Healing from the Inside Out: Christian Counseling for Weight Loss

Do you feel exhausted and hopeless when it comes to losing weight? Have you enlisted in every weight loss program and tried every diet only to gain those pounds all over again? Whether you have enrolled in almost all weight loss programs or are thinking of getting into one, Culver City Christian counseling for weight loss provides long-lasting answers to your weight loss issues.

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in America says that about one-third of the adults are obese and these are all linked to medical, social and psychological factors. Media has a way of enticing people with its alluring advertisements for unhealthy fast food like burgers, fries, pizza and fried chicken. Most of the time we give in, especially when we are hungry, craving, or are in a rush. Our country has become so fast food and packed food reliant that obesity has become like an epidemic.

The American Psychological Association has stated that the primary reason for weight loss struggle is emotions. Food has served as the cradle of comfort to ease negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, and poor self-image. These problems have many roots that cause people to struggle with losing weight. The common ones are the following:

  • Abuse in one’s past.
  • Poor and/or negative thoughts and feelings about oneself
  • Trauma from the past
  • Mid-life crises
  • Emotional stress

Culver City Christian counseling for weight loss will support you in breaking out of these reasons that have kept you from losing the weight you desire in a healthy way. The counselors at Culver City Christian Counseling will help you break free from these factors and also identify other factors that are serving as hindrances to your weight loss. Some of these factors include:

  • Poor lifestyle choices and eating habits
  • Ignorance of weight-loss methods
  • Influences from society and culture
  • Medical and/or genetic factors

Culver City Christian Counseling for weight loss will help you overcome those hindrances and also help you process the root causes of your struggle to lose weight. Your counselor will help you to acquire a deeper knowledge and understanding of your own weight loss journey of why it has failed and how you can overcome it.

The Threat Of Obesity

A person is considered obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or more. You can find your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. If you have a BMI that is over 30, your risk for grave health conditions is also increased. Generally, people are aware that obesity is not good but they don’t fully understand the consequences of it. Being obese can lead to the following health problems:

  • Reproductive Problems
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Coronary Heart Disease

Those who are motivated to lose weight state that keeping themselves healthy is what motivates them to do so. Losing all that excess weight will boost your energy levels, give you better sleep and a good sense of general well-being.

It is easy to be fooled by diet plans that offer overnight results. However, the chances are you will only revert to your old habits. Your weight loss counselor will assist you to develop a healthy and sustainable program that will enable you to lose weight and keep it off.

Culver City Christian Counseling provides a Christian perspective when it comes to weight loss. For us, it’s not just about losing weight but so much more. We aim to support you create a Christ-centered life through His Word.

We employ the following Christian principles for our Culver City Christian Weight Loss Counseling:

  • Living out a Christ-like lifestyle – we help you to make your life’s main focus that of leaning on Jesus Christ through prayer and Bible study. When you are focused on Jesus you will experience a paradigm shift in thinking about not just your weight but in all the other areas of your life.
  • Making good and smart choices for your overall well-being – breaking free from bad habits you have established is vital if you want to lose weight and sustain it. By making good and smart choices little-by-little, you will be able to create habits that will be beneficial to your overall well-being.
  • Support through Christian group counseling – while we have individual counseling, we also encourage you to join groups as not only will you have mutual support but you will also be more motivated with our weight loss as you will also have accountability from those who can also understand what you are going through.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Weight Loss

At Culver City Christian Counseling, Jesus Christ is our focal point for healing and being a whole new person. By accepting Him as your Lord and Great Physician, you will be able to gain wisdom and guidance about how to live a healthier life that is God-honoring. Our Christian counselor will tap into a number of resources to help you attain your goals. One of these resources is making us of the cognitive-behavioral therapy for weight loss.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – the focus of CBT is on shifting your perspective about yourself and studies how your thoughts are actually influencing your actions. Being more aware of oneself as well as the positive self-talks you do will be helpful in stopping the negative thoughts that hinder your progress. Below are examples of negative thoughts:

  • I don’t have time to cook healthy meals.
  • I’ll always be overweight. There’s nothing I can do about it.
  • I don’t have the support I need to lose weight.
  • I’ve tried it all. Diets don’t work for me.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy transforms your negative thinking into positive, motivating thoughts that will push you to finally break free and take action. The CBT approach for Christian weight loss counseling consists of the following:

  • Setting goals
  • Support and accountability from other Christian weight loss counseling group members
  • Shifting your perspective from “I can’t” to “I CAN!”
  • Finding good rewards for positive decisions
  • Building new and sustainable habits instead of going for the latest instant diet and exercise program

It’s possible to lose weight and maintain it. Culver City Christian counseling will provide you the way to achieving all that God wants you to be. Our programs are infused with not only evidence-based methods but also the faith in Jesus Christ and the healing and growth He so willingly gives.

You have most likely availed yourself of all kinds of diet and exercise programs available in the market. You might even think that Christian counseling for weight loss is just like any other. But choosing Culver City Christian Weight Loss counseling is a smart decision for the following reasons:

  • We have weight loss programs that work – weight loss programs that claim to give you rapid results are most likely ones that will leave you less healthy and offer only temporary satisfaction. Our program, though it won’t produce results overnight, guarantees to give you long-lasting solutions that are rooted in faith, fitness, accountability, and nutrition from fellow Christians.
  • We have extensive experience you can rely on – the professional counselors at Culver City Christian Counseling have years of experience and are compassionate and committed to helping you achieve your goals.
  • We help you grow in your faith – for those who have an understanding of the Christian faith, Christian counseling is the way for you. At Culver City Christian Counseling our counselors not only respect your faith but also help you employ it to heal and grow.

God teaches taught His children to take care of themselves physically and mentally. As you read the Old Testament, you will find that He instructed His people to follow a certain diet. This is because apart from physical health, the Old Testament dietary laws were intended to separate God’s people from the surrounding nations and serve as a pointer to Jesus who brought something better than the law: a renewed life through His Word etched in the hearts of God’s people.

They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them. – Romans 2:15

Jesus Christ will not only show you the way but also grant you the success not by following the law but by the Holy Spirit and His Word.

Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4

Now being under the New Covenant we are no longer under the law but under the grace of God that grants salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Thus, we make it a point to honor God by taking care of the body that He has given us, which is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? – 1 Corinthians 3:16

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.1 Corinthians 6:19

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31

In addition, Jesus also wants us to exercise self-control. Anything done to excess such as over-eating is a sin. That is why Jesus Christ gives us the wisdom to discern good and evil in order to protect us from these temptations, and when we do sin, he provides forgiveness.

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; – 2 Peter 1:5-6

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags – Proverbs 23:20-21

There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36

Perhaps the best method of losing weight is by understanding God’s intention for us; that He wants to give us a hope and a future. If you’re set on breaking free from the frustrating and unsuccessful journey you’ve had in losing weight, now is the best time to take advantage of Culver City Christian weight loss counseling. There you will discover what you have always been looking for- the true transformation that is from the inside out.

Common Questions About Christian Weight Loss Counseling

Culver City Christian counseling has numerous groups and each group has a schedule and dates of enrollment for each. For more information, just visit our Christain counseling for groups page.

Yes, we do have individual sessions for those who would like to get support and guidance in living a healthier, Christ-filled life. But we recommend that you join groups as it boosts your success rate in achieving your weight loss goals.

We recommend that you record your weight and measurements on a weekly basis so that you will know how far you have come along. You should expect that there will be periods where you plateau but with your faith and dedication to Jesus, you will see more results as you go further.

Bible study sessions provide you with spiritual help and guidance from Jesus Christ. By knowing and understanding what God intends for you, you will be more motivated and strengthened to pursue what Christ has in store for you through these study sessions.

Start Your Journey to A New You.

You don’t have to go on having problems losing weight. There is a way of getting out of the cycle and it is through the hope and promise of life in Jesus Christ. In Him, you will be empowered and given all that you need in order to live a healthy lifestyle. If you want to learn more or would like to set an appointment, just call (949) 386-7179 or contact Culver City Christian Counseling online.

Get Connected With a Christian Counselor
Contact Trish at reception
949-386-7179

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