By 2015 I had completely given up on diets. I was a plus size girl and that was just that. I didn't believe I would ever truly be one of those people sharing phenomenal after pics. Like many of you, I tried and failed more times than I could count (basically every single January since 1995!)
I heard all of the buzzwords about it being a "lifestyle" but I couldn't quite compute how to get there or find the right plan that would work for me. I threw my hat in the ring to try a plant-based low starch lifestyle on a whim. Part of me was just giving it a try, another part of me felt this pull to go all in once and for all. But this time couldn't be like the others. For one thing I was tired of failure, for another I'd just been told I was in the beginning stages of diabetes.
You see, I developed gestational diabetes 3 months into my last pregnancy. I was able to avoid medication until my last trimester through dietary changes, but I hated every single minute of it. I hated sticking my finger, I hated having to monitor my food intake so closely....I MISSED CHOCOLATE!
So when I found out 4 years after giving birth that I was officially in the early stages of type 2 diabetes I was deeply upset. That was NOT the life I wanted. I knew the only way I would be consistent this time was through a power much greater than myself.
One of my favorite Scriptures on faith is Hebrews 11:6, "And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."
You see faith doesn't just apply to SOME things in our lives. It applies to ALL things. Your health is not in some separate Spiritual bucket. "Beloved I wish above all else you would prosper and be in good health." Sound familiar? It is God's desire that you be well. That you feel well.
Have you given up on weight loss? Are you tired of diet failure? Do you believe you can lose weight by faith but don't know how? What would life look like for you if you finally lost all of the weight and felt 10 years vanish away? What if you could reverse disease in your body or reduce your dependency on medication?
I may not have all of the answers, but God does. Under His guidance, I'm pleased to launch my newest program, The Faith Works Jumpstart! It's 30 days of Spiritual rejuvenation along with cleansing through diet and herbs. As a special bonus, those who register by Friday, December 21st will receive a special invitation to join me for a live prep class as we kick off the cleanse. Hope to see you there!