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First Place Weight Loss

Note:  This is a review.  Click here to visit The First Place Weight Loss Site.

Another popular Christian weight loss program is First Place Weight Loss. This program is a religious, faith-based diet program that's been around since 1981 (hey, that’s the year I graduated high school) and is now practiced at thousands of churches in the U.S. and in many other countries.

It was created by the First Baptist Christian Church in Houston, Texas. The basis of the plan came from the church congregation that wondered why God had blessed them in so many ways, but had not given them weight loss help.

This program is similar to Weight Watchers in that it is based on a healthy food exchange plan and requires attendance at a weekly meeting. The differences are that you have a Bible study that goes along with it and the support and encouragement is biblically-based.

The program lasts 11-13 weeks per session.

Some of the components are that you must attend one group meeting a month for support, make one telephone call to a class member weekly, pray daily, read two chapters in the Bible daily, memorize a bible verse a week, complete a fifteen minute bible study every day, keep a food journal, exercise three times a week, and follow their food plan.


  • Plenty of support.
  • Spiritually based.
  • Includes an exercise requirement.


  • Strict food plan.
  • Keeping food jounal often frustrates dieters.
  • Mandatory group meetings and phone calls.

The basics of this Christian weigh loss program are good; they advocate motivation, healthy eating, support and exercise. It is definitely worth a look for Christians and non Christians alike.

Click here to visit The First Place Weight Loss Site.



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One Response to First Place Weight Loss

  • Mary says:

    I like this plan. My church offers the course and it also offers fellowship and support while I am trying to lose weight. I am prayerful that I can lose it and keep it off.

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