Wednesday, February 11, 2009

First Place 4 Health- review

Product Description (from

Based on proven techniques and a track record of 25 years of experience, First Place 4 Health will show how to create balance in the four core areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. All leading to weight loss and positive life change. With weight loss at the core of healthy living, readers will be encouraged and inspired to participate in personal life transformation from the inside out. The improved and easy to follow format will inspire readers to get on the road to health, making small choices for positive change every day. Accessible and filled with success stories, First Place 4 Health will motivate, inspire and educate readers to make changes for total, lasting health.

About the Author
Carole Lewis is the national director of First Place 4 Health, the Christ centered health and weight loss program. A warm, transparent and humorous communicator, Carole is a popular speaker at workshops, seminars and conferences around the country. She and her husband, Johnny, have three adult children (one deceased), eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Begin with Christ, the first in a new series of Bible studies for the First Place 4 Health program, will help members focus on surrendering to God. Through daily study and prayer, participants will learn how to overcome temptation and find true satisfaction in pleasing God. Lasting change from the inside out begins with Christ. Here's how to start. All new and easy to use, the First Place 4 Health Bible studies contain 12 weekly studies to help participants prepare, day by day, for the weekly group meeting, as well as providing a handy method for tracking daily and weekly progress. Also included are inspirational and motivational Scripture memory verses on cards, two weeks of Menu Plans with macro-micronutrients listed, a walking chart and a coordinating Scripture Memory Music CD for training the mind while training the body. Discover the importance of putting Christ first each day and seeking a relationship with God above all else with First Place 4 Health.

About the Author
First Place 4 Health is the wildly successful, Christ-centered healthy living program that has helped people lose weight for over 25 years. In that time, First Place 4 Health groups have blossomed in more than 12,000 churches, and over half a million members have gone through the program since it began in 1981. Through this biblically sound program, which incorporates Bible study, scripture memorization, prayer and balanced eating and exercise plans, First Place 4 Health gives people the opportunity to change their lives spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and of course, physically.


I think this program is relatively brilliant. It focuses on having a balanced life with Christ rather than simple weight loss. It addresses the emotional/mental aspects of weight loss as well as the physical. These books take into account those of us who are emotional eaters! The program is only enhanced with the bible study series. The idea is to do this with a group. Everyone knows that you get better results when you are supported by a group instead of all alone.

I found both of these books very well written and easy to read. The bible study guide has very insightful questions and would make an excellent group study. If you are looking for a new way to get healthy this year I encourage you to give this program a try.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An important point to note when going food shopping or planning your meal is that there are no foods that contain only a single nutrient, unless it has been processed and refined, as in refined sugar. Just about every natural food contains multiple nutrients, so you have to choose the food by its major content. For example, rice—which is a major carbohydrate food—contains 77% carbohydrates, but also 6% protein, and 1% fat. With beef, depending on which portion, the counts are around 20% protein, anywhere from 5%-30% fat, and negligible carbohydrates.

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