Health Matters Podcast – Episode 11: Fit for Freedom

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Health Matters

Episode 11: Laurie Graves – Fit for Freedom

About the Show

Diets are based on the world’s wisdom, hype, and a lot of great marketing to sell a book or concept to the desperate masses. Over the years I tried every kind of strict diet only to fail. There are downsides and loopholes in nearly every plan. For instance, high protein diets work on the principal of dehydration, therefore you lose a lot of water weight in the initial 2-3 week of the diet. You are generally encouraged to reach “ketosis” which long term can be very taxing to the kidneys. In Weight Watchers the idea is that you participate in balanced eating, but many people store their points all day and overindulge in those little yummy cakes at night. Let’s discuss how God’s way can be more profitable and long lasting.

About the Speaker

Laurie Graves

Laurie is the author of Fit For Freedom: Healing for Your Body, Mind and Soul. She’s a NASM certified personal trainer who works with contestants and former contestants from NBC’s The Biggest Loser and ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss.

Her passion is leading spiritually based fitness and wellness classes. She has taught hundreds of people how to live healthier, happier lives and is gifted in teaching effective ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle through meditation, prayer, movement, and nutrition based on the teachings of Jesus.

Gift

Click here to download Laurie’s free online tools and resources including:

Healthy Eating Guide
Printable Resources for individuals and groups
Easy-to-use Spiritual Strengthening Guide
Positive Changes Guide

Show Notes

Fit for Freedom – Healing for your Body, Mind and Spirit

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 11 WITH LAURIE GRAVES

Excerpt from out interview – BEEP Model

 Kimberley

Beautiful. We’re going to move on to the BEEP round. Laurie will give quick tips on the four disciplines of Bible study, eating healthy, exercise, and prayer or BEEP. So what do you have for us for a quick tip for Bible study?

Laurie

Here’s one thing that I’ve heard a lot of people teach and say, and that is you must do your Bible reading first thing in the morning. And I’d like to give the woman who are listening some freedom out there. Because sometimes that doesn’t always work out. And a lot of times condemnation can come to us when we think, well I didn’t get it done in the morning it’s not going to count for anything if I haven’t done it first thing. I believe that God honours the Word anytime that we make time to sit down and invest in what He has to say to us. And that investment can be made morning, noon, or night. He will always bless any time that you spend with Him.

Kimberley

And your quick tip for eating healthy?

Laurie
Eating healthy, let’s see. I promise you that God wants to be involved in your health and wellness. If you begin to move away from the world’s wisdom and begin to ask God what your diet should look like I promise you that He will speak to you and He will lead you on the path that you should go. And take a little bit of time to just sit down with a journal and a pen and your Bible and ask the Lord what your eating plan should look like. I promise that He’ll answer you.

Kimberley

And your quick tip for exercise?

Laurie

You have to do it. You have to do it. If you have a pair of tennis shoes that’s all you need. You can walk in front of the TV during your favourite program. I have women who’ve lost over 100 pounds just walking in front of the TV during a program that they liked. You can walk when you’re on vacation, you can walk the stairs in your home if you need more intense cardio. And if you just started with 5 minutes each week and then you added 5 minutes more to your time, in 12 weeks you could be up to walking a full hour. To me, that’s incredible. If you have issues with your back, hip, knees, and ankles then go to the pool and walk in the buoyancy of the water in the shallow end. I also have many women that I worked with who started just being faithful to get movement. Clarity of mind has come, depression and anxiety has left, and their body has grown stronger just by doing this simple act of walking.

Kimberley

And your quick tip for prayer?

Laurie

Well I’ll tie exercise into prayer because I believe that we can really hit two things at one time. I’m a firm believer in prayer walking. I go to a nature trail nearby my home at least 3 to 4 times a week and I combine my exercise time with prayer for my family, my community, my church, and others in my life who I know are struggling. That is such a powerful time where you can become more connected to the Father and actually spend time with Him giving prayers for others and then also receiving from Him as He speaks to you while you’re walking through nature. It can be so powerful to combine the two.

 

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