The Eden Diet Newsletter
December 2009
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In This Issue
A Christmas Message from Dr. Rita
The Eden Diet Makes A Great Gift!
Upcoming Book Signings
Online Eden Diet Support Group
Dr. Hancock's Blog
Zondervan Releases The Eden Diet

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A Christmas Message from Dr. Rita
  Dr. Rita Hancock 

This time of year is supposed to be joyous because it's when we celebrate our dear Savior's birth. However, stress from our overly crazy schedules can lead to stress-eating, guilt, shame, and remorse from overeating. In turn, those things distract us from God and can rob us of our Christmas joy.

That's why it's important to take time every day to pray, de-stress, and remember the reason for the Season.

 During the upcoming month, find healthy ways to release the stress that might otherwise lead you to stress-eat, such as exercise and prayer, and try to simplify your gift-giving. Give gift cards or shop over the Internet! You DON'T have to give home-made food gifts (that take forever to prepare and clean up after) to be a good enough woman. You're good enough as you are, no matter what gifts you give.

In terms of how you eat, REMEMBER THE APPLE TEST! If you're not hungry
(if you wouldn't eat the apple) don't eat the pumpkin bread you just
received as a gift! Tell the gift-giver, "Thank you so much! It looks
wonderful! This is going to be my very next meal!" You don't have it
the minute you receive it. Wait until your body actually needs food.

May God bless you with peace, joy, and all the other fruits of the
Spirit during this Christmas season and always!

~Dr. Rita

The Eden Diet Makes a Great Gift! gift

The Eden Diet has been a life-changing book for many (see our Testimonials page).

Do you know someone who could benefit from a Biblical and Merciful Christian Anti-Diet Weight Loss Program? Why not give it as a gift? Dr. Hancock will personally sign each copy.
CLICK HERE to purchase a copy!
autographed by author

 To go along with the book, consider Dr. Hancock's positive, godly, weight loss affirmation audio relaxation excercises entitled "A Walk on the Beach" relaxation CD, "A Walk in the Forest" CD and "A Picnic at the Lake" CD.

All three are now available on! (click on link below)  


Dr. Rita's Upcoming Book Signings:

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK 73072
(405) 579-8800

Saturday, January 9, 2010
3300 S. Boulevard
Edmond, OK 73013
(405) 341-2439


Online Eden Diet Support Groups
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If you can't make it to any of our Support Groups that meet weekly, you may want to try our NEW bi-monthly online Eden Diet Support Group!

Designed to bring fellow Eden Dieters together to discuss struggles, triumphs, questions and encouragement, this forum can even help those who are currently in Support Groups during their days between groups!

Go to the link: EdensFreedomSisters to join!

(This is a Yahoo Health Online Support Group)

Two NEW Groups!

New Savannah Georgia Eden Diet Support Group:
Contact person: Susan Brun, sstbrun at,
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (dates vary) in the parish hall of St. Frances
Cabrini Catholic Church, Savannah, GA, 31419.

New Wichita, KS Support Group
Glenn Park Christian Church
2757 S. Glenn
Wichita, KS  67217
316-943-4283 (church phone number)
Tuesday mornings at 9:30, Starting January 5th
Contact Person: Deb Shirkey, 316-644-4106
kando at



Dr. Hancock's Blog!
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Visit Dr. Hancock's blog to read helpful tips on weight loss and positive encouragement!

Become a blog follower and receive inspirational messages for weight loss several times a month from Dr. Hancock

Here are a few Recent Entries:

  • December 1: You Deserve A Break Today?
  • November 14: Is It Really Sugar-Free, Or Diet?
  • November 8: Finding Happiness At The Buffet
  • October 30: Legalism is A Kill Joy
  • October 20: A Blogger's Prayer
  • October 16: Truth, Lies, and Immortal Mexicans
  • October 8: Body Language

Zondervan Released Dr. Rita's book on December 4th!

Look for more of Dr. Rita's positive, health promotion books in the future!

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Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in your quest to 'thin-ness'.
May your QUEST be BLESSED!

Rita M. Hancock, M.D.