Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Basics of the Christian Weight Loss Plan (Part 2) :

The Basics of the Christian Weight Loss Plan (Part 2) :
Pros and cons

As far-fetched as it may seem, a Christian weight loss plan does have its benefits. The main advantage of joining a Christian weight loss program is having a support group. The overall theme of serving God can be an added motivation to individuals to help them lose weight faster. Not only that, the group provides a great atmosphere for consultations, knowledge sharing, support, and a wide range of weight loss resources.

Of course, Christian weight loss also has its disadvantages. Relating weight loss to religion can bring in feelings of extreme guilt to individuals who fail to meet the group's goals. This is not only unhealthy, but can also lead to even more weight gain because of depression.

Secular vs. Christian weight loss

Is the Christian weight loss plan more effective than a secular one? At present, there are no studies conducted to claim that one method is better than the other. However, it is something that needs to be studied, not only in the medical realm but also in the theological realm.

The whole concept of Christian weight loss is copied from Jesus' lifestyle. However, his lifestyle was radically different from 21st century individuals. For one, Jesus was a traveler, so his diet was mainly shaped by what people offer him to eat. Being constantly on the move also helped him maintain his weight, regardless of what he ate.

The best solution

In the end, the best weight loss solution is this: eat less, exercise more. No amount of religious teachings should blind you o lose or gain weight. Before joining any Christian weight loss group, it is best to study your options first. Consult a specialist on what steps you should take and what method you should adapt to lose weight efficiently without the health risks.

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