This Christian weight loss quiz is a self-assessment to see how you are growing in faith as you rely on God for strength to become healthier. Are you keeping God at the center of your weight loss journey? Take the quiz below to find out.
- What is Christian Weight Loss?
- Weight Loss Self-Assessment Video
- How to Use this Weight Loss Quiz
- Self-Assessment Quiz for Losing Weight by God's Power
- 1. Do you admit the sin of overeating or gluttony?
- 2. Do you trade guilt for grace regularly?
- 3. Do you accept God’s forgiveness?
- 4. Do you repent and turn to a new way?
- 5. Do you speak to yourself and about yourself with God’s grace and compassion?
- 6. Do you pray for your weight loss?
- 7. Do you use Bible verses for weight loss?
- 8. Do you view physical activity as worship?
- 9. Do you trust God to heal you?
What is Christian Weight Loss?
Christian weight loss is keeping Christ at the center of your weight loss efforts.
Instead of relying on your own strength, during Biblical weight loss you trust in God’s power to guide you and give you the help you need. Weight loss on your own might seem impossible, but you can do it by the power of the Holy Spirit at work within you.
Click here to read more about the 7 truths of Christian weight loss.
Weight Loss Self-Assessment Video
Watch this video for an explanation of the 9 assessment questions.
How to Use this Weight Loss Quiz
This quiz is a self-assessment to give you an indication of where you are in your spiritual growth as you lose weight.
This quiz is NOT meant to shame you or make you feel bad about where you are. We are all on a journey, and this is a chance to step back and get a bigger-picture view of your progress.
With this quiz, you’ll see areas where you are doing well and areas where you still need to grow. This will help you focus as you move forward.
For each of the 9 questions below, choose A, B, or C:
- A – I’m doing this now.
- B – I need to grow in this area.
- C – I haven’t started this yet, but I want to.
If you’ve been following me for months or years, you may have already learned a lot about Christian weight loss, such as if you have participated in any of these:
- Faithful Finish Lines 2.0 membership with a 10 stage online weight loss course
- Free Grow Your Faith, Lose the Weight 5 Day Challenge
- Free Jump Start Your Weight Loss 7 Day Challenge
- Free Christian Weight Loss for Women Facebook group
- The Holy Mess You Tube videos
If you’ve been growing and learning with these resources, this quiz is a great chance to see how you’ve put these steps into practice in a real way in your life.
For areas where you want to grow, I encourage you to come back in a few months and take the quiz again. How have you grown? Use this to keep yourself accountable.
You’ll notice that none of these questions are about your weight. The number on the scale is one important measure of your progress, but it’s far from the only one. This quiz focuses on your heart, your spiritual growth, and your deepening relationship with God.
Self-Assessment Quiz for Losing Weight by God’s Power
Take this simple test to see where you are with your weight loss. Remember, for each question answer A (I’m doing this now), B (I need to grow in this area), or C (I haven’t started this yet, but I want to).
1. Do you admit the sin of overeating or gluttony?
While it’s painful for us to admit, the Bible is clear that habitual overeating (called gluttony) is a sin. Click here to read more about why overeating is a sin.
As much as we like to brush aside our poor eating habits or pretend they aren’t that bad, that’s not the way to deal with sin in our lives. Instead, we readily admit our sinful behavior and turn to God for grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
Are you honest with yourself and God that overeating is sinful?
2. Do you trade guilt for grace regularly?
The Trading Guilt for Grace process includes:
- Admitting our sinful eating behaviors.
- Telling God we are sorry.
- Trusting God’s mercy because of who He is.
- Accepting God’s forgiveness.
Do you turn to God in repentance for the ways you wrongly use food in your life? Give yourself an evaluation of A,B, or C.
3. Do you accept God’s forgiveness?
From my own experience of overcoming food addiction and stopping emotional eating and working with hundreds of women, I believe that accepting God’s forgiveness is one of the most challenging aspects of Biblical weight loss.
We think beating ourselves up is justified. We believe we made this problem and we have to dig ourselves out of it.
Yet that’s not how God’s forgiveness works. Because of Jesus saving work on the cross, you are 100%, freely forgiven! There is nothing you can do to earn this.
Our culture talks about learning to forgive yourself, but that’s not quite right. You don’t forgive yourself. God forgives you. The challenge is accepting God’s forgiveness and treating yourself with grace and compassion.
You cannot guilt yourself thin. (If that worked, we would all be thin by now.)
Are you treating yourself with grace and compassion, or do you still beat yourself up or call yourself names? Evaluate the progress you have made in this area, and consider reading these Bible verses about forgiveness.
4. Do you repent and turn to a new way?
The word “repent” means “to turn”. After we accept God’s mercy, it’s important that we turn to a new way of living that’s in line with God’s will for us. This isn’t done to earn God’s favor but out of thankfulness to God.
As you continue to grow in your spiritual weight loss journey, you should see outward signs (fruits) of repentance. Could someone looking at your life from the outside see these changes?
Here are just some of the ways you might see outward signs of change:
- Meal planning
- Tracking your food
- Grocery shopping to keep healthy foods in the house
- Choosing healthier, whole foods more often
- Including treats in normal portions instead of binging on them
- Cleaning up your kitchen by removing junk foods or putting them out of sight
- Speaking positively about your weight, body, and weight loss process vs. complaining or playing the victim.
5. Do you speak to yourself and about yourself with God’s grace and compassion?
For most of my life I was overweight. I put myself down about it constantly. I told myself I was fat, lazy, and just couldn’t get it together with my food issues.
Can you relate? Many women come into our programs calling themselves terrible names that they would never say to a friend or loved one. None of this is how God sees you.
The Bible says that you are:
- a child of God
- a daughter of the King.
Use these Bible verses about identity in Christ to grow in this area.
6. Do you pray for your weight loss?
Do you pray specifically about your food issues? This should be a daily part of your walk with the Lord.
Here are some of the ways to pray about your food choices:
- During your daily devotion time, pray for God to guide your food choices.
- Pray before meals.
- Pray during times you are tempted to overeat. (Use these Bible verses about temptation.)
- Pray when you are tempted to give in to food cravings. (Check out our 3Ps method to overcome food cravings.)
Use these 7 days of weight loss prayers to develop a stronger prayer life during your weight loss process.
7. Do you use Bible verses for weight loss?
The Bible tells us that God’s Word is living and active and accomplishes what it sets out to do. In other words, the words of the Bible are incredibly powerful!
Use these 20 Bible verses for weight loss and these free printable Christian Weight Loss Affirmation Cards to use the power of the Bible to lose weight.
Here are ways to use the power of Scripture while losing weight:
- Read Bible verses daily.
- Write out sections of scripture for it to go deeper in your heart and mind.
- Put cards with Bible verses on your mirror, in your car, and in your planner.
- Put Bible verse cards in places where you will be tempted to overeat, like in your pantry or on your fridge.
- I’ve been knowing to write Bible verses on the packages of tempting foods, like on the peanut butter jar lid!
Are you using God’s Word to guide your weight loss? Rate yourself A,B, or C in this area.
8. Do you view physical activity as worship?
For most of my life, I hated exercise with a passion. I avoided getting sweaty, I preferred to stay inside and read a book, and I dreaded the thought of any type of workout.
When I was first losing 100+ pounds for the final time, I only started exercising because the WW points system at the time let me eat more snacks for minutes of working out.
Exercise is NOT required for weight loss, but it is an important part of taking care of the body God gave you as a gift. How do you do in this area?
9. Do you trust God to heal you?
When I started therapy for weight loss, I remember telling a friend that I could be patient for as long as the process took, if only I could know that I would in fact lose the weight. I had a lot of weight to lose, and I got really overwhelmed looking down that long road and not even knowing if it was possible.
Friend, God will heal you of your food issues. You CAN lose the weight. You CAN get to your goal weight and you CAN maintain it for the rest of your life.
I know this is possible because there’s simply no way God would desire for you to stay stuck in unhealthy, sinful eating patterns. It goes against His nature because God is perfect.
You might not reach your ideal version of thinness, but most of us on a Christian weight loss journey aren’t seeking that goal. We want to be healthy. We want to grow closer to God. We want to find food freedom.
Do you believe God will heal you? How would you rate your growth in this area?
Using these 9 questions on the weight loss quiz, where are you with your spiritual growth and healing from food battles? Rate yourself today, then check back in a few months and share how you have found healing by God’s grace.
Tell us about your quiz results in the comments below.
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