Time to think of ways to help. Here's my best 10 tips:
1. First Things First
Give your body what it needs, give to God your worship and devotion.
Often we put food on the throne of our lives. No one can lose weight this way.
Through God comes power.
Stress, loneliness, boredom, depression; these are things that drive us to overeat.
Get in the habit of writing out your problems every day. In this way, you release them to God and no longer need worry.
3. Be Colorful
My husband compliments me on my colorful plates. Vegetables and fruits add orange, red, yellow, green, and purple to your meals. Strive for 5-6 servings of vegetables and fruits every day.
4. Tip the Milk
(Fat-free, of course) Have 2 servings of dairy a day. Stick with low fat yogurt, cheese, milk. Studies prove we lose better with dairy on our menu.
5. Move It, or Lose It
Activity is important. Weight loss comes from eating less calories than we use up daily. If we use more calories, guess what, we get to eat more. Leave it to a recovering compulsive overeater to utilize that. If you have leg pain, strengthen your upper body with exercise. If you're overweight and out of shape, take short, slow walks to begin. Do something if at all possible.
Extra benefits to activity are to lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, relieve depression, increase metabolism, and get our minds off our loneliness.
6. Divine Dining
Okay, I'm prejudiced since I wrote the devotion book Divine Dining, but long before I wrote this book, I read and still read excerpts from inspirational books that keep my mind on the goal of eating unto Christ.