Juanita Bynum’s Weight Loss: “I Just Feel Good About Myself”

Source: bvwellness.com

Want to lose weight and keep it off? Try being integral with yourself. Yep, good ol’-fashioned self-honesty can really do what millions of fad diets won’t.

But be warned – “That’ll get the first 10 pounds off,” yet it’s not the end of the road, explains evangelist and gospel singer Juanita Bynum. She says that most dieters fail because they don’t keep their word to themselves.

“You can’t sit back and say ‘I’m going to be a great dancer’ and you’re on the couch eating doughnuts every day, because you’re lying to yourself,” says Bynum, 52, adding that you have to press on and meet the goal.

Over the past eight months, Bynum’s quietly shed 30 pounds, dropping from a size 16 to her current size 8. And she isn’t done. The prophetess, who now weighs 150 pounds now, is 15 pounds away from her goal weight of 135, which would fit her 5-foot-4-inch frame into a size 6. Just after starting her new plan, Bynum was diagnosed with diabetes, which prompted her to want to lose that last 15 pounds.

Bynum’s desire to return to her “original health status” fueled her initial decision to lose weight. When she was in her 20s, Bynum spent a decade as a strict vegetarian, abstaining from eating meat and dairy-products, and felt her healthiest.

“I felt more alert and more in tune with my body and what I was putting into my body,” shares Bynum, who’s led a fairly active life and never struggled with weight before.

She’s currently not a vegan, and because of a contractual agreement with the publisher of her health and wellness book due out later this year, she would only say, “I’m just very, very conscious of what I put in my body and how much of it I put in my body.”

Bynum’s new regimen also allowed her to recover from the 2007 headline-making parking lot brawl between her and then-husband Bishop Thomas Weeks III that led to their divorce.

“All that I had gone through, I felt like it was an opportunity to recreate myself. Not a lot of people get an opportunity to walk in the place where they experience trouble and then have emotional strength and the spiritual support through their relationship with God or even a friendship that pulls them to a place of making a correction,” she says.

To help make her transformation successful, Bynum works out three to four times a week, engaging in various activities like Bikram yoga, weight training, spin class and treadmill walking. She also relies on her self-disciplineat the dinner table where she monitors her intake, knowing her limit and sticking to it. With a tour in the works, the Chicago native says there’s no way she could accomplish her goals if she’s not mentally and physically healthy.

For her, it all comes back to integrity. When a person breaks their word to themselves, it causes more detriment than often realized, and makes that individual more susceptible to unpleasantries such as depression.

“Because you’re not depressed about what’s coming at you, you’re depressed because of what you’re allowing to sit inside of you because you’ve broken your own word to yourself and you can’t depend on you,” Bynum says.

To avoid this fate, Bynum advises to stick to your healthy living plan “by any means necessary.”

But even she knows that that can be challenging, a reason why even she recently had to rely on her own form of Jedi mind tricks to keep from falling prey to laziness at the gym.

“I was walking on the treadmill – with people in the gym, walking next to me – and I just started whipping my leg with my hand, saying ‘you are not going to get off this treadmill until you get up to 60 minutes,'” Bynum remembers.

The result? One of the best workouts she’d ever had. “It was almost as if someone gave me an energy pill and I hadn’t taken anything. It was as if my blood vessels, my heart, everything just opened up and my body just came alive. That’s how I know it’s mind over matter,” she continues.

Need help staying motivated? Bynum offers three gems to remember while on your weight-loss journey:

1. Don’t make your scale your only measurement of progress. “Determine it by what your clothes look like on you, your heart rate and what your energy levels feel like. That determines if you’re healthy, getting stronger, or if your body is becoming more vibrant and live.”

2. Remember: life is ever-evolving and often filled with challenges that test our growth. “There will always be challenges. You could lose 50 pounds and 50 pounds being lost, you’ll run into another challenge that’ll send you back to eating again and become non-integral.”

3. Always ‘do right by yourself.’ “One of the best things about losing weight is the ability to know that no matter what the circumstances, you’re doing right by yourself. You take on a different sense of pride.”

Has Juanita Bynum’s weight loss story inspired you to shed some pounds?

None of the three regimens included the word of God. Has it ever occured to you that fasting and praying can help you to lose weight? Although we are not to do it for that purpose, it is food for thought. We can understand  people needing to  lose weight for health reason, but for the reason of flaunting flesh, we cannot. The major point is  what actions, display, presentation are being conveyed after losing the weight. Is the person glorifying their flesh thinking about those clothes they could never wear before, and that bikini that they are wearing now.  Sometimes people are so hung up. We can attest that many gospel singers, and celebrities  including Karen Clark, Kim Burrell, and Vickie Winans have all lost weight began looking and acting more like the world.  Juanita Bynum may not have been quite as full figued as these other ladies, but  she is practicing Yoga to assist her in the losing the weight.  Yoga is a worship form of exercise which taps into spiritual realms. That is very dangerous because your spirit is supposed to be reserved unto God, not to be open for deception from the enemy through his conning devices. Sure a person can possibly lose weight from Yoga, but look a little deeper. Is it worth it? The Yoga practice is derived from middle eastern religions. According to Wikipedia, Yoga (Sanskrit, Pali:yoga) refers to traditional physical, mental, and spiritual  disciplines, originating in ancient India, whose goal is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The type of yoga which is required to be done in a heating room is Bikram Yoga which was synthesized by Bikram Choudhury. According to Juanita’s ex husband one of Juanita’s goal was to be on the Oprah Winfrey show which by the she did not make it on.  If you would take a look at the official Juanita Bynum’s youtube page, the only channel she subscribed  on is Oprah. Juanita Bynum has a way of hungering after the things and people of the world. Many people say Yoga works, but alert Saints do not be deceived. The devil can make things look good and sound good and he tries to imitate God, but people ultimately find out  how detrimental it is to the spirit,  and it is not worth it. Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness in the word of God/ The Bible. Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and the next. Evangelize Now!

The man pictured below is the founder the yoga form that Juanita practices. Bikram is loaded with material possession acquired from  his booming Yoga business and continously building an empire unto himself that even the prosperity preachers like Juanita Bynum  are helping him to fund with the money of her fans.

According to Bikram Chouhury himself, his car collection includes over 40 Rolls Royces and Bentleys, including cars owned by the Queen Mother and the Beatles. His collection of watches numbers in the 100s, valued in the millions. ‘It’s huge,’ he says, ‘I’m making – I don’t know – millions of dollars a day, $10 million a month – who knows how much?

Oh he knows how much.

New: Bikram Chouhury is a sexual abusers and has abused some woman who attended his yoga practices.