IntroductionYou are about to embark on an adventure! This study is part of a series designed to help women live out significant Christianity in specific areas of their lives.To some, developing healthy habits with food and exercise may not seem like a significant lifestyle issue. But those who have tested this guide will tell you differently. Here are some of their testimonies:I never realized before that my eating habits were related to my obedience to God. As I am developing obedience in this area of my life, it is radiating out to other areas of my walk.I've been to other diet groups, but none that dealt with the spiritual dimension, and I've come to realize that my poor eating habits are a spiritual problem. Another emphasis I've come to appreciate is that the habits I've learned during these 10 weeks are not a diet, but a lifestyle. I'm going through the guide again, right away, with a friend, to help cement those lifestyle habits.This guide spills over into all of life: topics like perspective, persistence, and convictions have a much broader application than just my eating habits.I've never been through a study that kept me so accountable! There were times when I considered bailing out, but I'm so thankful I didn't-not only because of the weight I lost, but because I've seen some real changes in my eating habits.It's common for weight control support groups to begin with many members and then dwindle. Therefore, make a commitment now to yourself and to the other group members, to stay with the group for the entire study, to weigh in every week, and to do the disciplines required. Sometimes it will be painful, but there's seldom victory without a cost. Determine now to pay the cost.Brestin, Dee is the author of 'Joy of Eating Right! Spiritual and Nutritional Principles for Weight Control' with ISBN 9780896938793 and ISBN 0896938794.