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The Lighten Up Program Book

The Lighten Up Program Book is an easy-to-follow, 155-page guide for bringing Lighten Up into your community of faith. The introduction provides the Lighten Up history, results and health check guides to help you set goals. Data discussed will be weight, body fat, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density Lighten Up Program Booklipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and glucose.

The following eight chapters will highlight scripture, inspirational stories, and health messages to inspire, teach and encourage you to take the steps to improve your health through nutrition, exercise and spiritual growth. Each chapter provides a behavior change checklist and journal to record your thoughts and food diary.

The last chapter in the book is devoted to recipes and cooking tips. Our recommendation is for each participant to have a book.

The cost is $25 per book.order form


Tax Deductible Donations

The Lighten Up mission is to inspire, teach, and encourage all people to improve health through nutrition, exercise and spiritual growth. If our mission is important to you, please think about making a tax-deductible donation.

When ordering a book and/or a video, consider adding a tax deductible donation. Your contributions are important as the Lighten Up program is primarily supported through donations and program fees. Together, we can make a difference.

Complete the order form, enclose a check or money order made out to "Lighten Up," and you will receive your order and receipt (for tax and accounting purposes) as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your support!order form


The Lighten Up Video

The 65-minute Lighten Up Introduction & Weekly Nutrition Video provides information to reinforce the health messages presented in the Lighten Up Program Book. We recommend that each group have at least one video.

The cost is $30 per video.order form


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