Restored!: Embracing Weight Loss God's Way

Restored!: Embracing Weight Loss God's Way

by Helen Baratta


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The spiritual solution to a physical problem…

Restored! is for anyone who struggles with obesity or yo-yo dieting and desires a lifetime win from the battle. The author offers nourishment for the body, mind and spirit in retelling her personal journey, having tried countless weight loss programs—in total, dropping 450 pounds yet always regaining.

Nearly beyond hope, Helen’s “2x4 moment” was realizing what had been missing all along: a relationship with Christ. Turning to her faith for strength, she stripped down to the root cause of her emotional eating: growing up amidst the dysfunction of alcoholism, drug addiction and divorce.

Surrendering to God transformed Helen’s life, enabling her to shed and maintain a 116-pound loss. Now a nationally certified fitness instructor and on the staff of a Christ-centered weight loss and healthy living nonprofit ministry, her career is dedicated to helping others embrace all that God has planned for them.

Filled with real-life success stories, interactive exercises, Scripture readings keyed to the chapter themes, and a study guide for small groups, Restored! will empower you to overcome temptation, and help you accept and love yourself in a way that honors God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997886504
Publisher: Treasured Temple Publications
Publication date: 07/08/2017
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Helen Baratta is an author, speaker, coach, group leader, triathlete and nationally certified fitness instructor. In 2006, obese and unable to walk without pain, she surrendered to the Lord and He transformed her life. Since then, Helen has shed and maintained a 116-pound weight loss.

Now, as Director of Development for First Place 4 Health, as well as a triathlete, American Council on Exercise Certified Group Fitness Instructor, a Certified Personality Trainer, and a Trainer for Dynamic Church Planting International. Helen helps others embrace change and say "Yes" to all that God has planned.

Helen is a contributing author of five nonfiction books, including Inspire! Women's Stories of Accomplishment, Encouragement and Influence (Pennsylvania Family Publishing, 2014).

In her previous 30-year career, Helen successfully managed Health Claims and Customer Service departments for three companies (one a Fortune 500), overseeing hundreds of employees and multimillion-dollar budgets. She has a BS in Management and Consumer Studies from University of Maryland and serves on the board of Unconditional Ministries, Inc.

Helen and her husband, Vince, have two grown sons and reside in Waikoloa, Hawaii. She can be reached at

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