Don’t let past diet failures define your future. Discover a faith-based approach to health and wellness that brings lasting change.

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People tend to have selective memory. We prefer to remember the good things and to recall past mistakes in the light most favorable to us. Indeed, sometimes people seem to rewrite history in their minds, attributing to themselves exploits and deeds that were actually performed by others. However, it is hard for a person to lie to himself, and especially to others, when there is plenty of evidence available to contradict his skewed version of the past.

The health and fitness industry is one of those areas that defies self-aggrandizement. You cannot convince yourself, and certainly not others, that you were successful on past diet plans or that you are not fat when your body, your clothes, not to mention the mirror, belies that notion. Consequently, people do the opposite when it comes to the memories of weight loss failures.  For instance, they run from the realization that they wasted hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on weight loss programs. They hide from the fact that they regained all of the weight they lost and added additional pounds. They bury the memories of the healthier, thinner versions of themselves because it is too painful to remember what was lost.

It is the same with eating disorders. For example, a person suffering from anorexia nervosa may not want to remember the incredible shrinking act she performed, the hospitalizations, and the skeletal frame that constituted her body. However, those who watched on in agony and fear that their anorexic loved one might not recover probably anxiously look for signs indicating their family member or friend is slipping back into old habits.  

Your desire to forget is not a bad thing. In fact, it is actually a God-given reaction to negative circumstances. God knows how much the past failures have hurt you and those who care about you. According to Isaiah 43:18-19, the Lord wants you to, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” Let God change your story for the better by taking away the hurt of the past and doing a new thing in your life! He will give you the successful health and fitness outcome that you have been longing for if you change your perspective and submit to His will to eat and drink for His glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).If you are ready to forget the past and change your story, purchase your copies of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook and the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com. In the books, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God. Read our weekly blog for motivation to stay healthy and fit through Christ. Follow us daily on Facebook, Threads, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for recipes, and diet and exercise tips.  Tune in to our syndicated radio show on iTunes, Spotify, The Narrative Matters, StudioW Buzz Radio Station, and Victory KVDW 100.9 FM, 95.3 FM, and 1530 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas for interviews and health and fitness trends. Lastly, make your tax-deductible donation to Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!

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