunshine thanks for sharing. I remember doing the Weigh Down Workshop around 20 years ago at Church. I helped me rethink everytime I ate, and 'why' I was eating. I also loved Weightloss God's Way, which helped me lose alot of weight a few years ago. I still have some to lose and may order this book also. I just need to keep at the forefront - am I worshipping food or God? I should look to Him for comfort, not food.

Thanks again for sharing!

pattygirl63
03-23-2010, 01:35 PM
I am in chapter 3 now and it is a great book. I'm doing the 7 day challenge and will start the 30 day block on April 1st. It is a really great addition to my Intuitive Eating plan. Yesterday I ate only when I was hungry and may have eaten a little past satisfied but not full. She says hunger pangs are given to us by God so we would know when to eat and when we are satisfied. She also says that when you want a particular food to eat but you are not hungry yet that you can wait until you are hungry and then eat it, but only eat as much of it as you need to feel satisfied.

Later.

Bootsie
03-23-2010, 08:07 PM
How do y'all find this diet different from Weigh Down? Just curious.....

pattygirl63
03-24-2010, 04:11 PM
I'm sorry Bootsie, I don't remember much about Weigh Down. Maybe someone can answer that.

Dawn415
03-25-2010, 04:33 PM
My books came yesterday and I was able to get through chapter 1 today. I will try to do the 7 day challenge and read the entire book through.

Dawn

pattygirl63
03-26-2010, 12:31 PM
I just finished reading chapter 4 "Rediscover Your Hunger Signals" and it is very helpful info. Helped me to understand more about how Intuitive Eating works. I found it interesting to learn that when we allow ourselves to feel the hunger signals that our stomach is able to shrink because when our stomach is stretched it cannot always feel hunger because it becomes numb to the signals. However, she explains that we should never allow ourselves to get too hungry either.

She also explained about the Apple Test vs the chocolate cake. Basically in a nutshell if you are hungry enough to eat the apple then eat the cake or whatever it is that you are wanting to eat. You just don't eat it until you are hungry enough that you would eat the apple. However, she said some people could binge on apples so you may need to find some of other food to test instead of an apple like maybe celery that you would only eat if you were really hungry. So far the book has been really helpful to me. I am more at peace with what I eat. Not having any cravings any more.

caloriequeen
03-30-2010, 08:11 PM
Dr. Rita now has a forum on her own website. It's free.

Justwant2Bhealthy
03-30-2010, 08:20 PM
Thanks, will check that out ... :D

Dawn415
04-03-2010, 09:09 AM
Struggling already.

I have been doing this for a week. It actually feels GOOD to have my tummy growl. I try to go to bed somewhat hungry.

But there has been no weight lost. Then I remembered that I didn't lose on Weigh Down either. I love the concept and it make sense cognitively, but the truth is that I don't eat all that much and never have. I am 4'11" and can eat half of a restaurant meal and feel stuffed. I have always been like that.

However, I am still 50 pounds overweight!

If I look at my dieting history, the diets that did not work were the ones that left me with NO weight loss the first week or two. The ones that worked had weight loss of some sort from the beginning.

I still love the idea of this and want to finish the book, but I am already discouraged and thinking I need to up my exercise and look at some more food restrictive diets for the short term.

Dawn

Heidi Bylsma
04-15-2010, 01:02 PM
Hi, Dawn.

I know that my suggestions may not be popular. But the first one would be to get rid of your scale. I believe that the scale is rarely our friend.

I assume since you are using the Eden Diet that you may be a Christian? Although Dr. Rita doesn't go into it in depth (she will, I believe in her next book), there is a HUGE work going on inside your heart and mind. With normal diets we focus on the scale, food, our weight and that is the change that matters the most.

But if we really want never to be on another diet again, we have to allow the time it takes to change our mind, our thinking...or else we will just lose weight and be back at it again, needing yet another diet.

My situation was that I knew about hunger fullness eating in 1999 but never really strung together too many days of consistently eating that way. In 2006-2007, enough heart stuff and thinking stuff had happened that I was able to finally really consistently do this. I lost 100 pounds, but it wasn't like the typical diet (I had lost 100 pounds with dieting before). Because my thinking and my heart had changed over the previous years, this time, the change wasn't just external. It was made from the heart outward.

I don't know if that makes sense, but suffice to say, I would encourage you...maybe this is about something more than your weight and will impact your weight if you can see it through? I would love to encourage you to hang in there...Give it 3 months.

Hope you will hang in there.

carolr3639
04-15-2010, 02:42 PM
Heidi, that was a great post. You might check out this thread where a lot of us IE people post.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/general-diet-plans-questions/198411-intuitive-eating-12-a-4.html

carolr3639
04-15-2010, 02:43 PM
I see now that you have posted there before. Sorry.

Justwant2Bhealthy
04-15-2010, 08:09 PM
HEIDI ~ I think your post is great too; and I think you have to try something for at least a few months to see if it will work for you. I read the first chapter and at first, she just wants you to learn to eat "regular" servings of everything (until your full). Then later, she wants you to cut what you eat by small increments until you are eating only half a serving.

I agree that too many of us aren't willing to stay at the same weight long enuff for us to make lasting changes in our way of thinking about food and weight issues. I had no choice, as I kept stalling, but I kept at it and now I am seeing some loss again. I haven't weighed since the end of last August until Monday of this week (so that's 7+ months), but that helped me a lot.

I knew I was losing something as my clothes felt much looser and that gave me a lot of encouragment in itself. So I was losing sizes, while also learning to find ways to deal with my emotions other than with food. Too often we want the weight to come off, and come off like yesterday, but that doesn't work for most people and they just end up gaining it all back.

I now think that we all need to get more activity into each day: so, I spread my housechores from M-F mornings to help me burn energy each day; plus I walk as much as I can in short spurts but it all adds up; plus each AM, upon waking I do 30+ minutes of toning exercises; and just this week, I have added 8 minutes of weight training and other exercises by Jorge Cruise (who I think is a Christian too).


DAWN ~ I hope that you can give her methods a good try and that may take some time; and if needs be, you might want to combine them with something that you can live with for the rest of your life ... :hug:

MomtoThree
05-02-2010, 10:01 PM
I am just starting the workbook for the eden diet. I bought the book and workbook back in January but I was not ready for it so I started calorie counting. Now, I am ready for the eden diet I am tired of focusing on everything I put in my mouth. I know it works I was in Weigh Down for several years and lost weight but I did not keep it off. I just stopped paying attention and let myself go back to my old eating habits.

Is anyone else already using the workbook? How are you doing? Where are you struggling?

acorbit
05-19-2010, 05:48 PM
I want to say thank you to all of you on this thread. I have read everything and I just ordered the book and workbook. I downloaded the first chapter from her site and am eager to take the book to my bible study group that focuses on weight loss. I think this will be great for us. Thank you again.

Angela

jennygirl531
05-28-2010, 03:26 PM
Thanks for posting about this. I just recently ran across the book online and thought...not another one! I also read through Weigh Down several years ago, and have done another online study with the same principles, but I ended up feeling quite condemned in both cases. This sounds very promising. I'm actually kind of following this way of eating at the moment anyway and doing my own Bible studies and I love the freedom that comes with it, I feel much less obsessed w/ everything I put in my mouth or the number on the scale b/c I'm trying to focus more on honoring God with how I treat my body (including how I eat) and I can still enjoy good food instead of feeling deprived!

Anyway, I look forward to hearing everyone's experience and will definitely have to add this book to my "wish list" ;)

Blessings!

spiritpath
05-31-2010, 05:45 PM
I followed Weigh Down about 11 years ago, before the Trinity hoopla and the pulling of the program from churches. So...what is the difference between Weigh Down and Eden Diet? If anyone can sum it up, I would be most appreciative.