The Ultimate Eat Clean Diet

A new diet is taking the bookstores by storm: the Eat Clean Diet. According to the diet’s website, clean eating is about eating foods that keep you healthy, lean, and bursting with energy. I applaud every healthy diet plan that helps you lose body fat while building a strong body. That is what Take Back Your Temple Christian weight loss is about!

But I’ll bet the Eat Clean Diet leaves out an important key for permanent weight loss – spiritual food.

See, I believe that losing weight is not about living a diet. It is about living your life. Often, excess weight is a symptom of a life out of balance.

Compulsive overeating, emotional eating, or other food addictions are all misguided ways to manage stress. The stress can come from your circumstances, relationships, or emotional issues. All of these are issues of the heart, not the body.

While clean eating is critical, any weight you lose will come back if the heart issue isn’t addressed because you’ll likely run back to your old coping methods when you have a problem.

I discovered this in my own struggle to treat my body as a temple. But I learned two important lessons from the bible that helped.

First, I was surprised to learn that, even though building the temple was King’s David idea, God would not let him build it. Why? God said that David could not build the temple because he was a man of war and had shed much blood.

However, God said that would allow King David’s son, Solomon to build it. God said that Solomon could build it because he would be a man of rest and would have peace from his enemies on every side.

I believe that same principle is true today. To build healthy bodies, we must be people of rest – that is, we must shake off stress and learn to rest in God. We must trust that God will give us wisdom to take care of our bodies and empower us to do as He guides us. All we have to do is ask for His help.

As the same time, we must have rest from our enemies. That means resolving conflicts promptly and pursuing peace with all men. There is no way you can build a temple when you are constantly at war with yourself and other people.

With rest and peace on your side, then you will be able to think clearly to make wise choices – you can practice your own eat clean diet of lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats so that you can lose weight and create unstoppable energy.

After all, these are foods God designed for your body! King Solomon used the best materials to build the ancient temple and you deserve nothing less as you are rebuilding yours.

Commit to your own Eat Clean Diet of both healthy physical food and spiritual food. And you will never be the same!

Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?

I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald

The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.

Join a community of like-minded Christians losing weight and keep it off.

Click here to learn more about the Take Back Your Temple program

About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • Yes! This is fantastic!!! It is about the peace and rest God provides instead of the stress, fear, turmoil that can cause us to reach for something to try to cope with life. God never wanted us to live on our own as orphans. He wants to help us, guide us, teach us, all the while loving us, nurturing our hearts, healing our wounds. As we come to Him we learn of Him, and find rest for our weary souls. Thank you my sister for sharing the journey. So thankful God gave us family in Him. Blessings!

  • hi kim, thank you so much and God bless you for this wonderful and inspirational site – i have been struggling with high blood pressure (all kinds of medications for it), overweight, wrong eating (lots of junk food) – i was just about ready to give up and put my life in the hands of doctors when i came across your site. I do NOT have to be sick anymore – I have submitted my body and my life to God – He has taken back this temple – praise God! – I am now beginning this “new life” – i recently purchased your book “the weightloss prayers” and will be getting 2 other ones of yours shortly. I am getting more into the Word and believing and trusting in God for my health and well-being. Thank you again for this site.

  • This is a great post! You said “…excess weight is a symptom of a life out of balance.” That is so true. Attempting to find peace through our stomachs does not work…and often makes the problems worse. Thanks for your great insight and encouragement to look to God’s Word for our answers.

    • Thank you so much Deidra. Yes, it is interesting how you set out to make things better but only end up with another problem to deal with! I appreciate your encouragement – it is much appreciated! Kim

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