Appetite for Freedom: Small Group Leader Kit

5.00 out of 5
(5 customer reviews)




Biblical based curriculum for women’s small groups and recovery style groups.



Appetite for Freedom is a video driven Bible study to help women overcome food related struggles such as overeating, stress eating, emotional eating, food addiction, binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia. It consists of eleven weeks of personal assignments, five days a week, which is based on the Bible and material by well known Christian authors, counselors, and doctors.








  • 3 Set DVD: 12 Teaching sessions (30  minute each) by Christian author and speaker Heleen Woest
  • 1 Member book: Interactive study material
  • 1 Leader Guide
  • Promo DVD




Join women of all ages as we gather around God’s Word to find answers and break free from food related struggles such as overeating, stress eating, emotional eating, food addiction, binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia. You are not alone in this struggle. Please take your first step to freedom by reaching out to other women who know exactly what you’re dealing with. Start up a Appetite for Freedom Bible study at your church or join one in your area.


This new video driven Bible study: Appetite for Freedom is a condensed and updated version of Heleen Woest’s 12 Week Online Program that has been used successfully by women around the globe for many years now. This interactive study is especially designed for small groups and is based on the Bible and material by well-known Christian authors, counselors, and doctors.


Topics include: Dealing with the physical ramifications of food struggles such as addiction and weight gain, finding the right food plan, overcoming temptation, dealing with issues such as perfectionism, people pleasing, and self-image, becoming consistent at exercise, finding healing through forgiveness, and most importantly falling in love with Jesus, the only One who can permanently change you and set you free!




Member Book Sample: Week 1  (PDF)



Promotion Video


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Weight 3.00 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 9 x 2 in

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Member Book Sample: Week 1 (PDF)


5 reviews for Appetite for Freedom: Small Group Leader Kit

  1. 5 out of 5


    October 10, 2012

    Hey Heleen!

    Things are going really really well! Everyone around me has seen a difference in how I carry myself, my attitude, and the peace that is surrounding me! I am still working through some things in regards to my family. Realizing where the root of the problem stemmed from was a difficult one. I am in the process of creating healthier boundaries. I am getting to practice the whole “Good Enough” aspect of life on a more regular basis now. I haven’t binged or purged since I started your program! There were a few days I wanted to, but I turned to prayer instead and opened up my bible for awhile. I cannot thank you enough for your testimony. I cannot thank you enough for the time and the effort you have put into a program like this. My marriage thanks you. My friendships thank you. My life thanks you. I plan on going through the 12 weeks again with the small group. The time I have implemented with God has been amazing. I have never experienced such a relationship with Him before. Thank you for allowing God to do some amazing things through you. I will keep in touch!

    Jessica (Extremely Grateful)

  2. 5 out of 5


    November 13, 2012

    I came across your website randomly a couple of weeks ago; not sure how, but I think you through Beth Moore’s website. Anyway, I was really encouraged and felt maybe this is what I have needed all along! Last, Monday, Nov., 5th was my breaking a point. I finally made it through one day with out binging and purging! I always told my husband if I can just get a grip on this; if I can just have one day of not binging and purging, I can finally see hope and strength and can continue. Since Monday, Nov. 5th I have had 5 successful days (working on completing 6 days). The first week has been amazing. I have so excitement to wake up every morning and spend time with God. I have learned SO MUCH about myself and Our Savior in the last week and a half! You have helped me so much! I have struggled with bulimia for 10 years. From reading about Pride and Denial, I totally see where denial = Satan. I never thought I had denial or pride because I am so incredibly guilty and shameful. I am a very driven, goal-oriented, perfectionist,. I find my worth through performance and pleasing others. Now, I know that my worth is in God alone. I haven’t weighed myself in a week. I don’t feel that I need to because that stupid number doesn’t define me. I am now craving healthy food all the time (I came from an extremely healthy family, so I grew up with healthy eating habits). I am now having so much fun cooking and experimenting with different vegetables and fish dishes. I am so much more joyful and happy because I am on this earth to glorify God. I am have to get healthy so that I can fulfill God’s purpose in its full entity. I have never been this close to God in my life before. All my life, I craved this. It is truly because I am spending time with God every day and throughout the day as well. I have to pray constantly and talk with him in my head as if he is my best-friend (He is my best-friend matter of factly). I listen to the webinars and worship music while cooking dinner because like everyone else night time is my weak point. I am so excited that I am overcoming this! One of the best advice you have said in one of your webinars was to “prepare food as if you are preparing it for the Lord.” I DO!!!! Every time I make breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner I tell God that I am preparing this for you, with the most care and preparation. Then it makes me feel so blessed, and I want to sit down and enjoy it, while listening to my body on when I am satisfied. I believe that there is no “bad” or “good” food. There are days when our bodies crave chocolate and there are days when our bodies crave lots of veggies, we have to be in tune to what our body needs. I have learned to eat slowly and enjoy the food I have prepared with care for my Father. I have learned with exercise and intuitive eating that we are healthy. Healthy is all that matters. We need to be healthy in order to function right to glorify God in this dark world. I have learned that every woman’s body is different; some women are taller and some women are more stout, thin, etc. I have learned to accept my body. My body is beautiful because God knitted me together in His image! It would be boring if we were all the same or had to meet some stupid, perfect (doesn’t exist standard). I have learned that I can’t let myself go around and around the stupid mountain; instead of going around and around it, I am going to move it with the help of my Savior! Satan is not going to get a hold of me anymore! I imagine God sitting across the table from me when my husband is flying (He is a pilot). I can go on and on, and I know there is a long road ahead of me. With all the counseling, therapy, and programs I have done, your program exceeds all of them by far! Heleen you are my MIRACLE! I thank God so much, every day, whatever pops in my head because I have learned from you that being thankful is the key to learning about God, letting go of strongholds, and growing deeper, and being joyful in life. I thank God, every day, for you! I pray for you! I pray that God will give you the wisdom, strength, and the words to teach all of us women about Our Redeemer! I know there will be days that I might still fall, but the key is to have faith, hope, and know God loves me! I am His! I am a child of God. Satan will not get a hold of me; I have to reach out to God, repent, and get back on the horse! You are an amazing woman!


  3. 5 out of 5


    Hi Heleen
    I am not quite finished with the 12 weeks (I am on week 10 day 4) as I paused to join your on line group and follow the new curriculum as well as the recorded webinars. This study/program has been a true answer to prayer. I have also been working through Beth Moore’s Living Free. When I am spending time with God, I truly have freedom with little or no temptation to graze and/or overeat. In fact my trigger foods won’t even sound appealing. When I don’t take the time, it is another story and a battle ensues. I have been blessed with more sober days than bad days, and many of your analogies have made an impact. They replay along with the scripture. I think the one that hit home the most is where you mention turning to food is cheating on God like cheating on your husband. Wow! that stops me in my tracks. He is doing a work in me and I have a peace like never before. He is more than able to completely deliver me from this addiction to food and I look forward to that day. I have improved in the area of thinking I just need to work harder and that there is a “perfect formula” somewhere as well as the all or nothing mentality where I go crazy because I have already blown it. It is becoming a lifestyle instead of searching for a temporary plan. It has been an awesome time of spiritual renewal for me. It is very freeing to know that I simply invest in my relationship with Jesus and the rest takes care of itself automatically. I have seen this in so many areas. I do plan to keep repeating the 12 weeks as long as necessary as it has been so helpful in so many ways.

    Thank you for your ministry and for checking in on me.


  4. 5 out of 5


    I felt God leading me to write you a letter, to thank you for allowing Him to use you to bring so many ladies closer to Him. I have just finished the 7th week. I can’t do justice in words, what God has been doing in my life, and how he has used my struggle with food addiction, and your ministry to bring this change. You said it best, when you said “I am only as free as I am surrendered to God” I have found that to be so true! I started your program looking for healing in the area of food addiction, and in the process have found healing and freedom in so many other areas, as well! God is good! I don’t remember ever having this kind of joy and peace in my life. You have definitely been a gift from God!
    Lots of love, girl!

  5. 5 out of 5


    Hi Heleen
    I’m so excited about starting up a small group in my church. I’m from Australia and have gone through your online program now twice. It has changed my life, and I was so excited when you brought out the workbook and DVD. Thank you for also making it available for other countries. I’m excited to see what God is going to do in my church!
    Thank you again!

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