The Eden Diet Newsletter
January 2010
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In This Issue
God's Mercies Are New Every Morning
The Eden Diet Makes A Great Gift!
New Website!
Upcoming Book Signings
Online Eden Diet Support Group
Dr. Hancock's Blog
Zondervan Releases The Eden Diet
God's Mercies Are New Every Morning,
Not Just Once a Year!

  Dr. Rita Hancock 

Some of us have what psychologists call "magical thinking." On New Year's Day, we say things like, "This year, I'm going to lose fifty pounds, quit smoking, and get organized." Gee whiz! Why don't we add, "This year I'm going to run a marathon and win the Nobel Prize, too." Talk about putting pressure on ourselves.


   I think we should approach New Year's goal-setting differently. First, we should resolve to strive for God's peace and joy. If we had His peace, we wouldn't be driven to overeat in the first place.
   How do we achieve this peace? By controlling our thoughts. We can choose to dwell on what is good and right and lovely, rather than dwell on what so-and-so did to make us mad twenty-five years ago.
   Second, we should resolve to let go of our desire for an "instant fix" and let God change us AT A RATE WE CAN HANDLE. Babies don't go from crawling to running overnight. Growth and healing take time and patience. 
   Third, we should resolve to persevere, no matter how imperfect our journeys may be.
   God's mercy is new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, "Because of the LORD'S great love, we are not consumed- for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning..." Refuse to accept shame over resolutions gone bad. God is timeless and merciful, so every minute is a new minute and every day is a new day. If you fall off the wagon, accept God's forgiveness, pick yourself up, brush off the dust, and press on again and again (as often as it takes) to find his peace and joy in 2010 and thereafter. 
   Happy New Year! May you have excellent health in mind, body, and spirit, and may you find complete peace and joy in the Lord Jesus Christ.

~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)  


New Website!new website

The Eden Diet has a new look!

Check out our new website with some new great features, like:
  • 'Before' and 'Progress' pics
  • About the Eden Diet Program
  • Extended resources for Support Groups
and much, much MORE!!


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

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Lifeway Christian Stores
3621 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Saturday, February 20, 2010
4848 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 773-1717

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
Barnes and Noble
13800 North May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Saturday, March 20, 2010
1421 I-240 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
11am - 1 pm

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
2421 West Main
Norman, OK 73069
11am - 1 pm

Online Eden Diet Support Groups

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)

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

New Marion, OH, support group
Affiliation: Marion Christian Center* 1550 Richland Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm.
*Actual meeting location is at a private residence
Contact Deb @ 740-382-1132 or dmcelroy51 at for details.



Dr. Hancock's Blog!
  rita green wall 

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:

  • January 7, 2010: Buying The Book For Somebody Else?
  • December 30, 2009: A Prayer That Is On My Heart
  • December 17, 2009: The Amazing, Magical Baggie
  • December 9, 2009: Obesity May Be Allowable, But It's Not Advisable
  • December 1, 2009: You Deserve A Break Today?

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.